We’ve listened to feminists preach about female empowerment for a while now. They’ve weighed in on how women should work, how they should hold their own door, pay their own dinner tab, and take control of their reproductive system. I personally don’t disagree on any of those topics. Women should feel empowered to do all of those things.

However, we’ve gone a bit past that, haven’t we? I think we should be free to make choices, but do we need the microscope that always questioning every move we make as women and how it hinders or boosts the new feminist agenda?

If your boyfriend holds the door for you or offers to pay for dinner, do you think he’s trying to set women back fifty years? Honestly? And what did mothers who enjoy rearing children ever do to you?

Feminism has pushed past female empowerment and into a new realm of silencing women who still celebrate the uniqueness of being women. Females bear children, females breastfeed, and some females stay home with their kids.

Sure, we can do most things men can do, and that’s great. However, you’ll never convince me that we’re completely equal because, biologically, we’re designed for different tasks. And for centuries, our lives have reflected that. With the introduction of more women to the workforce, though, we saw new struggles and sacrifices that had to be made. After all, women can do it all and we should, right?

The balancing act of childcare and maintaining a career has never been more obvious than now where we see women of all colors, backgrounds, and career paths being impacted by COVID. We’re being disproportionately affected because when push comes to shove, the woman is most likely the one that has to stay home when childcare falls short or schools remain closed.

Some of those women are grappling with the sudden change of pace. Others might be happy to finally have the opportunity, or rather the reason, to stay home. Meanwhile, we have social justice warriors screaming from the rooftops about how we should feel and where we should protest the situation. It’s unfortunate. I don’t deny that we need to get employees back to jobs and life back to normal, but perhaps wrapped in the rolling dumpster fire of the pandemic, we have an opportunity.

You see, stay-at-home moms are taking back their power in droves. Do you realize how many moms are staring into laptop screens, seeing the curriculum their kids are learning, and doing an abrupt about-face? It’s an extraordinary shift that’s evidenced by an increase in homeschooling nationwide. Can you blame the parents?

If you don’t know who Corey DeAngelis is, you should probably look him up, save his website, and watch his Twitter feed. He’s leading the charge on school choice in America, as in the tax money we work so hard for, actually follows the student. Whether they go to public school, charter school, or homeschool, your child could directly benefit from your tax dollars instead of a slush fund for unions.

That also means your child won’t be tied to underperforming school districts because of where they live. If there was anything holding kids in poorer neighborhoods back, it’s the stringent jurisdictions that prevent them from pursuing better programs and educators.

In his research, DeAngelis also highlights the correlation between school opening and the power of the region’s teachers’ union. You might have guessed, the areas with a stronger union aren’t jumping to open. They’re likely the ones on beach vacations claiming that in-person teaching is still too dangerous. Unions hate school choice. They claim it will harm the funding for public schools and it will put teachers out of work, etc.

But DeAngelis uses this analogy on the “Your Welcome” podcast with Michael Malice: If you stop shopping at Walmart and take your grocery shopping elsewhere, but Walmart still gets the money that you would be spending at their store…Did you hurt their funding? That’s what public schools and the unions are arguing. So, basically, you can’t go shop at Aldi just because Walmart is crying about the money they’re still getting.

With politics on a pedestal, it’s no wonder parents are growing frustrated and electing to do the educating themselves. That brings us back to my theory… will moms and homeschool kids be the ones driving our future?  With so many more families adopting curriculums that skip wokeism, maybe we can turn this sinking ship back toward the shore.

Homeschooling is gaining serious traction and it’s experienced a hike up to 11.1 % according to the U.S. Census Bureau, meaning it’s doubled since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s not hard to imagine when you think of parents that are struggling to find and pay for childcare or dislike the idea of their child wearing a mask all day.

It will be an interesting trend to watch. After all, conservatives are bearing more children. With a noticeable family gap favoring those that reject the “tides of woke,” will the political landscape shift accordingly if we aren’t offering up our kids for indoctrination?

Breanna Leslie is a freelance writer residing in West Virginia. Her work can be found at Red Liberty Media, Future Female Leaders, and her own personal blog.

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