Skip to comments.The War On Women Debunked
Posted on 06/01/2012 3:07:07 PM PDT by evilrooster
With all the talk nowadays regarding Conservative "War on Women", I got to thinking. Is there really a war? What started it? It’s a fairly recent issue, I can’t recall it coming up prior to this election cycle.
Is it just another reference for Feminist Movement? Can’t be that, they burned their bras years ago and eventually got most of what they wanted.
Women can vote now, though I suspect a large portion of the female population has no idea what Women’s Suffrage is. Oops, I should include males in that group as well.
We have women representation in public office throughout the nation and female owned and operated businesses are at record high. Military service women now perform duties in combat-zones, and the WNBA has been going strong now since 1996. Women have progressed in a lot of areas over the years, so where’s the war?
Is it the Sandra Fluke controversy? You remember Sandra Fluke, she was the third year law student who testified before congress promoting free contraception for all. Because contraception can be quite expensive, she believed the government should provide it as an entitlement.
Boy that really stirred the pots, but certainly not to the level of war. Disagreement, yes but not war. Both sides have valid arguments for their position that will have to be worked out in a civil manner.
While I feel for Ms. Fluke and others for the expense they have to bear, I don’t feel obligated to pay for little Suzie’s recreational activities, unless, of course, I’m banging her
So is it the debate stirred by Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney never working a day in her life? Well Rosen immediately retracted her statement so the issue should be closed. Nevertheless, I think the public rallied around Ann on this one. Her choice to remain at home in no way disqualifies her to speak on women’s issues.
Conservatives generally are proponents of stay at home moms. In fact conservative (stay at home) moms are usually tasked with not only raising children, but managing the household as well. This, of course, means managing the money.
In fact, most conservative stay at home moms are considered “Queen of the Roost”, meaning what she says goes, even when it comes to the husband. And quite frankly, the husbands prefer it that way.
I mention the issue only because it’s topical now. Clearly conservatives are much more a proponent for women when it comes to stay at home moms..
If not stay at home moms, then what is it?
Higher health care premiums for women and reproductive choice have been bandied about. But this can’t be the war.
Women just have to face facts. Just as it costs more to maintain a BMW than a Chevy Malibu, women are built differently than men. Their engines require different parts and thus are more expensive to maintain. The costs have to be passed along somehow.
As for reproductive choice, the issue has been with us for years but certainly can’t be described as a war on women because there are women on both sides of the argument. Roe versus Wade is the law of the land (certainly not a conservative victory) and both sides must live with that decision.
As for the recent brouhaha with the health care mandate and the Church, that’s the clergy’s issue, not conservatives. That battle is best fought elsewhere, perhaps the Vatican? Be careful though, I’ve got a strong feeling the Pope is more liberal than conservative on most issues.
So there you have it. There is no war being waged against women, certainly not by conservatives. Any reference to it is simply a liberal ploy to rally their base around a non-existent cause as we close in on the November election. Because, they don’t want to discuss the last four years, do they?
Now that we got that out of the way, there are a few more issues I’d like to touch on, this time not as a conservative, but simply a man. Women of NOW please stop here.
1. Women do not belong in men’s locker rooms for the simple reason that there are naked men running around in there. The same goes for women in men’s locker rooms, for the same reason. In the event you wish to see a man naked, make sure you are protected in the event matters progress beyond first base, but as mentioned above, don’t ask me to pay for it.
2. Please don’t chastise me for staring at your breasts when you are dressed in a manner that your rack can be seen from across a football field. I refer you to the picture on the left.
Now I feel better, completely debunked the conservative war on women and provided a plethora of helpful advice to boot.
My Great Aunt was in the National Committees on Suffrage
She was intensely Conservative, Anti Abortion,
and a Physician, rare for women at the time.
She saw all too much Family Violence in the 1920’s and 30’s
Those who deny the Sanctity of Life, Self, and Service
Profoundly injure themselves
and demote their worth to others.