WHY feminism is so scary to the church. I will be honest the thought had crossed my mind a couple of times myself. The topic when raised can be very heated, and before you know it all these extremes come out. I don't call myself a feminist personally. It seems if you speak to some women in the church they will tell you that they feel the Suffragists are fine. The ladies of the 1960's are a totally different story.
There is one thing I did notice is that they truly aren't educated on how much those women suffered during the suffrage movement.
I do not have too much of a problem with the first feminists. Many of them were pro-life, pro-mother, and did not view SAHM as the realm of the stupid, uneducated, and oppressed. I do not think there is anything unBiblical with women voting, or women receiving pay equal to men doing the same job, nor with women being educated, protected from abuse, and treated with care and honor by men. If some men of that era hadn't believed the same, and acknowledged that the suffragists were right, feminism would have fizzled, unless they were prepared for an armed coup.At times I truly wonder if women (and men for that matter) ever truly look at history. At the time they speak of society believed that educating women (suffragists) was a waste of time and energy. Were there 1960's feminists that felt the stay at home mom was stupid, uneducated and oppressed? I'm sure there were some of those of course, but to me it was more about having the same choices. There were still barriers that were there due to fear of letting women in, and wanting them to stay in their place. They didn't want them in the workforce to work along of men for example.
I was a child at the time, and I remember this triggered me when it came to myself NOT being allowed to play baseball of all things. Why? I was a girl afterall! My mother cut my hair super short, and it was shorter than the boys hair at the time. Guess who had to wear swimcap, and it wasn't due to 'long hair causes plumbing issues in pools'. It was because I was girl. I wanted to stand up and show them all their stupid rules in place stopped my choices! I was just as good a baseball player as the boys, and my hair was SHORTER!