I'm a girl. Well, OK, I'm a woman. And I am conservative. As a conservative, I really don't care what someone's sex is when he or she is making an argument. I care about the power of persuasion, the logic, the rhetoric. In short, I care about the truth of the argument or the lack thereof. Blue Yeti posted earlier this week and said that our Ricochet Overlords want to encourage women's voices here at Ricochet. I am not alone in thinking that this is a bad idea (elegantly phrased, Douglas!).
I certainly don't believe we should discourage women's voices here at Ricochet, but we should worry more about the content of folks' posts than their sex. Doing otherwise seems, well, kind of liberal and lefty, no?
On March 23, I was asked to speak at a Stand Up Rally for Religious Freedom. I was proud and honored to do so, and I think I did a kick-butt job (thanks again for all the kind words and support!), but it kind of bummed me out when they told me they asked me specifically because they were hunting about for some females to put up on stage to combat the anti-woman narrative of the lefties and found me. I'm all for combating lefty narratives, but can't we do so just by showcasing our best speakers and best arguments and leave the quota thing to them?
I believe that my point of view is valid if it is valid, not valid because I have two X or XY chromosomes.
(3 minutes to the end of Palm Sunday, and it's Lenten fast for me again until Easter! Have a blessed Holy Week, all!)