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.”