Thursday, May 19, 2016

Target's War on Women

What about a man's or woman's right to privacy?

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature, but woman-preservation is the first law of civilization." -Gail Hamilton


The very first day the American Family Association launched their boycott of Target in response to Target's transgender bathroom policy, I signed it.

It wasn't a hard decision considering I don't shop at Target that much.  But I do love their little girl's shoes and I have found some really cute clothes there over the years.

But allowing men in the women's restrooms?  Are they crazy??

There are over 1.2 million people boycotting Target since the April announcement and the bathroom wars have now spread across the country both in the public and private sectors.

I went into Target to let them know I won't be shopping there anymore.  Here's why:


-A company that denies reality is headed down the wrong path.  I mean, how much more basic can it get then acknowledging the two sexes- male and female?  What about a man's or woman's right to privacy?  To refuse this means civilization is going backwards.

-Allowing men who think they're women in the women's bathrooms is bad enough.  But this policy obviously opens the door to sexual predators.  There are many more people registered as sex offenders than people who identify as transgender and they have already taken advantage of Target's policy.

-Probably 80% maybe more of Target's shoppers are women and many have children who need bathrooms available.  If they can't provide us a safe space anymore, I have a problem with that!

-This is just the beginning of a progressive denial of reality and the potential for people to increasingly "live in their own reality", citing their right to absolute freedom.  This is not healthy according to many statistics and common sense.

-I know I am not alone.  Over 1.2 million people signed the boycott and I hope many more will join.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Universality and Ugliness: Enemies of the Christian Order

The popularity of casual wear that is unisex, unflattering and ugly is sweeping the country like a culturally destructive storm.  This "clothing" is promoted as simple and easy, yet it makes walking down the street an experience devoid of meaning and beauty.
Ugly clothing deprives society of order, truth and beauty
which lead us to God.

The universal design of such clothing allows everyone to wear the same thing.  Instead of identifying the wearer as unique and full of personality it is suited for two extremes; laying on the couch watching the same show everyone else is watching OR jogging through the park with other meaningless attired individuals.  This is not a vibrant or Christian society.  The respective appearance and duties of man or woman, butcher, baker or candlestick maker all erode in a universal melting pot.

A second problem arises when clothing is ugly.  Spandex leggings and shapeless tunics in horrid prints that all come from the same factory are no replacement for embroidered gowns and finely tailored suits, artistically fitted to the wearer.  This popular, often immodest clothing takes all thought out of dressing.  The ugliness assaults our souls too, influenced quite directly by what we wear.  Ugly clothing deprives society of order, truth and beauty which lead us to God.

Beauty is never more brilliant than when
contrasted against ugliness, as we see today.
This imbalance arises in other parts of society.  It is seen in diet trends that promote powders and supplements over real food and in pop culture of bland immorality.  These things whitewash culture and starve us of sublimity, the life of the soul.  We indulge in ugly clothing, Netflix soap operas and trendy packaged health food but ultimately emerge more unsatisfied and empty than we were before.

Those who work to defend and build Christian civilization have a truly special place in this onslaught.  Beauty is never more brilliant than when contrasted against ugliness.  Neither is the objective moral law more attractive than when presented amidst chaos.  The apostolate of the Catholic lady is more important than ever.  We must work to enrich society with pearls and swishing skirts, tea parties, and every unique and beautiful custom.  We have the assurance that the gates of hell will not prevail and in the end Jesus and Mary will triumph.


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

A Weekend in Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to share your photos for publication here, please send them to me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please note: I reserve the right to reject those pictures that do not reflect the ideals of modesty and elegance this blog promotes.  Thank you!
 
 
We had unseasonably cold weather this weekend which forced me to get out the winter coats yet again (I think I'll just have to forget about ever packing them away).  Despite the cooler temperatures we visited the park where I got these pictures.  It was windy.  And guess what?  We are moving!!  We're moving sometime in the next few months anyway, but looking forward to getting a backyard (to take pictures in!!) and a little more space.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
I'M WEARING:
 
Jacket- J. Crew
Sweater- Land's End
Skirt- I made
Shoes- Second-hand
 
 
 
 
 
THANKS FOR VISITING!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Boycott Target

I am asking my readers to join over 1.2 million people who have already signed the TARGET BOYCOTT pledge.


https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/sign-the-boycott-target-pledge/


A Good Article: What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About


 
"The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different.

Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can enter. According to the strange logic of the bathroom warriors, either you build equal bathrooms for every “gender” that appears on the scene—and there are some 60 of them out there—or you integrate them all into one (or two) bathrooms, everyone can use indiscriminately. Obviously, the latter is the only economically viable solution..."
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Birthday, Princess Charlotte!

I thought you all would enjoy these pictures of Princess Charlotte released last week for her 1st birthday.  I certainly loved seeing the photos.  The princess is wearing such beautiful, classic dresses and cardigans.





 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 







 

A Weekend in Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to share your photos for publication here, please send them to me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please note: I reserve the right to reject those pictures that do not reflect the ideals of modesty and elegance this blog promotes.  Thank you!



Today I am excited to share these outfits from Joanna.  She sent the pictures in so long ago but because of trouble downloading I was not able to post until today.  Thanks so much, Joanna!

 
 
 
 
 
 







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