Everywhere you look on the news you see this topic: The Women's March in Washington, D.C., as well as many other places across the United States. For those of you that do not know what this is, it is groups of women marching in protest for various rights that they either do not feel they have, or they believe will be taken away as a result of Donald Trump becoming POTUS. These various rights include the equal pay of men and women, Planned Parenthood Funding, and maintaining the legality of abortion.
I will probably get a lot of hate from some of my fellow women for this, but I do NOT agree with nor support the Women's March.
I am not saying that the women that do support this movement are wrong in their beliefs by any means, but I myself do not support these ideas. I do think it is great that women have come as far as they have throughout history, and even surpassed many countries around the world regarding the rights for women. I also am supportive of strong women standing up for what they believe in and fighting for what they believe is right. I am proud of how far we have come, and the many advancements we have made. Our ancestors would be proud.
However, because of my religion, own morals/values, and personal beliefs, I will not take part in nor support this movement. One issue I do not support is the legalization of abortion. I understand that some women do not believe that the government should have the right to say what they can and cannot do with their bodies. However, I believe this is one act that should have been made illegal a long time ago. I was raised in a Southern Baptist Church, and I'm sure some of you are thinking, "Oh goodness, she must be stuck in the 'Old South' ways." Well, I'm not, but I do hold my religion close to my heart. Abortion, to me, is murder; the murder of an innocent child who has not yet been corrupted by the ways of this world; the murder of an innocent child who has not had the opportunities of this world, and never will; a child taken before being born, because of a mistake made by adults.
Now, I know in some cases there are circumstances such as rape, where the mother does not want to prolong the hurt, shame and tragedy caused by the horrific way she was done by a man. Even then, I cannot believe that it's right to kill the child — the innocent child who did not cause that heinous act. I believe God does everything for a reason, and I believe He will make something beautiful out of that tragic event, and that beauty is held in that innocent child. For the cases of women who are careless and just do not use birth control, yet participate in the act, and get pregnant, then decide they just don't want a child? Do not make me go there. Yet again, God will make a beautiful lesson out of your mistake.
As far as getting paid equal to men, that would be nice. However, there are some instances when that just doesn't work. My boyfriend is a welder, and comes home back aching, covered in grease and dust from head to toe, and works more hours in a week that I could imagine. Then again, I have some women I know that are nurses, for instance, and have very stressful jobs that even my tough boyfriend could never handle, and they get paid more than him. God made us different sexes for a reason, more than just reproduction. There are some things that men do better, and some that women do better. If we were intended to be able to do everything the same, God would have made us all the same.
I also cannot support something done so vulgarly. The pictures of women wearing vagina costumes and holding signs explicitly throwing around the "pu**y" word — that is offensive to most women I know, and it is appalling to me. There are classier ways to get your point across, ladies.
So, call me old fashioned, but I am not too much of a modern woman to cook a meal for my significant other, or let him do the "heavy lifting." And the maternal instinct in me, and in us all, will never let me support a decision that would harm a child.
I am never saying that my opinion is right, and I am never saying that anyone else's is wrong. It is just an opinion and I hope whoever reads this either feels as if they aren't alone in their political views, or respectfully agrees to disagree, as I do to some.
Whatever our opinions, we are all women, and we must stick together, and look past our differences to do our best to make this country the best we can make it for the future generations to come.