Have you heard of the clever and funny website The Art of Manliness? My guy friends love reading it and they're always passing around its articles.
Why doesn't a complementary site exist for women? I've wondered for a long time. I suspect it's because women themselves disagree about the essence of femininity. You have only to think about the spectrum of ways people define womanhood, from "nurturing and maternal" to "identical with masculinity," to see that it would be hard to write a blog about womanliness without offending somebody. I also think that most women don't feel qualified to speak on behalf of all women, knowing the range of opinions that are out there.
Despite these obstacles, a friend-of-a-friend has begun a blog with precisely this goal in mind. She aims to outline her path towards "learning how to be a woman and a wife" who is "savvy, sensitive, sharp, skilled and smart." I've been checking out her website and so far I like what I see. I think Catholic Young Woman readers would especially enjoy her list of 100 Books Every Woman Should Read.
I hope you enjoy this new blog and find it a helpful resource!