Monday, January 10, 2005

I never told you I told you so...

BUT I TOLD YOU SO. I'll get to what I mean by that in just a minute.

First, on behalf of myself, I'd like to welcome everyone to the 2005 edition of The Vent Pipe. I truly hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday break, a great Christmas, and a good New Year.

I, for one, am looking forward to ripping into 2005 with all my might. I hope to get back to my semi-regular posting. Considering that today I had to by a copy of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, I'm sure I'll have all sorts of things to rant about...primarily the evils of Karl and his crazy Marxist movement.

While I had intended to start the New Year of blogging with just a back to school yack session and a general wrap up of 2004, I am forced to comment on an article in the Times (Washington Times that is) that I read today.

Feminists fear 4 more years
NEW YORK (AP) — America's feminist leaders and their critics agree on at least one current political fact: These are daunting times for the women's movement as it braces for another term of an administration it desperately wanted to topple.
"The next four years are going to be tough, so we must be tougher," National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy recently told supporters. "Our health, our rights and our democracy are teetering on the brink."
NOW, the Feminist Majority Foundation and numerous like-minded groups campaigned zealously against President Bush, contending that his agenda would inflict disproportionate harm on women and that his potential judicial appointments could jeopardize abortion rights.
Ms. Gandy said the Republican Party's "primary allegiance is to corporations and the wealthy."
"Giving tax breaks to them means the economic burden falls more on women," she said. To the feminists' dismay, Mr. Bush not only won, but he sharply reduced Democrats' "gender gap" edge among female voters. Republicans also increased their majorities in Congress, and new Republican senators include several staunch foes of abortion.
Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center, says the Republican agenda doesn't reflect women's interests. "The issue isn't whether they're mean-spirited or anti-women," Ms. Greenberger said. "What I do see is an administration with policies that are fundamentally out of touch with what women really need. ... They have other priorities that consistently outweigh and trump the everyday concerns that women have."
But it is feminists who are truly out of touch, says Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum, who says groups like NOW "have increasingly marginalized themselves" by supporting a government-oriented agenda. "They see government as the answer to all problems — as the national health care provider and day care provider," Miss Lukas said.
Feminist groups, their critics charge, have failed to update their agenda to reflect decades of professional and economic gains by women. A majority of U.S. university students now are women, who also make up roughly half the enrollment in U.S. medical schools. The "wage gap" between men and women has been sharply reduced in the past 25 years.
"Feminist(s)...have failed to update their agenda." Gosh, doesn't that sound like something I've said about a million times. Welfare. Affirmative Action. The Feminist Movement. These are just a few things that the liberals are holding on to like there is no tomorrow. These are just a few things that were needed in the past, but are now out dated. As I wrote last year, Affirmative Action was needed in the past in order to give a ray of hope to minorities struggling to make it in the world. Feminism is much of the same.
Feminism used to be a fight for the right to vote, to have equal opportunity, to have equal pay. Now, though, it is an "Abortion is a Right" march. It is a sub group of crazy liberal women who think the only thing that women are concerned about is whether or not they can commit murder legally. When did killing babies become the central concern of such a formerlly noble organization? I cannot understand this.
TODAY'S MORAL: If you are a feminist, get a clue--it's time to move on . Killing the innocent should not be the only thing you have to care about. What about the rights that your founds fought for? What about the work that has been done already to ensure that the same things that you now have are promised to women throughout the world. Put your brains to use for something other than bitching that some 'man' had the audacity to ask you to think twice before killing your unborn child. If you're not a feminist, just keep trucking. One day these nut jobs will shut up. If they don't, we won't be around because rates of reproduction will be far below the death rate.


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