Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make Prostitution Illegal in Nevada!

On February 22, 2011, Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid spoke to the joint session of the Nevada Legislature, at the Legislature in Carson City. (Read full article here.) He spoke out against legalized prostitution in the state of Nevada. (Nevada is the only state in the country that has legalized prostitution.) He expressed his resolve to ban prostitution and make it a federal bill that encompasses all the states in the union. WOV hopes to raise awareness of this issue and unite in support of the proposed bill.

“Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939 is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader and Minority and Majority Whip.” –Wikipedia, Harry Reid

Please click here to contact Senator Reid to express your support.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Brief History of Women’s Clubs and Organizations

“…the male voices typically speak ‘of the role of separation as it defines and empowers the self,’ while female voices speak of the ongoing process of attachment that creates and sustains the human community.” – Carol Giligan’s study on Psychological Theory and Women’s Development.

In the 19th century women began to ban together in the United States because of the separation of men and women in the public sphere politically and domestically. The emergence of the women’s suffrage movement, the women’s club movement, and the twentieth-century women’s liberation movement are all approaches women have taken to gain access into the public field. “Club women hoped to improve the status of women, encourage self-improvement and bring new respect to women in the public sphere.” -Jill Mulvey Derr

Early feminists throughout the world formed coalitions and clubs in order to defend and gain women’s rights. Clubs were also established in order to educate women in art, literature, community welfare and involvement, education, politics and much more. “Clubs not only helped educate women but also provided a setting in which women could share their lives and support each other in difficulties…clubs ‘inevitably had the effect of cultivating in women an appreciation for each other’…and that members should have ‘due consideration for the opinions and feelings of others.” -Jill Mulvey Derr

In 1896 Romania B. Pratt described women’s clubs as,” helping to create a mighty force of woman’s power which will raise the standard of morals in the world and spiritualize and refine the material and physical in man and thus hasten the era of peace on earth and good will to all men.” As women from around the United States assembled in clubs, societies and organizations and affiliated with state and national councils and federations, women from different faiths and backgrounds bridged differences and strengthened connections among themselves and in their communities. For the most part, early club members were strong Christian women who believed in traditional family and religious values. With an open door policy (not among all clubs) women were able to combine their intellect and talents into protecting their firmly held beliefs but also expand their liberties as women in society.

Women would gather together and hold meetings in one another’s homes, and as the club would expand, new facilities were found to accommodate growth. They took pride in their self-worth and took turns researching and writing papers and articles that they would deliver to one another to stimulate intellectual growth. They would hold fundraisers and gather donations to help forward their cause. They would assemble at women’s conferences to discuss and find solutions to political movements that disagreed with their religious and personal beliefs of conduct. And then they would combine together as one voice in defense for their cause.

In 1892, in defense of women’s clubs, Mary Ann Freeze wrote in the Women’s Exponent, (a religious women’s magazine)”while the duties of home come first of all…aside from that there is much women can do to bless herself and humanity at large. Through going abroad and mingling with her sisters, she will learn…important truths not to be learned in seclusion from society, hence I think we are apt to appreciate too highly this important factor in the higher education of women.” Mary Ann Freeze recognized the good that could come from women’s clubs and communicated that knowledge to others.

While women’s clubs no longer seem to be what they once were, WOV hopes to recreate that spirit of love and sisterhood to stimulate respect and appreciation for women. Women of Virtue are here to unify ourselves to bring virtue back into our lives and our children’s future that they might be able to enjoy the same standard of living that once was normal in daily existence. WOV hopes to give women an opportunity to research and publish intelligently written articles and papers defending virtue. Let us strengthen one another and our governments. Let us ban together as Women of Virtue and make a difference just as these great women of the past have done. Let us accept one another and get over our differences. Let us have an open door policy so all women can join in our fight for virtue.

WOV encourages members and women to conduct research and gain knowledge on statistics and facts and personal stories. These articles can include: abortion, homosexuality, the traditional family unit, chastity, God, modesty and political values or any other issue that involves virtuous living. Please keep all comments and articles respectful and within good taste.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to WOV

Welcome lovely women of all ages to WOV. Let us introduce ourselves as The Women of Virtue Organization.

We want to invite all women and men who support WOV everywhere around the globe to join with us as women who stand for something in today's world of shifting values. You might have noticed that the world of today is no longer the world of yesterday. Where did the good traditional values go? What has happened to real women?
Women who stand up for home and family, for youth and children, for cleanliness and modesty, for community and government.

In today's world women are taught and pressured into becoming the super-woman of our homes and communities with idols that have no moral fiber. We fixate our standards on unrealistic perfection that is fed to us through the media, celebrating women in their careless, undignified and loose behavior. Everywhere we look the moral foundation of our society is being bombarded with a new wave of acceptance for all walks and ways of life such as pornographic images being widely accepted and tolerated, homosexuality being imposed on traditional family values, abortion being the "woman's choice" and not viewed for what it really is, and God being dissolved and looked down upon. We are better than this! We have worth that the world does not see. It's time that Women of Virtue have a voice and take a stand in their communities and government, both local and national, against the corrupt and destructive views of our society today.

We ride on the reputation of great women such as Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Emmaline Pankhurst and many more. These early feminists labored diligently for women's rights and defended virtuous living. Today's feminists cry for equal rights that take them from their homes and children, that allow them to terminate unborn lives, corrupt our education with amoral standards calling it "acceptance", and destroy the sacred union of a man and a women.

We have taken for granted what our forbears have given us at the expense of their liberty. We glorify women of our pop-culture who fornicate and commit adultery, women who ignore the purity of their bodies and flaunt themselves as sex-toys to meet men's perversions. We look up to these women, are curious to know everything about their indecencies, and strive to look like them and act in such careless ways. Things like Botox and plastic surgery have become our way of living up to these unrealistic women. Women who are poised, modest and articulate in manner are looked upon as prudish and weak.

What we don't seem to realize is that we are destroying our own self-worth and the worth of our future generations, beginning with ourselves and our own daughters. We become bound by immorality as it decays the very root of our society and leaves us longing for true happiness and value. What seems to be the cause of all this destruction? We have forgotten the very being who has made us. We have forgotten God! It started with education. We separated ourselves from Him as we listened to intellectuals who claim that they know better than the millions of witnesses and followers of all faiths and walks. We allowed these men and women to corrupt our traditional values, so lovingly taught to us by our mothers who held a firm belief that God existed. Mothers who taught us that moral living brings blessings, happiness, and self-respect that is immeasurable. We have allowed these special interest groups to tell us that we are wrong and that they are right, that God is a thing of the past and for people who are uneducated!

Well, we are here to say that they are wrong. God does exist, and without him our country and our world will rot with sin. Let the world hear our voice. Let us honor women of virtue; women who stand for these traditional values. Let us not allow the world to push us and manipulate our minds to debase us. WE are better than that! Let us show the world exactly who we are and that we will not be trampled underfoot. Let us show that we are willing to fight for what is right and maintain our dignity and virtue despite the filth of the world that surrounds us. Let us stand unadulterated and bright, wholesome and honorable. Let us stand together!