Although Scripture does have very clear prescriptions regarding the place and roles of men and women, and the subjection of women to men, there is no shortage of contention over these issues.

Of course, the abuse of women is not condoned by Scripture, but these days, this dead horse is flogged beyond recognition due to the ascendance of Third Wave feminism.

Feminism (all three waves) has no place in the church, or in Christian families. The reason for the subjection of women to men is based on creation, both pre- and post-lapsarian (1 Tim. 2:13, 14). That there is a post-lapsarian basis for this means that God takes into account that men are fallen creatures, and that there will be instances of abuse; in other words, this was prescribed in His divine wisdom. Call it a necessary evil, if you will, but let us remember that God is good and only wills, and can only do good.

Even reason, and the nature of things, support the subjection of women to men.

- Women are generally physically smaller and weaker than men.
- Women are designed for gestastion, birth, and nurture of children.
- Women are less suitable for positions of leadership, determination, and objectivity. (Women and men are characterized differently by the well-received Five Factor Model in psychology.)

Societies that have woman politicians, teachers, lawyers, doctors, scientists and engineers, and many women in the workforce, have generally suffered in quality of life: lower family wages (two breadwinners instead of one, for almost the same total earnings); children that grow up badly nurtured (weak-willed men, and women who are unprepared for motherhood); broken or single-parent families (no-fault divorce, family court rulings significantly skewed in favor of the wife, birth control and legal abortion!); increasingly serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease (related to the thriving market for processed food because home cooking is difficult to manage with two working parents); and to top all this, the curse of more mental illness, as seen in the social justice/socialist/leftist scourge.

The removal of the social stigma that used to be attached to extra-marital sex, abortion and divorce, and the political empowerment of women, have seriously destablilized Western civilization.

There is still time to repent, and repent we must.

As for conservatism, its very setup is designed for noble capitulation—it celebrates "principled" failure ad nauseam. Dabney understood the nature of the beast. Parallel to Republican in Name Only RINOs, there are Reformed in Name Only RINOs that are a plague in the PCA, OPC and many other Calvinistic denominations.

There is still time to repent, but time may be running out.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.