Sunday, April 6, 2014
Women and Spring
Their are those who think women should stay at home, make babies, keep a nice house, and serve their husbands because that is their "traditional" role. If it actually had been, our species would have died out long ago. That tradition only existed for a short time during the middle of the last century and idealized by the likes of Ozzie and Harriet or Leave it to Beaver. There is nothing wrong with that way of living if all parties are agreed and the breadwinner can win enough bread to support a whole family above the poverty level. These days it's not so easy.
It has been called to my attention recently that the Heritage Foundation, that bastion of Right Thinking, had a little get together of conservative women celebrating the last day of Women's History Month by stating, "If we truly want women to thrive," (Mona)Charen concurred, "we have to revive the marriage norm."
What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony — the same thing that will solve problems such as income inequality and the Republican Party's standing among women."
I am not sure how many conservative women were at this conference, but I would think that it was most of them.
Following this line of thought would lead one to believe that women not following this idea might turn out to be be progressives or worse, even Democrats! The Heritage Foundation wants more women to vote Republican. If all of them did they might get a big enough majority to repeal the 19th Amendment and then women wouldn't have to bother their pretty little heads at all about voting!
Helping in this agenda would be the Mormon Church. They are all frightened (well at least the Mormon men are) because women want to wear pants in church! Jesus didn't wear pants in church so these women shouldn't either. Some of these Mormon women want to enter the priesthood! Joseph Smith would turn on the wrong axis of the planet he is God on if this would happen and his girlfriends wives would be looking to him for guidance.
Yes, it would seem the Mormon Cult Church has drawn a lot of attention to itself by making the national news on these issues as well. It seems they want to keep these protesting women and pesky media people as far away from the proceedings as they can.
Want to know more about the Mormons? Donna Banta can fill you in on her blog Ward Gossip. She is one of those uppity women (I mean that in the best way) that used to be a Mormon. Now she is simply awesome.
Spring is finally starting to, you know, spring. My coworker has a boyfriend that brings her lots of flowers on a regular basis. It certainly brightens up the atmosphere.
On a bright, sunny day the glare from the continuing snow is nearly blinding, but it does brighten attitudes and reminds us of what is to come. Here is our frozen harbor showing hints that here is something not white underneath.
Then there are the cloudy, but above freezing days and the wind that help to break up the frozen ice sheet that has covered Lake Superior for the last two months. Who knows, there may be icebergs all summer.