|Sometimes less is more, but having comes across|
this picture - I just love it - I see how well
it expresses our need to be beautiful
and to fit in.
Maybe it's the countless number of books on marriage (actually, seven) I've been reading in preparation for the next issue of the Catholic Review Books.
Maybe it's the two-second intersection with a girl in Pembroke the other day.
Maybe it's reading Matt Walsh's blog.
It's all three, actually.
What happened with the girl? Nothing, really, I just noticed that she spoke in a deep voice. What's weird about that? I notice girls speak with deeper voices now. Does this mean anything? Is it even true?
Everything I say is true.
Girls are vulnerable in this world run by men, a world which no longer has any absolute standard to protect them. ('Consent' is not an absolute standard that can actually protect women.)
So now girls mimic men. Makes sense: they laugh with deep guttural laughs. They talk in deep voices. They dress in an flatteringly manner (when they dress at all).
Can you blame them?
I know a tonne of strong women. They are the most feminine women I know too. (Hey, blog reading ladies, yes, I am likely thinking about you!)
My wife would be a case in point. She has not sacrificed her femininity (thank God! - she is so beautiful!) and she has and is raising six children. And she stands up to me.
It's hard being a woman today, I'm sure - I have four daughters, so I know something about girls trying to figure out what it is to be a girl today. I hate that the older two now refuse to wear pink. My third loves it, because she hasn't been told by older girls that this is too girly - yet.
Voices. I don't speak in a low voice. I can sing baritone and I can sing in just about any other register. I can speak in a low voice if I like. But I don't feel like proving my manhood that way, as I have seen many teenage boys trying to over the years. Homosexual men change their voices to fit in with what they are trying to prove. And now we see that girls, especially in their 20s, are lowering theirs. There is no vulnerability today like 20-year-old vulnerability. There is no surprise in any of this. It's just sad.
And / or does the pill do this to their voices?