Articles From the August 1994 Unification News
The Divine Order for Men and Women Part III
by Jon & Christen Quinn
The ideology of Patriarchy (men leading) is attacked by Feminists and Communists. In 1848 Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto and the Feminists published "The Seneca Falls Declaration" in Seneca Falls, New York. Both had the goal of destroying Patriarchy. To accomplish this their strategy was to get women into the marketplace. For Patriarchy to work the man must be the sole provider. He has the final say on decisions made in his home. If he has earned all the money, then he has authority. If the wife works then the roles are blurred, and he becomes weak.
Like the Feminists, Engels says women are slaves to men, and when they are taken out of the home to earn money then they will be free. He says that when "The man took command in the home the woman was degraded and reduced to servitude; she became the slave of his lust and a mere instrument for the production of children ... within the family he is the bourgeois and his wife represents the proletariat." Women, he says, are unpaid servants who have talents that can only be used if she is earning money in "social production" and "public industry." Like Feminists, he disparages homemaking saying that the wife's household labor "became a private service; the wife became the head servant, excluded from all participation in social production."
Michael Levine, in his anti-feminist book Feminism and Freedom says, "There is no doubt that the founders of Marxism were feminists. In The Origin of the Family, Engels wrote: `It will be plain that the first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex into public industry and that this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society. Monogamous marriage comes on the scene as the subjugation of the one sex by the other. ... The emancipation of woman will be possible only when...domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant portion of her time'."
Feminists still honor him. In a recent book by a feminist titled The Creation of Patriarchy, the author praises Marx and Engels saying, "Marxist analysis has been very influential in determining the questions asked by feminist scholars. The basic work of reference is Frederick Engels' Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. ... Engels made major contributions to our understanding of women's position in society and history."
Christianity failed not only to stand up to Communism, but to stop the advance of Feminism. The Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville traveled in America in the 1830s and wrote the classic Democracy in America. His insights were correct. He saw how great America was, but he was a European and had experienced the social experiments of Feminism. He knew this would destroy America if we adopted this deadly ideology. He warns that if we take women out of the home and "mix them in business" we will produce "weak men and disorderly women": "There are people in Europe who, confounding together the different characteristics of the sexes, would make man and woman into beings not only equal but alike. They would give to both the same functions, impose on both the same duties, and grant to both the same rights; they would mix them in all things-their occupations, their pleasures, their business. It may readily be conceived that by thus attempting to make one sex equal to the other, both are degraded, and from so preposterous a medley of the works of nature nothing could ever result but weak men and disorderly women." He praises America for not having weak men and disorderly women. He appreciates America for not only using distinct division of labor in industry, but between men and women as well: "It is not thus that the Americans understand that species of democratic equality which may be established between the sexes. They admit that as nature has appointed such wide differences between the physical and moral constitution of man and woman, her manifest design was to give a distinct employment to their various faculties; and they hold that improvement does not consist in making beings so dissimilar do pretty nearly the same things, but in causing each of them to fulfill their respective tasks in the best possible manner. The Americans have applied to the sexes the great principle of political economy which governs the manufacturers of our age, by carefully dividing the duties of man from those of woman in order that the great work of society may be the better carried on...."
De Tocqueville concludes his book by saying that because American women are truly feminine, America is prospering: "As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: to the superiority of their women."
De Tocqueville's prophecy has come true. American men are weak, and American women are disorderly. Father says this many times. Here are three representative quotes: 1) "in this country women have a commanding voice at home. In a typical American home the wife is master of the house, while the husband is like a servant; his shoulder are hunched over and he is always checking to see what his wife's mood is." 2) "Because of the fall of man the chain of order and command has been completely reversed, and now men follow behind women, particularly with regard to love affairs. Men have become so helpless, and women always take command." 3) "Now the time has come for women to restore their original role, particularly American women. Nowadays American men just do not want to get married and become the slaves of domineering women."
Like a magnifying glass focused to start a fire, Satan focused on the goal of putting women in the work place. We now have a unisex society which has no division of labor-no clear differences between men and women. The final result of the blurring of roles is homosexuality. Now we have a weak president who believes deeply in the value of "gay rights," and a first lady who has a career. We have hit rock bottom. Feminism, like Communism, is like cancer that grows until it destroys even itself. It is a bankrupt, barren ideology. Like Communism, it has no redeeming value whatsoever.
Betty Friedan reignited the Feminist movement and helped flamed the sexual revolution of the 1960s with her bestseller The Feminine Mystique in 1963. She inspired countless women to become Feminist such as Marlo Thomas who, after reading the book, influenced a producer to create a TV show. Her popular series "That Girl" was about a woman who gives up marriage for her hope of a successful career. How many millions of men and women were subconsciously influenced by this and other Feminist shows?
Today we have the popular TV show "Roseanne". In Roseanne Arnold's autobiography she tells of how she became a liberal and a feminist She disparages her former life as a housewife saying, "There was a time when I was the Queen of the Barefoot and Pregnant. I would wait all day until Bill would come home, feeling excited about being able to speak to another adult, to exercise my brain." She found friends at a feminist bookstore. They spent endless hours hating patriarchy, and she dreamed of becoming a feminist writer. She became a comedienne whose basis of humor was to attack Helen Andelin's Fascinating Womanhood-mocking her coined phrase for a housewife being a "domestic goddess." Roseanne is the epitome of de Tocqueville's "disorderly woman." Her book is just one more in the avalanche of books being taught in Women's Studies courses in universities.
Betty and Roseanne got divorces, and Marlo decided to become barren. These are typical results for those who follow this ideology. Friedan focused on the goal of women competing with men in the workplace so they could have "value". Like Engels, she attacks homemaking and glorifies the career: "Women, as well as men, can only find their identity in work that uses their full capabilities. A woman cannot find her identity through others-her husband, her children. She cannot find it in the dull routine of housework .... even if a woman does not have to work to eat, she can find identity only in work that is of real value to society-work for which our society pays."
Friedan and other feminists were bored with being a housewife in the 1950s, but God's plan is not for women to live an isolated life as only a homemaker. As wholesome as the all-American image of Leave It To Beaver may have seemed, the Cleavers were too individualistic. Betty, Marlo and Roseanne would have found greater happiness if they had created a happy marriage and family and fulfilled their responsibilities at home, and then had adult interaction in a spiritual community working with other women (not with other men) to help each other and to volunteer to help those in need.
Instead, Friedan founded the Feminist organization National Organization for Women (NOW). To counter their educational and legal efforts, Beverly LaHaye started Concerned Women for America (CWA). The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Mrs. LaHaye has a great marriage. Ms. Friedan doesn't have any. If you want a happy marriage learn from someone who has one. Mrs. LaHaye teaches that a woman having a career hurts both men and women. She writes in The Restless Woman that the workplace is one of "fierce competition," and women do not belong there: "A division is created between males and females when they are forced to compete with each other. The relationship between men and women should be one of cooperation, not fierce competition. The tendency of women to compete in the work world with men results in their masculinization. ... A masculine man is attracted by the feminine characteristics in a woman-qualities such as gentleness and virtue. He's not seeking a clone of himself. The attraction that men and women have for each other is in their "differentness"-not their sameness.
True Parents give broad general principles. It is our responsibility to fill in the details. For example, Father taught against Communism. He explained that atheist writers such as Marx and Engels were wrong. Dr. Pak and others then wrote the CAUSA manual, which is hundreds of pages long and goes into detail explaining and refuting the many points of Communist thinkers.
We won the battle over Communism on the national and world levels. Now True Parents are working tirelessly to counter the teachings that are destroying the family, i.e., Feminism. The primary purpose of CAUSA was to crush Communism-Satan's external, public ideology; the purpose of WFWP is to crush Feminism-Satan's internal, private ideology.
Just as we wrote the CAUSA manual, WFWP must write a book to present all the arguments of those on the Cain side, refute them and then explain in detail how to create ideal families-for example, how to live as trinities. But for now, two excellent books on male-female relationships are Aubrey Andelin's Man of Steel and Velvet and Helen Andelin's Fascinating Womanhood.
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