I just did a google image search for terms like doula, lactation consultant and mothers. The results really exalt and glorify women, reminiscent of Proverbs 31 and 1 Peter 3. I then did the same for ‘women’. This time the results were disappointing. With or without safe search on, you’ll be greeted by images that are too focused on beauty and sex appeal. I long for a day when women will be viewed in society as more than eye candy or sex objects. A day when women will clothe themselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God – 1 Peter 3:4.
I think this tendency to sexualize everything and view men as perverts is a major reason ANRs are regarded as some taboo fetish instead of the loving, intimate, vulnerable, mutually satisfying experience God intends them to be.