The very essence of feminism, the way that first wave feminists likes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony saw it, was that women had brains and should be involved in the voting process. It was a long battle, but in 1920, Stanton’s and Anthony’s dream finally came true. Unfortunately they weren’t alive to see it, although they did write the original draft of the 19th Amendment when it was first introduced in 1878. Today it seems this idea has been forgotten in the public discourse about women’s issues.
Feminism was not about the right to murder your child. It was not about the right to demand the government to subsidize your sex life. It was about the belief that women could think for themselves and, since they were raising families, might actually have some common sense as to what types of legislation would be good for the country as a whole. I know, crazy… Women raising families? This idea is heresy to today’s feminists. But I digress.
I’m a conservative because I’m a woman. I have a brain. I think for myself, and I realize there is a lot more to life than my vagina. Like the national debt… and taxes… you know, silly things like that. These things don’t only affect men… they affect me directly, and they can affect my ability to pursue my career, or raise a family, or whatever it is I decide to do with my life someday.
As a young conservative woman, I support each individual’s right to choose what they want to do with their lives, whether it is to pursue a career, have a family, or both. Who am I to tell someone that they are less of a woman because they don’t buy into the gender wage gap theory? Who am I to tell someone that they are less of a woman because they decided to pursue a full time career instead of raising a family or vice versa? The fact of the matter is that today women have more opportunities to do whatever they want. We are not second class citizens. We are equal.
I'm excited to announce that I will be writing weekly blogs[rants] on feminism for Countered Cultured starting in January. I may even do vlogs (aka me reading to you one of my rants with lots of dramatic flair on video). I pretty much never let an opprotunity to bash feminists go to waste.
Oh, and the post before my announcement was an excerpt from a chapter I contributed to an e-book about young conservatives. I'll give out more info on when that is available on Amazon as I know more, but I can tell you this... it's going to be legit. There are some pretty awesome contributors, many of whom I know personally. :) So I'll keep you updated as to when that's available.
Have a safe New Year. 2013 is going to be an exciting year... I can just feel it. :D