Reprinted with permission of the Courier-Journal. Drawing all sorts of hate on Twitter, etc. Liberals cannot stand a conservative woman who does not adhere to feminist orthodoxy.
The Women’s March on Washington and copycat marches last week consisted of thousands of women of good will and an indeterminate number of moonbats. They marched notwithstanding that American women have it much better than millions of women around the world. If the marchers had been men, progressives would have told them to “check their privilege.”
Instead, the marchers promoted the falsehood that American women are downtrodden victims. Someone remind these women that it has been illegal for employers to pay women less than men for the same work for 50 years.
Many women drove themselves to the march or came by Metro. That would not be possible in Saudi Arabia, where women are forbidden to drive or even ride mass transit. Nor can they wear make-up, mix with men to whom they are not related, swim, play sports or try on clothes before buying.
If Ashley Judd and Madonna truly want to demonstrate how gutsy they are, they should go to Saudi Arabia to reprise their speeches from the march. Of course, only men would see them. And Judd and Madonna would just confirm the Saudis’ assessment of America’s depraved culture.
To anyone who misconstrues Judd and Madonna as exemplifying American women, know this: they do not represent most of us. Indeed, many of us are embarrassed by them. Portions of Judd’s “nasty woman” speech were so lewd and disgusting that I cannot even quote it. Yet she complains about language that disrespects people.
Question for the University of Kentucky: are you sure you still want to feature Judd at your basketball games? It would be interesting to know how much, if anything, Judd donates to UK for those great seats.
Question for Ashley Judd: will you reconsider your decision not to run for office as a Democrat in Kentucky? Please?
Women appeared to march for an array of issues that animate the left: Obamacare, immigration, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, abortion, climate change, equal pay.
The timing of the march — the day after the inauguration — reflected outrage that Hillary Clinton lost the election. Leftists attribute that loss to sexism, rather than the reality that Clinton was a terrible candidate who wanted to recycle failed policies.
It’s disappointing to lose a hard-fought election. But if Romney or McCain supporters had marched to “resist” the election of President Barack Obama, they would have been labeled racists.
Judging from the signs in the coverage of the march, many marchers support abortion rights and federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Indeed, pro-life organizations were banned from partnering with the march’s organization. That made clear that the march was not intended to and did not reflect the broad, diverse viewpoints of women.
On the other side of the world, China still limits the number of children parents can have. While some American women march for the right to “terminate” unborn babies, Chinese women are denied the right to have as many babies as they want — and the right to protest.
Back at the march, those hand-knit pink “pussy hats” that the marchers wore made a great visual, especially in the aerial photos. The hats were intended to contrast with the red “Make America Great Again” hats worn by Trump supporters, and to allude to the Billy Bush interview. To each her own, I suppose.
And then there were the women who wore costumes of giant vaginas in need of a bikini wax. It’s an odd choice for women who complain about being objectified and supposedly want to be taken seriously.
Imagine the left’s reaction if Clinton had won and men marched dressed as giant penises. Of course, it would never happen. And that’s the difference between the two parties. No wonder the radical left doesn’t play so well in middle America.
Those vagina costumes and “pussy hats” must have taken a lot of time and effort to make. For those who are not crafty, a one-size-fits-all vagina costume may be purchased for $149 online. What a luxury to have spare time and money for such accouterments.
Compare that to the lives of women in developing countries who spend their days looking for food and clean water, trying to avoid becoming victims of genital mutilation or human trafficking, just wanting to worship free from persecution.
The women in the giant vagina costumes have exalted a body part to a symbol, but they have failed to articulate what it’s supposed to symbolize. Fortunately, not everyone with “lady parts” embraces this left-wing ideology. That’s why, in the end, the march changed nothing. Clinton still lost.