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The Left's Long-Term War On Women
PJMedia ^ | March 18th, 2012 | Rand Simberg

Posted on 03/18/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT by NonZeroSum

An evergreen guide to what the Left is doing or plans to do is to listen to what they accuse their political opponents of. Along those lines, incandescent in its projection, cynicism, and hypocrisy is the latest mantra emanating from the Democrats of the “Republican War On Women,” based on nothing more than some crude comments (since apologized for) by a talk-show host aimed at a Democrat feminist activist who thinks that the world owes her free (and expensive) contraception and, moreover, that it should be done in violation of the religious conscience of Catholics. Of course, they don’t want their demagoguery to be distracted by the annoying reality that their own misogyny and assault on women is much more virulent, and has been going on for much longer.

It should be shocking, by the conventional narrative, that the White House of a “liberal” president would be a hostile work environment for women, but it is not at all a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the Democrats and the Left, going back at least to the 1960s, when a prominent Democrat politician got a pass from the media for abandoning a young woman (possibly pregnant by him) to drown in his car. The same man went on to later fame as the top slice of bread in a “waitress sandwich,” and yet was so lionized by the Left that not that long ago, at the time of his death, a woman(!) wrote that Mary Jo Kopechne might have been happy to undergo the terror as her lungs filled with the brackish water of Martha’s Vineyard had she only known what a great legislator he would turn out to be.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: gender; hypocrisy; left; liberals; misogyny; sexism
Good take on the history of the sexist Left.
1 posted on 03/18/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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bttt


2 posted on 03/18/2012 2:54:32 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: NonZeroSum
with its casual assertions of male superiority and paternalism (on literally dramatic display in the AMC television series Mad Men, which also shows how the attitudes evolved through the decade)

Mad Men is gross liberal fiction. Please don't get your reality from Hollywood.

3 posted on 03/18/2012 3:10:55 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna
Mad Men is gross liberal fiction. Please don't get your reality from Hollywood.

I grew up in that era. I would be about Sally's age. It seems to me to be a largely accurate depiction of the times. That's actually a large part of its appeal.

4 posted on 03/18/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

Where did you live, Sodom and Gomorrah?


5 posted on 03/18/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna
Where did you live, Sodom and Gomorrah?

I have no idea what that question is supposed to mean.

Have you ever actually watched the show?

6 posted on 03/18/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

It means you are wrong.

I understand that many believe TV shows reflect historical reality.

That’s why I posted that this one certainly does not.


7 posted on 03/18/2012 5:05:53 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: NonZeroSum

They back a man that caused the disease epidemic in the Playboy mansion grotto.

PLAYBOY.......at one time woman said this was degrading to them.


8 posted on 03/18/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: donna
It means you are wrong.

Well, you'll have to walk me through that logic, because I think that there must have been several steps missing in the syllogism.

I understand that many believe TV shows reflect historical reality.

I don't whether that's true or not, but it certainly isn't my belief, in general, so I'm not sure what the relevance would be of what "many believe."

That’s why I posted that this one certainly does not.

But you provided no evidence to support your case. I live through the era. I watch the show. I think that in this case, it actually does.

Again, do you have a case to make, on the basis of actual examples in the show that wouldn't be historically plausible? Or just unsupported assertions and non sequiturs about Sodom and Gomorrah and what people other than me may or may not believe?

9 posted on 03/18/2012 5:26:08 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

From “pro-choice” to mandatory abortion, that’s a “freedom for women” scheme of destruction of woman by the left. The liberals use the snitching on the angry white man 4 year old scheme and it works every time.


10 posted on 03/18/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: NonZeroSum

Are you one of the writers?


11 posted on 03/18/2012 5:37:09 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna
No, I am not "one of the writers," I am someone who lived through the late fifties and sixties, and watches the show.

I answered your questions, now answer mine. Have you ever seen the show? If not, what are your credentials to tell me I'm wrong? Because you certainly have made zero case for it.

12 posted on 03/18/2012 6:16:20 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

Why are you so mad? Isn’t anyone allowed to have higher morals than a TV show written by Feminists?

You have been brainwashed. If you think the biggest problem women have is being treated “equal”, then you don’t understand Christianity, or family structure, or the basis of our rights as Americans, or socialism...on and on.

They got to you. I’m so sorry.


13 posted on 03/18/2012 9:13:07 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna
Why are you so mad? Isn’t anyone allowed to have higher morals than a TV show written by Feminists?

Yet more non sequiturs. In fact, I am not "mad" at all. I'm just trying to figure out what your point is. You obviously aren't going to help me.

OK, I get it. You're not going to answer my question, because clearly, the answer is "no," and you have no idea what you're talking about. Any further discussion is clearly a waste of both of our time.

14 posted on 03/18/2012 9:22:41 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

How Many Little girls have Been Slaughtered By Abortionists in the Past 20 Years? Now Who is Against Women?


15 posted on 03/19/2012 4:17:39 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: donna; NonZeroSum
She has asked you to answer one simple question..."Have you ever watched the series?"...and you studiously refuse to answer.

You are completely undermining your relevance and integrity!

Haven't you ever heard the advice that when you realize you are in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging?

16 posted on 03/19/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke; NonZeroSum

Why are you so emotionally involved? This isn’t personal - I don’t know you and your girlfriend. I have the option of calling a piece of feminist propaganda a lie (and very naive) if that’s what I believe.

The article mentions the show as if it was historically accurate which it is not. It is a diversion to discuss the details of the show when my point is the author is basing his opinions on a fictional TV show. That makes the entire article useless.

My advice to you: Don’t get so offended that you lose your ability to think logically because you look really silly and immature.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:37 AM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna
Talk about liberal and emotionally immature! I point out your refusal to answer a simple question and she becomes my "girlfriend"!

I think you are on the wrong forum. Your behavior is much more along the lines of DU.

You have a lot of growing up to do, little girl. A heck of a lot of growing up to do.

Now, toodle on back to DU and whimper to your friends about the mean ol' Freeper.

18 posted on 03/19/2012 12:02:20 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: donna
Talk about liberal and emotionally immature! I point out your refusal to answer a simple question and she becomes my "girlfriend"!

I think you are on the wrong forum. Your behavior is much more along the lines of DU.

You have a lot of growing up to do, little girl. A heck of a lot of growing up to do.

Now, toodle on back to DU and whimper to your friends about the mean ol' Freeper.

19 posted on 03/19/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: NonZeroSum

The left, since Genesis 3, been trying to shoe-horn women into men’s roles.

It’s not a “fit”. Men and women are NOT interchangeable. Their “wiring” does not interchange.

No matter how much the left tries, especially in recent times, to make it so women “can have sex like men”, it’s not the psychological wiring that they were born with, and it will cause emotional and mental problems if they try to force it.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Redleg Duke

Here’s a hanky.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 12:07:21 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna; Redleg Duke; NonZeroSum

It has been a long time since I have seen such a gap in the conversation.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: donna
The article mentions the show as if it was historically accurate which it is not.

And you continue to provide zero evidence to that effect, instead continuing to deflect with non sequiturs.

And by the way, I'm not a "she," so it would be hard for me to be anyone's "girlfriend."

23 posted on 03/19/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: MrB
The left, since Genesis 3, been trying to shoe-horn women into men’s roles.

It’s not a “fit”. Men and women are NOT interchangeable. Their “wiring” does not interchange.

No matter how much the left tries, especially in recent times, to make it so women “can have sex like men”, it’s not the psychological wiring that they were born with, and it will cause emotional and mental problems if they try to force it.

That's all interesting, I guess, but it has absolutely nothing to do with anything I've written.

24 posted on 03/19/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: Lando Lincoln

It’s a culture clash. They, along with the author of the article, think feminism is valid instead of realizing that it is a Marxist tool.


25 posted on 03/19/2012 1:33:21 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: NonZeroSum
a woman(!) wrote that Mary Jo Kopechne might have been happy to undergo the terror as her lungs filled with the brackish water of Martha’s Vineyard had she only known what a great legislator he would turn out to be.

Just wow.

26 posted on 03/19/2012 2:40:53 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Lando Lincoln; donna

Yep! She will not answer the question. Just runs off in a different direction and wraps herself in victimhood!


27 posted on 03/20/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

I’ve seen all but the last season of Mad Men and am about the same as you chronologically.

I think the show is fairly accurate as regards the status relationship between the sexes.

I would however fault in one area: there aren’t any good men in the show.

So it’s fairly accurate historically but not in its character balance.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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