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.


  • Gunter Thompson says:

    Im beyond tired of Christians imposing their will on society. Stay out of my business!

    • Elizabeth DeMaar says:

      I’m praying for you Gunter. Since you posted your statement I decided you were asking for help. May God bless you and give you a peace like no other. Amen ️

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Do please explain, Gunter, when a Christian ever imposed his or her will upon you. You are perfectly free to be an atheist and sling your mud at anyone whom you dislike, and you are perfectly free to avoid any Christian you may come across. All while profiting from the benefits of a representational republic and the morals and ethics brought to you by the very Christians you despise. Get over yourself.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Well I’m beyond tired of your woke agenda being imposed on me too
      If you think men can get pregnant and you want to kill babies.
      Did you not know, we have a thing called freedom of speech.

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    Here’s a recent example Tamra: SCOTUS just overturned Roe. Now the christian deciders at the state level are imposing a pregnancy mandate. Tshibaka, a tongue talker, want to make it illegal to mail contraceptives. Prayer before the Kenai Peninsula borough assembly meetings.

    Christians have a sketchy past regarding ethics and morality. You think they and you are pure and delightful. Get over yourself.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Love that picture!!
    That baby is looking into it’s Mothers eyes and saying thank you for saving my life and not killing me on day 1 or 9 months. With a Mothers kiss if that’s not love what is
    Praise God

    • Fleagle says:

      TOO MUCH “QUACKING” not Enough ACTION. No Doubt; there comes, a Reckoning.

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    Tamra. I responded but Joel must have disagreed and didn’t post it.

  • Michael Hughes says:

    Fact check: (Orthodox) Jews, Islamists and Buddhists do not believe in carte blanch abortion, so do not put it all on Christians.