When people hear the word “Feminist” it is often accompanied by horrific visions of the Vagina Monologues, tampon earrings, pink shoes on Texas politicians, women claiming they’ve been victimized by catcalls, armpit hair, and Hollywood starlets grumbling about a fictitious wage gap as they preach from their ivory towers, built upon the foundations of designer handbags, personal chefs, grass smoothies, and yoga instructors. As a result, conservative women have run from “Feminism” in anger, wanting to be disassociated from the women who fling their topless bodies across the stairs of government buildings, from the women who fight for abortion rights by hurling urine at the opposition, or from the woman who threw a tantrum because they denied the artistic cookies adorned with a variation of different frosting vaginas she tried to send with her child to school. I can’t blame them, I don’t want to be associated with these women either.
The problem: Democrats win elections by waving the Feminist flag.
In 1996, Bill Clinton won by 8 million votes. 54% of women voted for Clinton, while 38% voted for Dole, which comes out to an easy 11 million vote difference. Thank you, gender gap. Even Barack Obama, the debt multiplier, raked in an easy 56% of the female vote. In 2009, a Gallup Poll interviewed 150,000 men and women, they separated them into three different categories: Independents, Republicans, and Democrats. The highest percentage of all categories, 41%, was made up of women who identify as Democrats. In 1964, 1968, and 1972, the gender gap between Democrat voters remained between 2-4 points. However, in 1996 the gender gap was 14 points, in 2000 it was 15 points, in 2004 it was 16 points, in 2008 it was back down to 14 points (+14 being women), but in 2012 the gender gap was a massive 20 points (the +12 being women, -8 being men). TWENTY POINTS. Obama still lost a little steam with women on his second go-round, but he still picked up a large lead. He didn’t lose nearly as many women as he did men, because Democrat politicians speak to women through their ovaries; expecting them to follow after an advertisement for free contraceptives like a crack addict pursues his next fix. They’re classy like that, and sadly, it’s worked in the past. We’ve allowed society to degrade women to that level, and now, unfortunately, many have settled there out of desperation, which is exactly where Democrats want them to stay.
The answer: Conservative women shouldn’t run from the Feminist flag, we should steal it back. And there’s never been a more appropriate time to pull off such a heist.
The “New Feminism” was on full display, in all its abominable extremist glory, when Wendy Davis took her pink shoes and catheter to the Texas senate floor for her 11 hour filibuster against banning abortions after 20 weeks. The majority of people don’t support abortions after 20 weeks, but these self-proclaimed heroes of women’s rights have gotten a little carried away in recent years and didn’t think that through. Sensible women were forced to watch the new Feminists throw jars of urine, stain their pants with fake blood, and flaunt tampon earrings on live TV. They paraded out their unmitigated lack of morality while supporting the butchering of infants that, in many cases, could survive outside the womb. Wendy Davis became the champion of women’s rights throughout the country, posing with Hollywood celebrities who worshiped the ground her pink shoes touched. Yet in the election, Wendy Davis lost women to Greg Abbot by 9 points. Why?
Because strong women don’t appreciate the new Feminism when it is fully exposed, because, well, it’s not Feminism at all.
Today’s Feminists are similar to an eccentric artist that’s a little wild and different at first, doing questionable things in their home, and the masses casually say, “Oh, they’re just different, so artistic and secretive.” Then one day with the encouragement of the masses, that eccentric artist performs nude in the town square, painting canvases with deer blood and human feces, and the people loudly scream, “Too far, eccentric artist, too far!” However, this is the true artist; as wild and insane as he’s always been. A few fans stand by his “art” because, well, they’re freaking insane too, and the rest of the people go looking for another artist, one that doesn’t require a brain squeegee. Feminists began in a more gentle manner but now they’ve gone off the rails, spirally down into this pit of glittered vagina costumes and infant organ harvesting. The new Feminist movement is like the love child of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Silence of The Lambs. Women are searching for a different choice, for meaning, and we need to give them that.
Alice Paul (seen above with the suffrage flag), author of the original Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, felt that abortion was the “ultimate exploitation of women.” She also organized the March that took place the day before Democrat President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. Wilson was elected after he had said the following concerning his anti-suffrage views:
“A woman’s mind leaps from cause to effect, without any consideration whatever for what lies between. She thinks too directly to be enfranchised en bloc. She would run into all sorts of trouble.”
Democrats belittling women… My how things
have haven’t changed. Of course Wilson changed his views before leaving office, with the help of the great Alice Paul leaning quite brutally on his position, and as the winds changed in the direction of the adamant Feminists (who actually fought for a legitimate purpose), so did Wilson.
Facts are, Feminists of the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries were pro-life, many of them referring to abortion as “child murder,” and a “horrible crime,” not only against the child, but against the Mother. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a hero in the Feminist movement, said, “When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” Even Mary Wollstonecraft voiced her opinion on the subject, she felt that “Women becoming, consequently weaker, in body and mind, than they ought to be have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a mother; and either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast it off when born. Nature in everything demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.”
America’s first female physician, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, wrote:
“The gross perversion and destruction of motherhood by the abortionist filled me with indignation, and awakened active antagonism. That the honorable term ‘female physician’ should be exclusively applied to those woman who carried on this shocking trade seemed to me a horror… an utter degradation of what might and should become a noble profession for woman. Being at that time a reader of Swedenborg, and strongly impressed by his vivid representation of the unseen world, I finally determined to do what I could ‘to redeem the hells’ and especially the one form of hell thus forced upon my notice.”
Mattie H. Brinkerhoff, another Feminist hero, wrote:
“When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society – so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged.”
Women like Margaret Sanger were not Feminists, Sanger had a goal of eliminating an entire race of human beings, real Feminists fought for the equal rights of all human beings. She stood antithetical to the goals of Feminism with quotes like, “Give dysgenic groups [“bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.” As well as, “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” However, “feminists” of today regard her as a hero because she used key words:
“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body.”
“Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have.”
Choice, freedom, control. Everything women want to hear.
I think back to a few more wise words from Mary Wollstonecraft, “…as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former only want slaves, and the latter a play-thing.”
The new brand of Feminism controls women through many different ways, they have owned women by making them feel as though they should live in a constant state of victimization. Touting false data to make women angry at a pay equality issue that doesn’t exist, even going so far as to say that being admired or complemented is a form of sexual aggression. This false narrative controls women, it keeps them bound to a particular political party, like a dog staring at the slice of bacon gripped between his handlers fingers, they’re scared to move and lose sight of this gift of meaning that has been thrust upon them. They make them feel that as long as they’re a part of something that defines them in such a way, they have meaning. Be your own person, with the exception of any belief system that moves you slightly outside the lines they’ve drawn. Believe as they say, or be abandoned from the Feminist title at their whim. It’s the opposite of what real Feminism stood for, without exception.
But you see, the tides are changing; women are beginning to pay attention. Who in their right mind would want to be affiliated with a group that runs around in vagina costumes? No one. The answer is no one. However, now we’ve been dealt the greatest gift possible: The Center for Medical Progress Planned Parenthood videos. Women from both sides of the aisle are seeing infants dissected and rummaged through, the results of life that only we can bring are being tossed about and sold to the highest bidder. Our bodies give life – a miracle yet to be fully understood – to this world, and the new Feminists have manipulated us into allowing that life to be mutilated in a common household pie plate for financial gain. Devaluing not only the life of the child, but the life and worth of the mother and what she created.
Why? Because they’re not Feminists at all, that’s why.
So what shall we do? Let this upheaval die down in months or years, allow the Left to once again pick up the bastion of Feminism in the dead of night while the rest of us slumber in our unlabeled conservative ideologies, or should we reach across the aisle and grab the torn and tattered flag of Feminism, remove the fanatical rhetoric they’ve attached to it, and then hoist it up in its rightful place?
We must give purpose, but to give purpose we must remove the bacon from the handlers and prove to women that they don’t need to be led around like mindless pets to a master. The Planned Parenthood debacle, as well as the ridiculous acts by “Feminists” in recent years, are making the bacon seem more like the sealed room of suffocation and dysentery that it is, and that means there is no better time for us to throw true Feminism back into the spotlight.
Lena Dunham sitting on a toilet eating cake in the nude is not Feminism. THIS is Feminism:
Beyonce flaunting her body in a thong on stage while bragging about how she can keep a man happy sexually is not strength, THIS is strength:
Miley Cyrus doing… whatever it is that Miley Cyrus does is not freedom, a women shedding off the black garments that ISIS imposed upon her is freedom, THIS is freedom:
As women, we have a duty to stand up for other women. When will we, woman of the most free country in the world, stand for those who suffer? Emma Watson was called bossy at 8, and at 15 her friends started dropping out of sports so as to not feel masculine. She, a “Feminist,” proclaimed these 1st world problems boldly to a room of world leaders, many of whom treat their women as dogs. When will we start voting for politicians that care for women in other countries, not just women here in America – Actually, I’d argue that many Democrat politicians don’t really care about us either.
And for God’s sake, when will we stop giving a microphone to celebrities who can’t possibly understand what it means to struggle. These elitist caricatures do nothing but profit hand over fist on the objectification they’ve created themselves, and then complain about it to the women of the world like they’re some sort of spring water sipping martyrs.
Serious question: Do rich actresses really expect Feminists to feel bad for them because they aren’t chosen for certain roles because of their age? Really? When women and girls are having their genitals mutilated in the Middle East, I’m supposed to concern myself with the fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was passed up for a role because of her age? When women are being captured by ISIS and raped 30 times before lunch, after being sold for the price of a pack of cigarettes, I’m supposed to be concerned about how Scarlet Johansson was asked what she had to go through to fit in a skin-tight suit SHE AGREED TO WEAR?
Last year I did a post on Emma Watson, From One Feminist to Another, you can read it here. I won’t repost everything I said, but here’s an excerpt that explains my feelings towards “Feminist” celebrities:
“It’s about as effective as Obama’s hashtag diplomacy in getting anything done. It is ivory tower theatrics, Thurston and Lovey Howell-esque rhetoric. No offense, Emma darling, but the way I feel about your speech is similar to how your side would feel if Romney complained about money. It’s like a pageant contestant saying that they want to end world hunger while standing in a $2000 gown with a cloud of hairspray looming above their head. It’s adorable, it’s predictable, and “powerful” according to a magazine that will spend more than I will make in a lifetime ensuring that they get the first photo of the next celebrity baby named after a piece of fruit. Excuse me if I don’t raise my glass of Dom Perignon to their ability to relate to the little people and decide what is “powerful.”
….Emma spoke of being sexualized, as though it was unwelcome. Yet she took home a paycheck from Burberry and Lancôme. That’s not an issue in need of calling in the feminist brigade to save her from the grimy hands of men, that’s an issue that feminists themselves have created. They are not consistent in their complaints. They don’t want to be sexualized, but when they get paid to be sexualized it is beautiful because then it is somehow taking pride in their body. They have decided when they get to be a victim, and that doesn’t work….
We as Feminists, Feminists who believe that the foundations laid by our Feminist Founders can be built upon yet again, need to focus on issues that we can bring to the spotlight. Real issues.
As I said above, there was never a better time to reach women on this issue than now. Bring your logic, give them facts, and remember that Planned Parenthood and their supporters have been telling women for years that they are weak. Build them up, show them how powerful we are, especially in numbers. Shatter the narrative.
One of the most important issues for Feminists to be involved in. The right to even the fight and protect ourselves. I laugh when I hear self-proclaimed “Feminists” say that guns should be illegal. A properly trained female with a firearm is a confident and self-reliant female. No longer scared to walk alone, no longer needing the protection of others. It’s a beautiful marriage between safety and independence.
We are the sex that has suffered most under this administrations foreign policy. For examples, look towards the growing sex trades, ISIS, and the Middle East in general. This administration has helped evil men who harm women, how is that not an issue for women here in the United States, women who claim to care about their fellow women? You can say that you love and appreciate women’s rights, but your vote says something different.
I’ll end this by noting that we also need to approach presidential candidates differently, and we need to encourage fellow women to do the same. When politicians try to win our vote through our ovaries, it’s an insult to our intelligence. If you want my vote, tell me how you plan to fix unemployment, tell me how you plan to fix a labor force participation rate that is sitting at a 35+ year low, tell me how you plan to put comprehensive immigration reform in play, tell me how you plan to face the Islamic uprising that is taking over countries. Don’t pander to my uterus, appeal to my mind.