Tag archives: Feminism

Margaret Thatcher: An Inspiration to Women

by Krystle Gabele

April 10, 2013

With the recent news of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death, we are mourning the loss of a great leader, whose legacy will rest on her relentless strength. She was truly the Iron Lady.

While I didn’t agree with some of her stances, she was an inspiration to women who sought to climb the corporate ladder, as well as those seeking to serve in a public office. I can think of few (outside my Mother and Great-Grandmother) who better exemplifies what is to be strong and lead a moral life. For both the non-feminist and feminist alike, she paved the way by showing that hard work is essential to success.

However, Thatcher’s legacy has been downtrodden by feminists, the ones who should be admiring her for being in a role of leadership and shattering the so-called “glass ceiling.” Yes, Thatcher may have made some bad policy decisions over time, just as all of us have made some erroneous choices.

Shouldn’t we be looking back on Thatcher’s ascendancy to power as something all females should admire and seek out, if it is their calling? Rest in peace, Margaret Thatcher! Your legacy has proven that with a hard work ethic and strength that women can do anything.

Fathers, Be Good to Your Daughters

by Family Research Council

July 12, 2012

I walked past a sweet moment yesterday. It was the hour for busy professionals to catch a quick dinner, before heading home. But one cafe table caught my eye.

A blue-shirted, bespectacled man had lost his tie and sat with his elbows gently planted on the table and directed an attentive gaze across it. His date sat on the edge of her seat, feet barely reaching the ground.

I have no idea if the girl was talking about camp or Barbies or her favorite movie, but dad was paying attention. I nearly pulled out my cell phone camera to capture the moment. I thought better of it and merely shot a quick text to my dad. I saw a cute little girl on a date with her dad and it made me think of you and our special Friendly’s dates. Thanks for those. I love you!

Ive been in his life for nearly thirty years and I got this response, in just two minutes flatMelt my heart! love you too my girl.

I know dads and daughters dont always have the sweet relationship that I enjoy with my father. And I dont even know if my dad was secretly hoping that Id have been a boy. But this friendship of ours has been one of my most profound I have known.

In a recent blog post, Fathers, Dont Abort Your Daughters, author Timothy Dalrymple eloquently educates the reluctant father regarding the unique joys of parenting a girl. He shares a bit of his own story in the following words:

I had told myself that I just wanted a healthy baby, boy or girl. But when I first learned that the child growing within my wifes womb was a girl, I felt a pang of disappointment. I had always looked forward to the father-son relationship. This will sound egotistical and it is precisely that but I had also wanted to see what a boy with my genetic inheritance, but with the opportunities and direction I could give him, could accomplish.

Dalrymple also explains how that preference for a male child has become one of the most horrifically ironic trends to evolve from a womans supposed right to abort her child.

As many besides me have noted, its one of the most tragic ironies of the modern political world that this supposedly great victory for womens rights has led to a cheap replacement for female infanticide. And the social pathologies that arise when the male-female ratio is out of whack are also terrible for women, especially (since there are too few women for every man to have a wife) the dramatic increase in prostitution and sex-slavery and human trafficking.

The entire post is well-worth the read. Check it out at his blog, Philosophical Fragments.