[VIDEO] Female congressional candidate puts war on women in proper context

One of the Left’s favorite talking points is to suggest that the GOP is leveling a “War on Women” with manufactured outrage and scare tactics like supposed slashes to women’s reproductive health benefits, moves to defund Planned Parenthood, etc. But GOP Congressional hopeful Martha McSally slapped down the phony “war on women” talking point by contrasting the “plight” of U.S. women worrying about health insurance to the actual life-threatening fears experienced by Afghan women.

In a video released Wednesday, Arizona Republican Martha McSally said, “You wanna talk about a war on women? Walk in my shoes down the streets of Kabul… where women have to be covered up… where they’re honor killed if they’ve been raped, where they can’t drive and they can’t travel without the permission of a male relative. That’s a war on women.” McSally, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is running for Arizona’s second congressional district seat (vacated by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) against Democrat Ron Barber and Libertarian Anthony Powell.

McSally was addressing the negative ads that opponent Barber has leveled at her.

“I’m a woman warrior – I’ve been fighting for women’s rights and women’s equality my whole life,” McSally told the audience during her speech. And she’s right.

McSally was the first woman fighter pilot to fly in combat in United States history. She was also the first female to command a fighter squadron. McSally continued to break the glass ceiling for women when she successfully sued the Department of Defense in 2001 overturning the requirement that U.S. Servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia wear body-covering abaya while traveling off base.

After offering up the image of the truly oppressive culture of the Afghan women, McSally vowed to fight for the women of Arizona’s second congressional district. “When I go out and talk to women in our district and around the country, they’re concerned right now about jobs, they’re concerned about affordable health care, they’re concerned about the future of social security and Medicare for them and a good education for their kids. That’s what I’m ready to fight for.”

No one can put the fake “war on women” in context quite like McSally, who has the conviction, passion and history of activism truly fighting on behalf of U.S. women.

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  1. Courtney says:

    Makes me wish I lived in Arizona so I could vote for this woman. Talk about perspective. America (democratically controlled since 2002, so stop blaming it on the republicans) actually sends money and resources to nations that treat women like slaves, thereby funding the “war on women” overseas. Seriously, we need to back off, kick the UN out of our country, withhold aid from everyone until we have cleaned up our own house, and drop this nonsense entitlement we all have. ALL of the USA, including the homeless, have it better than some people in the third world simply because we were born here. We need to get over our selfishness, stop demanding that other people give us things, and boot-strap our way out of this economic slump.

  2. The Independent says:

    It is nice to hear the comments of what we have here vs what is around the world. We have so many things to do.

    The war on women ie the woman as a body part only.

    The whole women I know understand.

    The ability to find work that provides for needs. Not just being a body part. We need a robust economy to do that.

    I want to be able to have grow and succeed. Not just be a body part. The binders of women with the outcome of equality was not a joke it was a relief.

    I want to be able to balance my work and home. Not just be a body part. The talk of flexible work schedules not heard by all who where thinking of binders of women and not understanding it was the book of resumes. That was a relief.

    To not be in a work place oppressive to women. Not just to be a body part. Now what administration did I just hear that about. Also something about pay too. Made them think about who was really in a war on women.

    To support women around the world. Not just to be a body part. We need a robust economy and guts to do that.

    The women stated they were not defined by one issue. Free contraception for that body part. There was so much more basic to think about including who was leading the war on women.

  3. Bridgette T says:

    We need more veterans like Martha Mc Sally in Congress speaking the Truth. People like her have the training, experience and patriotism to guide our nation through the challenges to our security in the future,

    EJ Otero, USAF Colonel, retired, is another patriot and veteran challenging Kathy Castor (Pelosi’s Twin) in the Tampa Bay area. Like Martha McSally, EJ Otero, who also served in the Middle East, has viewed first hand the real war on women,

    It is a travesty that the so called women’s movement in the USA has turned a blind eye on true women’s equal rights and support a president who “doesn’t want to punish his daughters with a baby” – a president who doesn’t want to rescue a baby born alive,. Instead these women’s libbers choose to abdicate their personal responsibility and expect you and me to be responsible for their sexual behavior, their birth control and ultimately their abortions.

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