Friday, July 10, 2009

What's So Wrong with Being Selfish?

Jessica Wakeman, in a non-parody article at
Women should be allowed to care about pleasing ourselves -- and only ourselves -- without being judged. What is wrong with a woman being selfish? Really. Think about it for a second. Why shouldn't we be selfish if it means we're meeting our own needs and taking care of ourselves? What's wrong with caring more about bringing pleasure to your own life than anything else? It should not be as controversial as it apparently is for women to think of themselves first if they are not hurting anyone. Reasonable people agree a woman should make herself happy, but why do these people suddenly because so unreasonable when those women say it would make her happy to just focus on herself?
The battle against selfishness is difficult, and a constant need. Marriage reveals a new level of it in our hearts, and having kids ups the ante significantly. But by God's grace we can battle the sin of selfishness.

I'm thankful Wakeman is at least honest enough to admit that she wants to be #1 in her life, and I pray that she and other feminists (and others!) would be captured by the great and glorious gospel that sets us free from bondage to ourselves.

HT: Mike Miesen