I think a lot of our national conversation of feminism has presumed a Christendom substrata of male respect for women and a Christian resistance to use the power they have. It is like knowing that Gandhi could only do what he did in the British Empire. It would have never worked in Stalinist USSR. Well that Christendom substrata is being dismantled and feminists are going to be horrified at what they will confront. If you thought we’ve been seeing the “war of the sexes” before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Just read history. You can find how these things play out. Harems, concubines, sex slaves. Stuff that now is in books, movies and illegal corners of society. The Republican presidential candidate owns the Ms. Universe pageant and treated contestants kind of like a harem in his younger days. Read a bio of Howard Hughes. Trump is running against Hillary. This battle is about to be played out in the polls and unfortunately a lot of other important things, like nuclear weapons are on the table along with our culture war.
I think what this leave space for is an appreciation of Christianity and its self-deference. True secularism really can’t decide how women should be treated because there really isn’t a consistent platform for “should”. “Should” is just custom and habit in the words of David Hume.
So hold on boys and girls because things are going to get a whole lot more bumpy. I also suspect churches and Christian communities are going to be safe harbors from the storm.