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Unlike Dems, GOP Women Don’t Require Pre-Vote Skirt Checks

June 17, 2010

On Monday, much attention was paid to Rep. Janis Sontany (D-TN) and her comments regarding Republican women. To wit:

At a Democratic gathering over the weekend, Sontany said of women Republican state lawmakers: “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote!” State GOP chairman Chris Devaney quickly issued a press release calling her comment “inappropriate and disrespectful” and demanding that various Democrats denounce Sontany.

The comment was certainly inappropriate, but it wasn’t very surprising, coming from a woman who, as a Democrat, relies on gender baiting and identity politics in order to further her own agenda and to obtain and maintain power. Still, the comment was roundly criticized and rightly so. Points that I, and others, have been making for months were reiterated; Liberals and self-avowed feminists, redundant as that is, care naught for women themselves, but for their harmful agenda only.

Their cloak of perpetual victim-hood also no longer serves to give them cover. It has become worn thin and transparent with overuse, thus, they’ve now been exposed as the Femisogynists that they are. However, a key and an extremely heartening point was missed. The second part of Rep. Sontany’s statement: “You sure can’t find out by how they vote!”

That’s right.  As it should be.

Much like the point that I made after the recent primaries, when a newspaper article proclaimed “In primaries, female candidates didn’t make gender an issue“. Of course they didn’t make it an issue. Because it should not be one.  GOP women are proving that we have moved beyond gender politics.

GOP women already know that we are equal and have no need to join some gender gang, voting in Stepford Feminist lock-step, with skirts checked upon entrance. They also know that there is no such thing as a “woman’s issue.” All issues are people issues, all issues are American issues. There is no need to differentiate them and break them down along pointless gender lines. Not so, for Democrat women, who embrace the faux feminist (Femisogynist) mindset.

The political existence of these femisogynists is partially predicated on the fact that they somehow managed to turn abortion into a “woman’s issue” framed as “reproductive rights.” To them, that issue, and perhaps feel good-y environmental issues, are what “real” women should care about.  But, it’s not a woman’s issue. It’s a person issue, a humanity issue. It is whether or not we, as a people, will continue to sanction the killing of our unborn.

The fact that women are the ones who carry and bear life is not some patriarchal oppressive scheme, as the left would have women believe. It’s biology and basic anatomy. You know, that science stuff that is supposed to be settled. It’s part of being life-bearers and nurturers and, with that, comes responsibility. The great gift called Motherhood should be honored. It should not be demeaned as a punishment. And it should never be used as a pawn nor a tool to try to further entrench women into the belief that they are of an oppressed victim status and, therefore, must vote a certain way to ensure that Big Daddy government protects weak, helpless them.

Instead, as is the case in the GOP, women should be honored for the people that they are and for the special gifts and knowledge that they bring to the table, as people who just happen to be women. That is true equality. Not knowing how to tell by a vote what gender someone is? That’s a great thing and the right thing and the way it should be. And it’s further proof that gender politics are, thankfully, becoming a thing of the past.


(Cross-posted from NewsReal)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. macleod permalink
    June 17, 2010 10:41 am

    Whether they’re babes or not should be an issue……….

  2. June 17, 2010 6:48 pm

    How insulting can one be to suggest such a thing as that! Three cheers for the Republican women who are stepping up to the plate and scoring home runs. Too bad there are not more Republican men stepping up to the plate. I can not see any men out there who are that impressive that I want to vote for as Presidential candidates. Their may be some but I have not noticed. I hate the thought that B.O. might be re-elected by default. Anyway you Republican ladies go out and kick some butts and take their names later.

  3. EricD permalink
    June 17, 2010 8:26 pm

    Just in case an expert in the field is needed I will be happy to do the skirt checking for the conservative women. I’m not going any where near those “ladies” of the left though.

  4. Molten permalink
    June 21, 2010 12:17 pm

    Lori says:

    “…there is no such thing as a “woman’s issue.” All issues are people issues, all issues are American issues.”

    This is where your new conservative feminism will fail. Your only concern is the abortion issue, and the only place where your concern is focused is The United States. You don’t care that women still earn only 80 cents on the dollar that a man doing equal work earns, and that female CEO’s only make 35 cents per dollar that their male peers make. You’re not concerned about domestic violence against women, access to contraception for the poor, or the fact that women veterans with children are becoming homeless at an alarming rate.

    You don’t give a crap about the 3.3 billion women and girls in the world who don’t live in this country. Human trafficking, honor killings, genital mutilation, and forced marriages are all “people issues” which effect woman much more than they do men.

    But your idea of “feminism” is a one trick pony…You should just call your new movement what it is: White Religious Conservative American Women Against Abortion.

    If you really took the time to educate yourself about the issues impacting women of color, homosexual women, low-income women, and women living outside of the United States, then you might be dangerous. Until then, you’re just another religious fanatic like those in the 1970’s who successfully mounted an opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment based largely on opposition to abortion and women in the military.

    I agree that feminism today regects the pro-life agenda, and that you have no place in that movement. I think that pro-life women should have their own version of feminism, and “Pro-Women” is a good name for it. But if you’re only fighting against abortion, and not even admitting the existence of, or fighting for, the true victims of gender inequality. then you’re just putting a new spin on an old movement, and you’re destined to fail.

  5. June 21, 2010 5:09 pm

    Wonder what planet she is living on?

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