2005-08-09 00:01:22 UTC
It is a topic most of us, including this writer, would rather not
consider. But it is a topic that can no longer honestly be denied: the
meltdown of femininity in today's America. Several hints at the
collapse of femininity began emerging recently in the media--although
the signs have long been apparent. First, the fascination by many for
two young Russian female entertainers, who go by the name "Tatu," whose
signature style is engaging in open lesbian kissing and bragging about
their lesbian relationship. I still find it incomprehensible, but it is
true. The second was prurient lesbian kissing by vulgarians "Madonna"
and teen idol Britney Spears. That pornographic image is emblazoned on
tabloids in thousands of Middle American grocery check-out aisles. It
is an image rudely pushed into the faces of parents and children simply
going to the grocery store. Even the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper has
taken note of this American trend.
Maureen Dowd, the liberal (and strange) columnist for the New York
Times, confirms the latest lesbian craze:
Women kissing women, often as a way of turning on men, has become such
a staple of entertainment that by the time Madonna and Britney did it
on stage, it seemed more stale than shocking.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that lesbian love had swept high
schools here: "You can see this new trend on Friday nights outside
Union Station, sweethearts from high schools around the Washington
area, some locking lips. . . . These girls pack Ani DiFranco concerts
and know Tatu lyrics by heart. Their attention is usually directed
exclusively at each other, but not always: a group of girls at a
private school in Northwest Washington charge boys $10 to watch the
girls make out in front of them."
Long regarded as the least glamorous of all minority groups, lesbians
are now cover girls.
Maureen Dowd, "Tizzie Over Lezzies," N.Y. Times On-line (free reg'n
required), Op-Ed Section, 1/8/04 (emphasis added)(scroll to bottom of
Even the question and answer section of a Christian pro-chastity
website for teens has had to deal with the practice of teenage girls
"making out" to entertain teenage boys (see pro-chastity site).
So there it is. The liberation of women celebrated by our supposedly
sophisticated, progressive secular society ends up in a new generation
of young girls providing pornographic entertainment for males. This
distressing development confirms the strange irony of the false gospel
of liberation preached by the modern West: that self-debasement is
liberation. I have always had the apparently naive idea that women's
liberation was about being respected and treated with dignity by males.
Instead, we see that the secular version of women's liberation is the
woman as pornographic entertainer. In a way, it is not surprising:
fornication and promiscuity are simply the ways many teen girls and
young women use to attract and maintain male attention and approval.
And the males are only too happy to oblige this unhealthy craving.
There are deeper causes. The panorama of females embracing such
debasement tells me that the father in the family has been absent,
either because he has physically abandoned the family or because,
although remaining in the family, he is utterly indifferent to the
dignity of his daughters. This open lesbian craze is a sign that too
many fathers have failed miserably in their role as assertive
protectors of their daughters. One of the great Old Testament themes is
that of God as the protector of Israel, especially of widows and
orphans. Human fathers are supposed to be the image of God as fatherly
protector, yet there are obviously too many "orphans" with no protector
In the end, the fornication culture has created a new generation of
geisha girls desperate to debase themselves for male approval. What a
sad ending for a culture that used to venerate the true Madonna. And
yet, what a time, to affirm more strongly and vibrantly than ever the
image of true femininity, the "handmaid of the Lord."