International Men’s Day

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Fine Klavan, just so long as it doesn’t involve beating on drums and eating half done steaks prepared by other men!  My sainted Mother, and what a formidable lady she was, had an interesting response to feminism:  “Why on Earth would I want to lower myself to equality with men!”

7 Responses to International Men’s Day

  • “Why on Earth would I want to lower myself to equality with men!” I like your mom…and Marie Sklodowska Curie, Liza Meitner, St.Joan of Arc, and Sister Mary Samuel OSF.

  • Mothers day IS just around the corner, and I am in awe of my saintly mother.
    When you meet so many people that haven’t had the blessings and love of self sacrificing mothers, then one truly is in awe of them.

    Your mothers quote is such a deep acknowledgment of the truth to their calling. How JP II described the assault on the family can be witnessed by the inept feminist who regard motherhood as degrading.

    God bless our mothers!

  • “Why on Earth would I want to lower myself to equality with men!”
    My mother used to say that all the time. And, my dad would agree.

  • Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, “equality” is a disaster.

    Robert Anson Heinlein

  • The existence of an International Women’s Day implies that all the other three hundred sixty-four days are men’s. And the leftover quarter day too. Which is reflective of the ratio of men’s history making accomplishments to women’s–if you overstate women’s.

  • Men and women are equal in sovereign personhood, the equal opportunity to attain eternal life in the Beatific Vision. If men or women or gays demand extra civil rights to attain heaven, then they are not only mistaken, they become a scandal and a joke. How does one attain a magnum of freedom unless one disfigures freedom by making another person’s freedom less free. Then one’s freedom is greater than the person whose freedom has been diminished. This is all very un-Catholic, since God is the Creator of and Endower of freedom and all other civil rights.
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    Essential in all civil rights and equal Justice is the acknowledgment of the rational, immortal human soul endowed with all freedom and the free will to pursue our destiny in our vocation.
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    A class monitor in Catholic grammar school drew a milk bottle on the blackboard. In those days milk came in glass bottles and she chalked in the grace of a pure soul, the full bottle. Then she took some of the grace out for venial and then for mortal sin. Then she drew smaller bottles which were fill with chalked in grace.
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    We have a Father’s Day and a Mother’s Day for these vocations, but celebrating an individual’s sex sounds pornographic.
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    Atheism tries to inflict tyranny by inflating the atheist’s freedom over the sovereignty of every person. The devil deals in division. He is still selling apples with a one way ticket to hell. The devil needs to prove that he is right. Well, unless one enjoys eternal damnation out of the sight of God, the devil is still wrong.

  • The masculine ideal (if such exists) has little to do with gender or sex. What do they have to do with it?

    Let us celebrate fortitude, justice, prudence, and temperance. Let us honor integrity, loyalty, charity, amity, courtesy, kindness, obedience to truth, stark devotion to duty, humor, courage, and, most importantly, reverence.

    When my father passed, I quoted Hamlet (to myself). “He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.” Sorry for the man that doesn’t thusly esteem his father or his mother.

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