Conformity-Women in Congress

I didn't get to watch the State of the Union address on 
February 5, 2019.
I did watch Fox News the next day and saw some of the highlights.

I wondered why many women were wearing white.  
I saw something. 
I felt something. 
"The effort was led by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), chair of the House Democratic Women’s Working Group. That working group includes all 66 Democratic women members and delegates of the US House of Representatives, many of whom participated in the action."
“We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women,” Frankel said in a statement. “We will not go back.”  
"The move is a nod to the women's suffrage movement, which encouraged followers to dress in white as a symbol of purity."  

What is the Women's Suffrage Movement?  
"Women's suffrage movement is the right of a woman to vote in elections.  Four women lead a march of thousands, holding a banner that says, "We demand the passage of the Bristol-Mondell amendment," at the women's suffrage parade in Washington on March 3, 1913, just one day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson.  It would be another seven years before the Nineteenth Amendment secured the woman's right to vote in 1920."  

Thank you. 
Thank you to the women who marched that day.

That was all I needed to read to figure out what was irritating me.

I didn't see "unity."
"We wear white to unite against any attempts."

I saw conformity.
I saw consistency.
I saw agreement.
I saw allegiance.

I don't like herd mentality.
I don't like conformity at the expense of everyone else having to keep quite.
I don't like condescending tones.

I wondered how many of the women want to speak out but feel they are knee deep standing in allegiance to one.
Perhaps now that they have conformed to the agreement,
they can't exercise their freedom of speech for fear of rejection and becoming an outcast, losing position and status.

I didn't see "purity."
"Dress in white as a symbol of purity."

I saw conformity.
I saw suffering not suffrage.
I saw an abuse of power.
I saw a dark cloud of oppression.

My hope and prayer is that the women who stood for this movement at the
State of the Union address
would embrace the additional definition of suffrage:
"a short intercessory prayer usually in a series."
My hope and prayer is that perhaps those that feel they don't have a voice in that group
would begin to pray.
Simply pray.

Conformity, can I see it a mile away? I think I can.

I was born and raised in a well oiled machine of conformity and it looks like this:

Brainwashing > Mind Control > Conformity > Repeat

The result:
You get compliance in action to the rules.
You get actions and behaviors acting as one.
You get submission to the specified standard to the authority over you.

Thinking + Words + Beliefs + Behaviors ='s a perfect match for a well oiled machine of

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