Skip to comments.Conservative women are changing promiscuous culture
Posted on 01/16/2005 12:35:11 AM PST by Lorianne
Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, has said that the next four years under a Bush administration are going to be "tough" for the feminists and that they are just going to have to be "tougher."
Well, conservative women, who have been marginalized, stereotyped, put down and humiliated at every turn over the past couple of decades, have gone through tough and tougher and, now that our time is here, we're the toughest gals around.
Being called "anti-woman" because we didn't embrace abortion-on-demand and alternative lifestyles has produced a hardy bunch while the feminists became fat cats dining on preferences and gorging on government and corporate subsidies for their women's studies programs and other enterprises that promote their "politically correct" agenda.
Conservative women came out of their enclaves determined to battle for their daughters' futures. Women like Beverly LaHaye and Phyllis Schlafly worked tirelessly to break the force of years of liberal momentum when it looked as if there was no end in sight. Women like Kathleen Sullivan and Leslee Unruh launched an abstinence movement to combat the notion that adolescents would inevitably become sexually active.
Trends today are proof positive that moral boundaries can be rebuilt and we can reclaim the nation's traditional Judeo-Christian heritage. Today's teens are leading the way by responding to the challenge to choose virtue over the fast crowd's acceptance and approval, to value their innocence and purity; these are the messages that conservative women are working hard to spread.
After peaking in 1994, unwed teen births are down 24 percent. Teens are the reason that the overall out-of-wedlock birthrate has improved; there is no change in the 20-24 age bracket.
It would appear that we are making headway in teaching abstinence at the high school level, but sadly we are losing our young people at the universities where the moral relativism of the secular humanists and radical women's studies programs are still having a devastating impact.
Clearly, current trends are passing the feminists by and they are out of step with the concerns and issues that are important to women. Mothers don't want federally funded day care; they want the opportunity to nurture their own children without government interference. Women don't want abortion-on-demand; they want a husband who will cherish them and be committed to wife and children for a lifetime.
Girls don't want a one-night stand; they want a great guy to take them out for a nice dinner, pleasing conversation or good entertainment and not have to worry about fighting off a jerk who treats them like a sex object and won't be calling the next day.
Parents also want to be informed and involved in their children's lives - even during late adolescence when decisions are made that have lifelong impact. When parents have to sign for their child to take an aspirin, go on a field trip or have ears pierced, it doesn't make sense that the same child could have an abortion without the parent's knowledge.
The reality is that millions of young women have been deeply wounded by promiscuous sex and cohabitation. Over the past 10 years, college counselors have seen their caseloads expand dramatically depression cases have doubled, suicide attempts have tripled and sexual assaults have quadrupled.
In becoming a one-issue organization, the National Organization for Women has made itself irrelevant and unattractive to the next generation.
Today's young women have seen friends' ambitions short-circuited by the "sex is no big deal" culture, and they are turning away from the destructive lifestyles. Abortion rates among young women are declining because many of them are realizing that instead of solving problems, abortion can make them worse, like a lifetime of regret or infertility.
Young women are growing increasingly knowledgeable about the realities of the sexual revolution's disastrous consequences for their mothers and grandmothers; they are a lot wiser and much more conservative.
Having grown up while liberalism reigned, this generation possesses more tough young ladies. I've enjoyed mentoring a number of them and it's going to be fun to see them come of age
And I haven't met a damn one of them. :( ;)
Yeah I am sorry to say this, but wonder if it is not mostly wishful thinking. I don't see that much change, but there is some.
And God bless 'em all for their dedication in the face of adversity. They're one of the great pillars that's kept this nation from disintegrating under the strain of vice that assaults our culture constantly.
He chose one heck of a First Lady.
A women has to state (and to really feel) "Piss Off."
don't worry about what ther other girls say. Don't worry what the guys say.
Tell them piss off (if you've got the answer). Otherwise some dick will just try to use you to his benefit.
Girls are to be cherished.
NOthing more beautiful than a love of a daugher for her da. These are among the things that matter in this world.
This is why I believe that Laura Ingraham's star will rise significantly over the next few years -- she's young, she's smart, she's attractive, she's physically fit, and she's single. But she doesn't talk about her "love life," or an endless search for Mr. Right -- she talks about her friends, her faith, and her dog. If THE man for her hasn't emerged from the crowd yet, I don't believe she will settle for less, and in the meantime, she seems tough enough to take on a full life alone.
Maybe you need to go where Conservative young women are,is all. :-)
That's exactly right...
SEE? You know where to find them,you just didn't do anything to date one! :-)
Yes,it is! :-)
And, secretly, she wants me...
Well, I'd like to think that I was Laura's Mr. Right - a conservative Catholic who loves dogs.
Wait, what's that about opposites attracting? oh well.
But seriously, Laura is a great woman, the kind of woman-down-the-street I'd like my kids to have dinner with a couple of times a year just to knock some good sense into them.
Where the &^%$ is that?
I'll have to put one in the "Bush did the right thing" column. He ignored them and their irrelevance grew.
Wonderful. So I'm guaranteed meeting another one in, oh, four years? :P
Conservative girls aren't really as rare as you might think.
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