Saturday, October 02, 2004

Republicans, Democrats and Women

Michelle Malkin quotes Cameron Diaz:
We have a voice now, and we're not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that...
But just who is it that doesn't respect a woman's right to her own body? Well, the Republicans are opposed to abortion. Republicans believe that a child's right to life trumps a woman's right to eliminate said child. Point to Democrats, who think that a woman's right to be slim and not have to support a child trumps absolutely anything.

But it's the Democrats who don't think it's a big deal when women are forced to have abortions. What could be a bigger violation to a woman than tying her down and ripping her child from her womb? It's Democrats who don't think it is a big deal when women are pressured into prostitution. It's Democrat-controlled cities that don't do anything about sexual slavery so that the feds need to crack down on it.

Many Democrats don't even think rape is a big deal. They scream about it a lot. They have "take back the night" events and such. But look a little deeper. How many times have you heard a leftist say that rape is not about sex? That ridiculous statement is a defense of sexual libertinism. They want to take the sex out of sexual violence and in the process they remove it's unique beastliness. How many relatively trivial things have been compared to rape? A man leering at a woman. A man telling a dirty joke to a woman. President Bush carrying out his duties as president even though Democrats disputed the election. The fact that the left thinks these things can be compared to rape shows how serious they really think rape is.

There is a consistency to be found here: The Republicans put freedom from violence first. That explains why they don't want to allow violence against women or unborn children. The Democrats put sex first. That's why they support abortion (it makes sex safer) and why they don't think pressure and even violence in the name of sex is such a big deal.

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