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Our women vs. theirs

POSTED AT 07:45 PM ON Sep. 6, 2012  (UPDATED AT 07:46 PM ON Sep. 6, 2012)

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The Republican National Convention featured a small number of boisterous party crashers, including Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and contraception activist Sandra Fluke.

The women spent their time in Tampa, Fla., raving about the GOP’s imaginary “War on Women,” labeling the stellar lineup of female conservatives — which included Ann Romney, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez, Utah congressional candidate Mia Love and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, among others — as nothing more than “shiny packaging.”

Fluke said it was a charade to see so many “women in skirts” paraded around the RNC and that American women cannot consider Republican women as role models because the policies they support hurt women.

Apparently, all those crazy Republican women are masochists.

Apparently, you’re only pro-women if you support their right to choose to murder their young and think the government should pay for their birth control.

These are Fluke’s main talking points, and the progressive machine has convinced her that she is empowered by spewing its nonsense.

The flaw in her “reasoning” is summed up with a beautiful Internet meme that features a picture of Fluke with the declaration, “MY BODY MY MIND YOUR MONEY.”

Empowerment does not mean becoming a ward of the state, allowing bureaucrats to manage your uterus and expecting others to pay for your birth control.

Today’s feminists have perverted the cause to the point where women prance around in giant vagina costumes demanding “Congress: Respect Women,” as if anyone dressed as a giant vagina can be taken seriously.

If Mary Wollstonecraft’s brand of feminism is “Don’t treat me differently because I have a vagina,” that of today’s feminists is “Treat me differently because I have a vagina.”

It seems that while today’s feminists do not want to be subservient to their husbands, they do not have a problem with their government viewing them as victims simply because they have vaginas.

Conservative women do not rant on about “women’s issues” because they are not silly enough to think women should be concerned with different problems than men. As such, they recognize that this election is about the president’s failure to turn around the economy, not the definition of “legitimate rape.”

Conservative women do not reduce themselves to their vaginas. They raise their children. They buy their own birth control.

Fluke fails to recognize that the president regards her as just a tool to push his agenda, convenient to him only because she is anatomically correct.

She is the mindless Mildred Montag from Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”
After Mitt Romney’s speech, in which he accepted his party’s nomination for president, thousands of balloons fell from the ceiling.

During Sandra Fluke’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, thousands of birth control pills will fall from the ceiling.

­— arcarlis@indiana.edu

 

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