WAR ON WOMEN

Today, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court released its opinion on a Mississippi case (Dobbs v. Jackson) that restricted abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.  In its 60+ page opinion, Justice Alito detailed the rationale for overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Court opinion that gave women the right to an abortion.  Basically, the Court argues that it never was a right in the Constitution…there was no such thing as an abortion when the Constitution was adopted.

By overturning Roe v. Wade, laws governing abortion reverts back to the States and is therefore dependent on the law in the State where you reside.  If you don’t approve of the abortion law in your State, then you can do what you need to do legally to persuade the politicians in your State to change it.

Beginning with Betty Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique, I’ve been following the feminist movement and now follow women’s issues.  I read Katie Pavlich’s book, Assault and Flattery, and now have a better understanding of how the Left has kept women down, while claiming that it is the champion of women.  Here are some interesting facts…

Beginning as far back as 1920, Democrat President Woodrow Wilson and the Democrat Party opposed women getting the right to vote.  Today the Democrat Party constantly fights against Second Amendment rights which women (and men) need to defend themselves.  President Bill Clinton was an accused rapist (by Juanita Broderick) and the accuser was very credible.  Of course this was just one of many allegations made by women against him.  Massachusetts Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy was a big philanderer and was responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick.  Then there’s Democrat President Kennedy who had numerous affairs while President.

You might reply, “you’re referring to their personal lives, not their policies.”  Okay, let’s look at Democrat Party policies.  The most significant example I can think of involves women receiving welfare.  There’s a provision in the welfare law concerning women with dependent children that requires that a man can’t reside in the house of the (female) welfare recipient, otherwise the woman would be removed from the welfare rolls.  This provision has the unintended consequence that led to 77% of African-American households with children, and about 30% of white households, being led by only one parent.  This is very important because most of societal  pathologies stem from boys being raised without fathers.  Although Massachusetts Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan studied welfare in the 60’s and reported on the problem, the Democrat Congress would not revise welfare to address it, for fear of losing African-American voters.

Frequently, you hear feminists say that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make.  I first heard this statistic way back in the seventies so naturally I questioned whether it could still be that amount 50 years later.  I learned years ago that it really was due to the disruption in paid work-life that most women encounter because of child-rearing.  In addition, I learned that the gap has significantly narrowed and that black women now make more than white women with the same education and experience.

There are countless more examples in Katie Pavlich’s book, Assault and Flattery and I believe its message is very clear: the Democrat Party, though claiming to champion women’s rights, has actually acted opposite of what it claims.

 

 

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