Thoughts on International Woman’s Day

From Robin Phillips:

Two weeks-ago-Tuesday was the one hundredth anniversary of “International Women’s Day”, which occurs every year on March 8. On this day, various organizations throughout the world sponsor celebrations which, in the words of the Wikipedia, “[range] from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.”

That sounds legitimate enough. After all, who wouldn’t want to celebrate the achievements of women or the respect and appreciation we owe them?

I began to get suspicious, however, when the name Marie Stopes kept popping up in association with this year’s festivities. A birth control pioneer in the early 20th century, Stopes is best remembered today for her views on “family planning.” But she is also distinguished by having an international chain of abortion clinics named after her.

Read the entire piece HERE. (There is some strong language, so not for young readers.)

2 thoughts on “Thoughts on International Woman’s Day

  1. I really enjoyed this article. It was very “in your face” and that is what many people need today to get them to think outside of the box they so comfortably fit in. I posted it to my facebook, however, I doubt anyone will say anything; none of my friends or family care very much about Biblical Womanhood and seem to embrace the feminist movement inside and outside of the church.

    On a more personal note, I don’t like Womanhood celebrated for myself. I do like to honor my Grandmothers and talk often of my Great Grandmother who was a true Proverbs 31 Woman in every area of life.

    I think I would rather wait for celebration for myself until I know how all of my children turn out. I raise them with fear and trembling in hopes that a Holy God will have mercy on my weaknesses and failures. I also do not want a celebration until I help my husband to accomplish his life mission as well…no celebration until the job is done and done well. 🙂


  2. Abortion clinics and Hitler?? A woman honoring these is who these people were honoring? I might become ill just reading that.


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