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Susan B. Anthony List video depicts Obama’s own “War on Women”

The Susan B. Anthony List released a video today titled “Womanhood,” a more accurate depiction of the so-called Republican “War on Women.” In this video’s dystopia, any divergence from the Obama Administration’s conformist concept of what it means to be a “real woman” earns a summary rejection of an “Application for Womanhood.”

Democrats who have claimed that it is the Republicans have started a “War on Women” because the GOP stands up for voices who do not believe that the government should pay for contraception is based on a false assumption that all “real” women expect their birth control to be paid for.

The video parodies various notions of the Obama Administration’s expected conformity that Republican women refuse to cave into. According to Democrats, you are not a “real woman” if you “don’t believe government should make birth control free, you don’t believe pregnancy is a punishment and don’t believe that abortions should be for any reason.”

The video goes onto insist, “that you are not a real women if you don’t believe that a stay at home mom isn’t a real job.” This part of the video inserts Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen delivering her quote about Ann Romney, that the potential First Lady “never worked a day in her life.”

At the end of the video, we see an exaggerated quote by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – cheekily identified with the faux Orwellian title of “Minister of Fear” – who said if you oppose mandatory government healthcare, you are telling women that it’s okay if you: “die on the floor.”

Although the video is an exercise in parody and exaggeration, all of the examples and quotes were actually said by Democrats who claim it is the Republicans who have started a “War on Women.”  The difference is: this video demonstrates that the real “War on Women” is against every American woman who resists the Obama Administration’s and the Democrats’ insistence on a conformist vision of the definition of “Womanhood.”

 

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  1. Manjula says:

    I am still a work in progress Black Diaspora, I want to see black folks think crticially and not monolithically, I want us to rise up from the bottom of almost ever demographic. Unfortunately, I think our focus misplaced as a people.I respect your positions and your candor. Thanks for sharing them with me.I believe that you’re also sincere in your wish to have blacks improve their lot in life.In that we’re in agreement.As I write this, Barack Obama has already been elected President Elect.The Dems don’t give a hoot about our schools, crime, poverty or any of the social blights of Black people they just use us to garner votes and I will not comply.National party politics–that is, politics at the congressional and presidential levels–can only legislate mandated directions, and perhaps fund some of those mandates. Take the No Child Left Behind law. According to some teachers, it is a good law (not all agree, of course). The problem with it, I’m told, is that it was underfunded, or not funded at all.My point: improving schools, ending poverty, and crime, are almost exclusively local problems that require local solutions.I would like to see a local confluence of resources–people and money–to strive toward a resolution of these seemingly perennial problems.If there’s a role for the federal government in this effort, then it should participate. Otherwise it should leave the task to those closest to the problem.McCain’s motto was Country First. A better motto would have been People First.Country and people are not always synonymous.We need solid solutions to these problems with the awareness that people (educated and working) are our greatest resource, and We the People should act accordingly.Black bloggers–conservative and liberal–can be powerful weapons in our communities to change them for the better.What we need are strong, viable coalitions dedicated to the betterment of our various black communities.That will be my goal during this next administration and beyond.

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