Most of us are familiar with radical feminism, which is defined as:
“a current perspective within feminism that focuses on the theory of patriarchy as a system of power that organizes society into a complex of relationships based on the assertion that male supremacy oppresses women. Radical feminism aims to challenge and overthrow patriarchy by opposing standard gender roles and oppression of women and calls for a radical reordering of society.” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism]
We hope that most of our visitors are also familiar enough with the Scriptures to know that this ideology is quite contrary to the standards and pattern that the Heavenly Father has ordained for His children to follow. As we look at the history of feminism, we find that society has been impacted and drastically changed through the actions of a group of devoted women. Unfortunately, these women devoted themselves to a poor cause that defied the will of the Creator, and thus society has been impacted for the worse as opposed to the better.
This world does need devoted women … but they must be devoted to following the will of the Heavenly Father in order for good to result. In the early 1900’s, feminism was seen as a radical movement. Now in the early 2000’s, it is the norm. As women who believe in following the Biblical standards, we need to delight in femininity which is defined as “The quality of being female; womanliness”. We were created as women, in the image of our Heavenly Father, and in order to function properly in this role, we must know what He requires of us.
You may be wondering what is the exact meaning of “Radical Femininity” and why we have chosen that name for this website. If we combine the definitions of both words, this is what we have; “Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of womanliness.” That is precisely what we want to focus on throughout these pages … how does a Godly woman fulfill the role for which she was created?
On the other hand, those women who walk according to Biblical standards instead of what the world expects may very well be considered radical. That is okay! We are to answer to the Heavenly Father for our actions, not the expectations of society and culture. Through a short study of history, we can see how the proponents of radical feminism changed our world for the worse. It is going to take women who are devoted to radical femininity to undo the damage that was done … and the place to start is within our own selves!