The first edition of "The Least You Need To Know with Kate Marlette", and featuring a discussion of the basics of the gun show loophole.
Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.
Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?
Nope, no thank you.
Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.
For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.
Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.
All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.
Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.
Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.
I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.
The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.
However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.
So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.
And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.
The Kid President made his debut in 2012 and has impacted many lives with his positivity and kind words. He provides insight into negative situations and gives us all words to live by. Here are 10 times his words helped us get through the day.
1. When we didn't want to follow through with plans.Giphy
We've all been in the position where we had a bad day and wanted to cancel our plans. People want you there, so it's true: just you being there does make it awesome.
2. When you felt like you were struggling as a parent.Giphy
Your kids love you as a parent. They look up to you and value everything you do! Realistically, you're doing a great job and your kids see it, too.
3. When you felt like quitting.Giphy
You might be an adult, but there's still a force within you to keep you going.
4. When you felt overwhelmed.Giphy
Kid President gives great advice when it comes to being stressed: pause, breathe, love. It only takes a few minutes to pause and breathe in order to get back on track.
5. When you felt like you didn't matter.Giphy
You're here for a reason and have a spot on this planet, you matter.
6. When you saw your cousin post something political on Facebook.Giphy
Post-election Facebook was a battleground full of insults and disagreements. It's okay to disagree, but there's no reason for us to go out of our way to make someone else feel bad about their position.
7. When you someone cut you off driving and you want to hawk them down.Giphy
... then don't do it. Plain and simple. It won't do anyone any good to go after someone for something that really isn't a big deal.
8. When you felt like no one was listening.Giphy
You have so much to say and share, people will listen, especially if you have good things to say.
9. When you felt like you didn't know what you're doing.Giphy
If you're wearing pants and have toilet paper, you're doing a good job being an adult.
10. When you needed encouragement to get up.Giphy
Straight to the point, let's do it. You don't have to do it alone, but you have to do it.
Kid President is the king of good advice. It's all put in simple terms because we don't need to complicate anything anymore.