This excellent piece details why feminism is not addressing the real needs–tied to basic human rights–of women around the world. Feminism is often silent when it comes to real abuses of women (like female genital mutilation, religious “honor killings,” etc.). These abuses are best answered by a call for basic human rights and dignity as granted by our Creator (this is what LAF stands for). Yet feminism continues to focus almost exclusively on “reproductive health” and “sexual rights,” which are really tied to lifestyle choices and not to human rights.
From the halls of the United Nations at Turtle Bay to its expansive buildings in Geneva, radical feminism is among the predominant views dictating social policy and programs. Feminists lead their international agenda from the new United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as “UN Women,” often in partnership with a host of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from the U.S. and Europe that espouse a radical social agenda. In turn, NGOs such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Advocates for Youth, and the Center for Health and Gender Equity swarm to U.N. meetings and use them as forums to perpetuate their agenda.
Alarmingly, this radical feminist agenda reduces the diverse economic, political, and social needs of women around the world to issues of sexuality and fertility. At the U.N., nearly every conversation, forum, and program that purports to be concerned with women has a monomaniacal focus on such matters as sexual rights, reproductive health, contraception, and abortion.
Read the entire piece HERE. [Not for young readers.]