Happy Mother's Day! Now Fight Back on the War Against Women

Happy Mother's Day. (Credit: Bob Hoge)

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are the essential glue that holds together society, and today, we all need to take a moment to honor them. My own mother is no longer with us, and I miss her presence and her wisdom every day.

Without a mother—no matter how fraught or short the relationship—you wouldn’t be here. The one thing I know for certain is that your mother was also a woman, and although Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was shamefully unable to tell you what a woman is in her 2022 confirmation hearings—I can. It’s an adult female human being.

There is a war on women in this country right now, and feminists seem to be asleep at the wheel. As Matt Walsh showed in his amazing documentary “What is a Woman,” many on the left refuse to even answer that simple question, with some arguing that it’s anyone who “identifies” as female.

The movement to change the definition of words has resulted in many terrible outcomes, including the spectacle of biological male athletes like swimmer Lia Thomas trouncing female counterparts in women’s sports, men complaining about their periods (and an alarming number of people sympathizing with them and pretending this could possibly be a thing), and children receiving “gender-affirming” care.

Gender-affirming care is code for sterilization, drugs designed to stop the process of nature, and life-altering surgeries.

Historically all-female colleges like Wellesley—whose graduates include Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright—recently decided to accept men who say the right words—“I identify as a woman.” These words have been assigned magical powers by those on the left, but they are still just words. Saying something is true doesn’t make it true.

The media and the Left (but I repeat myself) celebrate grown man Dylan Mulvaney pretending to be a hyperactive young girl and being invited to the White House for that accomplishment alone.

People formerly “identifying” as males are taking home other trophies and awards too. Caitlyn Jenner now argues that people born male shouldn’t compete against females, but the former decathlete was just fine accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPN Awards (the ESPYS) in 2015. Question: what did Jenner’s “transition” have to do with sports?

Minnesota’s “Woman of the Year” title was awarded to State Rep. Leigh Finke in March—a person who was born as a biological male. There weren’t any actual women who made the cut?

In October 2021, Dr. Rachel Levine was crowned “the first female four-star admiral” for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. But considering that she was born a man, is that actually true? It seems like we as a country went from “celebrate women” one moment to “celebrate men who identify as females” the next.

Ask yourself a question: when was the last time you heard about a controversial show for kids that featured… women dressing up as men? Politicians like New York’s Attorney General Letitia James will gladly support drag shows for kids that feature men dressing up as women, but I cannot think of a single instance where they’ve they’ve promoted an instance of females painting on mustaches and dancing in business suits.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned transgender TikTok personality Dylan Mulvaney hasn’t only destroyed Bud Light sales, he’s appearing with the author of seminal books that many girls found to be profound influences on their lives, Judy Blume. One can only ask, what the hell was Blume, author of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” thinking? Mulvaney will never experience a menstrual cycle, will never know what it’s like to deliver a baby or breastfeed it, and yet certain outlets are treating his views on femininity as gospel.


Chatting with one of my heroes, Judy Blume!! Get tickets and take your mom, grandma, or the mother figure in your life to see Are You There God? #ItsMeMargaret this Mother’s Day weekend. It’s the iconic story we all love finally on the big screen! #lionsgatepartner

♬ original sound – Dylan Mulvaney

One user on Momsnet summed up her feelings:

Just seen the first piece of promo apart from the trailer that I have come across – TikTok suggested it to me – and it’s a cosy little chat between Judy Blume the author and Dylan Mulvaney. Talking about what it’s like to be a girl, grow breasts and such…

Really, Judy fucking Blume? Why of all people would you choose to promote the movie, which I would presume would have a target audience of preteen and teen girls, with a person that will never go through female puberty, will never bleed between their legs like a girl, never has to worry about buying sanitary products, or a million other things girls worry about.

I’m sure they have their own many and varied things to worry about, and lots of experiences that might be great to share with their audience, but really?

I just feel like I’ve been pissed on from a great height. I may well be overreacting – forgive me, I’m due on.

I wrote an article in April called “I Am Not Anti-Trans.” In it, I argued that I am not filled with hate, and that I have no desire to hurt anyone who struggles with their gender identity; it’s not my business to disrupt their lives. Many commenters disagreed. But I stand by my position—adults can do what they like. But keep it away from our kids, from our schools, and stop trying to change the common language. The pronoun “they” is one of the silliest, yet most pernicious, attempts to disfigure our common discourse, making simple sentences almost incomprehensible. “MaryAnn went to the store, but then they went to a party.” Who’s “they” in that sentence? MaryAnn, or a group of people?

There are brave women who are fighting back—nine-time Wimbledon champ Martina Navratilova, swimming star Riley Gaines, broadcaster Megyn Kelly, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. But far too many “feminists” have remained silent as the erasure of femininity continues.

One thing I notice: you see Dylan Mulvaney receiving deals with Bud Light and Nike. You see Dr. Rachel Levine celebrated, you see Lia Thomas winning national championships. But do you see a lot of females transitioning to men who get the same kind of attention? Where in the Biden administration is there a woman identifying as a man being lauded? Where is the beer campaign featuring a woman with a beard? Where is the former female breaking men’s sports records? Yes, there have been attempts by outlets like Sports Illustrated to feature men in swimsuits who have decided that they are actually women–but have you seen a host of glam photoshoots with women who have decided they’re men? Have any of these “men” been invited to hang out for a day with Joe Biden? Are any NFL teams holding roster spots open for the transmen in their communities? In general, it seems that it’s males who have been reaping the rewards of this “revolution.”

All I know is my wife has been a wonderful mother, and there are countless things that I as a man could not have done. Could I birth my children, breastfeed them, nurture them as infants?


Sure, I (unhappily) changed my share of diapers, and tried to do my fair share. I’ve done my best to be a good father, and I’m pretty proud of my efforts. But I can never be “Mom.” To my late mother, who I miss, and the mother of my children, I say, “thank you, I love you.”

There’s no replacing a mother. So on this Mother’s Day, I call on “feminists” to fight back. Stop this attempted erasure of femininity from public life. Call it out when you see it and go back to respecting women—which I once thought was the purpose of the women’s movement.


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