Feminism, understood in the culture as “being pro-woman,” is really a “deadly combination of Marxism and the occult” with a focus on abortion, said Carrie Gress, Ph.D., author of the recent book, “The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity.”
Gress, editor of the online magazine Theology of Home, also describes the fallout from the roots of Protestantism, which “threw out Our Lady and they threw out religious orders for women, [which] kind of left women in this position where they don't have any way to understand how they can reach God and be in proper relationship with God.
“And that's where it comes back to, even these ideas of virginity and motherhood. Those are what are being attacked, very specifically. Which is no surprise: we call Our Lady the Virgin Mother. I think it underscores, too, just the importance of these two different ways that we know ourselves within a relationship with God the Father. And that's really what [feminism is] trying to destroy. If you can destroy motherhood, if you can destroy virginity...not only are you just destroying women, but you're destroying the family and the whole culture kind of falls like dominoes after that.”