The Canadian Red Ensign

The Canadian Red Ensign

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Today I will be posting another old essay.  Today is Mother's Day and this essay entitled "Happy Mother's Day" I wrote and posted to Facebook on Mother's Day of last year.  It is a political essay, basically intended to give the feminist movement a good slap in the face.  Some may question the propriety of attacking feminism on Mother's Day of all days.  To attack feminism, however, is not to attack women.  Auberon Waugh put it this way many years ago:

"It is a great cliché of the feminist movement — by definition composed of women who are unhappy in the feminine role — that men who oppose it are misogynists or woman-haters. The truth, of course, is that it is men who love women who are distressed to see them making such fools of themselves."

Feminism is anti-woman and anti-motherhood.  There can be no more appropriate day to point out its follies than Mother's Day.

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