Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Dangers of Girl Power

  imageThe girl power “movement”,I will call it, teaches our daughters to be strong, to empower themselves, to be self reliant, and that she can be anything she wants to be.

  All of that on the surface sounds good, we don’t imagewant wimpy, laydown and get trampled over girls do we?  Why shouldn’t she be able to be anything she wants to be,  she is very intelligent.

  But how strong exactly do we need to be?  Stronger than our husbands?  More dominant? Strength and honor [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  Proverbs 31:25

  imageHow self-reliant should we really become?  Aren’t we supposed to rely on God? Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding:  in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.   This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8  

  Yes, girls/women have the capability to be anything imagewe want to be but what will work best with having a family?
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."  Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.   Proverbs 31:27-30

Just because we can, doesn’t necessarily mean that we should. 

Girl Power is just a mini version of feminism.  Just like many of the other movements that are contrary to imageGod’s word, they are being taught to our children when they are young.

  We first experienced this, in such a subtle way, when our oldest daughter, Allie was in Girl Scouts, this was one of the reasons we left that group.  They had a workshop that we attended.  The name of the workshop was on “becoming a better you”.

You can see this girl power theme in kid shows, asimage well.  Have you noticed lately that the damsel in distress is rescuing herself.  In Mirror, Mirror, a version of Snow White, Snow white locks the Prince in the house with the 7 dwarfs, so that she can go fight and defeat the dragon.

Just a reminder, this is not only dangerous for your daughters, but also your sons.  This same message is dumbing down and defeating boys-taking their future place as head of the household, out of their hands.

Tread very carefully through any of today’s media when it comes to your children.


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  1. Good thoughts, Jeannie! Nice to connect with you again. Love your blog!

  2. Saw you on the Barn Hop. I'd just like to point out that the Girl Power movement isn't nescessarily all bad. I got the Girl Power message - I learned to fix stuff, build stuff, get myself out of jams, think for myself...the whole bit.

    When I met the guy that is now my husband, he actually found these to be appealing qualities in me. A good marriage is the perfect blend of two individual talents coming together to form a strong unit. My husband is not handy and he panics in crisis situations. The "Girl Power" lessons I learned are things he appreciates in me because they balance what he lacks. Similarly, he has talents that I don't. We're great partners that way.

    My point is that the Girl Power message doesn't have to mean disregarding the contributions of the men in our lives. Like anything else, we need to train our daughters to take it with a grain of salt and evaluate it for themselves.

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