Sunday, September 7, 2008

Feminism: The Great Fraud

If Sarah Palin was a liberal, feminists would be praising her for showing how a woman can raise a family and run a government at the same time. But she is a conservative, so instead they are attacking her – and for the first time in history, feminists are voicing questions about whether a woman can be there for her kids while having a career.

The reaction to Palin’s nomination demonstrates how dishonest – and dishonorable – the feminist movement has become. But through the years we’ve already had many examples of the movement’s dark side. Consider:

Feminists always say that conservatives don’t like strong women, even though they know very well that every conservative you can think of admires strong women such as Margaret Thatcher, Phyllis Schlafly, and Peggy Noonan.

Feminists rattle on and on about “choice” but never utter the word “abortion,” even though that’s what they’re talking about. They oppose efforts that would require doctors to provide information about alternative options to women who are considering abortion. And far worse, they oppose efforts that would require doctors to educate women about this crucial fact: That later in life, when thoughts turn to what their aborted children might have been like, women who have had abortions experience much higher rates of depression and suicide than women who have not. Can you imagine an interest group being against making sure that patients are properly educated when considering any other surgical procedure?

If feminists actually cared about women's well-being, they would want women to be fully informed before making a choice. And if their only concern about abortion was that women be allowed to choose it whenever they want and for whatever reason they want, there would be no reason to oppose attempts to make sure women are fully informed about it.

However, this is the same feminist movement that shrieks whenever some low-level Republican is accused of infidelity...but which has spent years remaining silent about Bill Clinton's philandering, and which continues to remain silent about the very credible allegation that he raped Juanita Broaddrick.

Fortunately, there are some self-described feminists who actually place women’s interests ahead of their party affiliation, and if you’re interested in what they have to say, go here. But unfortunately, most feminists are nothing more than socialist misanthropes in drag: They care about left wing politics and nothing else.

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