Recently, I had entered a 200 level French class. Also, recently I withdrew from said French class. Not because it was too difficult, but it was a source of stress in addition to my other classes. I also took on the class originally to have fun and continue learning the grammar and intricacies of French that I came to enjoy in the 101 and 102 levels. However, even though the 201 class covered the grammar, the main focus was to encourage speaking with the topics being about French culture, which my self-avowed socialist, multi-cultural, yet rather handsome instructor supported. Before I made the decision to withdraw, we had begun chapter 2 in our text which focused on male and female roles in French, and the “liberation” that women received through government intervention.
Being female, I’m in full support of the law looking on everyone equally in voting, buying, selling, and other such social interactions. However, from a Christian woman’s perspective, the “freedom” to kill an unborn child or fulfill every sexual desire that happens upon a person is not “freedom”, but an acknowledgement of slavery to self. It is also not a just as criminals are charged with murder when killing an individual no matter the age outside of the womb, yet when a woman kills her child inside of the womb it is “freedom”. If a woman has a sexual act with a child, animal, or unwilling partner it is decried as unnatural and deviant, yet if she does this same act with one of her own sex it is celebrated; she is called “free” despite the same deviant unnatural aspect of the act.
For the most part I taught myself French from books and computer programs before entering into the college programs, and learned of French culture from unbiased literature. I will continue to attempt going down that path, since I cannot abide the personal conditioning by liberal folk in my emotional state, especially when I can’t communicate back to them my views (the students are expected to respond/converse in French) as I would in English.
No great loss, the bright side is I can focus on my art, and receive A’s in my other classes that actually are required.