Thursday, February 11, 2016

Strong Independent Woman

"Strong, Independent Woman."

Those words are a bit like nails on a chalkboard - irritation to hear, and means absolutely nothing. To get real use out of a chalkboard, one must write or draw on it. Similarly, for a woman to be useful, she must not be the feminist definition of "strong & independent."

Because words do mean something, let's play the game. A strong woman would be able to change a tire or open a jar lid or build something with her hands. An independent woman would be able to completely pay her own way without external support such as child support, government subsidies, etc.

The above memes were shared as they depict specific examples that are fairly common among self-proclaimed "strong, independent women." However, suppose you run across a woman who actually does pay her own way in life? Well, if you do run across such a specimen, you won't have to wonder if she does, there's a good chance she will tell you.

Of course, her saying she pays her own way is a lot like a toddler who is proud she was potty trained. Nobody goes around congratulating adults for going to the toilet when nature calls, and in a similar fashion, nobody congratulates a man who pays his own way in life - it's expected.

However, the liberal feminists want to prove that women are equal in every way (hint - men and women are different in many ways), and they use the phrase "strong, independent woman" to tout "accomplishments" that men are simply expected to be able to do.

If women were really strong and independent,  they would bristle at the thought of someone paying their way through life. The notion of child support, alimony or division of marital assets for which they had provided no monetary input would sicken them. It would be insulting!

Without a doubt, there are women who are truly strong and independent. Some of them don't go around blabbing about it at every turn. But, in modern society, this is the exception, not the rule.

Instead of raising my daughter to be a "strong, independent woman" (feminist definition), I shall raise her to be a woman of morals and character. A woman who is capable of making her way through life by herself if need be, but who also understands the strength, unity, and advantages of being a helpmeet. For if my daughter one day fills the greatest role a woman can fill - that of a successful wife and mother - then that shall be a reason to rejoice.

And that's the key - proper expectations.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Anonymous
(Occasionally attributed to Albert Einstein)


  1. Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing. -- Fred Reed.

    1. As always, thank you for reading and for commenting.


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