Friday, March 10, 2017

An Insult to Women in Need

From Town Hall:
January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, funny how the Women’s March attendees never bothered to mention that in their speeches on the Mall in Washington that day. Our State Department offers Tip 101 Training and other resources to help Americans help them report human trafficking in their efforts to end the practice.  How much more uplifting would it have been to hear about what American women can do to stop this scourge instead of the incoherent rants of elitist Hollywood props spewing vile profanity and hate filled screeds?

According to the average cost of a slave globally is $90.  Nearly 80 percent of the approximately 20 – 30 million slaves held are exploited sexually the remainder are used for hard labor.  The United States State Department reports that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year.

In majority Muslim nations women aren’t nearly as free as American women, and I’m not just referring to forced covering under Sharia Islam.  In Islamic nations, women do not have the right to an education, or have their testimony count equally to that of a man, nor do they have the right to divorce their husbands or even choose whom they will marry in the first place.  In noting these things liberal democrats will respond that those things are tough to hear, but American women have had hard won rights for decades and deserve even more. (Read more.)
From MomZette:
Renaissance women are winners, not whiners; leaders, not followers; and most importantly, victors, not victims. Either you are one or you aren’t. No one can turn you into one because it is a function of self-confidence, an optimistic view of the world, and a refusal to be intimidated, marginalized, ridiculed, or coerced into believing one point of view over another.

I remember years ago debating Gloria Steinem on "The Phil Donohue Show." I learned as a young woman that there was no way I was going to change the mind of this entrenched feminist, who embraced socialist beliefs. So I addressed my concerns to the audience and appealed to them to think for themselves and express their own opinions, separate from these self-appointed spokesmen. I must have hit a nerve with the audience because there was a pile-on against Steinem — and it was later reported that she was furious at Phil Donohue that he did not step in and defend her position.
Isn't that rich? Here she is, a veteran TV personality, very much my senior, claiming women are strong and don't need men — yet she whined when one didn't defend her against a young novice who had only done one other TV appearance at that point. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

It appears to me that women of the women's movements throughout the years do not really know what they want other than abortion rights thrown in with equal pay for equal work. In the Gloria Steinem era I sensed a level of anger and blame at men. It seems to be a mostly American phenomenon in terms of the organized structured nature. Their interest in women of other nations centered mainly on birth control as if that would solve all the problems when actually a clean source of water was much more necessary.