Strong Women

I’ve been debating whether or not I really wanted to write about this, but I feel strongly that I need to speak.

Hillary Clinton has made the news a lot lately for stating that women who voted for President Trump did what their husbands told them to do.

That is incredibly insulting.  No matter what your political stance is or who you voted for, this is was incredibly insulting to women everywhere.

I am not basing my opinion off of what any media personality has told me to believe.  I heard her say it, and it was infuriating.  I’ve heard the recent statements where she and others close to her tried to walk her words back and make it seem as if she didn’t say what she actually said.

Don’t insult my intelligence.  I heard it from Hillary’s mouth.  She meant exactly what she said.

Who am I?  I’m a fundamentalist Christian in a Baptist church where attendance averages 450 people on a Sunday morning.  I’ve been in my current church for over seventeen years.  As a church, we believe that the man is the head of the household.  Misguided society (including some Christians) sees this as an excuse for bully husbands and cowed wives.

As I think about the families in our church, I can’t think of one mousey woman.  The men in our church have strong wives – and they seem to appreciate the strength their wives possess.

True leaders like to have strong people around them and see it as an advantage.  True leaders are not bossy.  True leaders encourage other opinions to have a voice.

Why does there need to be a head of the household?  Because each home needs a leader.  My pastor has frequently shown our church through the scriptures that as the head of the home, the husband also has more to answer for when he stands before God.  (Don’t confuse this with affecting his salvation.)  When I stand before God, I will give an account of how I fulfilled (or didn’t fulfill) my role.

My husband is the head of our household.  He has never, in 24 years of marriage, told me who to vote for.  He has never made a decision without considering my opinion and viewpoint.  We discuss everything.  He has never made me feel insignificant.  He has never bossed or bullied me.

I did not vote for Hillary.  My husband did not tell me who to vote for.  In fact, we voted for different people.  Neither of us voted for Hillary or Trump.

If you are a Hillary supporter, that’s your choice.  I will never vote for a woman simply BECAUSE she’s female.  I will vote for the person who I feel is most qualified.  We’re in an age where it is fully acceptable to have a female candidate.

Hillary lost because she didn’t get enough votes to win.  Every person places their vote alone and anonymously.  Quit declaring women oppressed being because they didn’t choose you.  We are stronger than that.  Give us credit for intelligence and quit looking for someone to blame.


About homereferee

I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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