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What Women Want?
Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Sara Tappen

Posted on 08/22/2009 4:43:01 AM PDT by Kaslin

A few years ago, a popular movie called What Women Want played off the ancient joke and popular conceit that – while almost any woman can read almost any man like a book – most men haven’t the foggiest notion of what’s going on in the minds of their wives, girlfriends, daughters, and co-workers.

One of the great mysteries of modern life, though, is not the inability of men to fathom women, but the increasing inability of women to understand, appreciate, and defend each other.

Ironically, no group of individuals displays more gender illiteracy than the one which appoints itself the arbiter of all things feminine, the National Organization for Women. NOW recently elected a new leader at its national convention, and President Terry O’Neill launched her tenure with an elaboration on her pro-woman political agenda that included this telling statement:

“Conscience clauses, where pharmacists refuse birth control sales because it’s against their conscience, must go. Guess what? Women have a constitutional right to birth control…. There is no constitutional right to be a pharmacist.”

So – to clarify – women not only have a “constitutional right” to birth control…but that right trumps any other person’s constitutional right to follow his or her own conscience or religious convictions? That’s an interpretation of our pre-eminent national document that would astonish not only the Founding Fathers, but more than a few of the women Ms. O’Neill claims to represent.

Never mind that no coherent reading of the Constitution will produce any indication of the authors’ intent to defend a woman’s right to indulge in sexual activity without “threat” of fertilization. At what point did Ms. O’Neill decide that most women care more about having unfettered sexual intercourse than they do about following the deepest convictions of their soul?

Did it ever occur to her that a healthy percentage of the pharmacists whose consciences she so blithely dismisses might be…women? Given the choice between one woman’s desire to have carefree sex and another woman’s profound belief that dispensing certain drugs could make her complicit in the killing of a child, are we really compelled by the Constitution to side with concupiscence over conscience?

In fact, Ms. O’Neill implies not just that the Constitution protects “birth control” – but that it requires every person in the medical profession to accommodate the pharmaceutical desires of any sexually active woman at any time she asks.

Of course, if one pharmacist won’t fill a prescription, another pharmacist will – usually at the same location. At worst, in most parts of the country, a woman wanting to refill her pills might have to drive another mile down the road to get them. But according to NOW, that’s just too far to go for the sake of a fellow citizen’s conscience.

Is that really the mindset of most women in America?

A similar lapse of insight is detectable in the ongoing efforts of The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, via lawsuit, to extend over-the-counter access to the drug Plan B – the so-called “morning after” pill – to women younger than 18. A federal court found in favor of CRR, but the case is currently on appeal. (Full disclosure: the Alliance Defense Fund is co-counsel for those appealing the decision.)

Nancy Northup, president of CRR, celebrated the court’s decision as “a tremendous victory for all Americans who expect the government to safeguard public health.”

“Today,” she added, “all women – including young women for whom the barriers and the benefits are so great – are one step closer to having the access they need and deserve.”

Of course, giving teens access to abortion pills is a great way to keep them from going to their parents, or a doctor, and confessing their pregnancy. That means it’s also a great way to ensure that they don’t get checked for the now-rampant sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) that are infecting so many underage and extramarital sexual adventurers. Will that evasion help “safeguard public health?”

Some interesting statistics: four in 10 young women now become pregnant before they’re 20; one in four will contract an STD; one in two rape victims is under the age of 18. How many of those girls does Ms. Northup think would be better off dodging a doctor? How many will surmount the extraordinary emotional fallout of having an abortion?

In her zeal to celebrate the rights of teens to avoid parental consent, Ms. Northup fails to consider that half of those uninformed parents are women themselves. Do most mothers really celebrate the idea that, thanks to the intervention of organizations like CRR, their underage daughters can now have sex, contract an STD, and undergo a self-administered abortion without ever confiding any of that to her folks?

In fact, NOW and CRR and their self-congratulatory leadership have no more real interest in the rights or needs or concerns of women than Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt do – they are simply guardians of a legal and political agenda who, wrapped in feminist gauze, are willing to risk the bodies, the freedoms, and even the souls of other women to accomplish their deeply self-serving goals.

And what are those goals? Apparently, the same as Mr. Heffner’s and Mr. Flynt’s: unlimited sex with unlimited partners for every man, woman, and child in America…with no physical, legal, moral, or emotional restrictions of any kind.

That’s a goal they’re inching very close to achieving, but it’s one that ignores not only what most women really want, but the immutable facts of life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: crr; feminists; now; std; stds; women

1 posted on 08/22/2009 4:43:01 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

WHat about lowering taxes so the mom could stay home if she wants to. Instead of putting junior in goverment day care, he can learn from mom.
Am I wrong???


2 posted on 08/22/2009 4:47:58 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: Kaslin

Enigma.


3 posted on 08/22/2009 4:52:17 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kaslin

And these baby-hating women are going to let the Dems exclude tax-payer funded abortions from ObamaCare. No one, including BO, really believes that.
Shame on the preacher-propagandists who have been dispatched by their real messiah, Obama, to lie to their congregations about abortion to win their support for ObamaCare.


4 posted on 08/22/2009 4:53:48 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Kaslin

Give or take, about ten generations, and the best men of any nation are winnowed out in wars. After that, it’s all over but the lamentations of the women and the girly men.
And we’re getting there fast. Not enough good men, too many whiny women, nanny state, extended childhoods. :(


5 posted on 08/22/2009 4:56:28 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: Kaslin
What Women Want?

The right to shoes, of course.

6 posted on 08/22/2009 4:59:35 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
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To: Kaslin

“Women have a constitutional right to birth control”

So buy it somewhere else.
NOW is freaking RIDICULOUS!


7 posted on 08/22/2009 5:05:17 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (FUBO!)
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To: Kaslin

OK, the Left wants us to make her wait until 18 to make the decision about smoking, 21 to make the decision about drinking but thinks she should make the decision about abortion at 13?

Are these people really this sick and demented?


8 posted on 08/22/2009 5:08:29 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: Kaslin

N.O.W. ( National Organization of Witches)


9 posted on 08/22/2009 5:11:52 AM PDT by TexConfederate1861
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To: MNJohnnie

It makes one wonder just how many law makers are sleeping with 13 year olds.


10 posted on 08/22/2009 5:15:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

THIS woman just wants a good handyman.


11 posted on 08/22/2009 5:15:49 AM PDT by peggybac (Peggy "Sweet Peach" bac <--my mob name)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

That theory is hogwash. There are plenty of good men and good women. The trouble is the barbarians learn how to use our system against us, and we haven’t figured out a way to fight back thats not violent.


12 posted on 08/22/2009 5:15:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Yorlik803
WHat about lowering taxes so the mom could stay home if she wants to.

Ha! NOW cares nothing about family. They are all about 3 things, and 3 things only.

1. Abortion on demand at any age, under any circumstance.

2. Gay marriage.

3. Promiscuity for womyn, without conscequence.

13 posted on 08/22/2009 5:16:54 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Kaslin

I fully support the Constitutional right of women to hold their legs together in their inalienable right to birth control.


14 posted on 08/22/2009 5:30:14 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: driftdiver
There are plenty of good men and good women. The trouble is the barbarians learn how to use our system against us, and we haven’t figured out a way to fight back thats not violent.

And we are not going to get violent, are we? Ergo...what I said, and you have virtually agreed to. The barbarians HAVE learned, and we are clueless. How long does anyone expect that to go on without us going under?

Ignore the question marks, by all means. The questions are merely rhetorical.

Per tagline, frog's brewing.

15 posted on 08/22/2009 5:34:06 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

For the antidote for the NOW hags read/listen to Tammy Bruce, ex-President of NOW. Part of Ms. Bruce’s bio here: http://www.reason.com/news/show/28859.html


16 posted on 08/22/2009 5:42:50 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Kaslin

French girls they want Cartier
Italian girls want cars
American girls want everything in the world you could possibly imagine


17 posted on 08/22/2009 5:45:07 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Fish rot from the head down.)
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To: Jim Noble; Kaslin

>>>What Women Want? The right to shoes, of course.

Excuse me but no. Women don’t see shoes as a Constitutional issue. It’s more a spiritual concern, as shoes are a matter of the sole.


18 posted on 08/22/2009 6:00:02 AM PDT by tlb
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I dunno. One could also make the argument that wars also winnow out the weak, stupid and unlucky. I realize that sounds bad, but you can be very brave & patriotic but still have other flaws that contribute to your death. Death is war is also somewhat random (hence the “unlucky” qualifer).

That being said, WWI and WWII were waged on a scale never before seen in human history. I think the loss of Alpha males from that conflict is definitely behind Europe’s decline. WWI likely set back any recovery France was making from the Napoleanic wars.


19 posted on 08/22/2009 6:02:22 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81
In this country, the so-called flower of American manhood took a major hit in the Civil War. As did the Constitution, the body politic, the gene pool...we certainly adjusted, but we've never recovered.

One could also make the argument that wars also winnow out the weak, stupid and unlucky.

Yes but like the poor, those are always with us. We have weak, stupid and unlucky to last for a thousand generations.

20 posted on 08/22/2009 6:19:44 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: peggybac

good handyman.....

That just about sums it up....a handyman, not a partner, not a friend, but a Handyman, a man who will hammer some nails, paint a wall, fix the electrical system, and then disappear until the next time he is “required”....


21 posted on 08/22/2009 6:23:21 AM PDT by thinking
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To: Kaslin

btt


22 posted on 08/22/2009 7:04:39 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: peggybac

You mean hand job.


23 posted on 08/22/2009 8:01:10 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“And we are not going to get violent, are we? Ergo...what I said, and you have virtually agreed to.”

Your argument still doesn’t make sense. Its a cultural problem and not a genetic problem caused by taking the aggressive genes out of the pool.

Its also pretty cyclical for any civilization throughout history.


24 posted on 08/22/2009 9:04:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Your argument still doesn’t make sense.

Well I'd love to help you with it but we're on our way to the beach. HAND!

25 posted on 08/22/2009 9:12:38 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: Kaslin

NOW is still around?

After giving Bill Clinton the ‘one grope’ rule they lost any and all respectability with any thinking person, even many leftist feminists.


26 posted on 08/22/2009 12:26:13 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Kaslin

in new york city, they want money.


27 posted on 08/22/2009 6:31:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: tlb
as shoes are a matter of the sole.

best of show, so far.

28 posted on 08/22/2009 6:33:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Muzzle_em
“Women have a constitutional right to birth control”

Keep your knees together.

29 posted on 08/22/2009 6:37:30 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Kaslin
Women have a constitutional right to birth control

No U.S. court has ever ruled that anyone has "a constitutional right to birth control". They ruled that persons have a constitutional right to privacy which precludes the government prohibiting access to birth control.

That's not even close to the same thing.

What she's arguing is akin to saying that, because I have a constitutional right to free speech, if I want to print some inflammatory handbills, the government should force my local print shop to print them, whether the print shop wants to do business with me or not.

To make the example concrete, Nazis have a constitutional right to free speech. That right limits what the government can do to silence the Nazis. It doesn't require or permit the government to force a Jewish printer to print Nazi pamphlets.

30 posted on 08/22/2009 11:03:55 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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