Have you seen the movie or trailer for Me Before You? It looks like the cutest and most romantic movie about a beautiful girl and a man who faces a new life as a quadriplegic. Ladies, there is a castle! It couldn’t get much better than that! Right? Most people were in for a rude awakening though if they sat down for a sweet love story of sacrificial and wooing love.
Me Before You tells the story of a young couple who falls in love in the most unusual circumstances. However, it wrongly leads a person to believe that love means tolerance for any behavior and that living life to its fullest potential means traveling, being rich, and absolute autonomy.
This movie takes a sweet love story of two people who fall in love with each other for who they are and twists it into each person choosing themselves before others. A young woman is encouraged to find happiness apart from the beautiful simplicity of her daily life and family. A young man is left ending his life because he thinks he has no value; furthermore, he isn’t willing to live his life with a young woman who loves him just the way he is.
Please share this before another person sees this movie looking for a selfless love story!
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In college, my friends used to jump on and off hormonal contraceptives like The Pill, NuvaRing, Yaz, and others based on the balancing of their monthly budget. Contraception was considered a luxury whether for the purpose of “safe sex”, lighter or fewer menstrual cycles, less acne, bigger boobs, etc. Now, it’s overwhelming that contraception has become the end all be all in women's lives.
Whereas a few years ago a girl would have to pay an insurance premium or fully out of pocket for hormonal contraception, now it’s free. Heck, it can even be shipped to you for free in California.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is promoting the campaign ‘Draw the Line’ which encourages anyone in favor of reproductive freedom to step out of the sidelines to share their story and create awareness for reproductive rights.
A series of videos are published on the website where actresses such as Elizabeth Banks, Amy Brenneman, Mercedes Mason, and others share stories of women who advocate for abortion through their testimonies.
I find this campaign an opportunity to lovingly respond to women who have had abortions with a feminist position which listens and offers sympathy and education for others in similar circumstances.
Let’s look at Rebecca’s story as told by actress Elizabeth Banks:
On Wednesday, Carly Fiorina suspended her campaign for president. Her closing statement regarding leadership and feminism is a must read.
Carly focused not only on winning the nomination but also on service for the sake of others. She stated that, “a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others.” Is this not what all of us wish we could be as we grow in our personal lives and careers?
She later commented that leaders are not born but made. This is true because it requires hard work that begins with first making the change in yourself that you want to see, not by screaming hate slogans bare breasted as many radical feminist now do.
People often say girls mature more quickly than males. This is a gap that only seems to increase well into the young adult years.
Generally speaking, we could likely agree ( perhaps begrudgingly for some) that women tend to learn how to take care of themselves on a basic level more quickly than men. Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK shows this gap in maturing is in part due to the female sex taking hold of brain optimization earlier than the male sex, thereby leading to earlier skills of survival.
A quick reminder that this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be the following event for women age 18-25.
This event will shed light on nutrition, her bio-chemical makeup, depression, anxiety, and fertility. Come ready to learn from these brief presentations and to ask your questions during the panel discussion.
Here is the event I’ve been sharing about that is coming up on November 14 at John Paul the Great Catholic University. I hope you can make it!
Ladies, bring your friends. Men, tell your girlfriends and sisters.
In a world where feminism is the most prominent topic for college age women our lineup of speakers wish to bring the conversation of feminism into discussion with the woman’s body and her vocation as a young woman.
Over the last several weeks Planned Parenthood has been exposed in multiple situations illegally selling aborted babies. You can watch and listen first hand as the negotaitions are made that work to sidestep how the financial benefit appears on paper and to the public.
Undercover investigators are taken into the room where aborted babies are stored and sorted. Videos show clinic workers identifying pre-born parts: "it's a boy", a "twin", "leg", "kidney", "brain", or "eye balls". These body parts are sorted identifying the humanity of the pre-born.
Planned Parenthood even admits to selling intact aborted children which may mean they are peforming illegal types of abortion like partial birth abortion, which was outlawed in 2007 by the Supreme Court. In addition there is the question of children being born alive and killed outside of the womb since some "specimens" are obtained intact by medical researchers.
Here are two resources to stay on top of what is taking place regarding Planned Parenthood and how you can both further the message and discuss the videos.
Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. I will be the MC and speak in Orange County at one of the many #womenbetrayed rallies taking place across the country. This rally will shed light on the brutality done to the unborn through abortion by Planned Parenthood and will emphasize the deception and lies Planned Parenthood has told women. For a rally near you visit www.womenbetrayed.com
Join me in Orange Country: https://www.facebook.com/events/858720197554206/
I am excited to announce that I am co-hosting a new weekly radio show called Hearts and Minds produced in partnership with Catholic Answers and the Diocese of San Diego. Over the last year I've developed a new found friendship with my co-host Trent Horn, an apologist and speaker with Catholic Answers.
Together Trent and I look at timely issues from a Catholic perspective and see how we, as Catholics, understand and share those events with other people.