Surely some feminist — Patricia Ireland, Gloria Steinem, Kim Gandy, someone — feels just a bit uncomfortable about the Democrats’ cartoonish appeal to women to vote based on “their lady parts.” (Note: The image has been removed from the Obama website.)
Is this really what those who fought for women’s equality — for women to be viewed as fully capable, intelligent, independent human beings who are more than just sex objects or vessels for incubating the next generation — had in mind?
Yes, ladies, we are supposed to believe that what George W. Bush failed to accomplish in eight years, in spite of having at times a Republican-led Congress, the former governor of Massachusetts would. That secret agenda that puts women in such jeopardy is not explained but just hinted at — though it must have something to do with failing to force Catholics to pay for others’ morning-after pills.
One would have to be little more than just a giant uterus lacking a brain to buy such ridiculous, overwrought rhetoric.
Such insulting demagoguery should be resoundingly rejected by women of all political leanings.
— Carrie Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum and the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women.