So-called progressives recently gathered in Las Vegas for their annual NetRoots conference, where they celebrate diversity and individual freedom—by marching in lockstep to an ideological agenda and demonizing those who actually embrace diversity of thought and personal liberty.
You know, like those evil conservatives.
While most of the conference was tiresomely predictable, something stood out to me.
Pro-abortion NARAL was there, naturally. But, what was conspicuous to me about their attendance were the buttons that they were giving away and the T-shirts that they were selling, emblazoned with “I heart pro-choice boys” and “I heart pro-choice girls.” Unironically. A vast supply of merchandise that encourages the disrespect of women and the killing of their unborn babies.
Who wants to think about a pesky, punishing baby when we want to “get some”? Instant gratification, baby.
The buttons basically shout “Come on in. My body is just for your amusement.” Progressive faux-feminists, through their deluded quest for some nebulously defined form of equality through “sexual empowerment” and “reproductive rights,” have achieved nothing but harm to women.
They have attempted to redefine sexual morals and societal mores to actually gear them toward men and irresponsible, selfish men, to boot. How empowering! While whining incessantly about patriarchal oppression, they have achieved becoming sex objects only, requiring neither respect nor honor, and they took away any responsibility a man may have had. Worse, they “heart” the men who are oh-so open-minded and progressive as to advocate for the diminishing of motherhood and the devaluation of life itself. Kudos—you’ve come a long way, baby!
While Netroots was encouraging women to “heart” men who will knock them up, then gleefully take them to the abortion clinic, the conservative conference held concurrently, Right Online, was respecting women as human beings and extolling them for very different things. The right doesn’t reduce women to the sum of their girly parts, as the left does. To the left, if you are pro-life, then you are somehow a gender traitor because women should only be concerned with some invented “reproductive rights.” It’s like busy work for the women on the left. They can’t care about hard things like fiscal policy or defense issues. That’s for boys.
Not so on the right. While women on the right are rightfully honored for the women and mothers that they are, they are respected and admired for their achievements as people and for their sound policy ideas, which aren’t limited to one topic. One such woman highlighted at RightOnline was Rep. Michele Bachmann, whose speech wasn’t full of busy-work issues with which the left wants women to concern themselves. Bachmann spoke about, among other things, tax policy. In detail. With serious, detailed, pragmatic, and workable solutions.
Another female speaker, Ann McElhinney gave a much-lauded speech about all the ways that the Left tries to insinuate themselves into every possible aspect of your lives – while screeching that you stay out of their uteruses, of course. Because controlling what kind of light bulbs we rubes use is far more important than, you know, a human life.
But what we have found is that liberals, are in every other room in your house. They’re in the fridge. They’re in your car. They’re in your air miles. They’re in your clothes. They’re in your hair. They’re in your cleaning products, and your washing machine and the refrigerator. They’re all over the place! And they’re in your light bulb! And I want to say them .. This is America! Get out of my light bulb!!”
Women on the right exemplify having it all and know what true empowerment is – and it’s not found in an “I heart pro-choice girls” button. My choice? I choose those evil conservatives, who not only fight for liberty and freedom, but who respect life and who honor motherhood and women – for the people that they are.