On March 8 ladies across the nation dressed up and went about their duties in an especially ladylike manner in the spirit of the slogan “Pure Goodness at Work” to counter the radical feminist strike called “A Day Without a Woman.”
The counter-demonstration was dubbed “Lady Day” by Collette Zimmerman, a Catholic mother who writes about modesty, fashion and femininity at The Catholic Lady Blog. Mothers and daughters celebrated motherhood and Christian femininity by dressing up and meeting lady-friends in public for tea.
After the event, some ladies posted pictures at #LadyDay and on the Return to Order Facebook page showing ladies having tea or visiting together. “We went to lunch,” wrote Brenda Asso. “We were asked twice why we were dressed so beautifully. I think wearing great-grandmother’s hats attracted much attention. It was a wonderful afternoon out with my daughters and it turned into a special event.”
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Mary Franchini posted: “A group of about 25 ladies met for tea in Chardon, Ohio. We all enjoyed the conversations on family topics. Thank you so much for the privilege of participating in such a noble cause. The occasion and the purpose restored the dignity robbed from our sex by the atrocity of the women’s march.”
In honor of Lady Day, other ladies dressed up to go about their daily routine. “I wanted so much to be with you,” one lady wrote, “but work commitments prevented me. I wore a skirt today in honor of Lady Day!”
A school girl, Virginia, who dressed nicely at school, wrote, “I was more feminine than the feminists I saw.”
The radical feminists called a general strike and asked people to dress in red to observe “A Day Without a Woman” on March 8th, which is also International Women’s Day. This was the brain-child of socialist and communist thinkers in the early twentieth century.
Sadly, political and spiritual leaders joined in the spirit of the International Women’s Day. Members of Congress, for instance, dressed in red, while the Vatican shocked the Catholic world by having a pro-abortion nun speak at the Vatican.
In short, March 8 was a day when two very different and deeply conflicting notions of womanhood were on display. The Lady Day ladies represented Christian motherhood and feminine dignity: goodness, purity and delicacy. The feminists who celebrated International Women’s Day represent an anti-women version of womanhood that pretends to be liberated, but in truth is enslaved to vice: shrill, vulgar and immoral.
Next year, Return to Order will spread Lady Day to true ladies worldwide, to encourage them to be ladies for the betterment of society and flourishing of Christian virtue.
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For more information or to share your story of how you spent Lady Day, please go to Return to Order’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ReturnToOrder.org/