New Counter Cultured Article: 5 Ways to Be Counter Cultural in 2014

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured – the first one of 2014.

Check it out!

2013 was a great year for counter cultural millennials. More young people marched for life and stood for the preborn, while many became disillusioned with “marriage equality.” More women took up firearms ownership and rejected so-called birth control “rights.” Best of all, Pajama Boy—the epitome of male effeminacy—became a nationwide laughingstock.

This year, the Left will be relentless in their push for moral relativism in the public square. We counter cultural millennials must fight back, challenge their arguments, and win people over to our side.

Here are five ways millennials can be more counter cultural in 2014:

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

Get Ready for the March for Life

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Photo Credit: March for Life (Facebook)

Today marks two months until the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The march will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, at the National Mall.

It is the premiere pro-life event in the country. Most recently, the event attracted over 500,000 people from all 50 states.

This January, I was able to attend my first march. It was a beautiful and uplifting event. I highly recommend everybody attend it.

If you plan to come, be sure to RSVP here. Hope to see you there!

Friday Feminism Fail: Moral Outrage Over Self-Defense and Sandwich-Making

As I read some news headlines this morning, two unique stories – both involving whining from feminists- caught my attention.

The first story is from Paris Fashion Week.

British model Hollie-May Saker, 18, fought off several feminist protestors from the Ukrainian group Femen as they interrupted the Nina Ricci show.

Saker said, ‘My Scouseness came out a bit but I wish it had come out a bit more. Thinking about it now I wish I’d pushed them both off the stage because they ruined my favourite show.’

A young woman fending for herself and rejecting victimhood? You go girl!

The second story involves a woman facing criticism over her blog “300Sandwiches.com.” Apparently, making sandwiches for a man is sexist and oppressive? OH MY GOODNESS – ESCAPE THE KITCHEN! CURSE YOU, PATRIARCHY! Or something.

I met a guy. I made a sandwich. I started a blog. And I enraged feminists everywhere.

On Wednesday, I wrote in The Post about how my boyfriend Eric’s joke remark after making him a snack — “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” — inspired me to do just that and chronicle the project on a Web site, 300sandwiches.com.

Apparently, in some corners of the Internet, this is an outrage.

I, as a woman, see no ill in making sandwiches for men, myself, or my friends. Smith made her OWN choice to produce 300 unique sandwich creations. (Choice for me, not for thee?) And the snippet about 300 sandwiches until she gets an engagement ring? It’s a joke between Smith and her boyfriend. Get over yourselves.

I will add that patriarchy never tasted so delicious.

Stay classy, feminists. Quit ruining fun for the rest of us.

 

Tired Of #BroChoice? Meet Young Men Who Are Standing For Life

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The socio-political-cultural blog Counter Cultured released a video called “Young Men Speaking Out for Life” today. The blog, which is managed by my sister Anna Maria, aims to merge culture and conservatism.

Here’s more about the video:

Often, abortion advocates silence men from speaking out against abortion, arguing that they cannot have a say in an abortion, because it’s not “their body.” Recently, we have heard much talk about the #BroChoice movement, which sadly consists of men pushing for abortion.

Countering all of that, 28 young men from across America participated in our pro-life young men’s video project, answering two questions: “Why are you pro-life?” and “Why should men be pro-life?” Clearly, these young men have an important message for America: men also matter when it comes to abortion, and that the unborn child in the womb is their child too. We hope this video inspires more young men to proudly speak out for life and tell the mainstream media and abortion advocates that they will be silenced no more.

Watch the video below:

What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

UPDATE:

The video has been featured on Townhall.com, LifeNews.com, and The American Spectator.

UPDATE II:

The video was discussed on LifeSiteNews.com.

‘We Are the Storytellers”: Verily Magazine Launch Party in Washington, D.C.

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This past Wednesday, my sister Anna Maria and I had the pleasure of attending Verily Magazine’s D.C. launch party at A Bar Lounge in Foggy Bottom.

Verily is a new magazine catering to strong, virtuous, empowered women. It seeks to set itself apart from mainstream women’s magazines that spout off radical feminist, hypersexualized platitudes. Its tagline reads, “Be less of who you should be, more of who you are.”

(You can read my Townhall.com column about it.)

The theme of the occasion was “We Are the Storytellers.”

Esteemed guests  were Fox News Contributor Kirsten Powers, The Transom’s Ben Domenech, and American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers. Countless young professionals from conservative organizations and fashion blogs also gathered to hear and learn more about Verily.

Below are some pictures from the event:

Me holding a copy of the June/July issue of Verily Magazine.

Me holding a copy of the June/July issue of Verily Magazine.

Anna Maria (L) and I (R) pictured with AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers.

Anna Maria (L) and I (R) pictured with AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers.

Verily co-founders Kara (L) and Janet (R) discussing why they started Verily.

Verily co-founders Kara (L) and Janet (R) discussing why they started Verily.

Delicious cocktail at the Verily Magazine launch party in D.C.

Delicious cocktail at the Verily Magazine launch party in D.C.

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Made some new friends at Verily Magazine’s launch party!
From left to right: Amy, me, Tiffany, and Anna Maria.

If you haven’t checked Verily out yet, get on it! I’m happy to lend my support to their efforts. I encourage every woman to subscribe to it and read it.  Visit verilymag.com.

Townhall Column on Verily Magazine

321440_407632856010424_1788867129_nI’ve penned a column at Townhall.com about Verily Magazine.

Below is an excerpt:

The late fashion icon Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

Our culture is hostile to righteous, confident, strong women today. The hypersexualized, dominant female is the archetype found in media and entertainment. Female victimhood is celebrated and independence is shunned. Media outlets — especially women’s magazines — shy away from offering women alternative choices.

Nevertheless, one magazine is trying to fill the void.

Enter Verily Magazine.

Verily Magazine’s tagline reads, “Less of who you should be, more of who you are.” It strives to be a magazine that caters to all women — whether they are single, newly married, or young mothers. Its content encourages women to desire a stable marriage and family if they choose. Its content also offers tips on achieving a healthy balance between work and life while looking and feeling confident. Ideally, it aims to contrast magazines “whose tones can be saccharine sweet, hypersexual, or aggressive.”

Continue reading at Townhall.com.

 

Dear Women: Don’t Settle For Less

Below is a Facebook rant I went on today concerning my thoughts on Wendy Davis, late-term abortions, and feminism. It’s been receiving a lot of praise for it on my social media accounts, so I feel inclined to post it here on my blog:

As a young woman, I am greatly disappointed in my gender for straying away from femininity. I don’t consider myself a feminist, nor do I want to be labeled as such. Relying on paternalistic, sugar daddy government is antithetical to the principles inset in this great nation. What we see transpiring in Texas with state legislator Wendy Davis should leave every American distraught. Some American women decry they’re oppressed and exploited by men. Some American women scream bloody murder when taxpayers refuse to pay for birth control or abortion. Some American women seek empowerment through victimhood. Some American women bemoan their counterparts for choosing marriage and childbearing. ENOUGH! How selfish people in this country have become. Without a doubt, the mainstream women’s movement is rooted in self-hatred and contempt of womanly virtue. What’s wrong with priding yourself in personal responsibility and individualism? NOTHING. What’s wrong with liking men and babies? NOTHING. What’s wrong with baking and cooking? NOTHING. We on the right don’t believe in “hoes before embryos” or wish our political opponents to be raped for differing viewpoints. Call me self-loathing, call me a slave to patriarchy, call me deranged – whatever – I’m speaking out on this issue because too many people, especially girls my age, complain about the lack of self-respect in society but remain quiet. Abortionistas and their ilk will continue to dominate the narrative if we remain silent. I implore you to find your voice and passionately defend your views. I implore you to confide in the men in your lives and encourage them. I implore you to speak out against big government. I implore you to be silent no more. Ladies, don’t settle for less.

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below!

ICYMI: NRA News Appearance About Young Women Who Shoot – February 4, 2013

Yesterday, I was a guest on NRA News’ Cam and Company Show. I discussed my Counter Cultured article “Dear Fellow Females: Firearms, Not Rape Whistles, Best Deter Criminals.

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Go to February 4 and click “Gabriella Hoffman”: http://www.nranews.com/#/nranews/guide/ipg

My original article was also linked on Legal Insurrection.

#Resist44 Co-Founder Justen Charters Defends S.E. Cupp Against Leftist Misogynist Attack

My Resistance 44 partner-in-crime Justen Charters defends conservative commentator/GBTV correspondent S.E. Cupp after Hustler Magazine defamed her image in that rag of a magazine.

Be sure to share the video:

 

Allen West: Liberal Women Neuter American Men

Congressman Allen West hits the nail on this! Liberal women want to neuter and feminize men.

To my conservative guy friends, I suggest you choose your women carefully. (Remember, birds of a feather flock together!)

Nevertheless, enjoy this awesome video from this great American.

[Please run for POTUS in 2012 or 2016! America needs you. ]

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