December 26, 2003
Surfing by the NOW website, I saw a link to a site that was going to tell me the ‘Truth about George’ (presumably, Bush). I clicked the link and, of course, was taken to a typical, hysterical, ‘Bush is the devil’ site. It said that Bush was tearing down, reversing, appointing, rewarding, stacking, slashing, gutting, attacking, alienating etc. Then I spotted the ‘women’s rights’ section.
I want to know when feminists reduced women to having sex and making babies? Apparently, we do nothing else and we have no other issues. I’m not exaggerating, go look. There is not one issue that isn’t about sex and babies. It’s pathetic that this is what feminism has become. In my teens I used to call myself a feminist. Now I wouldn’t, mostly because I wouldn’t want to associate with these lunatics who turn women into these one-dimensional characters. My #1 issue is preventing myself from getting blown up on the subway. #2 is not giving away half my salary, as I have for the past few years, in taxes. Whether the Bush administration gives money to foreign clinics that offer abortion isn’t in the top 1000. Neither is sex education in schools. How many women actually have a stake in these two, supremely limited issues? And of these, how many would take NOW’s radical positions? What is NOW’s purpose if not to represent women? What does it say about feminism that the feminists treat women with such disdain?