The Politics of Feminism

The politics of feminism are reported as sick and one sided in the coverage by on the story of two young women who assault, bully, and sexually manipulate an autistic young man. (for mature readers only)  Part of Rosin’s argument relies on the fact that Michael defends his two attackers.  How bad could it have been if he still wants to be friends with … Continue reading The Politics of Feminism

Be Rude

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Portrait of Marie Antoinette in hunting attire (a favorite of her mother), by Joseph Krantzinger (1771), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

As a young teen, Marie Antoinette came from the cozy family atmosphere of the court of her mother the Empress of Austria to marry the heir to the French throne. Morals were lax at the French court and Marie Antoinette’s higher standards made her plenty of enemies, especially when she snubbed Madame Du Barry, her father-in-law’s mistress. Soon Marie Antoinette became queen, but the gossips hinted that her husband was—in these early years, at least—not interested in her. One rake, the Duc de Biron, thought she might be pining for some male attention and tried to get her alone. Witnesses reported that they heard the queen crying, “Sortez, Monsieur! Get out!” and saw the Duc come running out with a red face.

I like Marie Antoinette, and this story is a great illustration to some of the best advice a young woman will ever hear. I first saw it demonstrated by my mother, then put into words by Nancy Wilson, and more recently re-iterated by Martin Selbrede. It really is critical:

Be rude. Continue reading “Be Rude”

This is an Endorsement for Life

Often times the argument is raised that a young unwed mother is ill equipped for raising a child. Throw in the crippling trauma of being victimized by rape and it seems inevitable most will reach the emotional conclusion that what is necessary is to end the child’s life before it stares face to face with it’s mother reminding her of the crime or becomes a burden on society as an ill equipped young mother will not be able to provide the means to bring the child into adulthood well adjusted and mature.

It is a wonder that any of us can believe that realities are numerous. Circumstances surely are and God accounts for that but there is one reality within which we all live and part of that is we all have been given the opportunity to make something of ourselves. We all have obstacles and trials of varying degrees, and with them the desire to pursue happiness. We were granted life and the liberty to do so by our Creator who rules and reigns over all even those with ill conceived notions that some should not be allowed what God has given all of mankind because they live outside the circumstances many of us are acquainted with. As if it were some alternative Godless reality they live in. Anyone who believes that what is best for society is that the fortunate should live and the unfortunate should not should hear the story of newly crowned Miss Pennsylvania. By the world’s standards she is everything they say is most unlikely.  Continue reading “This is an Endorsement for Life”