We have a drawing winner for the excellent documentary on the history of feminism and its consequences on society, The Monstrous Regiment of Women.
Congratulations to Mrs. Whalen!
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For the month of March the VW blog will be focusing on Feminism vs. Femininity. Another way of putting it is The Natural vs. Unnatural Reign of Women. Let me explain.
This documentary opens with a historian explaining the story behind the document that 16th-century reformer, John Knox, wrote entitled, “The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.” She explains that the word “monstrous” meant “unnatural”, and that the word “regiment” meant “rule”. He was opposing Mary, Queen of Scots, and her attempt to extinguish true Christianity in Scotland.
The Bible teaches a very high, honoring view of women as reigning in their God-given sphere of influence, the home. The home is the hub of all society and as such, is the most critical “post” of responsibility on the planet. When we “reign” over this all-important jurisdiction, we are following God’s “natural” plan for women.
Unfortunately, Satan has twisted God’s beautiful design and convinced women that they are victims of an oppressive, male-dominated society, and that their “post” is a demeaning, repulsive, unimportant waste of time.
The only dignified recourse for women is to abandon the home and their children, erase all their unique differences from men, and embrace egalitarianism, a social philosophy that advocates the removal of all inequalities among people. (Doesn’t that sound lofty and good? Of course it does on the surface. The enemy doesn’t trap people by presenting them with philosophies that sound horrible. THAT wouldn’t be very clever, now would it?)
The documentary very clearly and dramatically demonstrates how this “unnatural reign” is actually not a “reigning” at all, but rather a FADING AWAY of true womanhood and the fulfillment of all we were created to be. As we buy into the enemy’s lies, we are REDUCED to “nothing” status…and THEN our lives are a wasteland of purposeless existence with nothing that reaches into the future to impact the world in any significant way.
Of course, this “unnatural reign” plays into the hands of Marxists who cannot bring socialism into force until everyone is forced into “sameness” and the family is destroyed. Children must be removed from parents and educated by the government. Women must be removed from the home and made to work for the “good of all” society. There is no creativity. No entrepreneurialism. No dream to pursue and win. If there was…that would make things “unequal” again. And that’s not good. Right?
This award-winning documentary covers such topics as abortion, women in the military, the history of Planned Parenthood, women in ministry, and Marxism. It features interviews with:
- Sharon Adams – Historian, Edinburgh University
- Jennie Chancey – Ladies Against Feminism
- Jane Doe – Military Cadet
- Carol Everett – Former Abortion Provider
- Dana Feliciano – Homemaker
- Carmon Friedrich – Writer, Buried Treasure Books
- F. Carolyn Graglia – Author, Domestic Tranquility
- Rosalind Marshall – John Knox Biographer
- Stacey McDonald – Author, Raising Maidens of Virtue
- Phyllis Schlafly – Eagle Forum
- Denise Sproul – Homemaker;
- Kathleen Smith – Homemaker
I HIGHLY recommend this film, but please know that while it is excellent and eye-opening, it does have some graphic images of aborted babies and some discussions about the sexual activity of teens. You may want to guard your children from watching those parts. In addition, if you are planning to show this film at a Visionary Womanhood Gathering, be sure to give this disclaimer to your attendees before viewing.