This remarkable post by a pacifist honestly recounts how wall-to-wall Pope this week has caused him profound rethinking of his world-view and an unexpected change of heart towards the responsibilities attached to freedom.
Its relation to feminine-genius is its bearing on chivalry, and the call to defend the defenseless. Violence is not good, certainly, but it occasionally becomes necessary to protect home and hearth. When chivalrous men exist, women and children live in peace, without nagging anxiety. Knowing that this layer of protection is in place allows children to flourish in security -- becoming better adults. This is edifying. Better a man to come at chivalry thoughtfully, treading carefully towards the fullest expression of his vocation than to barrel in recklessly with nary a second glance. We're all better for his honesty.