When I read about how the far-left feminist from Brazil who felt moved to recant all of her antics, her abortion, and renounce her homosexuality, it moved me that her confession and turn-around had to do with the quiet resting of her month-old infant.
I read the LifeSiteNews story shortly after Christmas, and I thought of the song, “Silent Night.” Though I do know that song was written for an entirely different reason, one can imagine the soft, peaceful visage of the Christ child, gently sleeping while his mother marveled at this wonderful gift from Heaven. As a mother with kids in college, how I long for that bygone serenity.
Sara Fernanda Giromini wrote a book about her experiences as a Leftist feminist, and in October of last year, asked forgiveness for her prior abortion and sought forgiveness from Christians she offended so terribly when, with two other young women, made topless fools of themselves, grabbing worldwide media attention.
“‘I have repented of having had an abortion and today I ask for forgiveness,’ wrote Giromini. ‘Yesterday marked one month after the birth of my baby and my life has taken on a new meaning. I’m writing this while he sleeps serenely on my lap. It is the greatest sensation in the world.’
“‘Please, women who are desperate to abort, think carefully about it. I was very sorry I did it. I don’t want the same for you,’ she added.”
Sara “Winter,” as she was known during her time as founding member of Femen, did several very offensive and sacrilegious things to show contempt for Christians. She is now donating a portion of her book proceeds to pro-life causes, and she is giving speeches about gender ideology and cultural Marxism.
And all I can think of is God Bless the little children.
It’s been my experience that women who identify with this type of Marxist gender ideology, by and large break away from it when they search for meaning in their life away from the groupthink they are often forced into through peer pressure. The hangers-on are usually those with very low self-esteem who need that group, and like any gang, the hierarchy of the group often feeds on the neediness of those hangers-on until they get new blood. So, I am not up in arms about the “millennial” generation, as some are, because this form of upside-down feminism defies human nature. And it isn’t new, it’s just more brash and ridiculous.
The arguments today, like was recently reported on by Eric Scheiner are just recycled from when I was in my youth. The ideology that suggests that “homophobia” is rooted in the hatred of women allows women in the feminist movement to team up with another group that is perceived to “not fit in,” and like Sara “Winter” pointed out, this only ends in pressure to “become” gay in order to be fully recognized by the group.
“Giromini says that she felt pressured by the feminist movement to declare herself ‘bisexual’ so that she could receive maximum respect. ‘Lesbian and bisexual women have much more voice and respect within the movement, so in the search for recognition of my struggle, with each day that passed, I deconstructed my heterosexuality and was substituting it with an artificial bisexuality.’”
Sitting with her infant, Sara sees so clearly the things that the feminist movement did to her early life. In its sick, desperate need to keep anger and hostility swirling so that they can continue to gain more attention for their “aggrievement” there were no red lights, and the victimized became the victimizers.
“‘I saw the feminist movement cover up for PEDOPHILES,’ writes Giromini. ‘I saw the feminist movement PERSECUTE WOMEN ... I am a witness to the fact that today in the feminist movement women are not of any importance but serve as fuel for the fires of hatred that the feminist sect cannot allow to die.’”
But thankfully, for Sara, it did die, and I hope she helps thousands more understand the dark hell that is the modern feminist movement.
Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, "Now is the time to act."