Since the election on November 3rd, I’ve seen numerous posts from many women stating that “for once” or “finally” they’re proud to be Americans because we may soon have a female vice president.
Regardless of who is in the White House, I will always be a proud American woman.
The United States, founded upon Christian principles, is the greatest nation in the history of the world. Did it ever occur to these women that the class of people (conservative men) who many leftists or feminists now despise were the ones who actually fought for their right to vote a century ago?
It might surprise many to know that nearly twice as many Republican House members (the forerunners to the current conservative movement) voted to ratify the 19th amendment, which extended the right to vote to women. In the Senate, 82% of the GOP supported women’s suffrage in contrast to just 41% of Democrats. Of the 36 state legislatures that ratified the amendment, 26 were Republican-controlled.
Despite what many social media posts and ideological protests claim, women my age (25) are a part of the wealthiest generation in the history of the world and have been given more opportunities than any other generation of women.
So why won’t women stop complaining about inequality?
It doesn’t add up.
Could it be that our lives have gotten so comfortable that we’re sitting around looking for problems to lament?
In the last 4 years, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every ethnic class of women in America have reached record low unemployment rates. Billions of dollars have been put into school choice programs, many of which benefit inner city and black children.
Over the last few years, conservatives have fought for free speech and freedom of religion, passed prison reform and pushed to preserve police presence.
Incidentally, do you know who a reduction in police presence will hurt the most? Women who live alone, single moms in inner cities and low-income families.
Party and partisans aside, these conservative principles and policies are worth applauding.
Brave, courageous and conservative women like Candice Owens, Allie Stuckey, Christina Bennett and Lila Rose who champion these issues have emerged in recent years. They’re new heroes and women for our young girls to emulate.
By contrast, abortion – the top issue for many traditional feminists, isn’t heroic – it’s tragic.
I applaud women who speak up for the voiceless and the innocent, who champion pre-born.
I will always be proud to be a woman because that’s who God made me.
God created the woman last, the crowning glory of His creation. We are inherently beautiful. In Genesis, God says He’s sent Adam an “ezer” – a helper, and called her Eve. Not helper as in an assistant or second-rate human. The word “ezer” means “saving” help, “strong” help.
I will promote and cheer on women who stand for righteousness. But I will not celebrate a woman in power just because she’s a woman, or just because she’s “the first” to do whatever. I will not celebrate principles that oppose the biblical foundation upon which America was founded upon.
So, I don’t clap for a person because of his or her gender. I don’t clap for a platform that blatantly defies the Word of God in more ways than one.
All men and women may be created equal, but not all women and men are worth clapping for.
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