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This article is one of those rare articles, in which Lady Lydia has permitted rude comments. Many a time this article gets deleted, but still if you search you might get it. Meanwhile, the current link to this article is here
Christian Feminist says:
It’s Christian feminist again. I decided to write one last time because I was absolutely appaled by your post on boys not whistling after women anymore, which you regret so. Dear “lady” Lydia ( by the way, did you know that only the daughters of British earls, marquesses and dukes are entitled to use the title Lady before their name?
something tells me you’re no aristocrat, so why call yourself that? a craving for titles? how pathethic..
by the way, I’m a real aristocrat, with family tree dating back to the XIV century, and with ancestors who held high positions at princely courts since the XVIIth century, but I don’t brag about that and I never use my title. In a democracy, titles are ridiculous )
A woman who desires to be whistled at is no lady. In my mind she is more likely a harlot. HOW DARE YOU criticize women who choose to dress according to modern fashion and don’t wear the long, baggy, loose and shapeles things you call ” feminine dress”? How dare you suggest that women invite assault and rape by the way they dress, and at the same time you regret men don’t whistle after women anymore? If any woman invites rape, it’s you with your twisted, perverse way of thinking. In my country, women are still whistled after. Everytime this happened to me I felt nothing but contempt for those pathethic men who used that way of gaining my attention. At the same time, I felt extremely unconfortable, like a piece of meat drooled after by hungry dogs. If you enjoy being whistled at, you enjoy tempting men to sin, you enjoy their lust. What a hypocrite you are, whit your rantings about modesty and femininity!
Lady Lydia Speaks:
Dear Romanian Lady,
Before Jennie Chancey and I formed the site “Ladies Against Feminism” (LAF), we and a number of other women belonged to an online group called “Victorian and Edwardian Ladies Society,” where one of the practices was to prefix your name with the word “lady”.
We had Lady Jennie, Lady Susan, Lady Lydia, and lady this or that–everyone addressed themselves as lady, to indicate a more mannerly and genteel way of life that we were trying to import. This trend spread, and now I still see it on many of their blogs, where they sign their names with the word “lady.”
It just means lady -like and doesn’t imply a title at all. There is no rule or law that says you must be royalty in order to have that word in front of your name.
In past centuries, almost all women were addressed as ladies, and it didn’t mean royalty. However,as many of us are Bible believers, we know that when we follow the teachings of Christ, we are daughters of the King, and can be princesses or ladies if we like.
Perhaps you would rather I call myself “Princess” instead of “lady.” It began as a tongue-in-cheek kind of joke, but the name stuck, and it goes so much better with Lydia.
You dont have to have official papers in order to use the word lady in front of your name. In the Victorian and Edwardian Ladies Society, we always used the word lady if we were members of that group.
When we formed the site LAF Jennie wanted me to have a column there dealing with some subjects I had sometimes posted on the Victorian and Edwardian Ladies Society, and so she called it “Lady Lydia Speaks” and the name stuck.
The Queen of Net has a great article on Ladies Against Feminism.
“We are for maidenhood,
All praise to the holy hymen, amen.
A woman in each kitchen, six children in each nursery. Unless you’re in Utah, I guess.
i.e. the ability to say, “I do” and then “Yes, sir”.
womanly arts and femininity. Join the new revolution!
But do it quietly, after you’ve finished cooking for the menfolk and asked their permission to join. If they say no, retire smiling to your bedchamber and have another baby. That is, after all, the true essence of women, and is lovingly detailed in the article.”
Coming closer to home what they had to say about Lady Lydia’s son-in-law is more interesting.
Mr Aiden Humphrey‘s frightfully, stupid article at LAF called Skandalon, comes under criticism.
Queen of Net says: You have to feel sorry for these people. I guess if I was saddled with a moniker like Mr Aiden Humphrey-Bughum, I’d be crabby and miserable too.
Aiden Humphrey says: These are young men and women with all the potential in the world, but parts of their lives are sort of up for grabs right now; their private lives are exposed and vulnerable to sin; here and there they sit on the fence between the call of Jesus Christ and the call of the world; they’re blessed by God in many ways; but Satan has the scent of their souls in his nostrils; and fence-sitters are easy prey; they’ve got corruptive influences in their lives; maybe they are out from under the protection of your authority; maybe their friends have less than the best motives; maybe its something that they are just experimenting with; maybe they think they are just playing with sin, and that when they let go of it; it will let go of them.
Queen of Net says: Dear Mr Humphrey-Bungum,
Even if you think a period (.) is something shameful and womanly, please attempt to use one more often.
And he doesn’t just hang out in New York City or LA… Satan gets around; I’ve got reason to believe that he’s been in Oregon recently.
The cloven footprints all over Portland, the smell of sulfur… it could have just been a cow-herd migration. But Aiden Humphrey-Bungum knew better. Follow the adventures of this intrepid Christian sleuth as he tracks the Devil Himself to… Utah!
Aiden Humprey says: There are lives he’s ravaged that bear his signature misery…
Queen of Net says: Satan’s signature is “misery”? Does Stephen King know?
Aiden Humprey says: I want to show you stories of young people who trusted in the LORD for their future husband or wife, and they have love stories that would make you want to laugh and cry at the same time; stories that are better than any romance novel you could hope to read.
Queen of Net says: Oddly enough, they don’t seem to sell as well.
Aiden Humprey says: God is the author of romance;
Queen of Net says: Though He writes under the name Genevieve Olivetta Delafontaine.
If you want to savor the seasons of the heart, let God write your love story; one chapter into it, and you won’t be able to put it down…
Because this author doesn’t take criticism very well?
Aiden Humprey says: But ladies, the Lord has said that if… you are going to keep dressing in such a way as to entice men to commit fornication or adultery with you, then it would be better for a millstone to be tied around your neck and for you to be cast into the sea.
Queen of Net says: Except such a woman would most likely be a witch, so she’d float, and then she’d have to be burned. And this would still be a far, far better thing than destroying.
Aiden Humprey says: The Purity of Men
Queen of Net says: Yes, it’s by Mr. Humphrey-Bungum again. Bungum one for me, Aiden!
Aiden Humprey says: Our God is a wonderful Father, He is the Daddy every boy dreams of.
Queen of Net says: Ah, those must be the kind of dreams that leave embarassing stains afterwards.
Aiden Humprey says: It is a man’s foremost and sweetest privilege to be one with his Daddy, his Abba, his Father in heaven.
Men, do not attempt to achieve this blissful oneness with your Daddy or Father on earth. Save it for the only One who cares.
How natural it is to turn to Him for every little thing. But how unnatural to turn to the Holy One with the flame of lust.
When the Holy One wants you in His arms, trembling with passion and need, the Holy One will let you know! Until then, please don’t bother Him.
Not surprisingly, then, one of the world’s commonest ways of putting a wedge between a child of God and his Father is to encourage women to dress immodestly. Even after we shut our eyes in prayer, Dear Father, the lurid images linger on.
Queen of Net says: As we all know, men have no imagination, so if women only dressed modestly, men would think of them as, well, other men. But if women don’t take this excellent advice, something very bad may happen, as coyly implied in Brian Sullivan’s article
And then unveiling our Master Writer: Lady Lydia.
The Queen of Nets says on the Lady Lydia Speaks column:
“is peppered with pictures of Victorian women, so we all know what God wants us to wear.”
Lady Lydia Speaks: Here are some things that are not feminine: Clothing with holes in it revealing parts of the skin.
Queen of Net says: This includes those very large holes through which women show off their heads.
Lady Lydia Speaks: Which is better: to cause an accident because a woman was so scantily dressed that someone was distracted and stumbled or drove his car into a post, or to cause a man to think of heaven because she was so carefully and finely clothed?
Queen of Net says: Man : A woman in a Victorian dress! With a hat! She reminds me of the Lamb of God already! Bleat for me, darling!
I’ll leave you with one final piece of wisdom from Lady Lydia :
The Bible says that the ant gets food ready in the summer to store in the winter. It does this without a ruler or a boss or an overseer.
Hmm, Ladies Against Feminism obviously forgot to plug the “intelligence” module into this drone, though she’s got the modesty and christianity programs functioning overtime.
In summary, hell would be far preferable to being forced into the distorted, grinning anachronism that is apparently considered to be the apex of femininity by these “ladies”.
Their ideal woman would be a corseted doll with her hands on the bible and her feet in the birthing stirrups, assuring you over and over again that, “It’s a good life.” Thanks, but I’ve already read The Handmaid’s Tale. Now there’s the kind of romance novel the Christian God might write.
Read the full article here.