Denver, Colo., Jul 27, 2018 / 15:00 pm
Today CNA says farewell to our summer intern, Lizzy Joslyn. In her final week at CNA this summer, Lizzy offered "The Genius of Woman," a four-part series of interviews and profiles, based on Pope St. John Paul II's "Letter to Women," and interviews with seven Catholic women from very different walks of life. Today, she offers her own commentary on the "feminine genius."
As a young woman immersed in popular culture, especially via social media, I have heard--and often joined--the battle cry for women to be "strong" and "independent."
Taken at face value, these are great qualities to possess. Of course, every woman--every person--should strive to be strong and independent.
But what exactly do those words mean in the context of some modern feminist viewpoints? I'd like to pinpoint the specific shade of each word as it applies to culture's tagline of the "strong, independent woman," then re-adjust the hue of their meanings to their purest and most original form--what it means to be a "strong, independent women" according to the Church.