A lot could be said about the current — what shall I call it — war on womanhood?
But with my recent calling as the second counselor in Young Womens in my ward, I really only have one thought: Being a woman rocks!
In the words of Elder Holland:
I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are. You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny. That surpassing truth should be fixed deep in your soul and be fundamental to every decision you make as you grow into mature womanhood. There could never be a greater authentication of your dignity, your worth, your privileges, and your promise. … Because of this divine heritage you, along with all of your spiritual sisters and brothers, have full equality in His sight …
So maybe the world doesn’t think we deserve to be on the same playing field as men? Instead of just screaming about the injustice, let’s start treating ourselves, and each other, with respect.
Let’s celebrate womanhood. Let’s revel in the glory and wonder of being feminine but strong, nurturing but strict, and forgiving but smart.
Let’s show the world — and hopefully, our young women — that womanhood is about more than having “XX” chromosomes, it’s about eternal characteristics that make us beautiful, unique and loved by God.
What do you think about the “war on womanhood”? How do you feel about being a woman?