Right this very minute, American women are serving overseas in the military, protecting our interests and freedom.
Right this very minute, American women are taking care of their young children at home, cooking meals, washing laundry, running errands, reading to their kids and playing with them.
Right this very minute, hardworking moms of all ages are pulling double shifts in factories, supermarkets, farms, stores and small businesses — all to keep America and their families running.
Then there are the women who have decided to march in protest of President Donald Trump, “for their rights,” they say, which they claim are in jeopardy. These women, for all their supposed power, could not get their fatally flawed candidate elected president. So today they are throwing one giant tantrum, marching in major cities around the nation and the world.
The Washington, D.C., march is expected to be the largest of the marches in cities that include Sydney, London, Tokyo and New York, Reuters reported.
Moms, take a few minutes to debunk the march and equip your girls with the following facts:
1.) These hard-core feminists are ‘protesting’ things that have not happened.
President Trump was inaugurated Friday. Unlike the civil rights marchers of the past — who were already being segregated, who already had limited job opportunities, who already suffered — these ultra-liberals do not even know what this administration will bring. They’re holding a pre-emptive protest.
One marcher said as much with a post on “The Diane Rehm Show” website: “I am going to stand up for all people who could be victims of what we sadly see happening these last weeks. I may not be in need of the services of Planned Parenthood any more, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t stand up for those that do …”
The operative word is could. Nothing has happened yet! Before you call out any extra police nationwide on a Saturday — and drag your children into a potentially dangerous situation, by the way — it would be more effective to protest an actual wrong.
2.) The diverse views of women were welcome at this march — except the views of those on the Right.
The Women’s March organization made headlines by removing New Wave Feminists, a pro-life organization, as an official sponsor. The Women’s March released an explanatory statement, apologizing for “the error” of having previously listed an “anti-choice” group as a partner. They also made clear they only wish to march on behalf of those who share the pro-abortion mindset.
Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti tweeted two days ago that she was “horrified” the Women’s March had partnered with a pro-life group, saying women need to “stop the myth that feminism is simply ‘anything a woman does.’” Meaning that radical feminists will define feminism, not all women.
“We call on all defenders of human rights to join us,” the Women’s March website says. Uh, not really.
3.) Always beware of celebrity-laden protests.
Explain to your daughters, especially, that the lives of Madonna, Scarlett Johannson and Debra Messing are extremely privileged and far removed from the real lives that most women lead. Events such as the Saturday march become a convenient way to gain more press, raise their own profile, and endear themselves to their equally out-of-touch peers.
The celebrities who moan and hair-pull over the abuse of animals (which is, of course, an important issue) will not bat an eye when a late-term abortion doctor rips a human baby from a mother’s womb, thus colluding with that mother in determining that this vulnerable life is worthless. Explain the hypocrisy and evil in this type of thinking — a “me first, and always” mindset that destroys instead of empowers.
4.) There are so many women to admire for their actual accomplishments.
—Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first female commander of the International Space Station in 2007 — and is currently at the ISS on behalf of America, the first woman to command the ISS a second time.
—Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, born in 1656, was the first Native American saint in the Catholic faith. She suffered from a bout of smallpox that killed her entire family. When she was 19 years old, she converted to Christianity and refused marriage, subsequently leaving her village and canoeing 200 miles through the wilderness to get to a Catholic mission. She died at age 24 from her disease.
—Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Cochran) uncovered important stories as one of America’s first investigative journalists in the late 1870s. Angered by a newspaper column that said women should only cook, clean and raise children, she began writing pieces under her Bly byline. When papers tried to assign Bly the women’s beat, her answer was “no.” She went on to gain national prominence for her groundbreaking stories about prisons, sanitarium, and poverty — among others.
Stacked up against these outstanding female trailblazers, Debra Messing, Scarlett Johansson and their ilk look sort of … average. Less than average, even.
Moms, let’s teach daughters to celebrate the women and men — all people — who are truly deserving of it.