Category Archives: Feminism

It’s time to repeal the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was a good idea in its time, but leftist women have become so perverted by the power it gave them, that we should seriously rethink it.

People are beginning to notice that the new leaders on the left are female. As a woman myself, some might think that I would find this a gratifying sign of progress in America. I don’t. I find it a worrisome thing because these women are driven by pure emotionalism, which has been channeled over the last few decades, especially at colleges, into a sense of perpetual victimhood and a deep hatred for America and her constitutionally-based institutions.

My theory is that the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was a mistake. It wasn’t a mistake when women were given weren’t so angry but for the last few years, thanks to academia, and its evil spawn in K-12 education, the media, and Hollywood, women have marinated in anger. For those who embraced that toxic marinade and emerged as Democrats, Progressives, Democrat-Socialists, or whatever name they give their leftism, it’s destroyed them.

These modern leftist women are not the people who got the vote 100 years ago. They have become a different creature altogether, and not the kind that should be trusted anywhere near power.

I’ve been aware for some time that there’s something wrong with women on the left. The evidence is all around us. Let me just throw some names and some videos at you with examples of women who are paranoid, hate-filled, and often demented (not that I’m judging):

Nancy Pelosi

Maxine Waters

Michelle Obama

Ilhan Omar

Rashida Tlaib

Ayanna Pressley

Barbra Streisand

Cher

Alyssa Milano

Greta Thunberg

The woman with the mace can:

These alleged “moms”:

This earnest protester:

The young women described in an article about uber-leftist Macalester University in St. Paul, Minnesota:

The claim that women and POCs (people of color) are unwelcome at Macalester is, of course, absurd. The college’s student body is 60 percent women, and in 2019-20, four of the student government executive board’s five members were “women of color.” “Diversity, equity and inclusion” permeate every aspect of college life. But where zealotry rules, facts are of no importance.

Not surprisingly, during the 2019-20 school year, the most powerful student at Macalester was student body president Blair Cha, a “woman of color.” In her campaign, Cha traded on her alleged underdog status, telling the Mac Weekly she was driven to run by her “passion”
to “empower students” by “speaking up about her experiences” as someone with a “marginalized” identity. She trounced her white male opponent with 60 percent of the vote.

After her victory, Cha made a play to upgrade her victim status. At a faculty meeting in March 2020, she stood up—surrounded by sign-waving female students—and accused one of her professors of discrimination on the basis of “gender, race, ethnicity and national origin in the classroom.” During the nine-month Title IX investigation that had followed her original accusation in Spring 2019, she said, “I struggled every day with extreme anxiety to the point where I could not stand the pain.”

The professor, who had already been officially exonerated, responded that Cha had breached a confidentiality agreement by discussing the matter publicly. He characterized her conduct as “totally beyond the pale.”

Cha’s inability to highlight real injustice during her run for office reveals how slim the pickings really are at Macalester. In an interview with the Mac Weekly, here’s the best she could do: “On the whole campus, it still feels uncomfortable to talk about intersectional topics such as menstruation, being queer, being a POC, etc., at Macalester.” As a result, she said, she had become a leader in initiatives like “Better Sex at Mac” (Title IX, “sexual violence”) and “the Menstrual Hygiene Project” (free menstrual supplies as a human right).

Incidentally, “menstrual health”— or “menstrual equity”—is now one of the hottest social justice issues on American campuses. Its appeal may arise from its combination of two intersecting “woke” causes: feminism and Green activism.

At Macalester, student Miriam Eide, a “Zero Waste Project Coordinator” in the college’s Sustainability Office, was a leader in the menstrual equity project. “I know we have free tampons, but why don’t we have free menstrual cups, too?” Eide said in a Mac Weekly interview in November 2019. She decided to use menstrual cups from OrganiCup, a “sustainability-focused company,” noting “they had a lot less waste in their packaging.” She dubbed the project “SustainaCup.

“OrganiCups are reusable, vegan and cruelty-free, and they are made completely out of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone,” according to the Mac Weekly. (You can’t make this up.) “Health and inclusivity are also very important parts of the program,” the paper noted, adding that according to Eide, “a lot of people struggle with the chemicals in tampons.”

By the way, the word “woman” does not appear in the Mac Weekly article about SustainaCup. These menstrual products, it seems, are not for women, but for “people that have periods.” Presumably, it’s important not to exclude “trans women.”

Sadly, the examples above are just a select few of the seemingly infinite number of instances in which women, mostly young, but some old enough to know better, have embraced a purely emotional, logic-free world. In this world, they are perpetual victims, they make cause with others they deem victims, and their power lies in lies. (Not a typo; I meant that wordplay.)

Churchill figured out the problem over 100 years ago. I say this based upon my reading Churchill: Walking with Destiny, by Andrew Roberts. I recommend it. It’s a highly readable look at the most brilliant and amazing man of the modern era.

As I read the book, I was struck by something Churchill wrote when he was a young man in India, in the 1890s. At the time, he was studying everything he could get his hands on to grow in wisdom and prepare himself for a career in politics. He was also jotting down the ideas that would shape him in the decades ahead.

Although surprisingly modern in many ways, Churchill shared the values of the late-Victorian era in which he lived. One of those was that he believed women should not vote. (He later changed his mind about this and was supportive of women in politics.)

The fascinating thing about Churchill’s view was that he did not object for the usual reasons. That is, he wasn’t saying that women were not constitutionally or intellectually suited for the vote. He didn’t talk about women’s sphere being in the home. He didn’t say it would make them less feminine.

Instead, Churchill had a very pragmatic concern about the women’s vote. As Robert’s writes, quoting Churchill, “‘If you give women votes you must ultimately allow women to sit as members of Parliament,’ after which inevitably ‘all power passes to their hands.'”

That’s what we’re seeing now. Democrat power is passing to women’s hands, and it’s an ugly business. They shield themselves defensively behind their femininity, as AOC did when Rep. Yoho allegedly spoke to her as he would to a man (and I believe him when he says he didn’t), but they fight offensively like rabid honey badgers. They use their femininity to pervert everything they touch, even while claiming to disdain being treated differently because they’re women.

Looking at the Democrat party, one can’t help feeling that the young Churchill was right and that the 19th Amendment was a mistake. I’m trying to come up with some sort of weird female corollary to Lord Acton’s expression that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Something along the line of “If you give a woman a vote, just wait a hundred years and watch that power cause the brains of her descendants on the left to dissolve into appalling, hysterical, ignorant, hate-filled, manipulative, mean-spirited anti-American mush.” Something like that….

(This is one of those ideas that’s haunting me and that I’m developing and refining as I go. Expect to see more of it in later posts.)

Unplanned – A Movie Review, Sort Of

First, a little background. I went to see the movie “Unplanned” Monday. Seems rather apt, since I wasn’t planning on seeing it, until I became aware of the coordinated efforts on the Left to keep this movie from being seen. There was an overall media blackout. I hadn’t heard any buzz about it, and aside from an occasional ad on Fox (props to them, by the way), I’d heard nothing about it. Seems that they tried to buy ads on Lifetime, Hallmark and HGTV, who weren’t accepting its ads. Twitter was playing Mickey Mouse games with the movie’s Twitter account followers, unfollowing them, hiding the account.

And then, irony of ironies, the movie was given an “R” rating! Totally unjustified! I watched a program on broadcast TV a couple of nights ago, where a man was brutally stabbed to death, in a much more graphic display of violence than anything you will see in this movie. So imagine people who think that fifteen year olds should be able to get an abortion without their parents’ permission, cannot watch a movie about abortion, without their parents’ permission!

Why doesn’t the Left want anyone to see this movie? Because it gives an honest portrayal of Planned Parenthood and their place in the abortion industry. Unplanned is the story of Abby Johnson, an idealistic young woman who went to work for PP, and in eight years, became their youngest clinic director in the nation. This story is, as they say in the vernacular, “ripped from the headlines”, which provides fodder for countless TV shows and movies, but this movie shows an honest and unflattering peek behind Planned Parenthood’s closed doors, which made it  radioactive to the usual media suspects.

But Abby Johnson is no plaster saint. She had one failed marriage and two abortions herself. The pro-life protesters are not air brushed. Some outside the clinics shout “Baby killer”, one wears a Grim Reaper outfit. The movie flashes back to Abby’s college days where she is recruited as a PP volunteer. The lead actress, does an excellent job of portraying this woman on her journey to enlightenment. The supporting cast is good, perhaps not as polished as they might be, but considering the size of the budget and the subject matter, the cast is solid. There’s even a cameo by “That Pillow Guy”, Mike Lindell, who helped finance the project.

The accompanying music was quite good, considering the fact that a number of people refused to license their music for use in the movie.

Unplanned is the ‘Little Movie That Could’, overcoming opposition and great odds to tell a story that every teenage child in the country should see, before they consider an abortion for themselves, or helping a friend to get one.

In spite of all the obstacles placed in its way, “Unplanned” finished in 5th place at the box office this weekend. It is heart tugging and heart breaking at times, but well worth the price of admission. I give it four out of five stars.

As Alexandra DeSanctis put it, “None of it is easy to watch. But none of it is a lie.”

 

Mike a.k.a. Proof writes at Proof Positive

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Sadly, it has come to this, Feminism for dogs

Like I keep telling y’all, it is now impossible to parody the Left

Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world.

The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at PetSmart, where career costumes labeled “male” include firefighter and police officer, while female dogs can choose between a pink cowgirl costume and pink loofah.

By now, you must be thinking this is a spoof right? I mean no one could be this intellectually vacuous could they? Could they?

“It seems silly on the surface, but this is part of a larger message we’re sending………

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SHOCKER: Feminists admit Hillary incompetent to be president

Yes, that caption is click bait exaggeration, but actually only by a little. Feminists have not said explicitly that Hillary is too mentally and emotionally weak to be president. They have, however, said it implicitly by saying that, to the extent she didn’t completely destroy Trump during the first debate, it was because she was struggling under the severe handicap of dealing with his sexist conversational style.

In other words, they’ve pretty much admitted that the woman seeking to lead a country and to do battle on Americans’ behalf at home and abroad can’t handle dealing with men. They’re just too overwhelming for her.

If you doubt my take, get a load of the whiny feminist headlines that have taken over my Facebook feed, thanks to my living in a Blue enclave:
Stephen Colbert calls out debate double standard:

Stephen Colbert blasted the different expectations for the presidential candidates in their first debate in a live “The Late Show” Monday night.

“Hillary (Clinton) had to be confident without smug…commanding without shrill,” Colbert said.

I don’t see anything “shrill” about Hillary. She hectors, rather than shrieks. Remember this:

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As you watch the debate, remember that culture war matters

Even #NeverTrumpers have to concede that Trump is the one who looked down upon the culture wars, built a barricade, and loudly stood atop it hollering “Stop!” at the top of his lungs. With Trump in the White House, political correctness and all its attendant evils might no longer be issues. So as you prepare to watch the debate, or as you think about the debate after having already watched it, let me just remind you of the craziness that is the American culture warin the Age of Obama.

A word of caution — as is true for the audience filing into the debate at Hofsta, let me warn you that there are triggering ideas here. They might make anyone who reads this post stop and think how terribly the Left has injured America’s moral backbone and common sense.

Damn women.  There’s been a big to-do about the change in culture that sees people desperate to be in selfies with famous people. The ne plus ultra of this trend is a marvelous photo of Hillary standing alone on a box at the back of a room, with the rest of the room facing away from Hillary, arms extended in the air, with each person trying to get a selfie that includes Hillary. You can see the picture here, along with a great caption contest.

Perhaps because one of my Little Bookworms selfies, I’ve become immune to the selfie trend. That is, I don’t like it, but it doesn’t surprise me.

I wanted you to note something different about the picture:  all those navel-gazing selfie takers, desperate to project themselves into their favorite candidate’s world, are women. It’s the damn college educated women who are propping up Hillary’s campaign. Speaking as a woman myself, perhaps it would have been better if the 19th Amendment had never passed. First Harding and now Hillary. How dumb can women be?

Conservatives need to throw themselves in the culture war.  The Kaepernick capers reminded me of something rather sad about conservatives:  we like fussing about things on Facebook, and we’ll boycott things that don’t really matter (forget Target; let’s go to WalMart), but we will not make an effort where it inconveniences us or ruins one of our pleasures. I’m guilty myself, in that I shop at Costco, which is owned by a rabid Hillary supporter. Shopping at Costco makes my life easier (and cheaper) and I’ve been unwilling to forego that.

John Hawkins points out that other conservatives, if they’re disturbed by the disrespect for our flag and our national anthem at sporting events need to stop going and stop watching:

CONSERVATIVES are why these overgrown jackasses can continue to be unpatriotic. That’s because you’re the people who are offended by their behavior, but you won’t do anything about it. That’s the same reason conservatives have lost the schools, Hollywood, the mainstream media and it’s why the NFL is turning into a bigger, even dumber version of the Daily Kos. If liberals are going to reward you for trashing America and conservatives aren’t going to punish you for it, a certain percentage of people are going to take advantage of that. That’s just the way of the world and as we see again and again and again, it’s a slippery slope. Today it’s the NFL; tomorrow it’ll be the NBA and MLB. Next thing you know, the NFL will be making kids listen to a lecture from Al Gore before they start the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program while the adults will be forced to watch anti-gun lectures at half time. Why wouldn’t they do that if liberals will swoon over them in the press and conservatives will keep giving them money?

He’s got a point. Maybe it’s time to cross Costco off my list. (I can’t cross much else off, because I’ve pretty much removed myself from pop culture and I like my affordable generic products.

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Feminism is not pro-woman, it is pro Leftism

Feminism, we are told, is about empowering women. Empowering women to make their own choices, control their own bodies, run their own lives. In short then, feminists will tell you that women NEED feminism because of sexism and inequality. That is the message and rhetoric of Feminists, but the truth is quite different. In truth, feminism is about pushing leftism, and embittering, and thus controlling women, thus empowering feminists, and, again, furthering leftist ideology.

Again, if you might be thinking I am way off base here, consider how Feminists walk the walk on “empowering women” to make any choice they wish. Much like the self-appointed civil rights leadership seeks to keep Blacks from thinking for themselves, and leaving the Plantation of Liberal Ideology, feminist leaders seek to keep women “in their place” which, of course is bitter angry, and indoctrinated into the Left’s definition of feminism.

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