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The Worldwide ‘War on Women’

Originally posted at American Thinker

American women have now been esteemed to such a level that for taking a stand against religious liberty and becoming the nation’s contraceptive cover girl, Sandra Fluke is actually being considered as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.

Women who commiserate with Sandra likely view themselves as also suffering the hammers of hell here in the misogynist war zone called America.  After all, American women have withstood the abuse and pain of living thus far without the benefit of free contraceptives.  Now, however, equipped with newfound fame and with the re-election of Barack Obama signifying a battle won, maybe Ms. Fluke can now branch out and become an international spokesperson on how women around the world can stand strong in the face of male-imposed tyranny.

Who better than Sandra to represent injustices such as a 15-year-old girl being beheaded by a male cousin over a rejected marriage proposal?

Here in America, while girls of Mexican-American descent picked out dresses for a festive quinceañera, in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, 15-year-old Gisa was out gathering water by the river when she was ambushed by close male cousin Sadeq, who proceeded to saw off her head with a knife.

Gisa’s father refused to allow his daughter to marry because of her tender age.  So, instead of a wedding dress and a wedding, the girl’s headless body was returned to her family, wrapped in a sheet and dressed for a funeral.

With that in mind, Sandra Fluke did do a bang-up job on Capitol Hill advancing awareness of the war on women by schooling the Catholic hierarchy on polycystic ovary syndrome.  So why not fly Sandra out to Khanabad to give a similar speech to Afghani men about the discriminatory display of hostility exhibited when one separates the head of a young girl from her body?

After she celebrates the rampant practice of female feticide, Sandra can then turn her attention toward injustices like beheading, stoning, genital mutilation, rape, and splashing acid in the faces of Afghani girls.  Then the war-on-women/endometriosis expert can pack her copy of TIME magazine and a fresh supply of free contraceptives and fly off to Michoacán, Mexico.

After all, it was in Michoacán that former mayor of Tiqicheo Maria Santos Gorrostieta’s half-nude, mutilated body was recently found dumped in a rural field.

Maria stood up to drug cartels over marijuana and heroin in the same way Ms. Fluke stood up to the patriarchal Catholic Church over the right to NuvaRings and FemCaps.  One difference, though — Sandra Fluke became a liberal hero, while Maria was kidnapped, tortured, and then executed.

America has Sandra Fluke working on behalf of free contraceptives for all, and Mexico had Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who died defying a drug-driven turf war.  Unlike America’s gutsy Sandra Fluke, Maria didn’t live long enough to have the opportunity to solicit free birth control in front of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Instead, what this lovely young woman did do was spend her short life working selflessly on behalf of the region’s poor.

Before her death, the mayor had already suffered and survived many gunshot wounds at the hands of drug cartels.  Even Maria’s husband, the town’s former mayor José Sánchez Chávez, was killed in one ambush.  In a subsequent attack, gunmen opened fire again on Santos Gorrostieta, leaving her scarred, maimed, and in need of acolostomy bag.

When Gorrostieta left office, her security detail was withdrawn.  Then, like Gisa’s cousins, the former mayor’s vengeful stalkers lay in wait to seek the retribution that had formerly evaded them.

Eight days after Gorrostieta pleaded that the life of her daughter be spared, farm workers found the woman’s battered corpse on the side of the road.  What happened at the hands of the quasi-religious drug cartel La Familia Michoacana during the previous week, no one knows for sure.  Still, it’s reassuring to know that there’s someone like Sandra Fluke out there, who can, having endured gender oppression at the hands of male clergy at Georgetown University Law Center, empathize with Maria’s pain.

Maria Santos once said, “Despite my own safety and that of my family, what occupies my mind is my responsibility toward my people, the children, the women, the elderly and the men who break their souls every day without rest to find a piece of bread for their children.”

Prior to her throat being slit, little Gisa’s last words were probably a cry for help for someone to save her life.  Sandra Fluke, on the other hand, is celebrated for furthering the fabricated, self-absorbed point that “[Paul] Ryan’s abortion position kills women.”

It is a shame that in some circles, women having to pay for their own birth control or abortion elicits a greater outcry than females being victimized by multiple assassination attempts or decapitation by a close relative.

In the end, for her part in the “war on women” Fluke did get a gig at the DNC Convention and will get her beloved contraceptives for free and, unlike young Gisa and Maria Santos Gorrostieta, will also likely achieve fame on the cover of TIME magazine.

Suffice it to say that while women suffer and die all around the world, in America, liberal “ladies” represented by the likes of political prop Sandra Fluke come across like a bunch of whining ingrates who defame the memory of martyrs like Maria Santos Gorrostieta and innocents like Gisa — two victims of the world’s real war on women.

Liberals’ Illegitimate War on Women

Originally posted at American Thinker

Willingness or unwillingness to prevent or terminate a pregnancy appears to be the sole criterion upon which liberal women judge how well they’re being treated.  It’s stunning that the left actually embraces the idea that taking a stand for life instantly translates into hostility toward, or contention with, the female gender.

The right to abort the unborn is so precious to left-leaning women that they are even willing to overlook the fact that 50% of the fetuses losing their lives in abortion clinics are of the gender they believe Republicans are currently waging war against.  The truth is that it’s pro-choice women who discriminate; they’re fine with liberal men being womanizers, perverts, and adulterers, and if women like Juanita Broderick consider what Bill Clinton did to her a “legitimate rape,” then the men they admire can even be alleged rapists.

But if the offender is a Republican, liberal women react quite differently.  Take for instance the beleaguered Republican congressman from Missouri, Todd Akin, who messed up big time when he attempted to explain his pro-life position by saying that it’s never right to abort a child conceived as a result of a rape.

When asked to explain, Akin fumbled and, in the process, suggested that oftentimes pregnancy does not result from rape.  Asked to elaborate, Akins explained his flawed logic: “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

As a result, the same liberals who refuse to acknowledge the racial undertones in Joe Biden’s “they gon’ put y’all back in chains” remark immediately interpreted “legitimate rape” to mean that Republicans don’t take rape seriously and that the right is truly at war with women.

It’s certainly perplexing how pro-death liberals, all of whom choose to believe the lie that an infant growing in its mother’s womb isn’t a living human being, are now attempting to reinforce the case for their fictional Republican war on women based on one man assuming that the trauma of violent rape could prevent pregnancy.

Scientific verification or not, there’s nothing that gets liberal ire up more than perceived disrespect for the sacrosanct right to choose.  That’s when abortion-loving leftists like Barbara Boxer sprout horns and breathe fire.

Therefore, it wasn’t surprising that at a Planned Parenthood event in California, radical abortion advocate Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) referenced Akin’s “legitimate rape” statement and used it as gotcha fodder to stir up the abortion-obsessed women in attendance, saying, “There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals.”

Boxer linking Akin’s poorly thought-out comment to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is as ridiculous as Republicans claiming Joe Biden’s “chains” rant implies that Southern Democrats want to reinstate slavery.

Absurdity doesn’t matter, because even logic couldn’t stop Babs from exploiting Todd Akin’s faux pas and using his misstatement to whip up the girls’ outrage by calling the remark a “direct outgrowth” of the “extreme positions on abortion held by Republicans.”

In Barbara Boxer’s irrational pro-choice world, wanting to save the lives of the innocent is “extreme,” and the desire to add to the 60 million human beings who have already been aborted since 1973 is considered measured “moderation.”

Warming up the crowd in anticipation of the big pro-abortion celebration due to take place in Charlotte, NC, Barbara inserted snarkiness into the discussion when she said, “There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I’m not kidding.”  Barbara Boxer is correct; the extreme “sickness” she’s referring to is called respect for the sanctity of life.

Senator Boxer finished up her down-with-Republicans comments by asking: “Where’s the outrage by Mitt Romney?”  Democrats may not be aware that Republicans are outraged, all right, and have been for decades.  The difference is that, unlike liberals, most Americans disgusted with the ubiquity of violence don’t differentiate, and are just as outraged over the vicious horror of rape as they are the unnecessary savagery of abortion.

Not even after death do we part

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

The Arab Spring in Egypt is over.  The revolution managed to oust President Hosni Mubarak and transform the Muslim Brotherhood into a political force so strong they control nearly “half the seats in Egypt’s newly elected parliament.”

Although the Brotherhood is attempting to attain political credibility, according to the Jewish Virtual Library, the radical Islamic group gaining political power in Egypt “opposes secular tendencies of Islamic nations and wants a return to the precepts of the Qur’an, and rejection of Western influences.” The slogan of the Muslim Brotherhood is is: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

In light of that level of religious zealotry, concerns extend to “Egypt’s secularists as well as U.S. officials.” The fear? The “Islamist group could remake the country, threatening the rights of women and religious minorities. Such fears were only exacerbated by the Brotherhood’s recent decision to field a candidate in upcoming presidential elections, despite previous pledges that it would not do so.”

Therefore, in an effort to ” broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties” following Egypt’s revolution last year, U.S. officials recently met at the White House with “Brotherhood representatives [who depicted] the organization as a moderate and socially conscious movement pursuing power in the interest of Egyptians at large.”

Sondos Asem, a member of the [FJP] Egyptian delegation, reassured think tank attendees and relatively gullible American reporters in New York City that they “represent a moderate, centrist Muslim viewpoint. The priorities for us are mainly economic, political – preserving the revolution ideals of social justice, education, security for the people.”

Marina Ottaway, a Middle East expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace who arranged the delegation’s [April 5th] visit to Washington DC, said that “People will be looking to see how much they are really beginning to act like a political party in power, whether they are thinking in concrete policy terms. Do they have any answers to question to economic problems? How much do they understand the world as it exists today and the concerns of other countries?”

Well, Marina Ottaway and the ‘people looking’ may have gotten their answer as the civilized world gasps in horror:  With half of the seats presently occupied by members of the Muslim Brotherhood the Egyptian parliament has introduced a new bill called the “Farewell Intercourse Law,” which proposes allowing grieving Egyptian men, up to six hours after their wives die, the legal right to marital necrophilia.

The idea for measure may have come from Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari’s statements in 2011, which maintained that marriage remains valid even after death.  He also said that, despite the fact that perfumed dead husbands would probably rather be frolicking in paradise with 72 virgins, “permission for posthumous sex also included widows of freshly deceased men.”

If Egypt’s secularists were concerned before, and this new law is what Sondos Asem meant by a “moderate, centrist Muslim viewpoint,” then Egypt is in store for some very interesting changes as the Brotherhood assumes more and more power and rallies to get one of their own elected president.

Nevertheless, besides sanctioning sex with deceased women, other “moderate and socially conscious” measures being proposed by the Islamist-stacked Egyptian Parliament is to have “the minimum age of marriage lowered [from 18] to 14,” and to repeal an Egyptian woman’s right to “education and employment.”

So, it appears the breath of fresh Arab spring air that blew over Egypt — the one that swept the Muslim Brotherhood into high positions of power — brought with it also “the parliamentary attacks on women’s rights.”  It is attacks such as those that have “drawn great criticism from women’s organizations, who … accuse the [Brotherhood] MPs of wishing to destroy the little gains Egyptian women attained after long years of organized struggle.”

One women’s group voicing objection to the changes proposed by parliament is Egypt’s National Council for Women.  The NCW maintains that besides sanctioning sex with the dead, “marginalizing and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development.” In a recent column, Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported that the head of the National Council of Women, Dr. Mervat al-Talawi, has complained about the legislation, which she claims has been introduced under “alleged religious interpretations.”

Silly, silly Mervat. This is the Muslim Brotherhood we’re talking about here, and ‘religious interpretations’ are what they’re all about.  Therefore, word to the wise women of Egypt, married or single  al-Talawi and The National Council for Women had better beware, lest they find themselves subjected to the “Farewell Intercourse” law sooner rather than later.

And so, congratulations! Besides the Arab Spring ejecting Hosni Mubarak’s corruption from Egypt, when he left he took with him his wife Suzanne who, during her husband’s tenure, did work on behalf of issues that granted the Egyptian women many of the rights now in jeopardy.

Still, based on his constant effort to “offer a hand of friendship to the Muslim world,” besides meeting with supporters of necrophilia at the White House, America’s Arab Spring-supportive president has not yet reneged on his plan to bestow  $800 million in economic aid to Muslim countries.  Nor has he withdrawn plans to maintain military aid to Egypt, the nation whose Islamist parliament is presently proposing bills denying women the right to the innocence of childhood, education, employment, and now has added to that list, denial of a dignified death.

With that in mind, regardless of what goes down in the Islamist-dominated Egyptian parliament, the larger issue resides here at home. Americans should be aware that although Barack Obama likes to promote himself as a champion of defending the weaker sex, especially in the so-called “war on women,” his 2012 budget has allotted monetary support to a nation whose parliament is proposing a bill that will not only continue to allow and encourage the abuse of women throughout their lives, but now wants to extend it past their death.

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