The beautiful Angel Oak on Johns Island, South Carolina, is over 400 years old and a beautiful symbol of the grace and charm that celebrate Southern women.
The title of this blog post is a quote from James Dickey in Jericho: The South Beheld. He recognized not only the value of Southern women but also the power they hold. Our current President with his recent Twitter remarks would not survive as a Southerner.
Donald Trump was not accepted in the society of Palm Beach, Florida. Therefore he bought Mar a Lago to buy his own acceptance. In the South, you may buy your way in, but with that purchase come certain expectations. Crass behavior is not acceptable.
It is generally known in the South that men are gentlemen. They treat women with respect. Die-hard Charleston gentlemen stand when a woman enters the room at a dinner and in a restaurant and stand when they leave. They open doors for women. They walk the streets of Charleston closest to the curb to protect the female from the street. They do not “Kiss and tell” nor do they make public disparaging statements about women.
President Trump would not survive in traditional Southern society. His misogynistic comments about women would exclude him from a culture where women matter. So glad I am a Southerner.