American Spectator published a fine article, Women to the Rescue, concerning Michelle Obama's attempt to make health care a "woman's issue." I listened to the speech Michelle gave on September 18. This quote of hers sums up the objective of the speech:
"Health insurance reform and what it means for our families is very much a woman's issue," Obama said, speaking to a group of female advocacy leaders at the White House. "If we want to ensure women have opportunities that they deserve, if we want women to be able to care for their families and pursue things they could never imagine, then we have to reform the system."I'm not sure what women are supossed to be pursuing that they could never imagine. She seems to be making this a woman's issue because she thinks we are not "equal" enough yet. While I agree that a woman should receive the same pay as a man when they are doing the same job and be allowed to vote, lets take a moment and examine the real ramifications of the feminist movement for woman's equality.
One of the seminal moments in freeing women to be "more equal" was the advent of the birth control pill introduced in the 60's. Now women could ingest what is essentially a poison into their bodies so that she could be used by men as a convenient receptacle rather than a equal and precious member of the human race. The early pills were so high in estrogen that breast cancers surged. The human papilloma virus became the virus of choice for having all that "equal" sex, rendering many women sterile. HIV is rampant in women. How's that equality working for you so far?
If the pill failed and she became pregnant, an abortion center was just around the corner to solve her problem. Her unwanted or inconvenient child could be chopped up and thrown in a landfill. If she was lucky the father would pay for the procedure. In most cases the guy was long gone and off to greener pastures. Mrs. Obama's husband would like to pass a health care bill to make abortion even more accessible. I guess we could call that a woman's issue.
All this equality meant that women could pursue "careers" and leave the raising of their children to a daycare worker who would witness her child's first smile or first steps. Now they could spend the day commuting to the corporate world of men, and come home and still do the majority of the housework. Women who choose to stay home, and in some cases, take on the hard work of homeschooling, are ridiculed and marginalized by members of their own sex.
Being a single mom has become the norm rather than a sad state of affairs. Due to welfare (more equality), over 75% of black children are born to single women. If we're so dang equal how come all those men out there aren't marrying us?
I'm not sure how more "equal" Mrs. Obama would like us to be. We have heart attacks at the same or higher rates than men and are stressed and overworked. Our children are undereducated because a daycare worker doesn't have the time to do a mother's job. We are so equal that the health care industry is foisting a dangerous vaccine on young girls to protect them against HPV. We dress like tramps, speak like longshoremen, and have essentially lost all respect from men as the "gentler" sex.
I don't need that kind of equality...