The present manifestations of feminism are mere phases of a process that seeks the annihilation of women. It seems a contradiction. Feminism claims to glorify women and their accomplishments. Women’s Studies department worldwide are supposedly dedicated to the study of women’s achievements and the denouncing of the “oppression” they have suffered over the ages.
However, avant-garde feminists reveal the true nature of their nihilistic creed. They desire the destruction of all that was once considered to be female. They claim the feminine ideal is a social construct that inhibits and restrains women from being whatever they want to be.
Central to the traditional idea of a woman is her ability to bear children and form a family. Indeed, many radical feminists want to make childbearing optional. Thus, they see abortion as a means of liberation.
However, even abortion is only a phase in the attack on motherhood. Given that women will give birth by nature, some feminists target the sublime and intimate bond between mother and child as oppressive. It too must be destroyed.
Sophie Lewis, a British social theorist, has, for example, just published “Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family.” It is a radical assault on the family from a Marxist perspective that takes the feminist attack on the feminine to unfathomable depths.
Lewis lays bare the inhuman Marxist vision of life that reduces everything to class struggle and exploitation. For Marxists, the family is not a haven in a cruel world. The family has nothing of affection, union and harmony that helps an individual’s development, perfection and sanctification.
The Marxists believe this family vision is an illusion. The family is a source of oppression. Thus, Lewis’ deconstruction of the private family turns it into a den for molestation, abuse, depression, humiliation and loneliness. The family is guilty of social crimes that include gender-straitjacketing, racial programming and instilling bourgeois values.
Indeed, Lewis insists upon “The Communist Manifesto” and its demand for the “abolition of the family.” She believes that pregnant women become “instruments of production” for men, and children become their property. What makes this exploitation possible is the mother-child bond that creates the illusion that children belong to parents. Lewis’ solution is to turn mothers into “gestators.” Surrogate gestation will create collective responsibility for children and dissolve all into a classless society of equality.
People like Lewis understand the true role of the mother and family in an ordered Christian society. They also understand why destroying maternal and familial bonds is so important to further the aims of today’s post-Marxist revolution.
In this future egalitarian world, the words woman and female need no longer be used. These nouns are but mere social constructs that restrain the freedom of the individual to self-identify as she pleases. Gestation must be uncoupled from the gender binary. Thus, the expectant mother is a pregnant person, no longer defined by sex or binary designations. Surrogacy will ensure that equality will begin at birth—at least those who survive birth after the abortion option. Turning mothers into paid gestators—people who carry fetuses—is the best way to free “pregnant people” from capitalist exploitation.
Radical feminists like Lewis believe that mothers are not natural entities. They must be given choices to look after the person they carry to term. Surrogacy reinforces this idea by denaturalizing the mother-child bond. In this way, both mother and child belong to no one but themselves.
Thus, motherhood would be removed from its role as a powerful, ideological tool that conditions individuals to become workers in “the system,” to accept exclusive male-female designations or reinforce property structures. Begetting children is changed into a mechanical function to serve the social engineering of the post-Marxist new world.
It is shocking that books like “Full Surrogacy Now” are taken seriously in academia. They are frightening peeks into the Godless world being planned—and must be opposed. Instead of a vision of humanity made in the image and likeness of God, feminists push for a contrary goal: Offend God, changing human nature to conform to a nightmare of horror and fantasy.
John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Soceity--Where We've Been, How We Go Here, and Where We Need to Go. He lives in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, where he is the vice president of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.