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"W" is for Whacked – Concerned Women for America on Feminism

Unhinged CWA mouthpiece, Janice Shaw Crouse (l) and her idol, CWA wax museum piece Beverly LaHaye.

“W” is also for wingnut. Janice Shaw Crouse is a former Bush speech writer (strike 1), and executive director and senior fellow to Beverly LaHaye’s conservative women’s organization Concerned Women for America (strike 2). Of course they wouldn’t be labeled feminist; but they’ve benefited from the feminist movement even as they wish to march us back into the bedroom and kitchen, subservient to men.

Her bizarre article, “Tough and Tougher, Meet Toughest” has the most ridiculous subhead:”While feminists became fat cats, conservative women have become the toughest gals around.” (Strike 3).

(Concerned Women for America):

Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, has said that the next four years under a Bush administration are going to be “tough” for the feminists and that they are just going to have to be “tougher.” Well, conservative women, who have been marginalized, stereotyped, put-down, and humiliated at every turn over the past couple of decades, have gone through tough and tougher and, now that our time is here, we’re the toughest gals around.

Being called “anti-woman” because we didn’t embrace abortion-on-demand and alternative lifestyles has produced a hardy bunch while the feminists became fat cats dining on preferences and gorging on government and corporate subsidies for their women’s studies programs and other enterprises that promote their radical “politically correct” agenda.

Corpse-like homophobe/anti-feminist head of the Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly. BTW, her son John is openly g-a-y. That’s a real psychologically healthy family.

Conservative women came out of their enclaves determined to battle for their daughters’ futures. Women like Beverly LaHaye and Phyllis Schlafly worked tirelessly to break the force of years of liberal momentum when it looked like there was no end in sight. Women like Kathleen Sullivan and Leslee Unruh launched an abstinence movement to combat the notion that adolescents would inevitably become sexually active because it is “normal” and they are simply “at the mercy of their hormones.” Common sense and experience knew better, but liberalism cowed a whole generation of people into silence until conservative women had had enough.

…Clearly, current trends are passing the feminists by and they are out-of-step with the concerns and issues that are important to women today. Mothers don’t want federally funded day care; they want the opportunity to nurture their own children without government interference. Women don’t want abortion-on-demand; they want a husband who will cherish them and be committed to wife and children for a lifetime. Girls don’t want a one-night stand; they want a great guy to take them out for a nice dinner, pleasing conversation or good entertainment and not have to worry about fighting off a jerk who treats them like a sex object and won’t be calling the next day.

What on earth is she talking about? How does she correlate access to abortion to getting married? And who, man or woman doesn’t want to go out on a pleasant date? What does that have to do with feminism. This chick has some seriously misfiring synapses.

Thanks to House Blend reader JJ for the pointer.

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