Who’s waging the real “War on Women”?
Sexist old white men! All of them!
Americans heard those phrases, or some variant of them, several times over the 2012 election season. As young feminists, like Sandra Fluke, began to petition the government for subsidized contraceptives, and leading Republicans made pro-life, anti-socialized-health-care arguments against her, the democratic party realized they could capitalize on the cultural clash. Thus, the “War on Women” was created–the media began to portray Republican candidates as absolutely pro-life, absolutely anti-contraception old men. They wanted to take away our right to safe sex, our right to control our bodies, and, according to Kerry Washington at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, our right to vote.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party took the presidency, and Obamacare was released. Obamacare is dependent on healthy young people and, in its first month, failed to meet its quota to keep the system running. So, some progressive non-profits released advertisements.
One of those depicts a young woman standing next to an attractive man. She is holding a package of contraceptives. The caption reads “OMG he’s so hot! I hope he is as easy to get as this birth control.”
Will young, single women even bat an eye at how sexist this is? This advertisement, released by progressive, liberals democrats in Colorado (ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, to be exact), insinuates that young women need free health care so that they can get birth control so that they can sleep around. The woman in this ad is just choosing some handsome stranger for the night.
Thanks, Democrats–give us our free health care so that we can have sex with you and you don’t have to father our children or pay any consequences. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out in the morning.
Oh, and it goes without saying that birth control needs to be government-issued to women. Because we’re just women, we’re not smart enough to make good, responsible decisions about what we do with our bodies, and we’re certainly not smart enough to get good enough jobs to pay for that birth control ourselves. We need to rely on a man to make that decision–as long as he’s not a Republican.
And, of course, women only choose partners based on attractiveness. Who cares if he’s mind-numbingly stupid, lives with his parents and is unemployed? If he has a chiseled jaw and a 6-pack, I just hope he’s easy.
If the ad had been the other way around, with a man hoping some large-chested woman were as easy to get as his condoms, feminists would be freaking out at the objectification of women. “We’re more than just sex objects!” they would shout. “We have brains, intellects, personalities!”
Isn’t this ad saying the same thing though? Where is this woman’s brain? Where are her standards? This is how today’s democrats choose to represent women?
I’ll stick with the Grand Ol’ Guys for now.
To see the video of Kerry Washington’s speech at the DNC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye00vASYCMs The statement I mentioned comes at 1:58.