And by Hell, I mean the ideology ash heap, which might as well be a lake of fire and brimstone for all of its recovery potential. Once dead, ideologies stay dead; Eugenics, for instance. (I wish we could kill Marxism already.)
Forget for a moment the blatant arm-twisting of Madeleine Albright at a recent Hillary Clinton campaign stop where she threatened — literally t-h-r-e-a-t-e-n-e-d — young women who dare to think independently.
There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t help each other,” she said.
The real exposure in that remark is the absolute failure of feminism to move hearts and minds. If it had integral value at this point in history, Madeleine Albright wouldn’t have to browbeat anyone to toe its line. Persuasion is so much more powerful than threats, but it only works if you have something persuasive to offer. The irony is that feminism was once so persuasive and powerful that it accomplished truly great things. First on the list would be empowering women to define themselves — if they so wish — completely apart from men.
I don’t care for her politics or her person, but her “if-you-can’t-find-‘em-grind-‘em” ambition to be president makes me wince for her. Could the woman have sacrificed any more of herself in the public eye or gained any less by doing so? She is a study in how not to become the first woman president of the United States of America.
Timing is everything, and Hillary Clinton missed “historical” by eight years. Yeah, yeah, she would be the first woman president, but we’ve already had the first black president, so the thunder clap for first woman won’t be quite as loud as it could have been. And is it not the height of irony that millennials will be less impressed by her gender because they grew up with female secretaries of state? For women in their late teens and early 20s, a woman president smacks of “duh, already.”
If you Google “war on women,” the search engine gods return the following definition:
War on Women is an expression in United States politics used to describe certain Republican Party policies and legislation as a wide-scale effort to restrict women’s rights, especially reproductive rights.
Trigger warning: To any college students who may have stumbled upon this article, it’s only fair to warn you that it will be very upsetting. Very. As such, it will certainly never see the light of day on your campus. The most upsetting part is that after you read it, you will no longer be able to define “sexual harassment” as “emailed, texted, tweeted, phoned, or instant messaged offensive sexual remarks, jokes, stories, pictures or videos to you that you didn’t want.”
Apparently the ISIS boys have been bad, you know, like raping women on their periods. Since Allah was kind enough to provide them with “women and children of infidels” as sex slaves, ISIS leadership thinks the least their boys can do is show some decorum. Hence the publication of fifteen new regulations for achieving total degradation of women captives while still retaining Allah’s good graces, i.e., conforming to Sharia.
Just when I think social policy can’t get any more divorced from reality, it spins farther out into Social Justice Warrior land.
Social Justice Warrior land is a virtual reality world where the laws of physics and biology don’t exist. (They really do exist, but because logic and common sense *really* don’t exist in this world, no one notices.) The other thing that doesn’t exist in SJW land is any connection between data and decisions.
The author, a professor and feminist scholar at the University of Connecticut, started off by asking if we still need feminism. Her conclusion was yes, or, rather, hell yes! And do you know why? Because women are still victims.
And that is exactly why we don’t need feminism.
Only feminism could wrest the power from such achievements as the Vote, the Pill, the freedom to choose any life we want, and our clear dominance over men in both high school and college graduation rates. Only feminism could cloud the brightness of women’s lives.
I would rather stick red hot pokers in my eyes than hurt someone’s feelings. It doesn’t mean I won’t do it, but there has to be a really good reason.
A really good reason like hurting one person’s feelings to spare many more people’s feelings.
Some scripture somewhere, and I’m paraphrasing, says that it’s better for one man to perish than for a whole nation to dwindle in unbelief. In extreme cases, it seems God is willing to sacrifice even a precious human life because it serves the greater good.
We’re told that we are to liken the scriptures unto ourselves, i.e., apply them to our personal situations. I contend that preserving princessses at Disneyland is the greater good and is an extreme case where even hurting a child’s feelings is warranted.
Even before the subject of Lamborghinis came up, I felt compelled to write a piece about Planned Parenthood’s transfer of aborted baby parts to medical research companies.
Debate rages whether the transfers were sales or donations, but the fact is that aborted torsos were carefully “crushed” to maximize extraction of lungs, livers, and lower extremities. “Graspers” were used to turn fetuses around to breech position—feet first—to allow for sufficient dilation during the procedure before the all-important head was extracted, hopefully intact.
Roe v. Wade was decided more than forty years ago, but the issue has never been settled. The undercover videos open old wounds, fresh scars, and every can of worms imaginable. When does life begin? Should Planned Parenthood be defunded of taxpayer dollars? Do the videos warrant investigation into Planned Parenthood? Did the Center for Medical Progress break the law in obtaining the videos?