Topic: Boneheaded feminists continually employ confusion and contradiction to further their Left-wing agenda.
Intellectual dishonesty in the debate over public policy comes from both sides of the political spectrum, but the Left is particularly adept at contorting logic and creating double standards. My New Year’s resolution is to start a file of these whoppers. The examples are too numerous to commit to memory.
It should be fun. These are the folks who came up with my all-time favorite fiscal fallacy: a decrease in the projected increase of a program’s budget is actually a cut in spending. Based on that bonehead logic, my next raise will be a blow to my family’s income.
Where the Left draws the line on sexual conduct depends on who’s stepped over it. Wouldn’t you love to ask Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas how serious feminists are about repudiating sexual harassment in the workplace, especially when a powerful man interacts with a female subordinate? The rules and scorn they applied to Thomas somehow weren’t relevant to Bill Clinton. Conservatives don’t understand, liberals huffed. Relationships are complex. Monica was willing. It was private behavior, they lectured, in a stunning display of feminist hypocrisy.
Of all the Left’s sources of intellectual game-playing, none is more reliable than the National Organization for Women. Their Web site http://www.now.org rarely disappoints. On a recent visit to this haven for angry women who seem intent on eliminating all pleasure from the earth, the example jumped off the home page. Picture this. On one side of the screen in bold letters is this headline: NOW Joins Peace Vigil at White House: Calls for Bush Administration to End Cycle of Violence. Opposite the give-peace-a-chance mantra is this call to action, showcased in a box for emphasis: Save Roe Now. Sign the Petition Today.
I laughed out loud. Could the person who designed this page be oblivious to the irony? The most valuable action NOW members could take to “End (the) Cycle of Violence” is to stop championing a law that snuffs out life in the womb.
There is some useful information on the site. I learned that NOW sleeper cells may exist in our neighborhoods, just waiting to act on orders from the national office. Called “feminist fieldanalysts,” these 80-plus teams across the country were recruited by NOW to monitor prime-time broadcast television programs and rate their friendliness to feminist doctrine on gender composition and diversity, violence, sexual exploitation, and social responsibility.
The result, produced by the NOW Foundation, is the 2002 Feminist Primetime Report. To be fair, there is no doubt about excesses on TV. I’ve cringed many times at risqu