Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Exactly Who is Waging a "War on Women"?

One of the ridiculous charges Democrats and the ObamaBot Zombie crowd are hurling at Romney and Ryan is that the Republican's policies somehow comprise a "war on women". As if a plan to cut everyone's taxes and stimulate economic growth to create jobs won't help everyone, including women. At any rate, Meghan Clyne in the Weekly Standard makes the superb point that Democrats are the ones who are defining "women's issues" as issues of women's genitalia. In other words, the Democrats want to drag women back to the "barefoot and pregnant" days and throw in a "by the way, we know you're too stupid to prevent pregnancy on your own so we'll allow you to abort your offspring right up until the time a doctor has to go in and kill it before it can be born alive". Klyne's excellent piece can be found here. Here are a couple of excerpts that capture the essence of the piece

Leaving nothing to doubt, the Democrats have orchestrated their convention agenda to press the same case: Speakers include Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America; Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood; and Sandra Fluke, who, as a 30-year-old Georgetown law student, became a household name by demanding free birth-control pills.

This is more than just stroking an important constituency: Democrats are making the “war on women” the centerpiece of their case for reelection. The motivations are as much tactical as ideological; young, unmarried women did not turn out for Democrats in the 2010 cycle, and if they stay home in 2012, it could spell doom for Obama’s hopes of a second term.

In the meantime, a perceptive observer may notice a curious thing about this “war on women.” It is based entirely on one set of policies: those pertaining to women’s reproductive systems. By the Democrats’ logic, to oppose abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded contraception is to be “anti-woman.” Womanhood is thus defined by the desire for unrestricted abortion and free birth control; women themselves are reducible to ovaries.
Exactly right: In the Democrat's eyes, women are apparently incapable of being concerned about anything other than sex acts and aborting babies. These are "women's issues" as defined by Democrats. The party that loves to carve the American people up into constituent groups that they can exploit automatically assumes that EVERY woman in America is pining for either recreational sex, an abortion or both, neither of which really have much of anything to do with reproduction but that Democrats define as "reproductive health issues". Hate to break it to Democrats, but most women aren't stupid enough to be taken in by this and the ones that are -- Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria et. al. aren't worth the trouble.

There is thus good reason to believe that the party that takes women seriously​—​speaking to them about their true aspirations for themselves, their families, and their country​—​will do better in November. So it is worth dispensing with gender-war deceptions to ask a much more relevant question: What do women really want​—​and which governing vision will best help them achieve it?

And this party would be .... Not the Democrats but the party that sees women as Americans who love liberty, freedom and their own self-determination and the party that doesn't beleive in division and exploitation of women for political gain -- the Republicans. I've asked this question before: Who would you rather have your daughter grow up to be, Mia Love or Sandra Fluke? Vote for the pro-woman party in November -- vote Republican.

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