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Women in America: Once Protected and Honored, Now Objectified by Tami Jackson

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Once upon a time in America, society demanded civility and manners and honored women and motherhood.

But honor seems to have been tossed to the wayside in this modern era, and exchanged for a cheap and tawdry view of the female sex.

What happened to so utterly change the widespread estimation of the “fairer” sex?

First, we must understand that our nation’s mores were built upon a biblical worldview. We read in Proverbs:

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
~ Proverbs 31:30

. . .

He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the Lord.
~ Proverbs 18:22

The Founders — many of whom were devout Christians, the balance of whom believed in a Creator and respected biblical Christianity — envisioned a country of free men and women, families, devoted to one another, worshipping freely.

As long as Americans adhered to the original worldview of the first settlers and founders, individuals were treated with respect. Each person was acknowledged as created by God and thus intrinsically valuable.

Women were protected and honored. Pregnant women with protected and honored. Mothers were respected and honored.

But with the twentieth century came some wholly destructive changes.

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