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The Democrats tell women that Republicans have a war on women. They, after all, don’t want to pay for their birth control. They don’t want to allow them to have an abortion. And they defend businesses that only pay women 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. Yes, Republicans may prefer seeing women as something other than sexual objects. Preferring they marry, raise a family and live happily ever after. Instead of just being sexual play things. While Democrats tell women that the only thing important to them at election time is birth control and abortion. But that gender pay gap is simply not true (see Gender Pay Gap: When You’ve Lost Slate… by Walter Olson posted 1/30/2014 on Cato).
White House speechwriters couldn’t resist sticking an applause line into President Obama’s State of the Union speech about how women supposedly earn only 77 cents to every dollar a man earns in America. Even more depressing, it drew some of the night’s biggest applause. But as almost everyone familiar with the numbers has had reason to know for years and years, it simply isn’t true. Most, if not all, of the gap melts away once you factor in variables such as hours worked, choice of occupation, and midcareer family interruption, among others.
The big applause can only mean one of two things. Either that those applauding are very ignorant of the facts they are debating. Not a good quality in a representative of the people. Or that they are lying about the facts. Which is also not a good quality in a representative of the people. So which is it? Well, let’s see. Are there any examples of Democrats lying to get something they want? Why, yes there is. The lie of the year. When President Obama said if you like your health insurance you can keep it. Period. It turns out that Obamacare wouldn’t work if people kept the health insurance they liked. So they wrote the law to make it impossible for that to happen.
So there is a history of telling big lies. Lies so big that they win the title of lie of the year. So one would have to conclude that they are knowingly lying about the gender pay gap. But why? Because women are 50% of the electorate. That’s why. And if they don’t scare or anger them into voting Democrat they may just vote based on the facts. And vote Republican.
Tags: 77 cents, abortion, birth control, Democrats, gender pay-gap, health insurance, lie, lie of the year, lying, Obamacare, Republican, war on women
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Advanced economies with expansive welfare states are incurring large budget deficits and growing national debt. Why? Because of birth control. And abortion.
These massive welfare states were implemented before the Sixties. When people were having more babies than they are now. Following World War II there was a baby boom. Following the baby boom, though, there was a baby bust. Fast forward to today and a lot of those baby boomers are leaving the workforce and collecting taxpayer-financed benefits in retirement. While the smaller baby bust generation is paying the taxes for those benefits. Resulting in less money going into the welfare state than is going out in benefits. Giving those deficits. And that growing national debt.
A declining birthrate is the death knell of a welfare state. So if you want a healthy welfare state you need people to have more babies. So each generation is bigger than the one before it. So there is always more money going into the welfare state than is going out. Allowing the state to pay for those generous benefits without going bankrupt.
So birth control and abortion can bankrupt advanced economies with generous welfare states. But abortion can do something else (see One-Child Policy Is One Big Problem for China by Susan Scutti posted 1/23/2014 on Newsweek).
Late last year, China’s National People’s Congress eased the one-child policy. The government didn’t exactly admit it was a mistake; according to Chinese officials, the guidelines helped avert 400 million births and in so doing, accelerated modernization…
Enforcement of the one-child policy during the early 1980s was controversial not only in China but around the globe. Early stories emerging from the rural villages focused on coercive practices, including forced late-term abortions and involuntary sterilization, as well as the “neighborly” snitching on pregnant couples who dared to conceive a second child…
…In China, there are currently 32 million more boys under the age of 20 than girls.
Medical advancements and technology have played a key role in creating this surplus of boys. “The Chinese government contracted with GE to provide cart-mounted ultrasound that could be run on generators so that the most obscure village had access to fetal sex determination,” said Hudson. Given the ability to know the sex of their unborn children, many parents aborted female fetuses…
It appears that the outraged cries from within and without have been heard. The Chinese government has spent millions of dollars in recent years to fund research into the implications of this radical skew in gender population numbers.
Having more men than women has led to a lot of single men who want to marry but can’t. As there are not enough women to match up with men. Which has caused a lot of these men to turn to prostitutes. Something human traffickers are more than happy to supply them with. Sending women there from neighboring countries to work in the sex industry.
The world is outraged over the number of aborted female fetuses in China. Including the American left. Yet they have no problem with abortion. Aborting female fetuses is wrong. But aborting male AND female fetuses is fine. Apparently. As abortion is sacred to those on the left. Just mention that you want to revisit Roe v. Wade and see them go apoplectic. For that is settled law. And anyone who wants to take away a woman’s right to have an abortion is waging a war on women. While in China abortion itself is the war on women. So on the one hand abortion is the great liberator of women (outside of China). While on the other hand it is the great exterminator of women (inside of China). So it’s both good and bad. When you use the imaginary logic of liberals, that is.
Tags: aborted female fetuses, abortion, babies, baby boom, baby bust, birth control, China, debt, deficits, female fetuses, fetuses, one-child policy, war on women, welfare state
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Doctors don’t just treat symptoms. They order tests and procedures to find the cause for the symptom. Because if they don’t the underlying problem may get worse. Causing greater medical problems for the patient later. Or worse. This is how medicine works. Because it’s not a government bureaucracy making medical decisions about the patient. Now contrast that to how government programs operate.
When a government program shows symptoms that something isn’t right what do government bureaucrats do? Address only the symptoms. By throwing money at them. While never addressing the underlying cause for those symptoms (high chronic unemployment, families below the poverty line, rising federal debt ceiling, etc.). Instead they just politicize those who are struggling. And blame everything else but the underlying government policies for their suffering (see Why you can’t “bootstrap” yourself out of poverty by Nicole Goodkind posted 1/17/2014 on Yahoo! Finance).
When money is at its tightest, cost-saving choices are often impossible to make, digging impoverished Americans deeper and deeper into the pit of day-by-day living…
A car…is a necessity for many jobs but the down payment can be insurmountably high. And even after the down payment poor drivers still face monthly payments, high gas prices, and the fact that low-income car buyers pay 2% more for a car loan than affluent people. Low-income drivers can also pay up to $400 more annually than wealthier drivers to insure their cars (for a car of the same model and with the same driver risk).
A lack of capital can also make it impossible to afford the security deposit on an apartment causing those in poverty to live day-to-day in expensive hotels…Those in poverty who are able to rent or buy homes are also more likely to get household appliances through rent-to-own companies and end up paying more due to added interest.
…banks often charge large fees for those who don’t have a minimum amount of capital in their accounts—this makes cash checking establishments, who charge incredibly high interest rates on pay-day loans, the only choice for many.
Ben Hecht, CEO and president of Living Cities, an organization that works to revitalize impoverished areas, joined The Daily Ticker to discuss why it costs so much to be poor.
“Many of us are salaried employees and many poor people, if they’re working, are hourly employees,” explains Hecht.
If you’re an hourly employee who needs to apply for benefits or even see a doctor, you’re missing out on vital pay, Hecht points out…
One of the biggest disadvantages that those in poverty experience is a lack of broadband Internet. “One of the fundamentals about poverty is a lack of access to economic opportunity,” says Hecht. “And we all know that the number one factor in economic opportunity is education and we know that in today’s world much education, even in public schools, is done online.”
A lack of broadband access is not why kids are doing poorly in school. It’s because they spend too much time online with their social media. Or spend too much time having fun with sex and drugs instead of doing their homework. And those who do buckle down and study are being taught things like global warming and the unfairness of capitalism. Instead of the math and science skills high-tech employers need. It’s so bad that they have to hire foreigners in the visa program to fill their high tech—and high paying—positions.
What is this about being able to take time off with pay to run errands if you’re salary? Every salary job I had didn’t work that way. You were hourly until you reached 40 hours. Then you were salary after 40 hours. So if you worked only 36 hours because you took a half day for personal business you got paid for 36 hours. But if you worked 65 hours to bring a project in on time you got paid for 40 hours. Because you were salary. And were expected to put in the hours necessary to get the job done. The hourly guys laugh at the salary guys. For if they work 65 hours they’re paid for 65 hours. With 25 of those hours paid at a time-and-a half premium.
Banks have employees who don’t work for free. And how does a bank pay for their employees? In one of two ways. From the interest they earn in lending your money. Or the fees you pay when you don’t deposit enough money to lend. Just look at the numbers. If someone has an average balance of $3,000 the bank can earn about $4.62 a week on that by loaning it out. Whereas if someone has an average balance of $25 the bank can only earn about 4 cents a week. And 4 cents a week isn’t going to help pay anyone’s paycheck. Even if you have 100 depositors. Which would give the bank about $4 each week to pay their bills. While having 100 $3,000 depositors would provide $462 each week to help pay the bills. So they must charge fees for low balances. Or lay off workers.
The reason why people can’t save for down payments and security deposits is because they don’t have the job skills to earn a larger paycheck. Either they didn’t graduate from high school. Or they are a young single mother who became a mother before getting higher-paying job skills. For the path to a higher paying job is to graduate from high school. Go on to college. Establish a career. Go to church. Then get married and start raising a family (see Strong families steeped in Conservative Values and Traditions do Well in America posted 1/11/2014 on PITHOCRATES). Whereas the people most mired in poverty are young women who have children out of wedlock.
The system isn’t unfair. The system works very well for those who do what’s best for their future instead of what’s the most fun right now. We need to take care of the children born into poverty. But we need to address the cause of this poverty. The breakdown of the family. And the abandoning of our culture and traditions. Those things that made America great. For the left can talk about the War on Women and Christian oppression all they want. But it is their libertine attitudes that are putting young single mothers into poverty.
We need to listen to the wise words of Cary Grant in Operation Petticoat. When the women came aboard the submarine accompanied by a ‘wow’ from the crew Grant’s character said, “Mr. Stovall, Lt. Holden’s influence upon you is starting to worry me. I suggest you “wow” less and “tsk tsk tsk” a little more.” As a society we need to ‘wow’ less and ‘tsk tsk tsk’ more. Promote marriage and family over the casual sex that so often results in abject poverty.
Tags: bank, Democrat, fee, hourly, interest, poverty, salary, school, single mothers, war on women
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Liberals say there’s nothing wrong with women being sexually active. In fact, it’s empowering. Young women naked on their backs with their legs spread pleasing men. That’s the way liberals like their women. Strong. Independent. Not enslaved in a marriage. But out there having fun. Enjoying life. And to keep these young naked women on their backs liberals have given them free birth control in Obamacare. And access to abortion when that fails. So they can have all the casual sex men want to have with them. And all of it consequence free (see New genital herpes drug shows promise in trials by Tracy Miller posted 1/16/2014 on the New York Daily News).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six people between the ages of 14 to 49 have an HSV-2, or genital herpes, infection.
The currently approved drugs to treat genital herpes don’t fully eliminate symptoms and only partly reduce the risk of spreading herpes, Dr. Anna Wald, professor of allergy and infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Public Health, told LiveScience…
The study found no serious side effects associated with this dose of the [new] drug, though previous research found high doses of pritelivir were toxic when given to monkeys, LiveScience reported.
The new drug will undergo more tests and “is still a few years from the market,” Tyring said.
Well, consequence free for five out of six people. Which means if you’re in a group with three couples one of the six will have genital herpes. Which isn’t too bad. Unless you’re the poor bastard that has casual sex with that one.
A 14 year old girl is not thinking about getting married and raising a family. No. She’s thinking about empowerment. At least, one in six is. Imagine this girl in her twenties. When she is thinking about getting married and raising a family. And how much fun that will be trying to meet the father of her future children when she has genital herpes. That’ll put a damper on her finding her Prince Charming. And her fairy tale wedding. Which is the biggest thing in a woman’s life. As any guy getting married will tell you. They’d be fine with eloping to Las Vegas. Not their fiancés. They want the $4,000 wedding dress. And the big church wedding. One thing she never dreamed of having? Genital herpes. Which she got thanks to liberals who told her to live life and empower herself.
And yet it’s the Republicans that have a war on women. Go figure.
Tags: casual sex, Democrat, empowerment, genital herpes, herpes, liberal, war on women, wedding
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Some people with big noses get nose jobs. To reduce the size of their noses. Pretty much the first thing you look at when you see someone with a big schnoz. So one can understand the anxiety some people may suffer after a life of undo attention on their proboscis. And a lifetime being called ‘big nose’.
Women are especially prone to getting plastic surgery to correct what they view as defects. A tummy tuck so they look slimmer and more appealing. Face lifts so they look younger and more appealing. Boob jobs. For a bigger rack to give the guys something to look at. And to look more appealing. In fact, anything that men see a lot they want to use surgery to make it look more appealing. Even things that take some disrobing to see (see Designer vaginas are ruining our idea of what women’s bodies should look like, doctors warn by Anna Hodgekiss posted 12/31/2013 on the Daily Mail).
Women are getting increasingly distorted ideas of what their genitalia should look like, with many wrongly thinking their bodies are ‘abnormal’.
New research has found that those who looked at ‘designer vaginas’ were more more [sic] likely to consider them ‘normal’ and ‘ideal’ when later comparing them to unaltered genitalia…
The number of labiaplasties performed by the NHS has risen five-fold since 2001, according to the study’s Australian authors.
The surgery involves reducing the size of a woman’s labia minora to make them more symmetrical and smaller than the labia majora…
Generally, there are no health reasons to have the surgery – it is only for the sake of appearance. So the researchers wanted to know what drives women’s perceptions of what looks good…
‘This is due to airbrushing, lack of exposure to normal women’s genitals, greater genital visibility due to Brazilian and genital waxing and the general taboo around discussing genitals and genital appearance…’
Sarah Calabrese, a clinical psychologist at Yale University, added: ‘[These findings are] especially disconcerting given that for many women, the narrow and unrealistic range of vulvas presented in mainstream U.S. pornography may be the only images that they see,’ she said.
‘The vulva is unlike most other body parts, which remain visible even when clothed; while a woman can look around and see the size and shape of other women’s waists, breasts, and so on, they don’t have the same opportunity to view other women’s vulvas and therefore are less likely to have a realistic sense of the natural diversity of vulvas in the female population.’
The Democrats/liberals keep saying Republicans/conservatives have a war on women. Because they don’t want to hand out free birth control. And provide access to abortion. While Democrats do everything within their power to make it easier for a woman to go out and have a lot of casual sex. Apparently liberals everywhere are, too. Turning women into such sexual objects that they watch pornography to see how men want a vagina to look. And then have surgery to get their vagina to look like what would please a connoisseur of pornography. Yet it’s Republicans/conservatives that have a war on women.
But the bigger question is why are women trying to make every part of their body so appealing? Well, who finds women appealing? That’s right. Men. And why do women look their best for men? To attract a guy. And it’s just not for a hookup (i.e., casual sex). For there probably isn’t a guy who would refuse to have sex with a woman after getting her naked regardless of what her vagina looked like. For if a guy is looking at a woman’s vagina he’s probably thinking it’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. Because he’s about to have sex. And nothing short of an earthquake or a tornado is going to get him to say anything that might spoil the mood.
No. Women try to attract men to find Mr. Right. For despite the Democrat war on women with their free birth control and access to abortion to keep them free and single women want to get married. They don’t want to live alone. Just being sexual objects for men to enjoy. So desperate to find Mr. Right they will go to any length to make their looks ideal. Based on pornographic images. Something else Democrats fight to protect. For there probably isn’t a pornographer out there that votes Republican. Yet it’s Republicans/conservatives that have a war on women.
Tags: abortion, birth control, casual sex, conservatives, Democrat, designer vaginas, genital, liberals, plastic surgery, pornography, Republican, vagina, vulva, war on women
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One of the biggest things in fashion is the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show. Where they have their long-legged models take to the catwalk dressed only in their underwear. With their naughty bits barely covered by the sexy underwear they’re modeling. The show is so popular they broadcast it on network television. As people want to see beautiful women in their underwear. And buy what they see. For they want to feel as beautiful and sexy as those long-legged models. Making Victoria Secret’s a very successful and profitable company. Unlike another company selling sexy underwear (see Frederick’s of Hollywood goes private for 27 cents a share by Tiffany Hsu posted 12/19/2013 on the Los Angeles Times).
Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. is going private after years of financial struggle…
Frederick’s consists of 112 retail stores, a catalog business and an online site. Earlier this month, Lynch said the company’s earnings for the first quarter ended Oct. 26 “reflect certain marketing and inventory challenges” that have been “associated with the financial limitations of the business over the past several years.”
For the quarter, Frederick posted a loss of $7.3-million, or 20 cents a share, compared with a loss of $5.2 million, or 13 cents, for the same quarter a year earlier.
Revenue slid 12.1% to $19.7 million while same-store sales fell 11.7%.
Why is Victoria Secret’s successful and Frederick’s of Hollywood going private? Well, if you browse both of their websites you will notice one company tends to have sexier underwear than the other. Frederick’s of Hollywood. Which sells things like peek-a-boo bras and crotch-less panties. As well as other sexy accessories for the bedroom. Things most women would never wear under their clothes when going to work. While picking up her kids from school. Or grocery shopping. As they are just a bit too sexy for any activity outside of the bedroom. And definitely things that are not appropriate for broadcast television. Which is why the networks don’t carry a Frederick’s of Hollywood Fashion Show. Even though it would have stellar ratings.
Contrary to public perception based on the Democrat war on women, women aren’t having sex all of the time. Other things are important to them. They may want to feel sexy and may wear a sexy but practical lingerie set under her clothes at work. Things she can wear every day. But there are only so many times that she can wear peek-a-boo bras and crotch-less panties. Definitely not at the office. While picking up her kids from school. Or grocery shopping.
Frederick’s of Hollywood carries some naughtier things. As women get busier in their lives with their careers and families there’s less time for the naughty kind of fun that Frederick’s of Hollywood caters to more so than Victoria Secret’s. So part of their business is a niche market. A niche women don’t want to spend that much time in. So they probably prefer shopping at a Victoria’s Secrets with their boyfriend or husband so she doesn’t have to listen to him urging her to get the more naughtier items. As he may enjoy the Democrat war on women more than her. And is thinking about sex all of the time. And wished she did. As the Democrats would have you believe by making birth control and abortion the only issues women should care about during an election.
Tags: Democrat war on women, Frederick's of Hollywood, sexy underwear, underwear, Victoria Secret's, war on women
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The left keeps saying that the Republicans have a war on women. Because they are a bunch of Christian extremist who want to take away birth control and abortion from women. They take every opportunity to attack Christianity as the great oppressor of women. Warning women of the hell they’ll be subjected to if we elect Republicans with their Christian agenda. But they will never say anything about the oppression of women under Islam. Which is very real (see Afghan woman flown to Turkey after husband ‘slices off her nose’ by Rob Crilly, Islamabad, and Zubair Babakarkhail posted 12/18/2013 on The Telegraph).
An Afghan woman has been flown to Turkey for emergency surgery after her husband sliced off her nose and lips apparently in punishment for refusing to sell her jewellery.
Sitara, 30, was found lying unconscious in her home on Friday when neighbours in Herat province were alerted by the cries of her four children.
The attack has been seized on by women’s rights campaigners as evidence that not enough is being done to protect fragile progress made since the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001…
Her mother Naseema said he was addicted to heroin and had regularly beaten her daughter in the past for failing to give birth to a son. On Friday evening she said he asked her daughter – who was engaged at the age of 11 – for money and then demanded her gold ring when she said she had no cash.
“She told him that this ring was given to her by her father – Azim did not buy it for her,” she said.
He turned violent, knocking the mother-of-four unconscious with a rock collected from outside before taking a knife to her nose and top lip, said Naseema. It was all witnessed by her four young daughters, aged three to 12…
A United Nations paper published earlier this month showed reported violence against women was on the rise – an increase of 28% in the past year.
In November, officials floated the idea of reintroducing stoning for the adultery before quickly withdrawing it amid an international outcry.
If anyone has a war on women it’s Islam. Some will say these are isolated incidences and don’t represent the true Islamic faith. But these isolated incidences far outnumber the zero number of Christians cutting off women’s noses and lips. Or stoning women for adultery. But you never hear the left who is supposedly fighting for women in the war on women express the same level of outrage over these abuses of Islam that they reserve for Christians. All they do is help Islam attack Christianity. Making Islam’s power greater. Putting more women at risk for these horrible abuses.
Will Democrats ever put their politics aside to protect women from real dangers? Or will they continue to exploit women for their politics? And create phantom dangers where none exist? As they will sacrifice anything for their insatiable quest for power?
Women are oppressed by Islam and they remain silent. Calling Christianity the real danger. Which is more tolerant of birth control, abortion (and homosexuality) than Islam is by far. But they attack Christianity. And not Islam. Because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Even though this ‘friend’ will oppress them in a heartbeat if given the chance. For Democrats may like Islam because they annoy Christians but Muslims hate everything liberals stand for. And would prefer to eradicate them like all enemies of Islam.
Tags: abortion, adultery, Afghan woman, birth control, Christianity, Democrats, Islam, Republicans, stoning, stoning women for adultery, Taliban, violence against women, war on women
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The left everywhere in the world fights back against the Old World Puritanism of conservatives. Who want to do nothing but oppress women in monogamous marriages. Where a man pledges to have and behold from this day on, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part. Need one say anymore to prove that there is a war on women? Just imagine the difficulty of placing the wedding band on the sloped-brow Neanderthal she’s marrying. Having to lift those scarred knuckles up from the floor. That he just dragged across the floor to get to the altar.
It’s a frightening image. Marriage. A man pledging his undying love to a woman. You can see why the left rails against such an archaic view of women. For unlike conservatives liberals liberate women. They give them birth control and abortion. So a woman can go from man to man with the frequency of a cheap ham radio (a line borrowed from the Saturday Night Live Point Counter Point sketch with Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd). This is the modern woman the left wants. A sexual being. To be enjoyed sexually. Not oppressed in a monogamous marriage. Where she’ll never be able to enjoy true freedom. Like this (see Push is on for strip clubs to take advantage of Supreme Court ruling on prostitution by Daniel Proussalidis posted 12/21/2013 on the Toronto Sun).
Strip clubs smell dollars and opportunity on the heels of a Supreme Court of Canada decision Friday to strike down key Criminal Code provisions.
The Adult Entertainment Association of Canada says it’s ready to provide “enhanced” services once brothels become legal in Canada…
Women’s activist Diane Watts says she’s not surprised to see this push now that the Supreme Court has ruled Canada’s bans on brothels, communicating for the purpose of prostitution and living off its profits are unconstitutional…
Instead of new laws, Lambrinos’s group says strip clubs that are already regulated by cities quality for “enhanced licences” to allow them to offer more than naked people and lap dances.
Watts says fully legalized prostitution will mean higher demand for hookers and “increased trafficking from countries where women are more vulnerable.”
A 2010 RCMP human trafficking threat assessment found strip clubs are already part of the problem.
“Exotic dance clubs, or strip clubs, have been associated with human trafficking of foreign nationals in Canada since the late 1990s, when the number of migrant dancers from Eastern Europe increased dramatically,” said the assessment.
Little girls dream of ponies. Prince Charming carrying her away. And fairytale weddings. Where a man pledges to have and behold from this day on, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part. Not to grow up to dance naked in a strip bar one day to entertain men. Or to earn a living prostituting themselves as they pleasure men. And no parent raising their daughter ever hoped that she will be able to dance naked one day for the entertainment of men. Or to prostitute herself to pleasure men. Not even liberals. Yet they will create the world that makes this possible. And likely. For stripping and prostitution offers a way for single mothers to make a lot of money in the short working hours they have available around raising their kids. Something else no little girl dreamed about in her childhood.
Anyone suggesting women should withhold their most intimate selves until their wedding night will be called prudes. Anyone who urges that women at least enter monogamous relationships with someone who wants more than a one-night stand (aka a hookup) will also be called a prude. So these young women will be sexually active. Giving away their most intimate selves to men who think of them as only sexual objects. Because it’s fun. And the left has them believing that they are being enlightened and modern and so unlike their prudish parents by objectifying themselves to pleasure as many men as possible.
Yet it’s the conservatives who have a war on women. Go figure.
Tags: abortion, birth control, brothels, conservatives, dance naked, intimate, liberals, marriage, monogamous, monogamous marriage, oppress women, Prostitution, strip clubs, war on women
Today Men smoke Marlboro Cigarettes to connect to that Rugged Cowboy on the Billboards
If you had parents or grandparents who lived through the Great Depression and World War II you’ve probably noticed something about them. They were a hardy breed. Especially the men. Sure, we all know someone who changed the oil in their own car. But back then it wasn’t uncommon to change the sparkplugs, shock absorbers, exhaust system, brakes, ball joints, etc. They even bought new tires and put them onto the rims themselves. As well as fixing everything that needed repair around the house. From the furnace to the toilet to the garbage disposal to installing a new roof on the house.
And all of this after they got home from work. Or on the weekend after cutting, edging, fertilizing and watering the grass. So the grass was lush and green for the kids to play on with Dad. When he wasn’t teaching them to ride a bike. How to protect themselves in a fight. Or helping them with their science project. Getting so involved that their kids turned in things they knew their teachers must have known they didn’t build themselves. But that’s how it was back then. There was nothing too complex or too difficult that Dad couldn’t roll up his sleeves and do. Sure, there may have been some cuss words. But that rugged can-do attitude forged in the fires of the Great Depression and World War II provided a feeling of safety and comfort in the home whenever Dad was there. As Dad was both provider and protector.
Today men smoke Marlboro cigarettes to connect to that rugged cowboy on the billboards. Back then they were that cowboy. Tough men who volunteered to fight in World War II. The last time that this type of American man was the rule and not the exception. But after the war the size of government grew. With the least manly men of all, liberals, leading the way. Bringing out the softer and more feminine side of men. Men who cry. And explore their feelings. Eating quiche instead of steak. Diluting the manliness in them. As any form of manliness became a socially undesirable trait.
The Left’s Objectification of Women cause Men to Linger in Adolescence instead of Growing Up and Maturing
It started with the Sexual Revolution. When we went from a family-centered society to one that viewed the idea of family itself as oppression. Women were encouraged to be sexual things instead of a wife and mother. Birth control and abortion made it possible to enjoy the sexual favors of a woman without being in a committed relationship. So men did. Using women to satisfy their lust. And only for that. Allowing women to go on to build a career. While men began to degenerate into a state of permanent adolescence. Being that young man who has but one thought on his mind all of the time.
Exit the cowboy. And enter the government. LBJ gave us the Great Society. And Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Giving rise to absentee fathers. And single mothers raising their children alone in government-built public housing. For the provider and protector left the household. As the government stepped in to take over that role. And did a horrible job. Destroying inner-city families. As crime-ridden public housing pushed these fatherless boys into gangs. And drugs. Which migrated to and infected their schools like a cancer. Boys who grew up seeing the new normal. Women are only for sexual pleasure. Not marrying and raising a family with. As their children followed the same path. Growing up without a father. With the state being provider and protector. Poorly, of course.
As men lingered in their adolescence they never fully grew up and matured. The very people who are responsible for this—the liberal left—blamed men for their brutishness. Saying it was the natural state of man. And soon made the very act of responding to the attractiveness of a woman as a form of sexual harassment. The government provides free birth control and access to abortion so women can be as sexually active as possible. The left attacks the censors and pushes the boundaries on television and in the movies. Today broadcast television shows often carry warnings like “Strong Coarse Language” and “Intensely Suggestive Dialogue.” Sexual imagery bombards us. For sex sells. It even sells sex on broadcast television. Such as the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. With beautiful models dressed only in underwear strut across the catwalk for one purpose. To bring attention to their sexual parts that their sexy underwear barely covers. So they can sell their lingerie to spice up sex in the bedroom. They do all of this and yet attack men as being primeval and brutish when they make inappropriate comments to women. Such as “You’re looking lovely today.”
The Archetypical Young Man Today is a bespectacled Man-Boy in a Plaid Pajama Onesie Sipping a Hot Chocolate
It’s a confusing world today. Women are encouraged to look as beautiful as ever while men aren’t supposed to notice. Liberals encourage them to explore their sexuality while they condemn men for wanting to enjoy that sexuality. Pulling them even further away from marriage and family as they turn to the world of online pornography. Further objectifying the already objectified woman. But in cyberspace men know their advances won’t be construed as sexual harassment. Social media even pulls the sexes further apart. Often the only time they get together is for sex. The Japanese young are even turning away from sex. As the cost of living in their nanny state is so great they don’t want to be burdened with the high cost of raising a family. Not surprisingly, life-like sex robots are a reality now in Japan. And elsewhere.
The left has been marginalizing the role of men in today’s society. They get women in as many male roles as possible. Even in the brutal sport of boxing. Which exemplifies man’s brutish nature. But celebrates the advancement of women in a male-dominated society. Even same-sex marriage further and subtly diminishes the role of man as the head of the household and provider and protector of the family. By equating the sexes. A man can have a husband or a wife. And a woman can have a wife or a husband. Advancing the idea of the obsolescence of man in traditional male roles. As President Obama’s Life of Julia showed how the government can be the provider and protector for women from 3 to 67. And the recent ad to get the young invincibles to sign up for Obamacare. Showing what the left considers to be the archetypical young man today. A bespectacled man-boy wearing a plaid pajama onesie while sipping a hot chocolate. A far cry from the rugged manliness of the Marlboro Man.
Is this the ideal man women want? Is this the man that can put a new tire on a rim? Is this the man that can win a world war? Is this man going to make anyone feel safe and protected? For when it comes to raising a family who do you want as father? Bespectacled pajama man-boy? Or the Marlboro Man? Paula Cole put this well in a song during the Nineties (see Where have all the cowboys gone).
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie son
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone…
Where is my Marlboro man
Where is his shiny gun
Where is my lonely ranger
Where have all the cowboys gone
And we have a war on women? Seems more like a war on men if you ask me. And, sadly, it’s one men are losing. Sad for both men and women. And the nation. As real men are now the exception now and not the rule.
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Week in Review
A large part in Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama in the 2012 presidential election was the Republicans’ so-called war on women. All started by that question from George Stephanopoulos. If Mitt Romney wanted to take women’s birth control away. Completely out of the blue. Something never included in any Republican platform.
But from that question the mantra on the left was if you elect conservatives they will take away a woman’s birth control and her access to abortion. Which, according to the left, is the only thing women care about. Using their vaginas. And with this emphasis on vaginas women are going to great lengths to make their vaginas as pretty as possible (see British gynaecologists express shock over five-fold rise in female genital cosmetic surgery cases by Agence France-Presse posted 11/16/2013 on South China Morning Post).
British gynaecologists warned yesterday that increasing numbers of teenage girls and women are undergoing genital cosmetic surgery, driven in part by unrealistic images of how they should look based on pornography.
You can’t blame pornography on conservatives. That’s something the left says is a free speech issue. The objectification and exploitation of women. Liberals say that there is nothing wrong with women being sexy. And fight any attempts to censor television. Or the movies. What harm can come from consenting adults enjoying a women’s nudity? Or enjoying her sexual objectification? Well, as it turns out, it’s not just men using pornography as the standard for women. Women are, too. Even teenage girls.
Yet it’s conservatives who have a war on women. Go figure.
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