I have had enough with International Women’s Day.
Seriously, if I hear one more thing about “the patriarchy” or see another arms-crossed-photo on social media with the hashtag: #BreakTheBias…I’m going to throw up.
This year, there were over 10 million posts on Instagram about “International Women’s Day.”
Each one more self aggrandizing than the next.
“Break the Bias” was the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. And with every self-celebratory post I read, I found myself cringing and scratching my head asking, “what bias?”
The bias that there are more women than men getting degrees in higher education?
The bias that got us a female Vice President, and almost a female leader of the free world, in Hilary Clinton?
The bias that got Judge Amy Coney Barrett appointed and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson nominated for Supreme Court Justices?
What am I missing here, please?
Here’s the deal. If this day were about seeking to end sexual assault and rape, or about celebrating the incredible accomplishments and contributions to society that women have made, then I’d be all for it.
Besides, in the current state of the world: this country can’t even come to a consensus about WHAT a woman actually is?!
You’ve got podcasts and media out here banning using the term “woman” and instead choosing terms like, “menstruating person” or “vulva-owner.” And you’ve got teachers telling our young boys that they can become young girls and vice versa!
Until we can collectively agree that a woman is a biological female, all this lip service to female empowerment is just a bunch of malarky, if you ask me.
(And ironic, isn’t it, that men are now infiltrating women’s sports, and winning awards meant for females? You’d think all these “patriarchy power” feminists would be absolutely up in arms about that.)
But I digress.
That actually is not the point of this post tonight.
The thing that really saddens my heart about International Women’s Day, is that I did not see a single post that recognized the most vulnerable, yet equally important sector of the female population: the population of female babies in the womb.
I mean, heck, if you were really charged with “breaking the bias” — how about the deadly bias that a female unborn baby is not a human life worth protecting?
How about breaking the bias that a woman has the “right” to kill the child in her womb, because it’s not convenient for her? What about that tiny female baby whose life was ripped and vacuumed out? Are we just going to exclude her from this celebration of womanhood and female empowerment?
Because according to my book, she’s the most powerless female among us.
Where was her voice yesterday?
Oh – I’m sorry. The voices of true feminists are the only ones worth celebrating. I get it. I get it.
Here’s a final thought to leave you with.
What is the one thing that truly, is uniquely female?
Women have the beautiful gift and power of being able to bring another life into this world.
(And please let me pause here, and just say that, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes in this world. And there are so many women who are unable to bear children, and that fact does not make them any less of a woman, or have any less power or purpose. Motherhood — whether spiritual, adoptive, loving from afar, mothering those in your life — is born into every woman’s heart, and that cannot be taken away or diminished.)
But it makes me so sad, that in the name of feminism, women are choosing to snuff out that beautiful, God-given gift, that is honestly, the one thing in this world that only women can do.
We’re cutting off the nose to spite our face.
While leaving a devastating wake of a dead generation, who were never given a chance – never given the dignity and respect they so deserve.
It seems to me, that is the most important bias that we need to break.
Down with the patriarchy? Ladies…we’re doing a good enough job destroying ourselves without the help of a man.
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