Why I’m Not a Feminist

I am probably going to get a lot of hate mail about this, but I do not particularly care. A few months back I made a post about how I do not dress up and wear make-up for guys, I do it for myself. People seemed to be thrilled with to post. I am too. The thing that I was not overly thrilled about was that I got a bunch of emails that thanked me for being such a great feminist speaker. Sorry to disappoint a bunch of you, but I am about as anti-feminist as you can get for a woman. True story. I think my issue for with feminists is that I had a few too many run ins with the dreaded femi-nazis for my liking. That is not to say that all feminists are bad. On the contrary, I know quite a few feminists that are very good friends. I just do not agree with their all of their views.

So, what is my biggest beef with feminist views? Well, sorry ladies, I just do not think women were created to be equal with men. Yeah, I am one of those quirky Fundamental Baptists. I believe that women are to be a man’s helpmeet. *gasp* How can you say that?! Easy, That is what the Bible says. Yeah, you can argue religion with me until the cows come home, I am just stuck in my ways when it comes to things like that. In case you have not noticed, I am really old fashioned. I believe that women should stay home and be the keepers of the home. But Becca, you have a job and several college degrees!. I know. Once I am married though I believe that my primary duty is to be a helpmeet to my husband. That means keeping the home, cooking the meals, and raising the children. No, I have not been brainwashed by my church or my parents. I majored in Philosophy for Christ’s sake. I am probably the furthest from being brainwashed out of a good percentage of people that I know.

I can see your arguments that if it were not for feminists I would not be able to write my opinions and tell you all this. I know that. I also know that if it were not for feminists that I would be able to have a pretty normal life. If it were not for feminists I would be married by now. Do not get me wrong, I love someone and would not trade him for the world. I am a very patient person when it comes to love though. I just hope for a family one of these days. Most feminists that I know do not want that super traditional white picket fence life. That is what I want. Truth is, I would be okay without voting rights. I would be totally okay if I woke up everyday and was expected to keep house and cook for a family of my own. That is what I want. So sue me.

Will I apologize for being so anti-feminist? Heck no! I will not apologize for any of my views. I base my views in the Bible and if being a helpmeet for a good Christian man is wrong, then I do not want to be right.

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