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Feminism Re-post

by Kelly Crawford

I’m going to try my hand at a new approach. Since the mix up over what I was actually addressing in the post “Feminism…Throwing Logic Out the Window“, I thought it might be better to leave humans out of it altogether. Even when posting about an anonymous person, it can come across too harsh. The fact that I was, indeed addressing only a mindset, and not a particular person, is demonstrated in the ease of changing characters.

Sooo…here’s my re-post over what was really bugging me when I read the article–no real people involved. Hopefully the characters only stand to reinforce the absurdity of our human logic.

“Breaking news today…Henrietta the hen on strike from nest-sitting. She said that Farmer Brown had expressed his delight with her efficiency as a back-scratcher, and besides, he’s paying her 3 corn cobs a day to do it! ‘Why would I do anything else?’ Henrietta said.

Critics are concerned about the little ones she leaves behind. Henrietta, apparently irritated at the responses, replied, “Why does everyone assume that I am the only one capable of sitting on eggs? Mr. Rooster has just as many feathers as I do…why isn’t anyone upset that he’s not sittin’ on ’em? I also have a neighbor who is good at it…she can fill in too.”

We asked Farmer Brown what he thought of the abandoning of the little chicks: “Well, no one can deny the impeccable job of back-scratching Henrietta does. Only my wife does it as well. I would hate to lose her services. I agree that Mr. Rooster is probably just as good a nest-sitter. Or anyone else for that matter.”

So, the powerful poultry diva, Henrietta, stands as a champion to hens everywhere…we salute you with a CLUCK.”

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Michele Helms August 16, 2008 - 12:33 am

Great analogy! Love those Babies!

Mama Hen August 16, 2008 - 8:00 am

Thank you for all your posts recently. I am waiting for a night I can sit down and really read them well.

Brenda August 16, 2008 - 8:47 am

Well done!!! I love it! 🙂

Katherine August 16, 2008 - 9:30 am

I thinks it’s PRETTY IRONIC that
“mama hen”
left a comment. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA!!!

Your creative!

Kim M. August 16, 2008 - 11:34 am

That’s hilarious! You are right though… 😉

Catherine R. August 16, 2008 - 1:02 pm

I read the comments on the post that this is a revision of. I hope you don’t let them stop you or make you write every post with barnyard equivalants. Geesh.

I don’t see what was so bad about your last post.

2 Timothy 3:12

Monica August 16, 2008 - 6:48 pm

You take it all so well!
Like water off a duck’s back, to continue the theme.;0)
I don’t know that I could answer the critism you get!

Very creative.

The Everett's August 16, 2008 - 11:06 pm

Oh my, Kelly, did we really make you feel like you needed to repost? Clever, little twist…point made,again.

I’m new at posting here, but not at reading. I have thoroughly enjoyed so many of your writings. I am grateful for all who put their reputations and their hearts on the line to make people aware of certain things…causing us all to think–comments and all. It is a great chisel!

BUT, I do not believe the not-quite-so-positive comments are “persecution” nor do I believe they led to your repost.

You post…we read. I can guarantee we all read them a little differently and interpret the words accordingly.

Let us not injure one another with words, though. We are the body of Christ. To God be the glory!



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