The news that Merriman-Webster changed its definition of “female” highlights the fact that it’s pass time for women to stand up and rebuff the relentless attacks upon our sex.

The real question is, are we willing to reject the false premises and destructive promises of the sexual revolution? Until we’re open to having an honest conversation on this issue and taking a stand to defend the truth about human sexuality with our words and with our lives, a proper regard for the fairer sex will not prevail within our culture.

If we accept the false premise that equality between the sexes means that we both get to use our bodies for sexual gratification, untethered from any notion of sacramental union or procreation, we debase ourselves.

So, how do we effectively rebuff the proliferating attacks upon the sexes?

 If we accept the false premise that women need to suppress the healthy functioning of our reproductive systems in order to be happy, fulfilled, valued in the workplace or in the home, then we espouse a truncated understanding of the profound and beautiful mystery of life that God has enshrined in every woman.

If we accept the insidious premise that women legitimately wield the power to kill their own children while pregnant, then we reject the dynamism unique to women that enables us to nourish, protect, and bring into the world the next generation of unrepeatable persons destined for eternal life with God.

If, alongside all these, we accept the corresponding lie that men who value the God-given dignity of women by refusing to engage in hookup culture, protecting innocent life, and laying down their lives for their wives and families are “misogynists,” then we reject the divine gift of complementarity which elevates the relations among men and women to their fullest potential.

Rejecting the complementarity of the sexes leads to chaos, anarchy and confusion because it jettisons the very heart of civilization – the nuclear family – without which human life cannot flourish on this earth.

So, how do we effectively rebuff the proliferating attacks upon the sexes?

I propose the answer given by Saint Augustine: “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times; Such as we are, such are the times.”

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OPINION: We must reject the sexual revolution’s debasement of women

Theresa Bird
Theresa Bird is a wife and homeschooling mother of eight. She earned her BA in Philosophy at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. She lives in Anchorage.