The world does not know how to rightly honor women. It oppresses them, markets them in the sex trade, or else rips them violently from marriage and the home to thrust them above man. The world makes the woman a competitor of man, exalting her at his cost and to her detriment.
One of the symbols of the German women’s movement in the 1970s was the raised, closed fist within the symbol for the woman. It well captures the defiance inherent in the movement. Feminism is against the biblical truth as much as it opposes violence and inequality against women.
In such a race for superiority, the feminist — for the International Women’s Day is through and through a feminist project — is never content, never satisfied, never at peace within herself. For she divorces herself from her best and highest destiny at the side of man.
However quaint to modern ears, woman was made for man, and man was created for oneness with the woman. There is no inferiority, no demeaning of inner worth, no oppression. On the contrary, the biblical view exalts woman in her rightful place, as her husband and children rise up to call her blessed and sing her praises.
In the world and among the world’s religions (including false manifestations of Christianity) there is only struggle and oppression for women. In the true grace of God, she finds peace, joy, safety, contentment, and fulfillment. She finds love and honor, for which she has always yearned.
“Husbands, in the same way, treat your wives with consideration as the weaker partners and show them honor as fellow heirs of the grace of life. In this way nothing will hinder your prayers.”
1 Peter 3:7 NET