The Patriot Post® · The Progressive Left Is Anti-Woman
Progressives claim to work for the advancement of women, yet any objective observation shows their efforts have little to do with advancing women and everything to do with increasing the power of political leftists.
Several recent stories bear this out.
On Sunday, The New York Times made its 2020 presidential endorsement. Well, two, actually: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Justifying the dual endorsement, the Times wrote, “The events of the past few years have shaken the confidence of even the most committed institutionalists. We are not veering away from the values we espouse, but we are rattled by the weakness of the institutions that we trusted to undergird those values.” One wonders whether the NYT editors were looking in a mirror when they wrote that line.
The Times called Warren, the radical, a “gifted storyteller,” which is a hilariously diplomatic way of saying she is a pathological liar. The paper called Klobuchar the “standard-bearer” for Democrat centrists, before noting she is campaigning for an economy-destroying policy of net-zero emissions by 2050 and a “more robust public option” in healthcare. In other words, socialized medicine.
It is a testament to how far left the Democrat Party has veered that Klobuchar could be considered a centrist.
Though claiming to be nonpartisan, the last time the NYT endorsed a Republican was Eisenhower in 1956, even though two very accomplished Republican women, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, have run for president in recent years. Obviously, conservative women need not apply for the Times’s endorsement.
In other news, the Grammys last week fired its first-ever female boss, Deborah Dugan, in an apparent attempt to silence her. Though the Recording Academy (which owns the Grammys) claims she was put on leave because of allegations of “misconduct” (allegedly, a staffer has accused her of bullying), the timing is highly suspicious. Three weeks ago, Dugan sent a memo to the Recording Academy’s HR department, accusing the company of attempting to silence those who came forward with allegations of “sexual harassment, financial impropriety, and [improper] insider benefits.”
Apparently, protecting women is less important to the Grammys than protecting Hollywood’s wealth, power, and cultural influence.
Of course, these same progressive cultural icons lecture the rest of us that we must #BelieveAllWomen, yet are silent on — or attack — women who make accusations against powerful progressive/Democrat men. Where are the progressives who came to the defense of Juanita Broaddrick, who credibly accused former president Bill Clinton of rape? Likewise, Virginia Democrat Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was accused of rape by two separate women, who gave very detailed accounts of what happened. Yet Fairfax refused to resign, and the story has been quietly swept under the rug.
And it was an open secret for decades in Hollywood that producer Harvey Weinstein was a serial rapist, yet the Hollywood glitterati looked the other way as he ruined the lives of countless women. Sacrificing these young women to his lusts was the price they paid for their fame and fortune.
The same goes for billionaire pedophile Jeffrey “Didn’t Kill Himself” Epstein. He was a close friend and bankroller of Hollywood leftists and Democrat politicians, and they turned a blind eye to his crimes in order to advance their careers.
In other news, last Saturday was the fourth annual Women’s March in Washington, DC, and other cities around the country. But when you have to ask, “Does it still matter?” the answer is no, it doesn’t.
In 2017, an estimated three to five million people attended Women’s March rallies in more than 650 cities across the U.S. Last year, that number dropped to around 700,000.
Last week, the march in DC appears to have drawn less than six thousand people. In LA, Philadelphia, and Chicago, there were not enough protesters to even fill a city park.
A major part of the problem appears to be that the so-called Women’s March never even had any pretense of being about women but rather about advancing leftist causes, including abortion, subsidized housing, illegal immigration, and climate change.
And after effectively banning conservative, pro-life women from participating, the Women’s March was heavily criticized for its ties to anti-Semitic groups, including the notorious hate-monger and anti-Semite “Reverend” Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam.
Luckily, there is a home for those who truly believe in advancing the cause of women, including protecting the unborn, because pro-life is pro-woman. They can be found this week at the March for Life, which turns out hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters each year.
The idea that the progressive Left supports women is laughable. It doesn’t want equality for women, where women compete on their own merits; it wants special rights. It doesn’t support women; it supports leftist women and attacks conservative women. It doesn’t protect women; it sacrifices them to the powerful and it kills them in the womb.
It is the definition of anti-woman.