If you are a woman who believes women should always be believed, treated like a snowflake, and understand “choice” to only be about abortion, don’t read this column.
For two reasons: First, because I believe feminism means equality of the sexes; and second, because I agree with everything David Horowitz writes today in his Front Page Mag article: “Sorry for blurting it out, but Christine Blasey Ford is a liar.”
He sums up his view in this paragraph:
“Any fair-minded observer of the Kavanaugh proceedings would have noted that no one – Republican or Democrat – so much as laid a glove on his female accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, even though she had come forward to destroy the life of an exemplary individual and his family. No one, dared to do so. Call this feminine or victim privilege.”
I call it inequality!
Yes, I know Horowitz is male. But so what? When watching the U.S. Senate hearings a week ago, my eyes saw exactly what his saw and my ears heard exactly what his heard. And, that was that neither the Prosecutor (Rachel Mitchell) questioning Ford or the Senators, Democrat or Republican, ever really questioned or challenged any of Ford’s answers.
For example, when Rachel Mitchell asked Ford why her friend did not corroborate her narrative, she answered simply that her friend had health issues. Pardon me? What did her friend’s health issues have to do with the fact that her friend said she had never met Judge Kavanaugh nor did she recall the party in question?
Of course, not all men are disbelieved, only conservative men or men like Judge Brett Kavanaugh who were recommended to the U.S. Supreme Court by a Republican President. In Canada, our Liberal PM Trudeau said recently regarding a long ago groping incident (paraphrased) that he and she simply didn’t remember the event in the same way. And, our liberal media calmly accepted that answer.
Anyway, it’s sad that feminism has come to this. I remember when the modern feminist movement started back in the late 1960s. Like many young women at the time, the new views gave me permission to go back to school and live a life not thought of by the previous generation of women. Feminism then meant the choice of working in the home or the workforce. And, it had nothing to do with abortion, or its popular euphemism “reproductive rights.”
However, in but a few short years, something backward happened. The concept of feminism changed. It was no longer about equality and choice for both sexes. It was only about equality and choice “if” you were also pro-abortion, pro-lesbian, pro career, anti-male and against a woman’s right to choose motherhood and child rearing as a career path.
Proof of that crash was a Canadian feminist magazine out of Winnipeg that I initially subscribed to in the late 1970s called “Herizons.” It became so one sided that I cancelled my subscription in the early 1980s.
Fast forward to today. The crux of the matter is that I still believe in the equality of men and women and real choice, whether a man or woman wants to work in the home or follow a career. In other words, if today’s feminism was really about choice and equality, Ford would have been questioned to the same extent as Kavanaugh. Yet, as Horowitz said, she wasn’t.
It is truly sad that the original feminism of equality and true choice in the 1960s became closed to at least half the female population — the half that wants to work at child rearing in the home, the half that are pro-male, the half that are pro-life and the half that are conservative.