In understanding gender roles, I think it’s vitally important to emphasize that men and women are equally capable of sinful behavior, that women are not inherently more evil than men and that both are accountable to God for their failures.
The Men’s Rights Movement likes to underscore both that men are victims and to minimize male-on-female violence. First I’d like to say, men can be victims. 1 in 20 men has suffered from child sexual abuse and 1 in 33 has experienced an attempted or completed rape. But this is far less than the statistics for women. 1 in 5 women has experienced child sexual abuse and 1 in 6 has suffered from sexual assault attempted or completed. Male violence toward women is a known fact, and is also bibical—one only has to look at the Bible to see that women are often preyed upon by men, and the Mosaic Law reflects this as well with the number of laws encompassing male violence (rape, murder, etc). Men make up the majority of criminals in almost every category, even though they only comprise roughly half of the population. So, for the MRA to minimize male aggression is reprehensible, and they often seek to place the blame for their behavior on the female.
Feminists have done women a great disservice by encouraging them to engage in risky behavior that places them in even greater danger. They encourage sex without responsibility, which contributes to date rape. Feminism is a great evil that has served to destroy families and destroy the male hierarchy in our society. They have taken women out of the home, forced them into jobs and away from their children, cause women to hate men, and they want to destroy traditional, Biblical gender roles.
Each person needs to bear the responsibility for their own sinful behavior. If a woman indulges in risky behavior, that does not make her responsible for the rape. It only makes her responsible for placing herself in danger. The man is responsible for raping her. Each needs to accept their accountability for their behavior, and we cannot downplay that, otherwise we are excusing wickedness and that is not what God wants. Also, I do want to state that much has been made of false accusations of rape. Only 2% of all rapes are proven to be false. There should be penalties for this to discourage women from making false accusations as it can severely impact an innocent person’s life, but it is not an overwhelming issue for men.
The answer for our sinful nature is Jesus Christ. Sin began as disobedience to God and Jesus brought back life and hope through His Holy Spirit, which gives us the power to overcome sin. By accepting accountability for our individual sins and turning from them, we are able to turn to God with a clean heart and receive His good gift. The manosphere, MRA, Red Pill culture allows man not to face his aggressive nature and thus deprives him of repentance. By encouraging a masculinity that divorces itself from emotion, including compassion, it binds men rather than frees them. Feminism binds women to burdens they ought not to bear, and causes them to look upon man as oppressor rather than her protector as they ought to be. It causes women to seek the very things that will harm her, turning from the good man to the Christian Grays.
Both sexes need to accept their own culpability and seek after a relationship with Jesus Christ which not only frees them from sin, but also clarifies the roles they are best suited to and which benefit them the most.
Pamela Parizo © 2017