OUR SONS DESERVE A LEG UP, TOO!
For the King Holiday, I wanted to dig back in to my 'gold' files for a piece to remind us all that our young Black men DESERVE to have help from their families, churches and communities...MORE than young Black women. Don't shout me down, when I'm on a roll.
Recently, a group of women got together (for the umpteenth time) to shed their clothes, take pictures, and thrust the results into society’s face. While the subject was (supposed) to be about voting, it was more about public exhibitionism. Then, we have the annual, world-wide event where women and men take to subways and other public transportation in their underwear. The purpose is supposed to be humorous. The reality; another spate of public exhibitionism.
Modesty, it seems, has been thrown out the window. Sadly, many of the women who take place in these skin shows will come back and scream that the men who look at them are perverts, but, they attempt to use their bodies to influence the outcomes that they want…which is hypocrisy at its best, and pandering obscenity at its worst. Under aged children can see their idiocy, and it can have a lasting impact.
I can’t forget this next example, because it hits right at the heard of my column for this month. A few years ago, a high school girl sued to become a member of her school’s football team. Well, instead of fighting the matter, the school corporation yielded to her demands, and let her suit up with the appropriate equipment. First game the young lady played, she had her ‘bell rung’. She quit the team after ONE game, and sued the school corporation for not telling her about the ‘true’ dangers of the game. She had eyes; she had ears and she had a brain. It seems that in this case, a girl discovered the biological differences between boys and girls on the football field, and didn’t like the results of her fantasy hitting reality on the gridiron.
Stay with me, because we are going on a trek into the tall grass.
To begin: we in the USA are in the fifth wave of feminism. By my calculations, the first wave of feminism surfaced on our shores in the late 1800s. The second wave hit from 1915 to 1947. Wave three--the ‘modern resurgence’--of feminism surfaced from the late 1960s into the late 1970s. The fourth wave appeared in the late 1980s to the late 1990s. This was marked with some of the females of the species celebrating their ability to strip, dip, and drink and not accept the consequences. The fifth wave is what we are now witnessing; more attempts by young women to drink, strip and bully their way into public view to gain attention. Check the mainstream press. More than a few commercials have girls and women featured. Little girls have taken over as the ‘preferred child’ to have instead of a boy. One well-known business commercial shows it’s OK for a woman to ‘take her work to dinner’ via smartphone. Men--a generation ago--did the same thing--and were called workaholics. Now, the script has been flipped…and it has become ‘acceptable’ for women to carry a briefcase, and men to stay at home, worrying about ‘man-scaping’ and cooking and cleaning for the child/children/spouse.
Brothers, Feminism is not about equality. It IS about destroying the godly differences between male and female (as God has created them), with males coming out on the wrong side of the equation. Fathers were created by God to be the leaders, breadwinners, and primary educators of religious--and other instruction--in the home. Mothers were created by God to be the followers of her OWN husband, helpmeet of the marriage, and keeper of the home. Anything else is a losing proposition and will make a home into a mess.
Any wonder millennial men are not heading to the altar as quickly as men in past generations? They seem to know that there is a problem with the female of the species, and have retreated from the preacher, the vows, and the ring. Instead of women addressing the problem of their own attitudes and failings, they choose to blame the men AND continue in their militancy.
Some of them, sadly, are Christian women who disregard the Scriptures as they run for the pulpit to become Pastors, Evangelists and Apostles, in direct violation of I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus (KJV Bible).
The continued intrusion of the female of the species into male ‘gathering and learning’ places. A few decades back, the Promise Keepers movement swept the country, with positive results. Some women protested and demanded admission into the effort. Eventually, women were ‘included’ in the activity…and it died an UGLY death, as men dropped out of PK. As T.D. Jakes stated years ago: “A nation of women can NOT raise up a nation of men.” In short, men best mature around other men, and women mature best around other women.
That’s the way God set it up!
So, when I happened to read about the Boy Scouts deciding to add girls to their roster (and later filing for bankruptcy); when the Boys and Girls Clubs merged and when we hear about more than 25 percent of female STEM professionals leaving the field (after pushing men out to gain entry) because they couldn’t ‘hack’ the isolation, the loneliness and the lack of ability to use their non-career skills (like nurturing and emotional support), I am reminded of what a sage Pastor said years ago: “You can lose what you got, by trying to get what you already have!”
Brothers, it is PAST time to get our Black women to wake up from the seditious brew of feminism. We STILL have too many of our women who are willing to believe the lies of the daughters of the women who had their ancestors cooking for them in their kitchens, some 400 years ago. Like the KJV Bible says, one should NOT seek to follow the ways of the oppressor, regardless of their color, or their sex.
Mike Ramey, a Minister, syndicated columnist, book reviewer and Modern Street Gangs Specialist, lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. To correspond, drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2017, 2019 Barnstorm Communications.