I'll admit it. I have scoffed in the past about this whole "War on Women" rhetoric as a blatant attempt to portray conservative values as oppressive, regressive and not particularly well educated…which is such sophistry – I just can't stand it, but that's because I was looking at this whole thing from the wrong perspective. I'm telling you with complete and utter sincerity. I was wrong.
There is, in absolute truth, a "War on Women" that has been ignited throughout the nation. Having now witnessed for myself the great "First Time" political ad brought to you by Obama for America and featuring the young Lena Dunham as the deflowered voter who seeks to lead other young women into a life of putrefying liberalism…
…I realize now that the war was taking place right before my eyes all along and I was too defensive about my own brand of feminism to really push back and say "enough is enough." For the first time in a very long time, I see the brutality of this war and I think that maybe all the wrong people are fighting against the decay. Believe me when I say, the tide will not be turned until the right people step up and speak truth to power. As much as we would like those people to be Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, the fight must be a grassroots conservative feminist effort. Nothing short of that will stem the tide.
I thank the Obama for America crowd for helping me in my reawakening. It took "First Time" to jar me out of my reactive way of thinking, I'll tell you that. I appreciate, on some level, Ms. Dunham's perspective regarding her voting experience because "First Time" certainly helped me to better appreciate what "a line in the sand" truly is. I now fully understand why religious liberties and the rights of the unborn continue to erode through HHS mandates, aggressive contraceptive agendas and the destruction of parental rights throughout this country with such horrific and unhindered regularity. This political ad epitomizes the entropic degradation of our value system (i.e. your vote is like unhinged and self-destructive albeit protected sex and I can take you places you've never been before, baby. If you'll just vote for Barack Obama.)
Cultural decline is occurring with miserable rapidity because conservative women dislike engaging our opponents at all and conservatives in general fight merely to curtail the onslaught of constitutional ruin that we see is the result of progressivist relativism. We defend. We react. And mostly we retreat and convalesce. This ad is so far beyond disturbing and perverted but still we remain tight lipped at best and glib at worst thereby coarsening our own minds to what passes for acceptable political discourse in this country. Enough is enough.
But involving ourselves in that debate puts conservative women in an untenable position to be sure. Our leftist counterparts, steeped in the mercenary processes of utilitarian fornication, use their tyranny of ovulation as their best weapon in the destruction of culture and traditional values which from here forward shall be seen as the vehicles of Victorian suppression. To hear liberal feminists speak, the mere achievement of orgasm is quite possibly the greatest of all feminist rights which should be urgently deified and set against the gift of reason so as to ensure a revolting freedom from principled citizenship. Ms. Dunham lays out the liberal feminist viewpoint pretty well, I'm afraid. All other values, liberties and freedoms must subdue themselves to the preeminence of onanism and that doesn't jibe well with conservative feminism, but what's a poor girl to do? Conservatives? We want to be appreciated for our brains and not our biology, so taking up the banner of procreation seems like a step in the wrong direction. Liberal feminists win the day because conservative feminists (with a few notable exceptions - think activists such as Lila Rose and Jill Stanek here) won't meet them on the field of battle.
That's ironic, actually. From the dawning of American democracy, there have always been conservative feminists around to push society in a better and more equal direction. It is absolutely true, for instance, that Susan B. Anthony was once arrested for voting illegally as a form of civil disobedience. She proudly pulled a Republican ballot and that is the true legacy of conservative feminism. Sad but true, when the 19th Amendment came into being, conservative women were mistakenly under the impression that this would free us from the tyranny of sexism. Alas, it was not to be. These women quietly disdained the transformation of suffrage into a foothold for Margaret Sanger's Malthusian agenda. But silence is the problem. We keep our mouths shut when 3700 unborn children are sacrificed on an altar of reproductive choice every day. We bite our tongues when the stench of Lena Dunham's malformation presses college students into the next wave of devolution.
Who could have guessed that America's worst misogynists would turn out to be liberal women? But who will stop them? Men? They can't. If they try to bring reasonable opposition to the abortion-on-demand crowd they are painted as despots and autocrats.
But conservative women aren't wired to see ovarian output as a license to kill on demand, nor do we believe that there is a legitimate connection between our lady parts and our civil liberties. As such, we don't go beyond the parameters of the inevitable prolife philosophies which have grown stale and repetitious through lack of proactive and provocative innovation. Conservative women are usually reactionary in a war that requires innovative thinking. Phyllis Schlafly is, in actuality, a rare pioneer in conservative feminism. She actively pursued great, leading edge thinking to radically change the automatic acceptance of political clichés that live parasitically off a very tired reproductive debate. Conservative women generally simulate that thinking from our nation's great conservative feminists and that has led to stagnation in the debate.
This is a war that is of the women, by the women, for the women…perhaps the first of its kind in the history of the world because rarely have women been so free to partake in the blessings of liberty as they are in America and in western society as a whole. To be blunt, women have allowed this political malformation and women must find a solution using innovation and by taking the offense instead of reacting. And how do we do that?
We must go forth and teach our conservative daughters and sons about the attack that they will undergo for their traditionalist viewpoint because letting them go into a high school and college setting without warning them of the insidious condemnation that the Left will apply is nothing more than burying one's head under that so-called line in the sand. Your daughters will be pressured into lazy, self-gratifying thinking and they need to be prepared for that. Your sons will be bullied into accepting that reasonable arguments against that kind of laziness are tantamount to abuse.
We must confront the deformity of logic that we constantly see in the liberal feminist movement – be it in political debate, pop culture or (more importantly) in the fiscal conservative/social moderates that continue to push the Republican Party in a "more moderate" direction. Those great social mediators who believe that conservative feminists are what is wrong with the Republican Party.
Lastly, we must take every opportunity to correct the lazy thinking that we see in women like Lena Dunham and that correction ought to go something like this: