Conservative Women, College Campuses
organization I founded is called the
Network of enlightened Women,
or NeW. Itís a contrast to the well known feminist
The National Organization for Women,
and it is a book club for conservative women...I started it a little
over two years ago at UVA and since that time weíve now grown into a
national organization, and Iím excited to share that story with you
"In the process of
starting NeW, Iíve really learned that Iím not just an isolated
individual who felt pushed out of the college campus -- college campus's
institutions just because I had traditional values; but really there's a
lot of other women on college campuses that feel the same way."
"Women have made great gains
in the 20th century, and weíre thankful for that. But unfortunately
feminists have gone too far. Theyíve opened the door to many careers,
but at the same time have relegated those women who choose motherhood to
second class citizens. Rather than giving women a choice, theyíve made
the choice for them."
"Unlike our radical feminist
counterparts, weíre culturally conservative. We embrace femininity. We
embrace modesty. We recognize that there are differences between the
sexes. And rather than focusing on our careers as the only way to add
value to society and measure our self worth -- worth, we recognize the
value of motherhood."
"You hear all about
diversity on college campuses, but unfortunately thatís often focused
too much on descriptive diversity rather than true intellectual
"I'd like to give you
an idea of some of the books that we're reading...
What Our Motherís Didnít Tell Us: Why
Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, by
Danielle Crittenden...and...Great American Conservative Women
by the Clare Boothe
Luce Policy Institute...You
see, this book is organized by profiles of conservative women such as:
-- a lot of great women.
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