The Real War On Women
February 21, 2013 by Ben Crystal
To hear the Democrats and their flacks in the kneepad media (hat tip: Brad Thor) tell it, the conservative movement is pressing a battle against the fairer sex with all the ferocity of an islamofascist who just caught sight of a woman whoâ€™s showing too much ankle outdoors. With the corporate media horde squawking the â€śwar on womenâ€ť slogan like meth-addled parakeets, one would think we should have armor-plated Momâ€™s Volvo, lest a roving band of glowering white men wearing Brooks Brothers ties tries to take a shot at her on her way to bridge club.
The â€śwar on womenâ€ť meme might not be borne out by actual events (unless I missed a rash of guys named â€śChipâ€ť storming the cosmetics counter at Neiman Marcus), but it is perfect for the intellectual heavyweights Democrats count on to repeat it ad nauseam. â€śWar on womenâ€ť is short, it has rhythm and it fits perfectly on a bumper sticker. Itâ€™s tailor-made for the cowering liberal masses whose fear feeds the Democrat ideological machine. And it in no way hints at the reality that â€śwar on womenâ€ť translates from the original liberalese to mean â€śopposes late-term, third-trimester abortions.â€ť
Casting aside the logical fallacy of â€śwar on womenâ€ť as a phrase, consider what life might be like if it were real. People could get away with virtually anything. The President might pay his women staffers 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Political party mouthpieces might call female politicians â€śc*ntâ€ť and â€śdumb tw*t.â€ť People might depict female diplomats as racist caricatures. Political blogs might even attack female politiciansâ€™ children and mock their infirmities. Politically motivated mass hate groups might take to raping women at their borderline riots, and the male-dominated media might ignore it completely. Media blowholes might even take to calling their female ideological opponents â€śslutâ€ť or my personal favorite â€śmashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.â€ť
Indeed, the safety of our precious children could hardly be guaranteed in such a gender-war-torn environment. Hopefully, theyâ€™d be well-informed by their parents and teachers about the â€śwar on womenâ€ť well before they had to step onto the battlefield themselves. Certainly, institutes of higher learning could be counted upon to impart the lessons women need to know about self-defense. I canâ€™t imagine any respectable university instructing their female charges to â€śtell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.” Furthermore, it strains credulity to suggest that all of the aforementioned babble might fall out of the face-holes of the same people who oppose allowing women to own firearms for self-defense.
Not only would that kind of hypocrisy be really, really dumb; it would look terrible on a bumper sticker.