As part of her Senate Judiciary hearing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked by Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., how she balances her job, her work as a scholar, marriage and family. Barrett playfully and honestly quipped, “It’s improv.” It’s a phrase that should become the new rallying cry of feminism.
The second day of the hearing for Judge Barrett seemed to start off on a positive note from Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who asked Barrett about the family members joining in to witness her hearing.
“Judge, it’s wonderful to see you here, also with a family that I have been observing. The (children) sit still, quiet. You’ve done a very good job,” Senator Feinstein said.
Judge Barrett responded with a phrase that many children across the country have heard from their mother at least once in their life, “I have eyes in the back of my head, so they know I’m watching.”
Senator Feinstein then asked Judge Barrett to introduce her family members, including six of her seven children in the audience and siblings, which she did.
“You don’t have a magic formula for how you do it, and handle all the children, your job, your work and your thought process, which is obviously excellent, do you?” Feinstein asked.
“It’s improv,” Barrett responded.
Her comments, in many ways, redefine the current notion of feminism.
In the 1960s, the radical feminist movement took hold of the country, epitomized by women like Gloria Steinem and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It started advocating for not only the equalities of the sexes, but soon moved on to disparaging and feminizing men and now focuses on overthrowing the so-called “patriarchy.”
It also tells women that relationships and children must be sacrificed on the altar of abortion in order to achieve career success.
Amy Coney Barrett destroys that message.
She is one of the finest legal minds in the country, hence her nomination to the Supreme Court, but she is also a wife and a mother with seven children, including one child who has Down syndrome. In addition to her current duties as a judge, Barrett also teaches law courses at the University of Notre Dame and is a legal scholar.
For those modern feminists so offended by the “patriarchy,” this would be unthinkable.
Pro-abortion activists would have likely also encouraged Judge Barrett to abort her child with Down syndrome, as his condition may impact her journey to the top of her profession.
But she didn’t, nor did it hinder her success.
Many times, it seems like the left and pro-abortion activists put roadblocks in front of women. Telling them this decision or that decision will upend their ability to achieve what they want or be successful.
Women can achieve anything. A relationship or a family sometimes makes that dream more difficult or maybe changes it, but nothing is impossible in this great country unless a woman limits herself.
As the confirmation process continues, it’s time to redefine feminism and celebrate womanhood and family. Instead of bra burning and men-bashing, feminism should reflect the passage in Proverbs 31:10-31, where virtue, trustworthiness, hard work, wisdom, strength, generosity, compassion, dignity, kindness, faithfulness, resourcefulness, intelligence, independence, entrepreneurship, motherhood and marriage are valued more highly.
Amy Coney Barrett is a great example.
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