Monday, May 05, 2008

Graglia against Feminism: 9

A continuing series; see here for the introduction, and here for more on feminism in the Catholic Church in the UK.

From Domestic Tranquility, p146
It is because society has accepted this stereotype of the housewife as a cultural truth that Professor Carolyn Heilbrun can go virtually unchallenged when she asserts that the woman who devotes herself to domesticity lacks "selfhood", since she fails to act "in the public domain" and exists, instead, as a "female impersonator", simply "fulfilling the needs of others". ... Why, one must wonder, are feminists convinced that fulfilling the market demands of strangers is so much worthier an endevor than attending to the needs of one's own family? Is it really too late to challenge this conviction? A challenge seems necessary because a life that requires the constriction of marital and maternal relationships in favor of a materialist pursuit of career achievement bears a remarkable resemblance to the pornographer's world of sex without emotions. This is the sexual world that the feminist revolution also embraced.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen