mother and childThe hip new thing in Democrat circles these days seems to be demagoguing women; spewing nonsense such as claiming that the GOP has a "war on women." It appears everywhere, from For The Women sites to former Speaker Pelosi. Man, I love saying 'former Speaker Pelosi' -- I'm sure that means I'm waging a war on women, too. Speaker Pelosi went so far as to say that this "war" means that Republicans are "voting to say that women can die on the floor." No, really. She said that. With a straight face! Although, I guess that's the only kind of face she's capable of making.
The reasoning? Because, abortion. You see, to the Left the nebulous "women's rights" is somehow distinct from, you know, individual rights. We super scary women are to remain separate from everyone else. Never mind that every policy that President Obama and his administration has put into place is harmful to all, including women.
Staggering unemployment, a stagnant economy, global threats, fiscal irresponsibility worse than a college student on a binge with daddy's credit card? Whatevs! That stuff is for boys. Republicans hate dames! Except they don't. It's the Left who uses women for their own end. For the Women, my strappy sandal-clad foot! The Left reduces women to the sum of their girly bits only. We aren't to care about fiscal matters (math is hard) nor foreign policy (unless shopping at Chanel). We are only to care about things like 'reproductive rights' as if our rights are somehow separate from a man's and are based solely on a legal ability to kill our unborn children.
Of course, President Obama does think that we are somehow lesser than men. When Iran (IRAN) was pegged for a spot on the United Nation's Commission on the Status of women, his own State Department said that they 'wouldn't stand up and cheer' but it's 'less onerous than the Human Rights Commission.' Hey, at least it's not humans, just pesky old women, am I right, fellas? Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't 'second-guess' China's one child policy. It's just millions of females being slaughtered, who are we to judge?!
President Obama, like all his fellow travelers, merely uses women for political gain. From perpetuating the myth of the 'wage gap' to insisting that abortion is a sacred right and women will be kept barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen without it, they are striving to keep women as victims. Victims can be controlled, you see. Victims are dependent.; in this case on The State. Victims are powerless. Gone are the days of charity and feelings of gratitude when one needs and receives help in a time of need. Now, we are to feel entitled. Because, victims.
President Obama also believes that women are not equal to men. He made that quite clear in the statement he issued on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. He said "... And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams."
How dare he. My daughter's dreams are not predicated on the slaughter of over 50 million unborn children. She is not "empowered" by that. Where is the "equality" if a woman must "choose" to kill her own child so that she can have the same opportunities as a man? How is it empowering women to declare motherhood a burden and a child a punishment?
Years ago, an actual feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." Huh. You've come a long way, baby!
Any of the Republican candidates, even my last choices, are better for everyone, including women, than Barack Obama. Respect for women and life, individual liberty and true freedom? Now THAT is empowering.
This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. Read the original question and find links to all their responses here: How Will the Next President Affect Women's Rights?
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