Liberal Democrats seem to think, and want you to believe with all your heart, that the GOP is waging a “War on Women”; they accuse us of this simply because 1. we don’t believe that anybody has the right to kill anyone, especially not an innocent unborn child, 2. because we oppose forcing people, especially religious institutions, to pay for other people’s $9 a month birth control, and 3. because we oppose the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which does very little to actually help women. If this constitutes a War on Women, then I don’t want to live on this planet anymore; if you want to see a real War on Women, look no farther than many of the Middle Eastern Islamic countries who brutalize and murder women for supposed immodesty and for wanting the freedoms that come with being human; but that is a whole different topic. Today we focus on two issues in America; this is by no means a complete list or critique of liberal’s anti-women actions and policies, but both are certainly relevant.
It is almost ironic that the Obama administration calls for equal pay for women, pushes the Lilly Ledbetter act, and yet continues to be the antithesis of their own message by paying their women staffers less than they do their men:
“Using late 2011 figures, the latest available at the time, The Washington Times earlier this year surveyed 121 White House employees who were paid at least $100,000 and found that 47 were women and 74 were men. That is only slightly better than in 2003, the third year of the Bush administration, when 39 of the top 121 employees were women…When all White House employees are considered, the Obama administration’s record dims a bit further. Female employees earn a median salary of $60,000, roughly 18 percent less than men, whose median salary is $71,000.” (1)
So we see the administration’s hypocrisy; claiming that the GOP is waging a war on women by being against Lilly Ledbetter, and yet doing the exact same thing they accuse us of doing. The 18% wage gap between men and women in the White House simply shows that Obama and the Democrats have forgotten to take the log out of their eyes. But the statistics on their top 20 wage earners shows something else; that of these 20, the majority of them are, wait for it, men:
“Of the administration’s 20 top earners, who each took home a tidy $172,200 for their work in 2011, only six of those were women.” (2)
With 14 out of the top 20 earners being men, it sure doesn’t seem like Obama is honoring his platform of equal pay for women, especially since he signed Lilly Ledbetter over four years ago; how anyone can think he has some kind of high ground and let him and the left get away with accusing the right of supporting an “unfair practice” that his administration actively participates in is beyond me.
The second situation takes place in the State of Colorado; the Colorado legislature is considering passing a bill that would eliminate conceal carry for permit owners on college campuses. On its face this is a really bad proposal, but some of the arguments used in reference to women are downright shameful. While I understand that this bill would disarm both sexes on college campuses, the fact that this bill disarms women, the sex that is more likely to be in danger of rape is really disturbing. If anything is a “war on women”, it is disarming them of guns, their best protection in the case of potential rape; so lets look at some of the comments Colorado Democrats and institutions have been making.
The University of Colorado for example has put out a primer for female students on how to avoid a rape; some of the examples made sense, like screaming, yelling, hitting, and biting, but some of the rest of the tips are so stupid its offensive. One of the tips was passive resistance, which just by its title is disturbing, but two of their other tips were to 1. “Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.” and 2. “Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.” (3) Maybe its me, but I think having a gun handy to scare off the rapist is better than telling the freak that you are sick or at that time of the month; also, vomiting and urinating on yourself is totally disgusting, to encourage that instead of allowing guns is totally irrational and degrading to women.
Back to the Colorado legislature and their gun debate; Democratic Representative Paul Rosenthal argues that women don’t need guns to defend themselves. Instead of guns, they should just learn the art of Judo or walk with a buddy:
“Another point that was brought up a gun is the only method a person, a student, has in self defense. There are other methods. There is mace. What about a taser? The buddy system, other methods of self defense, judo, what have you.”
Again we have the simple question; why not just use a gun? When it comes to protecting yourself from robber or rape, wouldn’t you want women to be able to choose what they want to defend themselves with? Wouldn’t you want to let them be able to choose the best option available for defense? You know Mr. Rosenthal, these women could also learn black magic if it comes down to it, or you know, what have you…
But Rep. Rosenthal was not the only Democrat to speak out against guns, invoking the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, State Senator Jessie Ulibarri (D-enial) made sure to point out that guns were not needed to stop the Arizona shooter, instead, some brave souls used…ballpoint pens. Now I’ve done a little research into this and let me say, I have not found any evidence that ballpoint pens were used to stop the shooter, all I have found is that four people helped to stop the shooter by tackling him and wrestling the gun out of his hand; and just to be clear, one of the four saviors it turns out, had a gun on his person as well. (4) But even if ballpoint pens were used, do we really think this is the best option? Lets take this suggestion and apply it to a woman on a college campus who is about to get robbed or raped; are we really so willing to tell women “you can’t have a gun, but you should carry a pen, it might help you stop the attacker.” Does Ulibarri even hear himself? I hate to break it to you Jessie, but this isn’t an episode of Supernatural:
If pens are all you really need to defend yourself from a rapist or a shooter, perhaps Ulibarri, if he should ever require personal security, should arm his bodyguards with pens; in fact, we should institute that policy with the President’s Secret Service protection, cause after all, who really needs a gun for defense purposes! The idea that we should take guns out of the hands of college students because pens are a good enough defense just shows that the left has no good arguments for depriving students of their second amendment rights; then again, Colorado did just legalize marijuana for recreational use, so perhaps these Representatives are just high.
But don’t worry my friends, the best has been saved for last! In regards to this bill that would ban legal conceal and carry on college campuses, Republicans expressed concerns about women being able to protect themselves; that you are only making it worse for them by not allowing them to bring their legally purchased and registered gun to school with them. But do not worry, Democratic Rep. Joe Salazar believes that women can still protect themselves with call boxes, safe zones, and rape whistles; he also had this to say about why women shouldn’t be able to carry guns on campuses:
“Universities have been faced with that situation for a long time…It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop, pop a round at somebody.”
The stupidity of this statement is absolutely mind numbing; women can’t be trusted with guns on campus because they might get so scared of being raped that they might shoot somebody? Really? Now to be fair, Salazar did admit he shouldn’t have said that, but the fact that it even came to his head shows what he really thinks of women; that they are irrational, easily scare-able beings who can’t be trusted not to shoot innocent people. Some people like to compare this to Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments on rape and the human body, but they are not even close.
While I did not and will not defend Akin, his opinion was not based on an inferiority of women’s minds and abilities; his statements were based on what a (very questionable) Doctor told him about rape and the female body. This is not an attack or a defense of Akin (as that is a whole different topic), I just bring him up to show the difference between the two sides; the conservative said something that many people found offensive, because they think it was stupid, and the liberal said something that is totally offensive, because it belittles a woman’s mental capability to judge if the situation she is facing is one which requires self defense. If anything is a war on women, it is this; that democrats are willing to disarm women based on the fact that they do not think they are capable of being smart and safe with a gun.
There is a great quote that I recently saw on this very issue, one that really gets to the heart of the matter; it said:
“Guns are the great equalizer. They allow someone to be safe, regardless of weight, height, gender, race, religion, or creed. So if there’s a “war on women”, then it’s definitely being waged by people who won’t trust them with self-defense. ” (Anonymous)
These are only two examples of the true American war on women that liberals are waging day in and day out (along with their race war, another topic which we will address soon), but these are not even the worst incidents that we see. This post isn’t even going to cover how abortion is part of the war on women, as not only is it unsafe for the mother, but it has killed an estimated 54+ million children since the passage of Roe v. Wade; with goodness knows how many baby girls have been slaughtered by the practice. (5) Nor is this post even talking about Pornography, which is another big weapon used in the war on women, as all it does is objectify and degrade them, and lower their worth in the eyes of men. The war on women is real, it comes from hypocrisy from the administration, anti-women stupidity from people like the Democrats in the Colorado legislature, and even more so from abortion and porn which last time I checked, we Conservatives are wholeheartedly against.