As I toil in the swamps of electoral politics, I am always dumbfounded at the number of women legislators, who keep hammering away at “Women’s Issues.” There is also a castrati chorus of male legislators who are spooked by the fear that it was that spurious issue that lost the election for Mitt Romney. So, they too, include all the cliches and complaints and faux victimhood of the feministas to show they are sensitive to the vapors of the chicks.
One would think, from reading their agenda that Iranian, North Korean and Russian aggression spares men. Here are a few examples:
Chellie Pingry (D- District 1 Maine) Chellie Pingree does not support military tribunals for suspected terrorists, increasing domestic surveillance of communications, pre-emptive strikes against nations considered to be threats, a national identification card system, and missile defense programs. She does, however, support abortion rights. She believes that abortions should be legal including partial birth abortions and abortions in the case of rape or incest. She sponsored the contraception equity bill (Huh???)while in the Maine senate, as well as cosponsoring other successful legislation in support of abortion rights.
Jan Schakowsky (D) Illinois is in full battle gear as she launched her legislation:
Violence Against Immigrant Women Act – I introduced this bill to assist immigrant victims with legal resources necessary to escape abuse such as U visa protection and timely employment authorization.
International Violence Against Women Act – I introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAVA), a bill to create a comprehensive strategy to combat violence against women and girls abroad.
International Women’s Day Resolution Supports the goals of International Women’s Day – This resolution honors women who have fought and continue to struggle for equality.
Barbara Lee (D-District 13 California)Congresswoman Lee is a staunch defender of women’s fundamental reproductive rights. She is a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus and has received 100 percent ratings from reproductive rights organizations. (huh?)
Donna Edwards (D-District 4- Maryland) Is a staunch advocate of reproductive freedom, fairness in the workplace, women’s health and co-pays for menopausal treatments.
Sheila Jackson Lee (D- District 18-Texas) hosted “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” in Houston with guest, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. Perhaps the title should be “When America Succeeds. Women Succeed”…but no.
Have any of them confronted the real family issue in America related to women? The destruction of the family and an endangered future for millions of children born to teenagers. This American tragedy now has four generations of fatherless children brought up by unprepared mothers.
Furthermore, have any of these womenistas who pretend to care about women said a word about female genital mutilation or honor killings or the oppression of women under Sharia law? Well, not really, because that might risk the high grades they get from the Arab American Institute for their anti-Israel and pro Arab stances.
Chellie Pingry gets gets a +4.
Sheila Jackson Lee gets a +4.
Donna Edwards gets a +4.
Jan Schakowsky gets a +3
And the winner is Barbara Lee who gets a +7.