It’s here. Today is the day. “A Day Without Women.” In my opinion, this is one one the worst ideas in the history of ideas. Of course a day without women would be disastrous. Women are being encouraged to take the day off no matter their job. Teachers, stay at home mothers, cashiers, doctors… Of course women are needed and valued in all aspects of life. I don’t know the perfect thing to say about this. Even if I did, it would be shot down because I am a man. A stay at home father who supports his extremely successful wife, but still a man.
I decided to ask our good friend De Ana what she thinks about this “Day Without Women.” She is a single working mother of two. I hope you appreciate what she has to say.
A day in the life of a single mom of two kids is anything but a walk in the park. From sun up to sun down, even when I’m at work, I’m still focused on Matthew and Abigail. I work to make sure both have a roof over their heads and food in their little tummies. Matthew and Abigail rely on my hard work at work. I find it extremely discriminatory for these women in charge of the March to forget about “us.” The organizers have asked men/fathers to pitch in with household chores. That’d be great, but they call it “SINGLE” mom for a reason. How can you ask a mother to stop mothering for a day? How can you ask a single mother to put her job on the line when she’s the ONLY source of income to her family? It is also unsettling for the individuals who are actually living everyday without their wives and mothers from unfortunate circumstances, like losing them to an illness or an accident. To me, women around this country need to embrace womanhood. We, as women, have the ability to do what no man can physically do… Bring human life into the world. We all need to embrace being strong enough to do all three jobs, being a wife, mother and career woman. We, as American women, are far from being oppressed. We are blessed beyond measure to be American women. Even as a single mother, I thank God every day that I am able to give life. I thank God that I live in a country where I can work side by side with my male counterparts. I thank God that I have the ability to work and be a mother because I’ve been taught Texas women are strong and can do anything we set our minds to. This strike has nothing to do with proving how a day without women would be. This strike is not about violence on women like it was planned originally in Argentina. This strike screams selfishness. Even if I was still married, I would not go on strike. My time with my children is precious. I take my job seriously.
My last view on this is something few want to talk about… What about all of the aborted babies that were girls? We will forever be a day without them. Each could have had the opportunity to be something great.
Something to remember about to day. This march is being heavily sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Why? Because they are deathly afraid of losing their funding.