Skip to comments.The Real War on Women
Posted on 11/03/2012 8:49:01 AM PDT by Starman417
While the debates and our president's spectacular foreign policy failures have been dominating deadlines it's important not to overlook some of the smaller news items that are part of the big picture.
A few weeks ago a story bubbled up on the web and twitter about what Mark Stein would have referred to as the Obama Campaign's latest exploding cigar. It seems that the official White House Tumblr page had a rather obnoxious e-card that was soon afterward removed from its site:
Obama's campaign missteps generally get ignored by the mainstream media because 1) They happen so often and 2) They're being done by a Democrat. Not quite on the level of "You didn't build that", this was a minor mistake more on the level of "The Life of Julia". Objectifying women as walking "lady parts" certainly wasn't as newsworthy as the debate results and the left's showing what it's made of by focusing on a gigantic yellow puppet in hopes of salvaging that debacle. But there is an underlying message behind this minor event that makes a much bigger statement about the left.
I had written previously how according to the left waging a "War on Women" is demonstrated by not supporting women being dependent on the government while encouraging them to spread sexually transmitted diseases. Looking at the latest misfire, aside from its juvenile silliness, shows the larger problem of how the left objectifies women, along with all of the identity groups it courts. When it comes to women the left fixates so heavily on abortion and birth control, it sends the phenomenally insulting message that women should not concern themselves with issues beyond that. Blogger Gabriella Hoffman does a great takedown of how the Democrats reduce women to sex objects:
The question beckons: Should women vote with their brains or their lady parts? If the latter best resonates with our gender, then they might want to reevaluate their priorities.
Much like their radical feminist supporters, many Democrats think that government-subsidized birth control is the only issue concerning women.
The Left, with the Democrat Party claiming to be the party of women, ironically has hurt women the most. CNSNews.com reported in July that 780,000 more women are unemployed since Obama took office in 2008. . . .
It applies across all of the gender / racial characters that the left pigeon holes:
This also points out to a strange paradox of the left. The same people who preach diversity and multiculturalism only open the door to gay leftists, Hispanic leftists, black leftists, female leftists, and even to white, male heterosexual leftists. But if your beliefs vary from them you are no longer part of your identity group.
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
I wonder how Chris Stevens’ Mom feels for Obama not taking time to express condolences to her, or how about the former Navy SEALS, you know, Obama is the first guy in the oval office I have ever known to mention “I” or refer to a military achievement as his own.
Indeed. When I was attending graduate school at UC Davis, there was a "graduate student women's group", where women could discuss issues of primary importance. I had many invitations to attend, but none of the issues they routinely discussed were of even minor importance. Abortion, post-abortion support, lesbian concerns, etc.--they never discussed a single issue that I cared about as a graduate student/wife/mother.
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