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Monday, June 04, 2012

Obama's War on Women

The now well publicized criticism of Mrs. Ann Romney as a women who "never worked a day in her life," made by a prominent feminist named Hilary Rosen, perfectly fits the definition of a gaffe. A gaffe is a statement that reveals what the spokesperson really thinks but turns out to be embarrassing when it is publicly discussed. In this case, the embarrassment fell mostly on the Obama Administration, so Obama's campaign people tried to create political distance between Obama and Ms. Rosen. They were not successful because Rosen is a prominent Democratic strategist who has visited the Obama White House 35 times.

Although Rosen finally issued a lame apology for the insult, she had said what she meant and meant what she said. Rosen's snide remark about Ann Romney was no mistake; that's exactly what feminists really think about any woman who would say, as Ann Romney said, "My career choice was to be a mother." The big mama of feminism who is revered and taught in college women's studies courses, Simone de Beauvoir, famously said, "No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one." Betty Friedan said the stay-at-home mom is a "parasite" living in a "comfortable concentration camp."

The strident feminists who demand "choice" for abortion do not believe women should have the choice to be a homemaker rather than work a paid job in the labor force. The real war on women is waged by feminists who mislead young women into believing that a job in the workforce will be more significant and rewarding than marriage and motherhood. The feminists originally called themselves the women's liberation movement, a label that revealed their goal was to be liberated from home, husband, and children.

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