I recently read a popular article entitled “You are not equal. I’m Sorry”, by a woman named Dina Leygerman. In the article, Dina first urges me to “Say thank you” to all the women who fought tirelessly, faced extreme persecution, yet refused to back down. All so that I can have a voice, the right to vote, the right to work, the right to an identity outside of my husband, the right to prenatal care and birth control, the right to humane working conditions, etc. She then points out that I am not equal, even if I feel that I am. She goes on to label those of us who proclaim #notmymarch, to be fighters for complacency, acceptors of what we have been given, , deniers of facts, who are wrapped up in our delusion of equality.
My first inclination was to laugh, but then I realized that it’s not funny- it’s horrific. It’s horrific because these women claim to be the torchbearers of these historic women whom they mention by name: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, Alice Paul, Maud Wood Park, Rosa Parks, Margaret Sanger, on and on and on. Then they invoke these powerful names to deceive other women into full support of their deranged agendas by insinuating that these pillars of history would have approved. What a farce! Do they even know how these women went about affecting change and what they believed in? Let’s see…
Let’s compare Alice Paul (pictured above top) to these participants in the Women’s March of 2017 (pictured above bottom). Anyone noticing any differences? This is Alice in the procession that took place the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration in 1913. The New York Times described this as, “One of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.” If I could caption the picture on the bottom I would simply say, “You’re doing it wrong.”
Susan B. Anthony brought attention to her cause by voting (which was illegal for her at the time). She refused to pay the fine imposed, so she was arrested, which led to a widely publicized trial bringing national attention to her cause (the good kind of attention). Susan was not one to conform, so she began wearing the controversial “bloomer” dress instead of the traditional dresses that dragged the ground. After a year, however, she returned to conventional dress stating that it gave her opponents the opportunity to focus on her apparel rather than her ideas. Interesting concept.
Maud Wood Park fought for our right to prenatal care and our right to our identity outside of our husbands. Maud had this to say in a statement regarding the aim of her League of Women Voters, “It has chosen to be a middle of the road organization in which persons of widely differing political views might work together a program of definite advance on which they could agree.” Admirable indeed, yet not a view shared by today’s version of “suffragettes”. As a matter of fact, pro-life marchers were not allowed to participate.
What about Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood? She has got to be the poster woman for today’s feminist movement- right? Not so fast. Margaret has been purported to be a heroin by the left and a racist by the right. According to my research she’s neither. Margaret was primarily a birth control activist and we are all in debt to her for her successful fight to legalize birth control. However, Planned Parenthood supporters will be surprised to learn that she strongly condemned the practice of abortion referring to it as “vicious.” Furthermore, she believed abortion was an evil that would become obsolete once birth control was practiced and understood. (source- The Sanger Papers- non-profit org hosted by NYU) Ironically, the organization she founded, has become most notable for the very practice she sought to make obsolete. You probably won’t see that on any posters or listed on the PP website. You have rendered her life’s work a failure.
What else did Margaret Sanger hope to achieve through the advent of birth control? Apparently social engineering. YIKES! Margaret was a well known proponent of “negative eugenics”, which aims to improve human heredity traits through social intervention by reducing the reproduction of those who were considered “unfit”. Who was considered “unfit”? This is where some claim that Margaret used race as a determining factor, but I have found very little evidence to support that. Instead she sought to improve the “genetic stock” by discouraging those with undesirable traits to “breed”. (Yes, she referred to people like livestock) So does anyone have a history of birth defects or mental illness in your family? Margaret doesn’t advise you to procreate. Still loving Margaret? The left will probably be shocked to find that she stressed limiting the number of births to live within one’s economic ability to raise and support healthy children. (Not a belief shared by the left) The left will be even more shocked to learn that Margaret firmly believed that the responsibility for birth control should remain in the hands of the able-minded individual parents instead of the state. Say what!? That’s right- Margaret would tell you if you want the government out of your uterus, stop inviting them in by demanding their funding.
Well, if these women are NOT the “mothers” of the modern feminist movement, who gets the credit? I’ve got three that are all yours! Gloria Steinem who has always been a proponent for abortion on demand. These are Gloria’s words describing her experience with abortion, “It (abortion) is supposed to make us a bad person. But I must say, I never felt that. I used to sit and try to figure out how old the child would be, trying to make myself feel guilty. But I never could!” This is the very definition of depravity. Angela Davis is an advocate for your brand of change. She is a Marxist and associated with the Black Panther Party. She was also a candidate for vice president on the Communist Party USA ticket twice in the 80’s. Angela was prosecuted for her involvement in an armed takeover over a CA courtroom in which 4 people were killed. Third, your cause is lauded by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In a 2009 interview with Emily Brazelton of The New York Times, Ginsberg gave this quote regarding Roe v Wade, “Frankly, I had thought at the time Roe was decided, there was a concern about population growth in populations that we don’t care to have too many of.” In other words, “socially undesirable”. Today’s feminists are the legacy of these women- the Gloria Steinems, Angela Davises, Ginsbergs. They are not the legacy of the women who fought so valiantly and selflessly for our rights.
My goal is to strip away the veil of decency today’s feminists hide behind and expose them for what they are. They are activists for abortion on demand that they insist be funded by our government, activists for the right to objectify themselves in any obscene manner they choose. Today’s feminists recruit unwitting supporters by claiming they stand for the right of abortion for those who have been raped or those who’s health is endangered by the child they carry- and it works. I hear people all the time say, “But what about______ circumstance?” To that I say- if that is your only barrier to a pro-life stance, then get out and lobby for it! Lobby for safe abortion options available to those individuals, only under certain circumstances. Do anything but cast in your lot and march next to the lady in the “I love abortion” shirt! Another despicable tactic is deliberately confusing women’s safely and women’s rights. The fact that there are women who are victims of domestic violence, who must take precautions when traveling alone, who may run into an instance where a boss discriminates against them on the basis of gender are not issues for women’s sufferage! These are examples of criminal behavior in our society! Women’s sufferage does NOTHING to affect these types of changes. These are rights that you already have. If they are denied to you- you are a victim of a crime and as such may prosecute! This is how you affect change in these areas. Prosecute! Regarding women’s safety- how about you take off your vagina hat and go march in support of our law enforcement!
2 Replies to “Modern Radical Feminist Movement: Torchbearing or Torching History?”
I’ve always thought the legal line first established on when abortion was permissible was odd. When the fetus might survive on its own.
I think most 18 year olds can’t. Certainly not newborns.
I agree. Viable age is not a good standard as medical advancements have decreased viable age over the years and will probably continue to do so.