Welcome to The Conservative Woman, a new voice for social conservative values and solutions to modern day problems.
We stand at a social and political crossroads. The last 50 years have seen a dramatic social shift – loosening ties of obligation, a relaxation of personal responsibility and a valuation of personal freedom above all else.
We have gone from dependence on family and each other to dependence on the State.
The State as the default provider has lured more and more families into its tax and benefits web in the name of childcare choice and gender equality. Perversely this has brought with it a loss of freedom, choice and opportunity. Far from bringing an equality of opportunity families have fragmented; society is coming apart economically and socially.
More adults live alone then ever before; marriage rates are at an all time low; 3.8 million dependent children live with a lone parent; evermore infants are minded, not by their mothers, but by a revolving door of non-family ‘carers’; a large unmarried underclass is benefit dependent.
We have the highest teen pregnancy and abortion rate in Western Europe. There is a crisis in teenage mental health.
Forty years of feminism has brought with it as many problems as it has solutions.
Reversing these trends means strengthening respect for marriage, motherhood and religion across society. It means advocating values and approaches marginalised in a media dominated by feminist orthodoxies.
TCW will challenge and question these received wisdoms and such politically correct thinking.
We lean to the political Right and advance the cause and values of the decent people outside London’s metropolitan and often narcissistic elite.
We admire motherhood and acknowledge the unique relationship a mother has with her children. We celebrate marriage and the duty it places on husband and wife to serve each other and their children. We value communities, the informal ties of mutual aid that hold them together – solidarity expressed between people as opposed to solidarity imposed by the State.