Enough Already about “The Patriarchy”

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.

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

This year, there were over 10 million posts on Instagram about “International Women’s Day.”

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

10,195,986 posts.

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?

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

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.

But the whole, demonizing men in order to raise myself up –you can check that at the door, sweetheart.

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.

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

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.

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

Here’s a final thought to leave you with.

What is the one thing that truly, is uniquely female?

Motherhood.

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.

#realtalk

International Women’s Day challenged women to #BreakTheBias. But exactly what *bias* are we talking about? And the patriarchy? Ladies, let’s take a break from the self-aggrandizing Instagram posts, and have a dose of #realtalk. #iwd #catholic #prolife #internationalwomensday #feminism #feminist #faith #christianity

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111 thoughts on “Enough Already about “The Patriarchy”

  1. I would love to start a movement to honor men’s role in the family. That would actually be worthy of attention and support. Go get ’em! Love you as always, beautiful friend. Hugs! XO😃❤

    1. Oh my gosh I LOVE THAT IDEA!! I would be behind you on that!! aw, thank you Tonya, you’re the best! love you, dear friend! Hugs xox

    1. Thank you so much friend, I appreciate that! Have a great night! Hugs and love xox

    2. Your post is, once again, quite accurate. In all my years, I haven’t seen women denied opportunity, either educationally or occupationally. You definitely have to put in the effort to succeed, and sometimes I feel there are *some* individuals who find it easier to blame men for their lack of achievement rather than admit they didn’t put in the effort.

      The sad thing I see in society is the destruction of the male. The term “toxic masculinity” says it all. Men are demonized for being strong, being the protector, the leader, the warrior. Society seems to want to dilute men to the point they are no longer men, but just an entity.

      There is so much evil in the world–right is wrong, wrong is right, bad is good, good is bad. I never thought I’d see the end times in my lifetime, but some days I wonder if they are around the corner, if not here already.

      1. Thank you so much Lisa for sharing your heart and your thoughts on this. I so agree – I hate the term “Toxic Masculinity!” Masculinity in the way God created males and femininity in the way God created females are both good and beautiful things that should be celebrated and uplifted! not demonized!!! Hugs and love xox

  2. As you know I often disagree with you when it comes to these types of posts, but not today. I absolutely agree. Women should be married and have children. That makes it natural to be suspicious of those who aren’t marriend don’t have kids. Just like men who aren’t married, you know, that queer uncle.

    That’s especially true of white women. White women are the ones who, as you know, need to have kids to keep the race pure. That’s why many of the right to life groups are rightly against white women having abortions, but don’t mind if Black and brown women have abortions or are sterlized.

    Now you can say that’s not what you said, but we know how to read between the lines. God bless the truth you speak — so don’t deny it — own it.

  3. When I first saw the title of this post, my first thought was “Oh, boy…” Of course, I had to chuckle at the irony of my ill-gendered expression, given the themes of the day you wrote of and the month it lies within.
    My second thought was, “I bet she twists this into an anti-choice article”, and *bam*, you came through. I wasn’t expecting you to wander off on the whole “What bias?” tangent. But seeing that you did, I just hope you stretched before making *that* particular reach.
    There *is* a bias, Caralyn. Even if you don’t personally experience or acknowledge it. Much like pregnancy, the gender bias won’t go away just because you ignore it.
    What I’d like to point out here, my Conservative friend, is that three of the four examples you were able to pluck from the headlines to back up your “What bias?” stance were liberals. So, while I think you need to open your eyes on the whole gender bias issue, I also hope that when you do, you’ll see that the Conservative programming that led you to “your” opinion on this issue was really just good old gaslighting, so that you wouldn’t notice how anti-women the people you support to protect you as a citizen are actively invested in you remaining a second class citizen. Second to men, specifically. Which I know you won’t have a problem with, because: Bible. But Liberals are forging paths toward equity for all citizens. Women included. And that ain’t a bad thing. Please, take the same rights that I have and just shush about it. You deserve them!

    1. I do not understand why you consistently engage in attacking Caralyn, her intelligence, her faith, and her opinions. You use so many words with insults and yet never bother to state why you disagree with her or present the smallest counter argument to her conclusions. You merely say she is wrong because you say so, then insult her in some form or fashion.

      Caralyn always gives logical, thought-out reasons for her ideas and opinions. She doesn’t throw them out and claim they are true “just because.” You may not agree with them, and you may even vehemently disagree which is fine. But at least give her the courtesy and respect of presenting a valid counterpoint with evidence to back it up. And leave the trash talk to those who have no argument.

      “…if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
      ― Margaret Thatcher

      1. I don’t understand what you think the word consistently means. I consistently say nothing about her posts. Occasionally, I disagree – not as respectfully as you like, but not as mean as you make out. I think these days that some consider any deviation from their beliefs fighting words.
        My argument – since you missed it with your focus on why you didn’t want to hear what I had to say – is that equal rights for all doesn’t mean less rights for people on the side of privilege. It’s right there in the name, equality. The only thing you give up is allowing others to live less of an existence than you. And as I said, I want Caralyn to have equality. She doesn’t have to avail herself to it, but I want it there for those who do know enough to want it. Conservatives cannot defend their position in the same way. They don’t like something? Nobody gets it.
        Making it worse is their leadership getting caught breaking their own rules and the followers say, “It’s fine”. It’s not. It’s wrong. But their messed up Stockholm Syndrome existence doesn’t allow them to see it.
        So, yeah…that’s my argument: hypocrisy and values legislation.
        No, thank you.

      2. My grandmother was a staunch British Labour Party supporter.For her working class people, who voted right wing were committing a total act of betrayal.

    2. I think both sexes are a bit disenchanted with each other at the moment. Whilst I am sure somebody can produce counter arguments, I say all this depends very much on where you live In the world and things like dare I say it, your personal affluence. I know my status as a woman very much declined, when I became a housewife and mother and was no longer earning.

    3. Hi Galby, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. I would just like to say, I am not a second class citizen. I never have been. I never will be. I was brought up knowing that I have just as many opportunities – if not more – than men. Second to men – that is simply a foreign concept, that I have never seen in my life, or any one close to me.
      But thank you for sharing your opinion. i appreciate you stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  4. You make a lot of valid points and I totally agree with you that demonizing men does not raise up women, or anybody for that matter. As an announcer, I’m mystified that we can’t say ‘she’ in a women’s event or ‘he’ in a men’s event. I understand some people want to dress a certain way or identify differently, but there are some things in life that align to birth gender and why can’t everyone accept that part of it? Anyway, I digress. I have spent most of my life in IT, a male dominated industry and I have seen and experienced so much discrimination and harassment. It’s been my experience that no one in power cares about these events and you just have to get over it. I finally found an outlet for my feelings by creating a blog on facebook to tell my stories from my career. Most of my stories are not bad. In fact my main goal is just to share what it’s like being a pioneer in IT and how things have changed over the years. I think it’s sad that so many people have turned their stories into hate and I’m glad you noticed it, too.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this! How interesting about the announcing! it’s fascinating to hear from someone really on the “front lines” of this in a practical, lived out way. Sounds like you’re doing awesome thing with your blog. Rock on sister!! rock on!! Hugs and love xox

  5. “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.”

    Awesome, C! I’m sorry, but I love it when you hit hard with the snark. It usually shows up with your best writing. And I think it’s because you don’t hold anything back. Always makes for an awesome read. 😊

    Not to mention everything you said was spot on the truth. If I were giving a prolife talk, I’d just direct everyone to what you said. Tearing down the illogic and hypocrisy in one fell swoop. You go girl! 🤗🙏

    1. Thank you Kenneth! hahah you’re funny. Yeah, sometimes I just can’t help the snark popping out on topics i really feel passionate about 🙂 glad you enjoy it! Thank you my friend. Yes! Let’s tear it down! hope you have a wonderful week my friend! Hugs and love xox

  6. I find the entire Women’s Day incredibly sexist, and I am not a rotten person because I am male. Shame on these women. Just being honest…

    1. Hi John, thank you so much for sharing your heart on this. I agree – there’s a whole lot of men-bashing, and I’m just not here for it! thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  7. Funny I was complaining about a lack of female solidarity today. My big thing is women bringing each other down. I was actually complaining about female passive aggressive behaviour. Whilst I consider myself a feminist, I find I do agree with some of your points. Women should be able to call ourselves women, or whatever we da@%# well please.
    I do feel at times there has been a deliberate effort to turn women against each other. Divide and conquer. In the UK at one point they stopped telling people the sex of their babies at ultrasounds, as so many female babies were subsequently aborted.
    Having both a son and a daughter, I feel I have a foot in both camps. My daughter complains of being systematically ignored at times. My son struggles with how to handle women in this new era. What angers me, is those who seek to divide men and women. I kind of tell my young man, that sometimes young men suffer as a result of the misdeeds of their forefathers.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your heart on this! Oh my gosh, I am so right there with you — the women vs. women vibe has just got to stop. I mean, gosh! What ever happened to building one another up!?! On BOTH sides of the gender aisle! I like to see the human race as just that: the human race — children of God, brothers and sisters — supporting, loving and elevating one another, regardless of gender. I agree – enough division!! This was such a great comment to read , thank you my friend. I really hand it to your kids, navigating this crazy world. they’re awesome. Hugs and love xox

  8. I realize in retrospect that I often misunderstood boys as a teacher, although having grown up with a brother, Living in a
    macho culture, I really feel for young men at times.,

  9. So blessed by your comments. Please keep up the rallying cry to show women and men that all life, including the unborn, is of precious value to God. Motherhood is, indeed, a wonderful gift that so many women have discarded. May God change the hearts of women in America to see what amazing things He will accomplish when we turn our lives completely over to Him!

    1. thank you my friend! Yes! All life is precious and sacred, because we’re all creations of God. It all boils down to that! amen! praying with you! Hugs and love xox

  10. Thank you. Thank you so much for being honest and blunt; not skirting around this issue but tackling it head on. I cannot begin to agree more with you about this topic. I’ve read many of your blog posts, but never felt compelled to comment until now. I know you’re probably getting a lot of flack and criticism for posting about the touchy topics that you’ve been addressing, but please don’t stop! This needs to be heard so badly in our society! Thank you for not shying away from speaking truth into these issues. Coming from a teen growing up in today’s society, this needs to be heard!

    1. Thank you so much Hannah! I’m so glad this resonated with you! And I seriously appreciate your support. As you can imagine, it’s very scary to press the “publish” button, knowing its such a controversial topic! Thanks for being in my corner. And dang girl – I’ve gotta say: I have so much respect for you, navigating this crazy world as a teen today. You are in the lion’s den!! And you’re doing amazing!!! praying for you, and cheering you on, beautiful!! Hugs and love xox

      1. I’m sure it can be pretty scary at times publishing an article on a controversial topic. You have such a ministry and beautiful heart speaking into those areas though!!
        Thank you so much for the encouragement!! That meant so much to me!

  11. Couple of quick thoughts:

    – You’re absolutely right that any pro-choice feminism systematically ignores the inherent value of our smallest women (and men!)
    – There absolutely is a systematic bias against women, which has been proven statistically (forgive me if I don’t have all the studies in front of me). Specific to careers / workplace stuff, part of the reason behind that is that motherhood (and the associated expenses with maternity leave) provide a powerful financial disincentive against hiring women at the same rates as men.
    – But! The good news is that in addition to equal pay for equal work laws, the other great equalizer is that MEN are now demanding paternity leave. This is a BIG deal because it basically erases anything that make women less desirable hires. So even though we are collectively getting more equal treatment because of something MEN want, a broken clock is right twice a day so I will take it! 🙂
    – You might be interested to read about the experience of trans women – their experience is interesting because they universally are forced to acknowledge that in many ways their lives were just easier as a man. That they had male privilege (Paula Stone Williams comes to mind as a trans woman who is very articulate and charitable.)

    Anyway, I appreciate that you always speak your heart and hope that we can collectively continue such an important conversation. <3

    1. I watched Paula Stone Williams Ted Talk after reading your comment. It was so empowering to read what she had to say about life, since she had transitioned to female. It was so true. I was struck by her comment about how differently she would be treated as a man dealing with confusion over aeroplane seating. She mentions she would have been treated with far more respect. I guess we women are so used to certain attitudes, the negative attitudes don’t always register.

    2. Hi Athena! Thank you for sharing this great food for thoughts. lots of powerful points here. Yes – I think paternity leave is great — having a present father is so important in the lives of their children. that’s been a great shift. i’ll definitely check that out – i am always interested in hearing from all sides! thank you again! Hugs and love xox

  12. LOL, when I read “malarky” I was reminded of one of my domain names: malarkeywords.com 😀 Did you know that “malar” refers to cheek? Now isn’t that *cheeky?? 🙂

    1. hahha thanks! no I didn’t know that! how funny! cheeky indeed 🙂 hahah Hugs and love xox

  13. Ever wonder why women are better looking than men?
    Simple, God created man first and then he created woman i.e., Practice makes perfect. LOL..

    On a serious note though, you said it correctly. However there is a simple logic to modern feminism. From a man’s point of view, we are trying to please a woman. After living with a mom and a sister for 40 years, that’s an impossible task; nothing will be good enough. But yet, because we men love them, we keep trying.

    No matter how many changes men make to accommodate the modern feminist women, it will never be enough. Instead of celebrating the inherent awesomeness in what it means to be the pinnacle of God’s creation, the modern feminist is declaring war on men. I guess even God didn’t do a good enough job, people have to augment themselves with lip jobs, etc.

    1. One particula rcomment my father made, while I was growing up has always stuck with me. I had got unjustifiably angry with him. I don’t remember what about. Fortunately on that particular occasion I had realised. I had subsequently apologised. Instead of making me feel small, he had simply “That’s ok. I have broad shoulders.”
      For me that is the essence of male strength and character. Broad shoulders.

    2. hahhahaha practice makes perfect! lol!!! that made me laugh. Thank you friend- that is very true – there should be a celebration of womanhood and all it entails. It is absolutely the enemy who is using all his tactics to bring women down, turn us against our own bodies, against other women, against men. The enemy comes to divide, and well — just look at the world. So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  14. Women are the worst destroyers of womanhood, by turning feminism into the most vulgar, ill-conceived pseudo masculinity. And they first slay the masculine, then go rather hopeful in search of a Real Man. The one the first killed.

    Women are the biggest threat to feminism.

    1. oh my gosh you are so right about that. Women are the biggest threat to feminism. Couldn’t agree more. thank you for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

      1. 💖🇿🇦 We saw a movie with an actress that looked quite like you, a true life story and a Christian family movie. We saw a few movies, don’t recall the names, last one was Tulsa. I blogged about it today. 💖🇿🇦

      2. oh nice! We need more movies like that. looking forward to reading your thoughts about it!

      3. I didn’t really write a review, as I didn’t want to spoil it for anyone. Tonight’s date night will be that Hosea story by Francine Rivers.

    1. Thank you so much Amy! I’m so glad this hit home with you. I appreciate your support 🙂 (I was definitely nervous to push “publish” on this one! haha) hope you and yours have a wonderful week! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thank you so much Rollie! I’m so glad this hit home with you! Amen to that – men simply have to sit there and “take it…” It just infuriates me, to be honest. Hugs and love xox

  15. This is fantastic! I’m fed up, too! I mostly worry about the men in my life – husband, son, grandsons, brothers, friends – it’s a ridiculous road this society is going down.

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I’m so glad this struck a chord with you! Amen to that – I pray for the men in this world so much. They’re being told so man lies about themselves. Makes me sad. Hugs and love xox

  16. Thank you for this. the ‘anti-patriarch’ rhetoric shows how deeply many young women have been brainwashed by MSM.

    1. Thank you so much Melissa! I’m so glad this hit home with you! I sooooo agree with you. It’s a brainwashing game. scary to see how well it has worked. Massive prayers going up!! Hugs and love xox

  17. I understand your strict catholic beliefs narrow your choices or discipline you in how to make them regarding abortion but I don’t know why you have to make feminists your enemy. You speak of yourself with a lot of judgement and you are so hard on yourself and you are testifying so courageously and honestly in your video albeit waaaaay too hard on yourself, so I am not sure if you’re projecting that on to other women who don’t share your religious values. I realize you are sick of women speaking about the patriarchy, but they have valid reasons for it. I guess you might feel afraid of their views influencing you away from what you’ve been raised with, and so you shun them with great purpose and insulate yourself with like-minded men and perhaps women who champion you for it. But you are putting women down to rise and Jesus isn’t about that. And Jesus wants you to love yourself. The poor in spirit is well taken. You have indeed been impoverished by the patriarchy that made you reach for ideals of womanhood that are unrealistic. I am so sorry. On behalf of all mankind, I am sorry for your pain. You didn’t sin. You were a young person in pain within the controlled dogmas that you attended to as a “good” girl. You feared hell if you didn’t. You were never bad. Being sick isn’t a sin. Lying about food was a form of self protection when you felt you couldn’t trust the world around you. That’s what it sounds like anyhow. Forgive my forwardness and my presumptions and any transgressions. No matter what, I wish you all the best on your life path. Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to others even the women you are jealous of and so find fault with. Perhaps feminists are freer than you and so it makes you mad. Perhaps you really do believe you have the right to tell them what to do with their lives and their bodies. But that’s out of your control too. Give it to god. Write about what you love for a while instead of what you are sick of. And tell me to F**k off if you need. I should not preach. I am not catholic. Peace Caralyn.
    ~Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin, I feel your heart so much in this comment. Thank you for sharing it, and for truly caring for me. I am so touched. Though I disagree about this analysis of my eating disorder in light of the patriarchy, I do truly appreciate you trying to put yourself in my shoes, and make sense of it all. That season of my life, was not about living up to a beauty ideal set by men, but rather my own need for control in my life. You are a good man, and I appreciate you! Hugs and love xox

      1. I do apologize for “putting words in your mouth” in my attempt to interpret your past situation. I honestly don’t understand eating disorders first hand (other than listening to women speak of their experiences.) I’m impressed with your story-telling. And I mean that in the way you are captivating when you speak because you speak from the heart so passionately. I have learned from you. I felt some “openings” i my narrower thinking as I read your post and listened to you speak. I appreciate you taking the time to reply to me and wish you much love as well. You are entirely lovable. (Again, I don’t believe were or are a sinner!! But maybe that’s a whole different discussion and learning curve for me and none of my business.) I’m gonna always keep a good thought for you, Caralyn. xoxo Kevin

    1. thank you friend. Amen — lots of prayers going up!! glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    1. thank you so much Barbara! I’m so glad this resonated with you! yeah, it seems as though a tidal wave of feminism has flooded our young women these days. I’m holding onto a life raft for dear life! hahah Hugs and love xox

    1. hahah thank you so much!! Yeah, it’s definitely not a popular position to hold these days! And i will absolutely pass that along to him! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  18. #1 Amen to all the awareness you raise on a variety of important matters.

    #2 “demonizing men….Besides, in the current state of the world: this country can’t even come to a consensus about WHAT a woman actually is?!” great point. funny. sad. and true. Sounds to me like ‘the powers that be’ are doing the same thing they did God, to Woman. To Marriage. To Man. TO EVERY SINGLE NATURAL THING GOD DOES.

    #3 loved the word aggrandizing. Made me stop in my tracks. Had to pull out the dictionary.

    1. Thank yo so much Ben! I really appreciate your comments! And oh my gosh you’re so right about that – the enemy is having a field day — coming only to steal, kill and destroy. Good thing God has already overcome the world! Hahah and thanks – my dad was always big on vocabulary and grammar just through example. Hugs and love xox

    1. thank you so much!! I really appreciate you having my back and for taking the time to read it! Hugs and love xox

  19. I have concluded that truth in advertising requires a name change to International Liberal/Leftist Women’s Day. With this, it all makes sense.

    I also find it fascinating that the most disagreeable and condescending comments here are from liberal/Leftist men. You are entitled to do you, to think your own thoughts and to reach your own conclusions. Which you did so eloquently.

    1. THank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this, and for having my back. yes, I definitely noticed that too! Hugs and love xox

  20. Although I hold different opinions, I think we need to let each other ask the uncomfortable questions. 🤷🏽‍♀️ so thank you for sharing your viewpoints because over the years, I have discovered there’s value in listening to others. ❤️

    1. Thank you so much friend. That is very true – we must let one another ask the uncomfortable questions. And amen! Listening is the bridge to mutual respect and understanding! love this comment so so much! Hugs and love xox

  21. I enjoyed your piece, and agree with your observations. Such sad irony. As a father to three adult daughters (and a grandfather to a granddaughter), I am very much in favour of women’s rights as you describe them. As we watch Putin the brutal dictator destroy two nations (Ukraine and his own), we in the west are in danger from another brutal dictatorship from a woke left that is trying to dictate what we think and feel (about the issues you raise here, and others).

    1. Thank you so much Andy for sharing your heart on this. You’re so right about that — their ideology is dictatorial in nature and how it is pushed on society. It is scary. Scary!! So glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox

    1. thank you so much friend. Oh no!! and happy belated birthday! sorry you have to share it!!! Hugs and love xox

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