Monday, May 9, 2011

The History of Femininity

I have been wanting to do a long, in-depth post for a while now, so I decided to research the history of femininity, and when things started changing for the worst.

First of all, as you all know, Eve was the first woman to walk this earth. What most women think is that they are equal to men, but we aren't. It says in the Bible that Adam was made before Eve . We shouldn't do some of the same jobs that men do. Women were made to be a help meet to there husbands. That our calling. Now, some women will never get married, and that is fine. God just has it in His perfect plan for them not to get married. But, if you do get married, that is your natural calling.

Now, what did women wear? Well, first, the Bible says that women "......should NEVER dress like men. For this is detestable in the LORD'S sight.."(Deuteronomy 22:5) Men in ancient Egypt usually wore a wrap around the waist, and women wore dresses. The cloth was made from flax. Then, in the Middle Ages, the women's clothing was made all the way to completely cover their neck and body. In the 1800's, women wore dresses that usually had a high waist line.

Through the centuries, you never see women wear pants. It is distinctively feminine to wear skirts or dresses. When jeans started coming out, the men primarily wore them for boat work, such as cleaning decks or washing down the boat. Then women started wearing them to seem more masculine (in my opinion). The youth and children started wearing them, and they were actually taken as youth rebellion, and in many places, banned because of that.

The Feminist movement actually started in 1898. Women wanted the same rights as men, and wanted their voice to be heard in political acts. The definition of Feminism is the doctrine of advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to men.


I hope this post has inspired you!

In Christ,
Grace

4 comments:

  1. I have really been thinking about this topic lately. I have been reading in several other places as well as yours about wearing skirts. I have been trying to wear them when ever it is possible and get some skirts that could be used for work. Thank you for the encouragement.

    Lydia (reelchristian.blogspot.com)

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  2. Great post about femininity! My sisters and I started wearing skirts about 2 years ago and we love to! Whenever someone says femininity I always think of the song off of Summer Magic=). Great movie although I don't know if you have seen it or not. Anyway, I thing young girls should rejoice in their femininity!! Thanks for the great post!

    ~Morgan

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  3. Thanks for the post! I totally agree with all you said. :)
    -kate

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  4. Have you read Joyfully at home by jasmine baucham?? if not i highly recommend it!! i never thought of becoming a stay at home daughter but the book was still a blessing

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