Conflicting Messages: Shatter Me, Hold My Heart

Women receive conflicting messages from the most unlikely of places, but one of the more prevalent and shameless mediums is the music industry. Because of this constant barrage of conflicting messages many women have no clue what they want. I am reminded of this today when watching a music video from someone I listen to every so often, Lindsey Sterling.

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Women are Powerless

All across Facebook, WordPress and just about any other social media/blogging sites I see them over and over. Post after post about the power of women. “Man gets owned by female ju-jitsu fighter”, “Time to celebrate the power of women in the workplace”, blah, blah, blah.

I wonder if anyone realizes that if men decided to take it all back, all the “power” that women have, women would be powerless to stop them. In the blink of an eye women would go from having it all to having nothing. Don’t believe me? Just look at the Middle East. If women have such power, why are they still in such subjugation in those countries? Why hasn’t “the power of women” saved them from honor killings, or beatings or being raped?

I certainly don’t wish this upon society, but I do think women need an awakening as to THEIR privilege. To the benefits they enjoy from living in a male built society where they are afforded security and opportunity. Where men keep them from being subjugated, hell, where men even keep them from paying the consequences of their actions!

We all know this won’t happen, though.

Hammer and nail

There is an old saying that goes like this:

“When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.”

Well recently I learned that this can be modified a bit for the modern day:

“When you see everything female as being feminist, everything female becomes feminist”

Last week Dalrock featured a post in which he referenced the newest trailer to the Transformers film franchise. It was abhorrent, feminist trash (like, seriously) and in his post he also refers to the movie Logan and it’s female protagonist.

The next section may contain slight spoilers. I haven’t seen the film, but I am familiar enough with some of the players to speak on them, though you may not want to read anything about it if you haven’t seen the movie.

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Women and the bible (1.2)

I will be making some additional edits to this post, as I feel I strayed off and made the post more about wives than women, though they are one and the same. I need to gather some thoughts together, but I just wanted to make readers aware of this before too long. Check back later.

After a long hiatus and a hospital visit, I’m going to attempt to hop back on the rails and move forward with this series of posts.

In post 1.1 I started by reviewing a little bit of what women AREN’T in the bible.

Point 1: Women are not the epitome of God’s creation.

Allow me to now continue from where I left off.

Point 2: Women are not slaves to their husbands/fathers.

About wives:

Though the relationship between husbands and wives is likened to a “master/servant” relationship the bible does not give husbands the authority to abuse or mistreat their wives any more than it gives masters the authority to abuse or mistreat their servants (you can say ‘slaves’ if you want, the bible uses it to describe both those who were enslaved against their will and those who voluntarily indentured themselves and the word doesn’t have the same knee-jerk meaning it has today).

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Moana: A different kind of Disney princess.

I went and saw Moana for the second time this past weekend, this time in 3D and it was no less impressive than the first time I saw it. On a technical scale the movie is absolutely breathtaking. There must be terabytes of data for every minute of video that plays across the screen and I continue to assert that every frame of the film is a piece of art.

That being said, I noticed the first time I watched it and was reminded during the second viewing that the title character and princess, Moana (who is modelled and rendered beautifully) doesn’t really follow the same ‘you go girl’ pattern that other Disney princesses do.

Moana is a girl drawn to the sea living in a tribe of peoples who live on an island sheltered from the sea by a reef, of which they never leave. Her father, the village chief, is adamant that no one goes past the reef, and is somewhat dismayed at his daughters desire to do so. Moana is in line to become the next chief of the village, but she continues to be drawn towards the open sea.

Now a typical Disney princess story would have Moana fighting with her father until, deciding to take matters into her own hands, she flees the island to ‘find herself’, but this film takes a slightly different turn.

The next part of the post contains some video clips that may be considered spoilers, but they don’t give too much away as far as the plot of the film goes.

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Women and the bible (1.1)

Towards the end of last year I had alluded to some posts I would be making about what the bible says specifically about women being able to teach the bible at all, and whether or not it was supported or forbidden by scripture.

I still plan on doing this, but the whole thing has kind of morphed into something a bit more. What I plan on doing now is taking a look at women in the bible overall and through a variety of different subjects. Likely it will be an uncomfortable journey for all involved but, as always, I welcome honest and rational discussion on the subject.

I write this particular post today to start of with what woman IS NOT, in the bible. The motivation for this particular post is a twisted little post written by author Gary Thomas who writes, of all things, marriage books! In it he discusses the possibility of the church accepting divorce because he feels that God would accept divorce over making women feel bad.


(I don’t want to send any traffic that direction, so you will have to cut and paste the address yourself if you want to read the article).

To me, the so called “money shot” statement that stood out to me first was this one:

“If the cost of saving a marriage is destroying a woman, the cost is too high. God loves people more than he loves institutions.”

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