Posts Tagged ‘NOW’

FAQ: “What If My Husband Votes For A Different Candidate Than Mine?”

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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We get this question all the time. Although girls at our organization never tell people how to vote (it’s just not our place to do so), we have always espouse the traditional view that we women are not well-informed enough about current topics and educated enough about politics to vote. That’s why it has never been an issue on how or who we should vote for.

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We leave the decisions up to the head-of-the-household. Critics will say that women in the past have fought for our right to vote. We certainly appreciate that effort, and we fully utilize that right. We exercise the freedom of either choices and we are all. We either stay at home and refrain from voting, OR if additional votes are needed for our husband’s candidate, we vote for who our husband tells us to vote for. He is the head of our household and we follow the head. Our duty as Stepford wives is not to question or inquire, we leave it up to our men to make informed decisions.

So come these primaries, caucuses, and presidential elections, we hope you will do what we do and follow your husband’s lead. Of course, we also hope you will vote for a candidate who is conservative, Christian, and stands for traditional values.

Frequently Asked Question: Is Stepford Wives Organization MGTOW / MRA in Disguise?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We have been frequently emailed and asked online, “Is the Stepford Wives Organization MGTOW?” or “Is the Stepford Wives Organization MRA men in disguise?”

So the first thing we did was to look it up online at Google. And that left us scratching our heads, “are we Maximum Takeoff Weight?” (at least that’s what we got when we typed in our inquiry at Wikipedia).

So then we typed in MRA, and Google returned this picture:

Now we’re even more confused. We asked Carolyn’s husband and he said, “Um, I think they mean Men’s Rights Movement….sounds like a gun club but is really a male version of National Organization for Women.”

Needless to say, if you had met any of us in person, there wouldn’t be a need to ask that question. We definitely support the Men Going Their Own Way.

Here are a few lines from the MGTOW manifesto:

1. Instilling masculinity in Men by:

Demanding respect for men.
Serving as good male role models.
Living independent lives.
Fighting chivalry.

2. Instilling femininity in Women:

We will hold women equally accountable to men and ignore and shun those who refuse to take any responsibility for their own circumstances. Thus we induce women to take a complementary position with men instead of a competitive position as is now the case.

Feminine qualities we want from Women:

Being a Nurturer.
Being Supportive.
Being Responsible.
Being Respectful.
Being Honest.

Of course we support their goals, and stand behind them 100%. But we ourselves are NOT MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way), nor are we MRA (Men’s Rights Activists).

Men today – white men, in particular – have it more difficult than any demographic group in the Western hemisphere. As quotas are required to be filled, jobs, opportunities, and benefits are doled out to a multitude of nonwhite males. We, as women, understand that invisible sense of existence. Therefore, we were able to empathize with their drive to reclaim their manhood, just as we reclaimed our femininity.

The last thing the oft downbeaten men (just watch many of the popular tv commercials where women are portrayed as smart and strong and men are portrayed as stupid and weak) needs in our society is to be made fun of. And once you combine the whole Women and Children more with the Women First vision of the new headstrong feminists, it is clear we are headed for the fall of Western Civilization.

Behaving Like Men Is Not Liberating and It is Not Feminine

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
behaving like men is not feminine and it is not liberating

behaving like men is not feminine and it is not liberating

Behaving the way men behave is neither a sign of success or liberation. If anything it reinforces the superiority of patriarchy as the gold standard to be emulated. Being a gentlewoman and be a feminine, obedient wife are traits that are not manly, and therefore desirable to men. Men are not interested in what other men do.

They are interested in what only women can do.

DVD Review: The Gunn Brothers and Emily Gunn’s The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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(review by Carolyn S.)

This nifty 51 minute dvd is a great introduction to pro-family, conservative, and biblical-based views on ideas that range from stay-at-home mothers, day care centers, planned parenthood, feminism, biblical submission of women to men, to modesty in dress.

The Monstrous Regiment is star-studded with conservative voices such as Phyllis Schlafly (Feminist Fantasies), F. Carolyn Graglia (“Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism”), Stacy McDonald (“Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters”) and historian Rosalind K. Marshall.

The program begins with an explanation of 16th century reformer John Knox’s tract (from which this film was named after) The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This piece of work was written at the time Knox railed against the matriarchal rule of Mary I of England, Mary of Guise, and Mary Queen of Scots. You can read it here.

Then we are off to a feminist book store event, where Gretchen Ritter’s definition of a feminist is utilized to show how the concept of egalitarianism (equality for all) is the polar opposite of Christianity (authority based on hierarchy). This is one of the most succinct explanations I have come across on the divide between the two groups.

Our heroine (the bane of feminists worldwide) Phyllis Schlafly is introduced next. If you don’t have the time to read her half dozen or so books, here is a perfect encapsulation of her lifelong work. (Feminism as victimization culture, devaluation of the homemaker, devaluation of marriage). F. Carolyn Graglia comes on board next to explain how the push for day care centers, and subsidization of anti-family policies have wrangled power from the head of the household, and redistribute the resources from traditional families to “modern” configurations.

A section focuses on women in the Army, and the “gender norming” that is needed to adjust women’s physical abilities against those of men’s. This is another step that works to mobilize women away from scriptural-ordained feminine roles, and feminine behavior. The topic of ab*rtion is next, with a harrowing look at Planned Parenthood’s ulterior motives of profit. Carol Everett, former clinic owner and founder of the Heidi Group speaks explains. Light is also shed on pro-eugenics, racist background of Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger.

When the gestation period of a fetus is discussed, the controversial part of this film arrives. Footage is shown of one, possibly two ab*rted babies. Viewers with a weak stomach should not watch. Homemaker Dana Feliciano provides a particularly moving and emotional personal account.

Modesty in dressing and the precocious socialization of young girls closes out the program, before a plea is made to women to give up thoughts return to their homes, raise their children, and submit/support their husbands. A poignant call to ignore the negative misandric representations of men as buffoons. The film concludes with a venerations of women as mothers and wives. All sensible ideas in the Stepford mindset.

We found this dvd to be of the perfect length and none too self-indulgent in its pace. It’s a great starter companion to whet your appetite in learning about some of the great names, and to know that you’re not alone as a homemaker. All too often, we feel the media is inundated with the constant romanticizing of the ambitious, masculine modern woman; there’s next to no representation of the traditional wife and homemaker. Even if there were, those portrayals are often tainted with ironic readings with dark twisted sides to the characters. So let the light in, and try this film on for a refreshing change!

The DVD also features a 24 minute of extended, uncut monologues from which the film culls from. Highlights include F. Carolyn Graglia’s views on the evolution of the National Organization of Women (NOW) and one of the most under-appreciated voice of reason, Phyllis Schlafly.