One thing that sets New Feminism apart is its insistence that women are good. It insists that we can not respect women by disrespecting their bodies. We cannot raise women up while painting their bodies and their natural functions as bad. As The Guiding Star Project’s aim is to create Guiding Star centers where women receive holistic care that works with Natural Law and affirms the inherent worth and goodness of... [Read more...]
I’ve been asked several times recently what I mean when I refer to this idea of “The Feminine Abilities”. I use the phrase when I speak and sometimes when I write.
By “Feminine Abilities” I am referring to the three uniquely female physical abilities: to conceive, birth, and nourish children with only their bodies. To ovulate, gestate, and lactate. These are physical characteristics of... [Read more...]
The plates that launched a thousand tears
My family and I are just trying to get through dinner.
The two year old is singing, and nursing a fresh wound from her brother’s fork. The seven month old is losing his patience with the green beans and is ready to be nursed. My husband and I are trying to finish our plates before the room implodes, and then the four year old begins to wail. He is red in the face and scraping... [Read more...]
In college, a group of students and I would pray outside an abortion clinic early Saturday mornings. After several weeks of praying outside on my knees in the cold, I had an itch to do more, so I trained to be a sidewalk counselor to try and convince women, between the distance of the parking lot and the door of the clinic, to turn around.
My first morning as a counselor, a car parked in front of me, and a woman got... [Read more...]
Over the last 3 weeks, there has been a buzz about the newly termed “fecundophobia” or fear of children and fertile women. It is argued that this fear is the problem with our society. Really? That’s our great problem? I’m not buying it. While I’ll admit there seems to be an aversion to fertility, children, and any woman or man who has more than 2 children, the aversion to children is not the real problem.
Fecundophobia... [Read more...]