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Episode 36—Bridges to Hell or Heaven: “Toxic Femininity” and the Spirit of Anti-Mary—Carrie Gress

By Thomas V. Mirus (bio - articles - email) | May 01, 2019 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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One of the core things that has gone wrong with our culture in the past several decades is the denigration of every virtue associated with the perfect woman, Mary. Gentleness, humility, (true) beauty and especially motherhood: these are all antithetical to the radical feminism that is now thoroughly mainstream. If modern women are rejecting the very model of womanhood, it’s no wonder the data tells us they’re miserable. What they have embraced instead is described by Carrie Gress as the spirit of anti-Mary.

Carrie’s new book, The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity, details how Satan has used women’s malcontent as an entry point to completely devastate them and the culture they were meant to create and nurture. She dispels the illusion of the sisterhood, as early radical feminism was filled with backstabbing, mental illness, and unhappy women who hated not only men but each other. She argues that the misbehavior of so many women today is a defense mechanism due to the lack of unconditional love from their parents.

Finally, she points women to Mary and her virtues as a way of finding contentment in the unconditional love of God the Father, and of rediscovering the feminine beauty that will be crucial to healing our culture’s wounds.

Links

The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/the-anti-mary-exposed.html

Episode 4—The Marian Option—Carrie Gress https://www.catholicculture.org/podcast/index.cfm?id=4

Carrie Gress http://www.carriegress.com/

Helena Daily https://www.helenadaily.com/

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Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is the director of audio media for CatholicCulture.org and hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

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