|Mother and Child by Albert Edelfelt|
Since I write from a very masculine and traditionalist point of view, and since most of my audience is American, I would be pretty surprised to find very many (if any) female readers of my work. I know that one or two existed once upon a time, but if any are around these days, they don't comment often (if at all).
But that single most valuable of all attributes comes with a very real price. It has an expiration date, and any woman foolish enough to ignore this is simply asking for trouble later in her life.
And that has made them happy and fulfilled. Not their jobs, not their work, but their families.
Every time I see them I walk away with a smile on my face and joy in my heart- because they are happy in their natural roles as women.
By contrast, the unhappiest women that I have ever known are in their mid-thirties and childless, watching as their female friends and co-workers pair-bond with men, get married (or at least start some sort of long-term relationship), conceive, and give birth to children.
They are unhappy because they are refusing to follow the dictates of their own biology. It is natural and right for a woman to want to become a mother.
Not all women are well-suited to motherhood, obviously. And single-motherhood ought to be as shameful today as it once was an hundred years ago- if only we'd stop subsidising it through government largesse, it would likely go away of its own accord, and all of the societal evils that it brings with it would disappear as well.
Nonetheless, it remains true and women are always happiest when we embrace our natural roles. For men, we naturally fall into the role of provider, protector, and patriarch. For women, they naturally fall into the role of nurturer, caretaker, and matriarch. We are at our best when complement each other, not when we compete with each other.
On Mother's Day, let us take a moment to acknowledge those women who have done what their innate natures have always told them is right and good.
For this, I applaud them- as do ALL Men of the West.