Friday, September 3, 2010

Women's Rights? I think not...women are shooting themselves in the foot.

This article, sent to me by United Families International, expresses my feelings about modern womanhood exactly! I believe that feminism has backfired and produced a generation of pathetic girls/women who think their personal worth comes from flaunting their bodies and performing sexual acts for the attention they get from men. As a woman, I am so disappointed in my fellow sisters! They have lost the vision of what it really means to be a woman. The inner strength and power we are capable of...and it has NOTHING to do with T & A. Read on...

Feeling the Failure of Feminism
Did women get what they bargained for?

With the passage of 19th Amendment, 90 years ago this month, women in the U.S. were given the right to vote. The media has been full of stories of the numerous celebratory events and pundits have been eager to give their analysis of whether or not the goals of the original feminists have been met. United Families International would like to weigh in on the topic and give you our analysis of "The Legacy of Feminism."

The "feminism" that drove the Women's Suffrage movement could be viewed as one of America's greatest success stories. But modern feminism has deviated from the lofty ideals and moral underpinnings of its predecessor. Indeed, the goals of contemporary feminism undermine and contradict those of the early feminists. One commentator has called feminism, "the most socially destructive movement in modern times." We will let you decide if feminism has delivered on its' promise of equality and empowerment for all women.

Hyper-Sexualization of Society

It is widely known that the vast majority of young women today reject the label of "feminist." One of the more interesting articles to surface during this month's feminist media push was one entitled: "Outraged Moms and Trashy Daughters," where a mother laments that her daughter eschews the label of "feminist" while embracing an MTV culture and a cosmetic-surgery-attained standard of beauty. Hugh Hefner, of Playboy Magazine fame, would be proud!

"I'm so deeply pained to see where women are today and how girls--and I mean girls--are being groomed to believe their purpose in life is to be sexual beings that please men," says Nancy Vonk, the mother of a 16-year-old daughter.

The first question that comes to mind is: "What did feminists expect?" Feminism's goal was to remove all sexual barriers and make women equal to men--including being equally promiscuous. When standard notions of sexual propriety are shunned as antiquated and marriage is something women might do after they've already had sex, the path to men's attention--that age-old need that not even feminism could beat out of women--lies in being sexually attractive and sexually competitive.

Age of the Rogue Male

A recent Harris Poll reveals that eight out of ten Americans believe that women today are treated with less chivalry than in the past. "Chivalry has been one of the victims of the fight for women's equality," states P. M. Forni, Johns Hopkins University. "It became the assumption in society that women did not want to be treated in a chivalrous way, because it meant they were singled out, thus enforcing the stereotype that women were weaker..."

Far worse, as feminism broke down all sexual barriers and demanded an unrealistic "equality," the worst part of the male behavior--and the worst males--were rewarded. Males who have no other use for women than to use, violate, and abandon them are not restrained--by women or by society. Marry women? Why? Even many men who adhere to the old standard of male/female interaction seem to misunderstand the meaning of masculinity and are lost in a malaise of ineffectual dating and ineffectual career seeking. They, too, are following the feminist template.

Equality in the Workplace

Somewhere along its path, feminism morphed into something dedicated to the assumption that there are no inherent (i.e. non-plumbing) differences between the sexes. This led to the conclusion that any gender-difference in politics, academia, or the workforce must be due to prejudice and discrimination. You may have heard the statistic that women make just 78 cents for every dollar that is earned by a man doing the same job with the same responsibilities. In 2009, the U.S. Labor Department contracted with CONSAD Research Corporation to put that statistic to the test by reviewing more than 50 existing studies as well as a new economic and statistical analysis of the supposed "wage gap."

"CONSAD found that controlling for career interruption and other factors reduced the pay gap from about 20 percent to about 5 percent. Data limitations prevented it from considering many other factors. For example, the data did not permit an examination of total compensation, which would examine health insurance and other benefits, and instead focused solely on wages paid. The data were also limited with respect to work experience, job tenure, and other factors.

The Labor Department's conclusion was that the gender pay gap was the result of a multitude of factors and that the "raw wage gap should not be used as the basis for [legislative] correction. Indeed, there may be nothing to correct. The differences in raw wages may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers." (Hiding the Truth about the Pay Gap Between Men and Women)

Feminism appears to have not been able to change the fact that women prefer different types of work--being a librarian over a garbage collector, jobs where they have more control of their time so as to be with their children. Of course there are exceptions! But for the most part, women want positions that don't require nightshifts, large amounts of travel, or high amounts of physical labor or risk. In short, women are not always doing the same job as males and employers and the marketplace recognize that difference.

Feminism's push to make women equal to men by insisting that they take their place in the workplace has not been a friend of the family. In spite of media claims to the contrary, the research contains numerous examples of negative impact to children and the breakdown of the marriage relationship that occurs when women work outside of the home, particularly when working more than 20 hours a week.

Disintegration of Marriage and Family

Radical, or what is sometimes referred to as "second wave" feminists, believe that marriage is the playground of patriarchy for the oppression of women. They have concluded that motherhood is a primary obstacle to the empowerment and full equality of women. Both traditional marriage and full-time motherhood had to go and an entire restructuring of society had to occur. You see the results of their effort all around you: a divorce rate that has increased by 80 percent since 1970, 40 million children affected by divorce, more than 50 million women living alone, spiraling rates of STDs, and 1.3 million abortions a year in the U.S. alone.

There is a feminist mantra of "I can do it myself!" This attitude also includes the bearing and rearing of children and the jettisoning of the normative understanding of family. Husbands and fathers seem to be superfluous to many women, particularly those who choose to bear children out of wedlock. Yet females have not lost the need for a companion, a father, or a breadwinner.

As men who would fulfill those roles no longer take their place, these women increasingly turn to government for support. They are the greatest supporters of government subsidies and are angered when the taxpayer isn't eager to give enough support to daycare, government health care, even school lunches. In short, they choose to have the government become their husband. What radical feminists seem not to realize is that by exploding the family, they are destroying the very institution that has protected and provided for women over most of human history.

Life/abortion

One of the most tragic results of second-wave feminism is the notion that the only way to achieve full equality is to be able to have "total control of their body." They have been successful in convincing women that the only reason that they are not now "oppressed chattel is because they can legally kill their unborn children."

Some feminists have gone so far as to say that you are not a woman unless you support abortion rights--consider the feminist response to 2008 Vice-Pres. candidate Sarah Palin. "You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can't find out by how they vote!" opined Democrat Representative Janis Sontany. Translated: If females don't support abortion and other feminist objectives they surely are not women.

United Families International's efforts at the U.N. are largely dealing with radical feminists and their dangerous and unhealthy focus on empowerment of women. They do it to the exclusion of what might be necessary for the health and sustainment of other segments of society--namely men and boys. Their intense and relentless efforts to legalize abortion around the world have resulted in 42 million abortions per year.

Conclusion

It is important to acknowledge that there are real and substantial inequalities and gross mistreatment of women in various parts of the world; those need to be addressed as quickly and effectively as possible. But second-wave feminism has lost its way. One commentator has suggested that feminism is losing favor in the public eye because it focuses on "problems that hardly exist...while spending precious little energy on issues that indisputably have a negative impact on women."

Feminism began to lose its credibility when it demanded men and women are not different in any substantive way; that in order for women to be equal they have to be the same as men--same interests, same ambitions, same outcomes. The whole point was for women to gain respect as women, not to get everyone to respect women because they're just like men.

The end result is that radical feminism has only led to more difficult lives and other forms of abuse of women. The mistreatment of women seems to be on a continuum; and with second-wave feminism, the pendulum has swung too far.

There is vast body of social science data attesting to the importance of both men and women in the preservation of society. It is, ideally, together that the proper preparing of the next generation of noble citizens can occur. The masculinity of the father with his ability to lead, protect and provide gives great strength and physical security to the home. The femininity of the mother as the nurturer, the heart of the home, provides the emotional security that allows the habits of the heart--the civic virtues to be perpetuated. In parenting these equal, but different roles work together to provide balance and security.

Representatives of United Families International are, this very week, in the United Nations negotiating rooms doing all in their power to keep the feminist pendulum from destroying the natural family as the basis of society.


Let's hope (and pray) that they will be successful.
Come on, women! Step up and claim your rights - to be respected for your brains, your heart, your strength! If you've got them (a brain and a strong heart), flaunt them!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Liberal Talk Radio

I was on the freeway today, stuck in traffic, and I got bored. I started surfing the radio dial, looking for something interesting to kill the time. What did I find? A radio station out of Santa Barbara CA, whose tag line was "Progressive radio". As I listened to the host, a Thom Hartmann, I realized that I was listening to a left-wing counterpart of Rush Limbaugh (keeping in mind that Rush has the reputation amongst my Democrat friends as being a rabble-rouser fear-monger who spews shock-talk). Ever interested in having an open (well, mostly open) political mind, I decided to see what our friend Thom had to say. He was complaining about the Tea Party members and the violence that they encourage. He read a blog post written by a Tea Party member (a woman) who made sure to bring her "little friend" (her gun) to Tea Parties, and encouraged like-minded folks to do the same. From that post, our friend Thom concluded that all Tea Party members are gun-toting zealots, "hatriots" (hate+patriot), and the REAL terrorists (as opposed to Al Quada, who killed 2,819 people on 9/11, as well as hundreds of others all over the world?) It brought to mind my experience with Prop. 8, when activists in the GLBT community were threatening all kinds of violence against Mormons. I read some blog posts that were inciting violence against the CHILDREN (!!!) of those who donated money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Some GLBT activists beat an elderly woman at a Prop. 8 rally. They vandalized churches and private homes (mine included). Were they "REAL terrorists"?
Next, our friend Thom demeaned the intelligence of Tea Party members by calling them "Tea bags" and insisting that they don't have a clue about reality. And no compassion for the poor. And all they are is a bunch of money-hungry racists. Who don't use their brains. And "doesn't it just make your head explode? I can't believe these people exist!"
My point is this:
1) You can't judge an entire movement by the words of one or two blog posts.
2) There are liberal radio talk show hosts who are JUST AS inflammatory as ANY conservative host.
3) The liberals are hypocrites who say its ok when their side incites violent protests, but if there is even a rumor of violence from their opposition, they cry out in condemnation as loudly as they can.
Progressive? No, more like REgressive.

It was enlightening to hear what the liberal talking points were. But it just made me mad. So much for trying to be open-minded. I just can't swallow Thom's liberal swill. It just reinforced my commitment to conservatism!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Obama: Take that, Republicans!

Since the passage of Obamacare, and the conservative/Republican outcry and vows for repeal, Obama has turned a bit vindictive. The gloves are off and he is not even trying to be bipartisan. See this article from The Wall Street Journal.

I don't know about you, but I don't like his attitude!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Go C4!



I love a good grassroots political campaign. I love when concerned citizens get passionate about their political beliefs and decide to really do something about it!

"March 20, 2010
New Harmony, Utah....

76 Citizens Gather to Urge Congressman Matheson to Vote 'NO'

Concerned Conservative Citizens Coalition (C4) and other interested citizens held a successful rally at Congressman Jim Matheson's St. George office this morning to urge him to vote "NO" on the proposed Healtcare/Student Loan Legislation. The group gathered at his office, heard statements from Speaker David Clark, Senator Dennis Stowell, Representative Bradley Last, Senator Bob Bennett and St. George Mayor Dan McArthur, and marched to the corner of Mall Drive and Red Cliffs Drive where the enthusiastic protestors received a warm reception by drivers along the busy street.

Following the rally the participants filed through Congressman Matheson's Office to sign a petition stating their objection to the Healthcare/Student Loan Bill.

C4 is a group of citizens from New Harmony and Kanarraville, Utah who meet monthly to discuss and take action on legislation and events effecting our constitution, individual rights and limited government." (On a personal note, this group was created by two very savvy senior citizens who decided there was no reason they couldn't make a difference. My parents. And I am very proud of them and the snowball they got rolling!)

Guess what? Their rally was covered by the radio and newspaper. And it worked. Matheson voted NO!!! Didn't keep the bill from passing, but did prove (YET AGAIN!!!) that grassroots efforts really DO make a difference! And I think it should inspire us all to let these politicians, who are supposed to represent the people, know what we the people think of them. Vote them out of office in November!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yes, George Bush, I miss you!



Somebody with some spare cash put this billboard up in Wyoming...wish I had some spare cash to do the same thing in Los Angeles!!! Something tells me it wouldn't last very long here...read about it HERE.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Opinions falsely attributed to Andy Rooney that I still agree with wholeheartedly...



Well, at the suggestion of a reader, I did check snopes and this piece was not said by Andy Rooney. Which is too bad. Because I really like it. Because I am racist, intolerant, and evil. I think it is worth reading anyway.

Andy Rooney said on '60 Minutes' a few weeks back:

'I don't think being a minority
makes you a victim of anything except numbers.. The only things I can think of that are truly
discriminatory are things like the United Negro
College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America..
Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss
White America ; and see what happens..Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer.. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game..

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE
YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE ?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion..

I have the right 'NOT' to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.


I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop' in English, see the above lines....

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars
to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.

I don't hate the rich I don't pity the poor

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.


It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say 'NO!'

I think tattoos and piercings are fine if you want
them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of 'Political Correctness.'
I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa so how can they be 'African-Americans'?
Besides, Africa is a continent... I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe.
I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.

And if you don't like my point of view, tough.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
TO THE FLAG,
OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA
, AND TO THE REPUBLIC,
FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD,
INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
FOR ALL!


I was asked to send this on if I
agree or delete if I don't. It is said that 86% of
Americans believe in God.. Therefore I have a very
hard time understanding why there is such a problem
in having 'In God We Trust' on our money and having
'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just
tell the 14% to SHUT UP!!!!!
If you agree, pass this on.