Who’s Really Waging the War on Women?
I’ve spent the last few days mad as hell and kicking the dog. Well not really, I don’t have a dog. It’s always the “last straw” that gets under your skin and turns one into a raving maniac. This time it wasn’t Honey Boo Boo who made me do it—It was Hillary Clinton! In a speech at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton accused ME of being a terrorist and “out of date.” She likened REPUBLICANS (by extension ME) to TERRORISTS on women’s issues and their calls for stripping Planned Parenthood of its federal funding.
“Now, extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups,” Clinton said. “We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America.” Hillary Clinton
If you missed my last blog “ABORTION—THE THIRD RAIL OF POLITICS,” I suggest that you go back and read it. http://marspeak.net/WordPress/2015/07/30/abortion-the-third-rail-of-politics/ In it I write how Roe v Wade legalized abortion in the United States and the grizzly horrors recently exposed by The Center for Medical Progress, who went undercover and produced several tapes with actors posing as buyers discussing the sale and dissemination of aborted fetal body parts. The videos have prompted investigations by congressional committees and Republicans in Congress—and calls to defund Planned Parenthood (America’s largest abortion provider) of the $500M it receives each year. It would seem that some people still find the sale of aborted fetal parts revolting and disgusting, but not Hillary! I am appalled by her apathy!
It really doesn’t matter if you’re pro-life or pro-choice, but I’m sure that you recognize my outrage that Hillary Clinton equates her political opponents to terrorists. REALLY??? HEY, HILLARY! Terrorists behead women, deface women, burn women alive, rape them, hold them as chattel, and on and on and on and on!
And you call Republicans terrorists? This reaches a new low, EVEN FOR YOU, in your ever present, old, stale and hypothetical “WAR ON WOMEN.”
And incidentally, Hillary, if you want to find someone who should be excoriated on this issue, you might start with that sexual abuser husband of yours and the WAR ON WOMEN that you initiated against the women who accused him. The list is long: Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Elizabeth Ward Grace, Juanita Brodderick, and Monica Lewinsky. The names you attributed to them during all the “Bimbo Eruptions” to intimidate and suppress these women is just as long. NOTE TO ALL WOMEN DEMOCRATS— HILLARY IS NOT YOUR CHAMPION!
If it’s always the “last straw” that “turns one into a raving maniac,” you’ve probably guessed there was another Hillary incident before the terrorist straw. Indeed there was! During the campaign trail two decades ago in 1992 Hillary famously snapped, “I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill MY profession.” ME, ME, AND NARCISSISTIC ME!
It was a moment in the perpetual “Mommy” wars—home-baked cookies struck at the heart of what many women thought mothering was about: children arriving home from school, met at the door with warm CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES and a loving motherly embrace. It is an image that evokes devotion, time, and most importantly, love! Many of us were struggling with a societal shift that seemed to value a mother’s paid labor over the “chocolate chip cookie scenario.” The feminists told us that “fulfilling our own profession” made us powerful, more productive as a human being, and equal to our male counterparts in the work place. Tongue in cheek I said, “I will never come down to equal any man.” (Just a joke—please, no blasts.) Hillary’s remark drew scorching responses from at-home mothers, but cheers from her fellow feminists.
“WHAT DO YOU DO?” became the first question asked of a woman by a woman at every social engagement—it was the “dreaded question of the time.” Women who were once happy and secure in their decision to be a CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MOTHERS stumbled and stammered as they proffered their apologetic response, “I’m a stay-at-home mother.”
The accepted wisdom that mothers were content to take care of their families had been turned upside down by Betty Friedan in her 1960 book, The Feminine Mystique; she called upon women to seek fulfillment in work outside the home. Although Friedan did not seek to dismantle the prevailing system, the more radical “women’s liberation” movement was determined to completely overthrow the patriarchy they believed was oppressing every facet of women’s lives—no more cookies for them!
Hillary’s comparison of Republicans to terrorists is just another classic Clinton diversion—this time from her email problems, but it’s beginning to feel like a retread of recent election cycles—“THE WAR ON WOMEN” that is purportedly being waged by the Republican Party. You know the ones—those Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood because they are committing atrocities approaching Josef Mengele’s inhumane medical experiments upon concentration camp prisoners at Auschwitz. For those of you who don’t agree with this comparison you should educate yourselves by watching the videos at http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/(Press release videos as well as full footage are available.)“There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated.” Alexis de Tocqueville
Yes, Hillary, I know that this is the 21st century, but where have the values gone that Tocqueville so highly praised? Your “modern world” has affected marriage—28% drop in the institution of marriage since 1960—and redefined by the Supreme Court. The Pill made possible the sexual revolution—premarital sex became socially acceptable effectively making virginity lose its value. 15.3 Million new cases of Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD) are reported in the U.S. each year according to the National Women’s Health Organization and over a million abortions were performed in 2014. The number of women, with young children, working outside the home has seen a 34% increase since 1970. More couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage—15 times higher than in 1960.
Hillary’s “modern world” family is better defined as PERMEABLE—more fluid and flexible: Mother, Father, Child; Mother, Father, His, Hers, and Their Children; Single Mother; Single Father; Mother, Mother, Child; and Father, Father, Child. These are some of the consequences of the Women’s Liberation Movement—it is questionable they can be considered to have improved the status of Woman, Wife, or Mother.
I recognize there are many working mothers who through herculean efforts are raising responsible, well-adjusted, and discerning children, and I admire them! I fear, however, that there are more who are not fulfilling the responsibility of Motherhood.
Children used to die from polio, tuberculosis and other diseases, but medical science has conquered these illnesses. Unfortunately there is no cure for the stress-related causes of children’s deaths in Hillary’s “modern world”: 10,000 die in substance abuse-related automobile accidents and 5,000 in suicides. We have 2 Million alcoholic teenagers. We see more depression in children, aggressive behavior, and learning disabilities. Can these stress-related problems arise from the fact that our society places the needs of children and youth second to the needs of adults? Are we expecting our children to be more competent in handling all sorts of experiences than they really are?
So you see, Hillary, Republicans and hopefully even Democrats will see through your old, stale and hypothetical “WAR ON WOMEN”—it HAS been and IS being waged by the very women who started it. It is a war that the liberal (progressive) women’s movement has perpetrated against the very foundation of the “Nuclear Family”—MOTHER, FATHER, CHILD! They and you are responsible for the breakdown of family values in today’s society that deeply impacts our children. In your speech in New Hampshire on September 5th at a Women for Hillary Rally you spoke of women’s issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VR7GF5ynyI I can count on one hand the number of times the word children passed your lips. The “Village” you think it takes to raise children IS NOT baking the cookies, Hillary!