An announcement for the National Women's History month arrived in my email today. First - as a disclaimer - I must confess that I am very much pro-women and find their contributions to society to be worthy of enormous praise. At the same time, however, I am a bit skeptical of this particular movement. Is there anything in the government's web site that celebrates the women who are successful as a mother and a wife? How about someone who as mother and wife stood heroically and performed successfully against all odds? There are some who do this in passing, but it does not seem to be primary. Nevertheless, there are a few listed in the web site that I am inclined to admire, like Sally Ride. But then there are several who just seem to be disgruntled because they are disgruntled. And there is Hillary with her ambitious ambition. There are plenty of rabble rousers, which may have been necessary for a time, but is this an ideal that we should perpetually strive for and instill in our daughters? There are some who want to tear up the entire social fabric and replace it with ... with ... uh ... oh well, they will think of something eventually.
Then there is one day to celebrate integration of the women into the military. Checking on the polls, it looks like I am in a small minority among those who think women don't belong in the military in combat roles. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that "women and children first" isn't quite the norm anymore.
There is something missing from the National Women's History month. But perhaps I am the one who is confused. Regardless, I feel like an alien in my own country.