Friday, August 31, 2012

A few words regarding this "War on Women"...


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...Including this tweet from @Iowahawkblog:

Remember gals, the GOP hates women. That's why President Obama treats you as hysterical, hormone-addled walking uteri.


And it's not just the President that views them in this light, also his staunchest defenders.

Behold the flappy folds of Code Pink going all Spirit Week at the Republican National Convention:









Ed Morrissey, writing for the Fiscal Times, notes the potential folly of the Democrats playing the "WoW" card thusly:

But it’s even worse than that. The strategy segregates women from other issues as if they only have deep concern in this election over the status of their genitalia. This theme came to ludicrous fruition in demonstrations by Code Pink at the Republican convention in Tampa, when activists showed up dressed as gigantic labia. The scene provided an unintentionally revealing portrait of just how progressives see women in modern American society.

That is the true risk for Democrats who pursue this strategy. After three nights of watching successful and accomplished women in the Republican Party discuss economic policy, job creation, and reform of the federal government for deficit and debt reduction, viewers will tune in the following week to see women considered as interested in little more than sexual reproduction. Voters might well conclude that there is a “war on women,” but that it’s not the Republicans who are waging it.

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Seriously. We don't get it. All that "You've come along way, baby" and "Keep your laws off my body" defiant, feminist sloganeering from decades past has been reduced to simpering pleas to a domineering, paternalistic super-state to provide free birth control. Correction: simpering demands to a domineering, paternalistic super-state which will pass that cost on to U.S. citizens whether they like it or not. Nice work, ladies.


And don't allow yourself to be deluded: this isn't about "access" - this is about "muscle". This is a power play, pure and simple. What better way to prove your bona fides as a true believer in soft-authoritarianism than to force institutions to violate their conscience by forcing them to provide contraception, gratis? And you don't even have to be a person of faith to realize the absurdity of all this and wonder why it is you are footing the bill for someone else's sexual habits.

So, color us confused. All this time we were told that what happens in the bedroom was strictly the business of the consenting parties. No longer. Now that we're all vested interests, what happens in the bedroom is not anymore a private matter but that of public policy and that does not sound like a feature of a constitutional republic devoted to the ideals of personal privacy and civil liberties.

heh. Paying for your own Pill: It's the civil rights issue of our time.


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13 comments:

K T Cat said...

Linked.

SarahB said...

omg, if that's what Code Pink thinks their vaginas look like, no wonder they're so bitter.

Dean said...

Sarah, thanks for making the point I cannot.

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B-Daddy said...

Truly. I never cared about the sexual habits of the likes of Fluke until she herself brought them up in the context of demanding that I pay for them. What's next, mandated coverage of whips and chains for sado-masochists? Where does it end? How do you prove the bona-fide need, which is the only way insurance would cover this? Now everyone gets to voice their moral indignation. Is that what the feminists want?

Before, I never felt the need to regulate bedroom activity, because it is incompatible with a free society. If we are going to regulate who gets what medical protocols on the basis of cost savings, why shouldn't we regulate frequency of sexual relations on the same basis. This is where the mandated funding of contraception leads; which makes it incompatible with a free society, after all.

Doo Doo Econ said...

I agree with most of the concern in this post and comments, but...

Contraception has been used by progressives for 80 years or so for racist population control. I don't think that is the agenda anymore, but it has changed from racially motivated to socially motivated.

They want depopulation to preserve their elite status through the reallocation of resources. It is sold as saving the planet because it is "green." It is sold through faustial deals with big government dependance. It is sold to ensure a class of hopeless who toil to pay "progressively" increasing tributes known as taxes that make it impossible to raise your family out of a lower economic cast. It promotes envy and division through a thousand rationalizations.

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