Okay, so what does this post have to do with the recent release of the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”? NOTHING! I just liked the reference and I love, Love, LOVE the TMNT. The movie was better than the last one, but still not all that great.
But I digress. Back to the issue at hand.
Today, as I cruise around my Facebook feed I see, again, a number of posts from Christian women that don’t have much to do with teaching other women to be good, submissive wives or even good Christians in general.
- Smart women help men live longer
(Garbage. The trade off of having your mind ‘challenged’ is that your blood pressure spikes cause earlier heart attack because your smartie pants wife won’t do what she is told because she is ‘so darn smart’.)
- “Its better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day your with them.”
(Divorce porn much?)
- “The problem is women think he will change, he won’t. And men make the mistake of thinking she will never leave, she will”
(Pushing the threat point agenda. Really?
Now these posts are by women in my own family, who know Christ, go to church and read their bibles daily, yet the advice given by these memes and articles is far from godly or smart.
My dilemma is: What do I do when I see these things floating around? My initial reaction is to respond and tell them ‘no’, then point out where they are wrong. There are a couple of problems with this:
- One of the ‘rules’ of red pill thinking is DONT SHARE RED PILL THINKING WITH OTHERS. The rest of the world, and ESPECIALLY Christians, will not only reject red pill thinking but may become openly hostile when faced with it. A perfect example is the discussion I had with my father earlier this week in which he started to fly off the handle when I told him that women were ‘inherently herd creatures’. You don’t even have to be a red pill thinker to know the truth in that statement! Hell, the entire advertising industry is built off of this premise! If you can turn your product into a trend amongst women then you stand to make a pretty penny! If I respond to these posts I stand a very good chance of being exposed as someone who goes against the flow, which typically isn’t a problem, but its a different story when family is involved. Instead of being the guy at the office that everyone knows is a jerk and avoids you become cousin Bob who is a woman-hating pig and everyone avoids or, even worse, confronts every time they see you.
- I don’t know that it would do much good to say anything. These women have the bible. They read. They claim to know Christ, yet their constant posting of silly feminist memes makes me believe these things hold more sway over their lives than Christ does. It’s a sad commentary, really. Is it my job to point out their hypocrisy and the damage they are doing to other Christian women? Nope, not at all. Even though these women don’t have husbands (divorce or never married to begin with), why does it fall on me to correct them? I am not the family patriarch, and some of these women live many, many hours away from me, so what does it matter?
I WANT to respond because these posts, these memes, these dumb sayings (“If you cant handle me at my worst you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”) go unchallenged. They just scroll down everybody’s feed in silent acceptance. If no one challenges the absurdity then the absurdity becomes someone else’s truth.
This has been a tough week, and its not over yet. I don’t know what to do about this situation, but I suppose that, for the moment, I will just keep my head down, stay in the shadows, and watch the silliness.