If We Are Going to Elect Our First Female President…

Is the glass ceiling an outdated idea?…I want it to be someone women can be proud of.  Someone with honesty, strength of character and strong moral values.   Hillary Clinton is not the woman I can be proud of and say “Look at what women can do.  Look at the strong, yet compassionate leadership that women are capable of.”  She, frankly, would be an embarrassment to women.  When women cheat, back-stab, lie, believe they are above the law and are corrupt in their race to break the so-called glass ceiling, they bring themselves down to the lowest behavior of the worst of men.  They may break the glass ceiling in terms of title and rank but they haven’t left the ground floor in terms of raising up the best of what we humans are capable of being.

“In transforming culture so that it supports life, women occupy a place in thought and action which is unique and decisive. It depends on them to promote a ‘new feminism’ which rejects the temptation of imitating models of ‘male domination’ in order to acknowledge and affirm the true genius of women in every aspect of the life of society and overcome all discrimination, violence and exploitation.” St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

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8 thoughts on “If We Are Going to Elect Our First Female President…

  1. Maea

    You know, I find a lot of the writing from JPII meaningful, maybe because of my generation. One thing I’ve never understood is the criticism toward him being a panderer toward women, or violating what previous popes said (along with Catholic teaching). Any thoughts?

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    1. I never understood the criticism either. It seems to me that he upholds the dignity of women and acknowledges our role, gifts and talents in being a necessary and vital contribution to family and society.

      It’s funny that you should ask this as I just found an interesting blog the other day titled The Weaker Vessel. It is written by a woman and is a series of essays exploring feminism from it’s roots to the present day. She has essays on the history of the woman’s movement, the history of the anti-suffragettes, the history of the Church’s teachings on feminism and so on. The blog was started December 2015 and she has about three posts a month dedicated to the subject. I started reading her blog from the beginning and have just begun the month of March 2016 in which she is exploring what the popes and other church leaders have said through the years. She does seem to hold that the popes did indeed let feminism influence their view of the question. I haven’t read all she has to say about it and I’m willing to give it some thought but I’m still not sure I agree with the pandering accusation.

      Here is the link

      https://theweakervessel.com/

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  3. Hmmm. I am sure we could agree to disagree. . .
    I believe women must be able to express themselves in a confident, assertive and meaningful manner. We do need a woman who has experience with world and state affairs. I voted, my two family members who are professors, brother and his wife, artist brother and 88 year old mother for someone who has shown service to get country. I was happy two of my three children also realized how dangerous Donald Trump is.
    The opponent is able to show experience in business and no service “for” people. In fact, Trump has “let down” almost any servants, workers or subcontractors for his casino and hotels.
    I appreciate why Jonathan would think this is a special post to reblog but hope he realizes the church values thinking and acting women, not blindly following what others say, like sheep.

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    1. Sure. We can agree to disagree. I agree with you that women should be able to express themselves confidently, assertively and meaningfully. But I’m not sure what that has to do with my point of actually being a woman of principle and good character that can be a role model not only for women but for everyone. The latter doesn’t mean the former can’t go with it. Same with experience with world and state affairs. You can have this and also have high standards.

      The post really isn’t about President Elect Trump at all and how the two candidates compare. It’s about the fact that, I too, think it would be nice to see the first woman elected President but I’m not so desperate to see it that Clinton’s sex trumps (sorry pun intended) her shady character.

      I have to also agree with you that the church values thinking and acting women but I don’t understand your point of blindly following what others say, like sheep. Who is blindly following what other’s say?

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  4. I don’t understand the urgency from so many people to elect the first (fill in the blank) President. We had the first (half) black president and it’s been a complete disaster. Instead of focusing on electing the first of whatever group I believe that America chose the candidate they knew wasn’t totally corrupt and lawless (since we’d also gotten enough of that with the current occupant of the White House).
    Going back to the Watergate days Clinton proved herself to be unethical; she was fired from that investigation for ethics violations. And nothing has changed. Forget electing a woman. Let’s all continue to elect people who will put our interests, not their own, first.

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    1. Good points Elizabeth. We should thoughtfully choose to vote for the candidate who has the best policy positions and character who we believe would best represent our interests. Period.

      IIRC, I think it was proven false that Clinton was actually fired, however, there is enough baggage beyond that point that made her an inappropriate choice for President IMO.

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