Being a woman always comes with its own challenges. But no period of history has seen such a determined attempt to erase the meaning of womanhood completely.
I do not discount the challenges faced by great women like Rosa Parks or Susan B. Anthony. They both worked to change our country for the better. But could they have imagined a time when the very definition of what it means to be a woman would be under attack?
The far left and the transgender movement do not want the word “woman” to have any biological meaning at all. To them, a “woman” simply means, “person who says that they ‘identify’ as a woman.” Biology, history, law, science … these are all to be discarded in the desperate need to validate a tiny minority.
Meanwhile, the social implications of this effort to erase women are enormous. Already, we have seen men who “identify” as women competing in women’s sports and erasing women’s athletic achievements. This is progress? And yet, left-wing feminists are too cowed by their position as “allies” of the LGBTQ+ movement to defend womanhood itself.
Given that those same leftist activists have also made the ability to kill an unborn child in a central tenet of feminism, their defection is no great loss. But that leaves it up to the rest of us – the ordinary mothers, wives, and sisters – to defend womanhood.
I cannot think of anyone better suited to the task.
Unlike the ivory tower academics, radical activists, or celebrity dilettantes that so often claim to speak for womanhood, we are the ones who know and understand womanhood as it is lived every day. We do not hate men or carry resentment against a vague “patriarchy.” We have husbands, fathers, and sons whom we love. We do not see the world as a battle of the sexes, but as a joint challenge that requires men and women to work together for the betterment of all.
The rise of transgenderism and the erasure of womanhood isn’t a political or academic exercise for us. It is a real danger to our families and our way of life. It is our daughters who are being unfairly treated in the world of athletics. Our locker rooms, bathrooms, and domestic violence shelters that are being invaded. Our children who are being indoctrinated in radical ideology. Our way of life that is being dismantled to accommodate a vocal and aggressive minority.
We understand what it means to be a woman. And we know that the biological definition of womanhood needs to be defended.
But before we can launch our defense of womanhood, we must take a moment for fellowship and inspiration. After all of the attacks we have weathered of late – attacks on marriage, family, faith, and our very gender – it is easy to feel overwhelmed or defeated. We need to touch base with what matters most.
That is why I want to invite Christian women everywhere to join me at the upcoming Journey to Joy Ladies Brunch. The brunch is being sponsored by the Coalition of Americans for Action and Principles (CAAP), and is being held on Thursday, June 23 at 11am in Katy, Texas.
The theme of the brunch is “Roadmap: Knowing Who You Are.” As the featured speaker, I want to bring a message of faith and hope to all attendees. I plan to reference Matthew 16:15 as I bring both scripture and ordinary wisdom to the topic of knowing yourself and thriving as a Christian woman in a world that is increasingly hostile to our beliefs.
As the name suggests, we want this to be a day of joy and inspiration for all attendees. We hope that everyone there leaves with a new sense of purpose and hope for the future.
It is up to us to defend womanhood, but we are not going to do so from a place of anger. We are called to greater things.
Whether you are a woman who needs a dose of inspiration and faith – or if you simply think this is the perfect fit for a woman in your life – please consider joining us at the Journey to Joy brunch. It’s the perfect way to join in fellowship with other women and find new reserves of strength and wisdom to take on the challenges ahead.
Though the left wants to erase what it means to be a woman, they are going to discover that is no easy task. We are sisters, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and wives. And we are prepared to defend the principle of womanhood against this and any other challenges.