I decided to tackle the misconceptions that most people have about the women’s rights movement and what it meant to women in general, and me personally.Â Growing up in a Democrat household (JFK Democrat, not progressive trash Democrat) my mother was a devotee of the movement, and ingrained in me many of their early beliefs, including, that I could be anything I wanted to be.Â The truth of the matter is, women throughout history have been able to be all they wanted to be, if they were willing to work a little harder.Â Fortunately, she didn’t teach me to USE every single solitary life situation to batter men upside the head with my “feminism.”
It is scandalous what has become of a movement that once had noble goals of better pay and working conditions for women, to being an organization that screeches and screams every time they think their radical liberalism is being slighted.Â Today, theÂ National Organization for Women is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Democrat Party and their far Left constituency.Â There is nothing about them that speaks for the majority of Conservative women in the United States.Â 42% to 44% of all Americans claim Conservatism, more than half of that number are women.Â N.O.W. constantly fights against conservative women, and while they claim to represent the true feminist, they are not really feminine in their goals or desires for women.Â The public is constantly being fed the lie that Republican men want their wives barefoot and pregnant, they’ve done this for so long, that the radical feminists actually believe it is true.Â Yet, millions of Conservative/Republican women would be happy to tell them it isn’t true.
The Democrat Party is not the Party that cares about women, it isn’t even the Party that cares about Blacks, but we all know if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the “truth.” It is Conservatism that sees freedom and fairness for ALL who embrace America.
In browsing the internet, I’ve noticed a number of articles indicating that there is quite a bit of self-reflection going on.Â American women are recognizing that N.O.W. rarely speaks on their behalf any more, and some are recognizing that the radical feminists of the sixties never did speak for them. Â I find the most compelling argument about the failure of the movement to be in the Irish Examiner What Went Wrong, Was Wrong, Never Was Right
These ’60’s revolutionaries bare scant resemblance to the heroic suffragettes who picketed President Wilson’s White House and were beaten and jailed in their battle for the right to vote. The militant fems have used that hard-fought right to kill their unborn children, bare their breasts in public and generally sanction a whore life style in their misguided search for equality. I was a very young woman when the “revolution” began and frankly to me it stunk of hypocrisy and I refused to carry their banner or to burn my bra.
Betty Friedan with her book, “The Feminine Mystique” (1963) advocated the idea of women breaking out of their traditional roles. She helped advance the women’s rights movement and was one of the founders of the National Organization of Women (NOW). We were supposed to jump off our pedestal and become independent and enjoy all the perks that men enjoyed with their higher paying jobs. That meant of course that being a housewife became very low on the totem pole of life.
You know the part that got me in the above? That being a housewife became very low on the totem pole of life. How I wished I could have been home with my children, that my family could live off of the salary of just my husband working, but alas, that is not how this Country works anymore.Â I had to work nights to ensure my children were not latchkey kids and sleep two hours a day just to be there for my children. Â N.O.W. created this mystique about how free women would be if they just went to bed with every man who wanted you, that somehow that would give women equality with men.Â No, it didn’t “ladies,” it just let men and society cheapen you – a heavy price to be paid for such “FREEDOM.”Â The feminists who pushed for the sexual revolution didn’t benefit themselves in this regard, men were the beneficiaries.Â Think about that.
But in another aspect, both sexes suffered under this so-called sexual revolution – because 50M babies have been murdered since that “fantastic” revolution and they were of both sexes and multiple races.Â The children of our future have been killed off by the sexual revolution and “freedom” to do whatever you want, without any of the responsibility. Â Everyone loses on that score.
Everything about N.O.W. and the whole 60s drug fueled revolutions by the lefties have brought us to this point in time.Â Today, we see the results of their idiocies, but they still cling to their progressivism and their radicalism, regardless of the harm to themselves, or others.
I laughed when I read that these “feminists” are scared to tell their daughters not to dress like tramps because, well, they did it themselves when they thought it was the “hip” thing to do.Â How Not To Raise A Daughter
I have a different theory. It has to do with how conflicted my own generation of women is about our own past, when many of us behaved in ways that we now regret. A woman I know, with two mature daughters, said, “If I could do it again, I wouldn’t even have slept with my own husband before marriage. Sex is the most powerful thing there is, and our generation, what did we know?”
We are the first moms in history to have grown up with widely available birth control, the first who didn’t have to worry about getting knocked up. We were also the first not only to be free of old-fashioned fears about our reputations but actually pressured by our peers and the wider culture to find our true womanhood in the bedroom. Not all of us are former good-time girls now drowning in regretâ€”I know women of my generation who waited until marriageâ€”but that’s certainly not the norm among my peers.
So here we are, the feminist and postfeminist and postpill generation. We somehow survived our own teen and college years (except for those who didn’t), and now, with the exception of some Mormons, evangelicals and Orthodox Jews, scads of us don’t know how to teach our own sons and daughters not to give away their bodies so readily. We’re embarrassed, and we don’t want to be, God forbid, hypocrites.
So in a nutshell, what you have is what you always get with liberal ideas, insanity.