The narrative that describes the progression of evangelical feminism, gynocentrism, pick your label, has the same potential endpoints no matter where and why the progression begins. This is not to say each evangelical feminist will advance to the same endpoint, nor is it to say that they cannot skip steps, but for whatever reason once most womanare exposed to a tiny piece of that ideology a process begins. This happens to some women because secular feminism sympathies influence their perspective on the Bible and what it says about family. Others are simply default gynocentric, meaning favoring all the chivalrous manifestations of the man’s role, happily embracing the sacrificial aspects of male leadership, but having a touch of queasiness about that term male leadership. These are usually the ones saved at 5 in Sunday school, raised in the church, and steeped in teaching that affords female primacy by stealth because of pastoral pandering, creating unrealistic expectations of both a man’s capacity to reach perfection (as defined by woman) combined with his strong tendency to fail but for the guidance of the woman. Others fall into it quite accidentally, scanning websites, reading Christian relationship books, etc.
How they get started matters because it affects the degree of intractability. Depending on how and WHERE (see diagrams) in the progression they start, an evangelical feminist antidote red pill) remedy will vary in efficacy. If not cured they ultimately end up as a cluster, data that one can regress analyze and, with accuracy, predict forward despite the disparate origins, like a scatter of data pouring through a funnel or pyramid along an axis of time ( two y axis). I used both images for illustration, funnel and pyramid. The neck of the funnel is long, and many get trapped there, whirling and gyrating up and down on the gynocentrism scale, but within the confines of the funnel neck width. The male gynocentrics love the tunnel (no entendre intended), in fact its where the majority of them stay. Finally some women (and a few men) exit the funnel and enter the Shangri La of evangelical feminism, the outright worship of the feminine, the divine fem, mother god…..like that. Those inside the funnel can move freely within the constraints of the level they have attained as they purge and filter more and more dross as they progress the that purest state of idolatry that is worship of femininity.
These figures visually illustrate what I am talking about.
I made it the visual because the behavior over time fits the description, and the parts through which they pass, or in which they get hung up, can be broken down and explained, discussed, and even rated as to likelihood of potential remediation.
Men are quite a bit simpler. They rapidly go to the level that they perceive will win them their idea ratio of female approval to male derision. It obviously varies man to man as we see men occupying all of the levels. However, the vast majority will stay in the neck area of the funnel, which I show simply as follows.
A real conundrum is that a great many of the men in the neck of the funnel will claim to be living a traditional Ephesians 5 marriage relationship, not realizing that by specific manipulation inside the marriage, or churchian cultural manipulation, he is living anything BUT an Ephesians 5 type marriage, and in fact, what he is living is like walking a field that is heavily mined, where one wrong step will have him blown out of the marriage, out of the kids lives, out of his home, and in some instances, out of his mind enough to commit suicide.
Women reached before entering the funnel are the easiest to apply prophylactic measures to and vaccinate against the effects of churchian gynocentrism. For this reason its become common that Christian men recommend that if a man is to marry, he marry a woman who was not raised in the church, who may not be a Christian, but who has a pliable spirit, a gentle easy manner, and is open to learning and to change.
The women raised in church since childhood, who was had her gynocentrism built from tiny little leggo like blocks which, as added, were not noticeable, will be the most difficult to change, because you will find her already in the tunnel, somewhere, and her walls are well constructed, each little block a rationalization, whether sensible, logical, or reasonable or not, ready to reflexively dispense with any ideas counter to hers.
The new Christian woman who maybe started church attendance in college or shortly after and has taken on her faith seriously but is as yet not exposed or very lightly exposed to the machinations of the evangelical feminists may be fixable, or susceptible, still, to the preventative. The reason why explains the idea place to find her. She is a new Christian, she is as yet not well read in the Bible, and not even well developed in her walk or interpretation of the gospel, and the scriptures in general. This is crucial because it is exactly when they reach a small degree of scriptural perspective that they are the most vulnerable to the peddlers of the pink snake oil and the Personal Jesus (TM).
Once a women reaches the J&K section of the neck, its almost impossible to get her back. That way of thinking holds that of utmost importance is what they call “her heart”, which means her irreconcilable cloud of emotions she has had since puberty. Her insecurities and her ego, her sanctimony and her stated unworthiness, her demands for more and less….simultaneously, of anything, or everything, tangible and intangible, emotional or physical. That is preeminent over even the marriage and the well being of the children should there be a divorce. This woman requires a man equally sold out to that belief set, and while some men do for some time, few do for the long haul.
Finally, the kooks who literally and openly worship the mother god. Frankly I don’t know nor do I even care to know too much about them. I will theorize that to any woman somewhere in the neck of the funnel, there is at least some degree of draw to that idolatry because they are already suffering idolatry of the feminine just shy of going full on mother god.
And that’s the final point. Along the progression, the focus, no, fixation of these women grows more and more narrow to the exclusion of other things. What I mean is that they increasingly make Bible study and their faith ABOUT women, women in the Bible (Prov. 31 is modernized and did you know she is CEO?), women in their lives, how women are not accountable for anything, how they can increasingly find justification for their marital supremacy, etc. There could now be written a purely feminist Bible, as it is that’s what they study and agitate about, to the exclusion of the actual over arching message of the Bible. They do not even see that. So affixed in the lens of gynocentrism through which they look that only through that lens does the world look normal.
Note that what men in the funnel fixate on is pandering to women, which requires only the most basic evangelical feminist tenets so the men are not so much studying the bible FOR feminism, they are studying the women for clues as to how they can better make them haaaapy.
There are myriad reasons the church needs to reverse course and correct this mess. Lets add idolatry to it. But lets not get our hopes up.