Skip to comments.Weaponizing the well-being of women [Obama's 'war' exists only for sake of his re-election]
Posted on 08/25/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT by rhema
There's a "war on women" being waged by those knuckle-dragging Republicans. How do you know? Because President Obama has told you so, and because his media enablers parrot the line at every opportunity.
What does the battlefield look like? A first reconnaissance might suggest that men, not women, are under assault and in full-scale retreat. For example, women now earn almost 60 percent of college degrees, and a majority of master's and doctoral degrees. Education is the best predictor of future earnings in our information economy.
Women now hold 51 percent of white-collar management and professional jobs. Traditional male sectors like manufacturing are in decline, while women dominate 13 of the 15 job categories projected to grow most in the next decade. In 2010, the Atlantic magazine documented the shift in an article titled "The End of Men."
So why this juiced-up "war on women" rhetoric from the White House?
The president's much-ballyhooed "hope and change" has been a bust. He can't run on his dismal economic record: persistent high unemployment, an exploding national debt, a regulatory burden that grows more oppressive daily, and the deeply unpopular Obamacare.
His polling numbers make clear that winning a majority of men's votes will be a challenge. So the president is trying to keep women -- who deserted his party in large numbers in 2010 -- on board by fear-mongering on "women's issues" like contraception and the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act.
But this strategy requires world-class fact-twisting. For example, a Health and Human Services mandate implementing Obamacare requires employers to provide insurance covering abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraceptives. Obama supporters are trying to convince women that Republican efforts to exempt employers who object on grounds of conscience -- a tiny fraction -- will somehow threaten access to contraception, which is cheap and widely
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Under a socialist regime, it could easily evolve into a situation where the sterilization is free but you might not be allowed to have the baby. The abortion is free, but you may not get antibiotics for the STD.
Which party supports the murder of a baby, right up to birth.
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Nice article. Thanks for posting.
Katherine Kersten is an island of intellectual sanity at the most relentlessly partisan liberal rag in the United States.
Ditto - what you wrote about Katherine.
I try to never miss her oped pieces. Without Katherine, we would not be aware of many of the obnoxious liberal events happening in the Twin Cities. She has also been the eyes and ears of patriots when the Muslims among the TC population try to bully the rest of us into submission to their Allah’s rules.
Up next: Mandatory coverage of costs for buttplugs and manbags. Heterosexism must go! Down with accessorization bias!