A couple of points I’d like to emphasize with reflection after the passing of some years.
Too right I’m proud – they continue to amaze me with their drive, their strength and poise, and their positive impact on others, to mention just a few of their quality character traits. Our little one especially continues to grow in confidence and strength and indeed has found her own voice – something we hoped for and are glad of. What a difference three years has made! But more than that…
This to me – at least as the father of girls in part embodies what a day commemorating women is about – that they, just like men, that all of us really – would be noticed and valued for who they are and what they do, not just what they look like.
I think looking back at the evolution of that post, it started our almost coming from the quote in my much older post above – the continuing saga of girls needing to be something other than they are because boys and men can’t control themselves if they don’t cover themselves up. And the worst of some of this nonsense comes from the church. To borrow from Kathy’s post linked above as to why she is pro-woman, pro-equality, pro-liberation-of-half-the-population: