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Feminism is Laughing at Our God

By: Bethany Baird

The giant stood on the hill laughing at God’s people. “If you are the children of God, come out and fight with me.”

How dare that giant mock the children of God. How dare he call them “grasshoppers” that he would crush and feed to the birds. Where were the warriors to stand up against him? Where were God’s people? Why were they allowing this pagan to speak so defiantly against the one true God?

Finally a mere boy spoke up. “I will fight the giant!”

And with those five little words the camp fell silent in disbelief.

“He’s just a boy…that giant will kill him,” whispered the soldiers and warriors.

The boy didn’t care. He knew God was on his side. He knew God would fight through him and for him. He had no fears. He trusted that what God said was true.

David didn’t shrink back, instead, he boldly proclaimed “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

When Goliath saw David he laughed at him and mocked him. David wasn’t moved. He looked at Goliath straight in the eyes and said, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head.”

David was bold because he knew the Lord would fight for him.

Bam! A perfect shot.

The giant fell to the ground. The boy pulled the giant’s massive sword from his side and chopped off his head. God’s people prevailed thanks to the faith of a mere shepherd boy.

The great giant in our generation.

How many of you have read that story in your Bible? It’s the story of David and Goliath. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, listened to or watched that story. I have a vivid picture in my mind of Jr. Asparagus from Veggie Tales hopping up and saying in his squeaky little voice, “I will fight Goliath!”

Even though I’ve read that story dozens and dozens of times, it hit me a whole new way this past week.

I realized that David wasn’t intimidated by the size of Goliath. He didn’t care who Goliath was, where he came from or the strength Goliath possessed. David fixed his eyes on God and in comparison Goliath looked like a half drowned flea.

We have a massive Goliath mocking our God. Her name is Feminism.

She’s been standing on the hill laughing at us for way too long. It’s time for us to do what David did. It’s time to stand up to Feminism and say “Enough is enough!”

When I reread the story of David and Goliath I immediately put feminism on the face of Goliath. So many of the modern feminist ideas are literally a mock in God’s face.

“Gender? That’s a thing of the past.”

“Roles in marriage? Ha! Only for the weak and brainless.”

“Women and submission? You’ve got to be kidding…”

“Only doormats stay home. Get out and get a life. A career is so much more valuable than family.”

And just like that the feminist giant laughs at and mocks our God. Where are God’s people? Mostly hiding in fear, just like the Israelites.

It’s time to grab our stones and aim them directly at the forehead of feminism. We’ve hid and trembled for way too long. We (like David) know God’s truths. We can read the Bible for ourselves and see that most of feminism’s ideas do NOT match up with Scripture.

So why do we feel intimated to stand up to our peers, teachers, friends and neighbors and fight for what we know is true? It’s because we are looking at the giant and not at God. Our eyes are fixed on the wrong person.

If we truly trusted God to be all that He says He is, we would boldly stand up and live out God’s design for us as women. We would be just like David. We wouldn’t give in to the peer pressure of those bigger and stronger than us. We wouldn’t give in just because the culture’s pressures us to be a certain way.

We would fight for God’s design for women because we know God’s ways are best. We would fight to be God-Defined women because we know God is working in and through us.

We would reject the overwhelmingly influential ideas of feminism, because our minds would be so fixed on our Creator.

How to live out God-Defined femininity in a Feminist-Defined culture.

I realize that living a God-Defined lifestyle is very hard and often really confusing. I’m going to give several links to blog posts that will show you specifically how to live that out.

What is the Purpose of Being a Girl?

Equally Valuable, Purposely Different

Equality With Guys Does Not Mean Sameness

If you are willing to stand up against the giant of feminism and embrace God-Defined femininity, there is no telling how God can use you. David stepped out in faith, trusted that what God said was true and ultimately killed the giant.

Will you join us in rejecting the feminist giant in our culture and embrace God’s design for you as a female?

If you would like to do that, sign your name in the comments section below. Let’s see how many “Davids” we can get to fight against the giant.

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Feminism is Laughing at Our God

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  • Lindsay

    I’m in!

  • Jacqui

    I will glady serve my God and fix my eyes upon Him in the midst of the battle with feminism.

  • I will fight feminism and defend my God.

    -Brooklyn

  • Ashley

    Amen, so good!!! I’m so glad you are writing about this issue!!! Thank you for standing up for truth!!

  • Hollie head

    With the help of our almighty, powerful God I will take a stand against the worlds view of feminism! I’m totally in! -Hollie

  • Mikaela

    I began my journey of not defining myself by the worlds feminine culture but striving to set myself apart about a year ago. It’s not always easy but definitely worth it! I’ll join the David’s.

  • Elizabeth Williams

    That’s funny what you say about Veggie Tales, because that’s exactly what I think about every time I hear the story of David and Goliath. I watched that so many times as a kid! lol This is interesting because I have just been thinking about the giants in our lives. We all have them, even though they’re different for each person. Feminism is definitely one of them. We have to quit telling God how big our giants are and instead start telling our giants how big our God is. I just got through reading “Set-Apart Femininity” by Leslie Ludy and am now reading “The Lost Art of True Beauty.” Both GREAT books, by the way. I already know so much about this topic, but I’m still learning more and more all the time how to become the set-apart girl God wants me to be. It’s a learning process, and something I’m sure I’ll continue learning for many years to come. You can definitely count me in to stand against the tide of culture!

  • Jesusfreak17

    I defiantly agree that we should fight this harmful trend in our culture by showing the world through our own actions and lifestyles that we are different and it is better. HOWEVER, that does not mean we should get into arguments with people about feminism or try to push our beliefs onto them especially if they are not Christian, because I think this results in a view that God is legalistic or if I believe in God I can’t fulfill my dream of becoming the first female President or something. Our goal should be pointing others towards Jesus, not necessarily saying He’s against them or what they believe.

  • Amanda Neuman

    I get so irritated when feminist stand up and “fight for their rights” in America. What do they have to fight for? Sometimes I want them to just go to foreign countries like the Middle East and see what it really looks like to be oppressed. Feminist in America don’t know how good they have it, and it really is sad. Our society is becoming so confused, no one knows who they are anymore. Thats why society so desperately needs the TRUTH. I want to be a David in a Goliath world:)

    • Jesusfreak17

      Defiantly!

  • Abby

    I join the fight! Really good job on this post! I was reading this passage in my Bible not so long ago.

  • JE

    I needed this post! Thanks so much! I struggle when people ask me “so what are you doing in college?” or “what career are you going into?” I want to be a wife, mother and homemaker. It is hard to stand up and say that, especially to the people that are cynical and believe that being a homemaker is a thing of the past. Thanks so much for your encouragement. It is so good to know that I am not the only one who thinks like this!

  • cassandra

    You all have no idea what you’re saying.

  • Azi

    Do I think that “feminism, the cause trying to get women to have the same rights and opportunities” is laughing at God? Errr…I guess it depends on what facet you’re looking at. But at least in present day there is a
    stigma against women who want to live as homemakers, which is ironic
    considering there used to be a stigma against women who desired careers years
    back. So yes, that is a problem which should be addressed.

    I cannot say much about my own vocation since I’m living it as it comes. But to all the women here who have chosen to embrace having a family and living for it: I admire you. We need you. Don’t let the world tell you any different.

  • Rae

    Gladly join this battle!!!! Thanks for the post!

  • shasta

    Loved this post! Joining the battle!

  • Mary

    Mary Price, Joining the battle I guess the feminist group! I believe in the Bible and God’s word.

  • I’m not a feminist or chauvinist, I am a Christian! The Bible is the truth, is Jesus himself <3

  • Gods_girlcoco

    So is it not ok for a woman to have a career? Im confused….A career allows a woman to be independent and not have to rely on a man to provide for her. Just saying. What are you alls views on a woman having a career? Love yall! Thanks for the awesome post. 🙂

    • Trina

      Women can absolutely have careers! But when you prioritize career over family, then that can obviously cause problems. God given feminity isn’t about whether or not you have a career. God given feminity is about living out his design for us as women, I.e. Proverbs 31 🙂 U can still have these virtues/morals while pursuing a career!

      • Cecilia

        What about men? I don’t see many men giving up their careers to help raise their children.

  • Sara

    Wow, this is a very dramatic article, and yikes, talking about fear–mongering. I’m a feminist and I have no problem whatsoever if a woman wants to be a homemaker, nor do any other self-identifying feminists that I know. What you’ve done here is essential created a straw-man argument to try and demonize people who are fighting for equal rights for women.

    Feminism is essentially about creating more opportunities for women than previous generations had. Most feminists do not oppose the idea of homemaking, if that is what a woman chooses for herself. But what we do oppose is the idea that all women should have no other options, that they should feel obligated to get married and stay at home, even if that’s not really what they want for their lives. Some of us are not cut out to be wives and mothers, and would prefer to have careers and be more independent. And we also think that just because men and women are “different” doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have the same opportunities in life. We are all human at the end of the day and nobody, man or woman, should be kept back from perusing their dreams in life, whether those dreams are to be a homemaker or a doctor or a lawyer or even president. We believe that women are capable, intelligent adults who can do anything they put their minds to. But we also understand that marriage and family are still important to a lot of people and that choosing to have a family and staying home to nuture that family is a valid choice too.

    So stop comparing feminism to a big scary giant that is out to destroy you. That is not our intent. We support your rights as free-thinking adults to live however you want. We just as for the same treatment in return. We don’t have to fight. There is room on this planet for every kind of us.

    • Hey Sara, Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. This blog is specifically designed for young Christian women. With that in mind we gear all of our posts towards that audience. We aren’t trying to pick a fight with feminists. We are simply writing to our audience and encouraging them in what the Bible teaches. We are 100% for equality between men and women. We are 100% for women learning, growing, being educated and using their gifts and talents. To help you better understand our specific take on feminism, we’ve recently written a blog post titled, “Why Feminism and Christianity Can’t Mix.” You can find it here: http://www.girldefined.com/feminism-christianity-cant-mix
      If you read it, we would love to hear your thoughts on it!

      • Sara

        Okay, well I disagree with your assertion that Christianity and feminism cannot mix. I know plenty of Christian women who also identity as feminists. Maybe you’ve heard of Rachel Held Evans? She runs a pretty popular blog and has written a lot about her faith and how it intersects with women’ issues and feminism. She’s not the only one by a long shot who is writing about these things, I’m just using her as an example. You may not agree with her perspective but she is a self-identifying Christian feminist so to say that they can’t exist is silly because they do. And they are no less Christian than you.

        Also, In your Why Feminism and Christianity Can’t Mix post, you say that feminism is about “sameness” and denying that men and women are different. Completely false. Feminism is all about acknowleding differences. It just takes it a step further and acknowledges differences bettween individuals, rather than lumping everyone together and stereotyping them based on gender. Not all men are the same. Not all women are the same. And like I said in my original post, feminists do not have anything against women who take on more traditional gender roles. We just think that that shouldn’t be the only option available. We believe that women have valuable contributions to make, not just in their families, but also in larger society by being represented in the workforce and in politics and in music and art and everything else that exists. Those things do not belong to men. They should belong to everyone. Everyone on this earth, whether they are man or woman or black or white or any other variety humans come in should be given the same opporunities. Race or gener should not hold you back from pursuing your dreams, no matter what they are. And truthfully, third-wave feminism has actually worked a lot to tackle issues that relate directly to motherhood since we do believe that motherhood is valuable. From Wikipedia: “Third wave feminism regards race, social class, transgender rights and sexual liberation as central issues. However, It also pays attention to workplace matters such as the glass ceiling, sexual harassment, unfair maternity leave policies, ***motherhood–support for single mothers by means of welfare and child care and respect for working mothers and for mothers who decide to leave their careers and raise their children full-time.***” (Emphasis mine).

        I wouldn’t expect you to agree with all of feminism’s goals, but you can’t accuse them of not caring about women who are wives and mothers. Feminism is about acknowledging that women are a diverse group of people and fighting to make conditions better for ALL of us.

        Lastly, I get that you are aiming your blog at a Christian audience but when you write posts about other groups of people you sort of end up inviting them into the discussion too. Especially when those posts are written in such an antagonistic way. You say you aren’t trying tot pick a fight with feminists, but you literally told your audience to “throw rocks at the forehead of feminism.” Sound like fighting words to me. I get that you probably meant that metaphorically. But still. Yikes. Is that something that Jesus would condone? I thought Jesus said “He who is without sin casts the first stone.” Better put the rocks down. You can surely teach young women about God and the Bible without being so rude and antagonistic to other people who aren’t a part of your belief system, can’t you?

  • Annika Smith

    I probably don’t understand all the details of what God’s plan for me as a young woman is, nor do I understand the details of feminism. I DO understand that feminism seeks to erase the definitions between men and women and says that women behaving righteously are weak because they’re not as tough as guys. What I DO know is that God’s way is the best way even if I don’t understand why. This is Annika Smith, signing.

  • Tatsi Lienau

    I read the article Why Feminism and Christianity Can’t Mix and I saw that you had a list of several of the ‘camps’ in Feminism. However one very important camp missing from your list was the Conservative camp. Conservative feminism was anything but, they were the ones who encourage promiscuity and the breakdown of traditional marriage. Another radical camp in feminism was the Radicals (I did see this listed in the other article) these radicals called for a complete roundabout in the social higharchy, and encouraged a marxist like revolution born out of anger and bitterness. But Liberal feminism simply believes in the Websters dictionary definition of socio economic equality. Feminism does not laugh or mock God in fact the forunners to the first wave of feminism were all Christion women straight out of the second great awakening. These same women also started the abolitionist movement in America. In my opinion what needs to be done is a proper defining of terms. Instead of attacking a viewpoint or stance because of a few radical groups that were discouraged by true feminists. If you say you are 100% for equality between the genders then you are in fact a feminist

  • A Lee

    Count me in! 🙂

  • It is so great to find more women who are against feminism! I have been reading about it a lot lately, and the more I read, the more I realize how wrong it is, and how strongly it is against the Bible. I am determined to not follow the world, but to follow Christ, and that means not “going with the flow” and becoming a feminist.

    • Cecilia

      Rebecca, there are men who would rape, torture, kill and harass you… simply for being a woman. When they hear you are a woman, they say the most disrespectful things: that women are there to serve them and to stay quiet, while they mistreat you, beat you and betray you. Overall, disrespects you non-stop. Feminism is about stopping that. What would YOU do if a man ever mistreated, hurt and disrespected you like that?

      • Cecilia, that is true. There are men out there that would do that. And I think that is absolutely terrible! But, God never wanted that to happen. God wanted men and women to be equal, and to love each other. He gave men and women different roles to play, but He told men to love their wives, and to treat all women properly. Feminism isn’t really stopping the men who are out there trying to hurt women. Feminism says that it is trying to make men and women equal, when really, God meant for us to be equal all along. In my opinion, feminism is just trying to make women seem better than men, when they aren’t. They are equal. They both have their own, God-given rights. Feminism won’t stop men abusing women.

  • Emma

    I don’t think feminism is a bad thing. It is giving equality and respect to people. Having a job as a woman shouldnt be shameful. I know many women who have full time jobs and families and still have a great relationship with God and share it with others. Feminism is about equality not telling you not to have a family or care for them.

  • Alva

    The Feminist movement stemmed from the systematic subjugation and oppression of women throughout history. For most of our time on the planet, women have been denied certain rights and opportunities, the same rights and opportunities that have been freely handed out to men.
    Feminism believes in the equality of the sexes:
    Equal rights. Equal respect. Equal pay.
    None of these things are in conflict with Gods plan for his children.
    Feminists are NOT men-haters!
    Also, all feminists do not support abortion, just like all Democrats do not support abortion.
    Honestly, Christianity has bigger problems than the so-called threat feminism poses.

  • First Amendment

    If you think feminism is unnecessary because you live in Texas, try India. You might be the victim of an honor killing before you would get back to us, though.

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  • Amaris Lancaster

    Amaris Lancaster.

  • Ciara He

    It makes me so sad to see Christian women believing the lie that feminism is about equality. It seems they can ignore the anti-Biblical things that are going on. Yes, maybe the first wave had many Christian feminists but right now they are fighting against God. YOU may personally believe in equality and not hate homemakers, and be a conservative Christian woman who is pro life, but feminism as a movement is political– we need to be looking at their political agenda and the laws they have passed and attempted to pass. These women have been fighting to expand Planned Parenthood and keep abortion legal, and have passed laws that have hurt men, such as the Violence Against Women Act, which means that in a domestic dispute the man will be suspect first even if the women is abusing him. They have campaigned against shelters for men who are victims of abuse. They have been trying to invert gender roles and laugh at what God had established but they end up making us all suffer because we cannot be happy unless we follow God’s way. We cannot hold a blind eye to what is going on now and stick to the dictionary definition. Why align yourself with a poIitical movement when you dislike their platform? When feminism passed laws that are contrary to the dictionary definition they hide behind that is your time to say “No way, this is not what you claim to stand for. I’m out.” But you know what… I do get it. I understand though, it would be so much easier if I would just give in and say “Fine, whatever I’m a feminist. Can you just leave me alone now?” But I know that the days until the Lord returns are getting shorter and the more righteous things are being persecuted. I have to rejoice in the fact that I am holding my ground no matter what happens. My question– I have seen so many women hold toxic feminists beliefs while still being Christians. I get so emotional and just want to scream but I know it would be very harsh to do so. How can I keep my friends from embracing feminism? How should I hold them accountable? Or should I just keep them in my prayers? It makes my heart ache because it is so difficult to avoid feminism, even though more and more women are against it. They are absolutely everywhere in the media. I want them to follow the path God has sent for them– to stay strong and keep the faith.

  • Emmanuelle Harris

    I feel like there definitely is an unhealthy version of feminism, one that says that families are for the weak and complementarian views are wrong, but what about real feminism? The feminism that I believe in doesn’t focus on putting men in their place, but rather on raising up individuals, no matter their gender. This sort of feminism says that of course it is valuable for women to have families. It is valuable to be mothers and wives, but not all women are called to that, and even among those who are, there is a great deal of variation in how being a wife and mother looks. For some, a career may be possible as well, while others may prefer to devote all their time to their children. Neither is wrong, and neither is better than the other. Real feminism simply suggests that perhaps complementarian versus egalitarian isn’t as black-and-white as some people might like to think, that perhaps neither view is wrong. Is complementarian versus egalitarian a huge deal anyways? Or is it a third-tier issue that we have elevated?

  • Hannah

    Really? Wanting equal opportunity is laughing at God? He must be a complete jerk.


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