Sunday, May 14, 2017

Who are the Misogynists?

The word misogyny is defined in the dictionary as “ hatred or hostility toward women”. You’d think that in this day and age, we wouldn’t have to have a discussion about whether “misogyny” is alive and well to any great extent in our society, but, it is. The discussion has heated up just recently with the appointment of Ivanka Trump as an Assistant to the President, her father. No sooner was she announced than the blogs, political pundits, late night talk show hosts and comedians, and the main stream media started in their campaign to discredit her and her family, mainly because they figure she is a threat to the fortunes of the Democratic party.

I presume we’ll always have some people who will feel threatened by a woman in a prominent position in government and/or business, but the viciousness of the references to Ivanka Trump and her family is totally over the top and completely unfair and outrageous. In addition, Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has also been dumped upon because of her relationship to President Trump. These were mostly all personal attacks and totally discredited, but they were examples of what we now call “fake news”. To these liberal loons, the end justifies the means, the truth be damned.

What caused this onslaught against this youthful looking, attractive, successful woman, Ivanka? My opinion is the fear, by others, that she will be the catalyst to prevent them from regaining political power which they so cravingly covet and desire. These attacks, instead of diminishing her standing among the voters, especially women, seems to have backfired as people don’t like to see a nice, successful All-American, mother and wife, unjustly vilified for no reason other than her political views and indirectly, her gender and her relationship to the president.

What is ironic is the “ deafening” silence on the part of the so-called women’s groups, such as the N.O.W. organization, in not coming to her defense against this assault on her and her family. They always say that they represent the women in America, but it seems that they only represent women who are “ liberal” women who are “pro-choice” ( a/k/a pro-abortion) and not a conservative woman. The Republicans have been accused by the Democrats as being the party of “intolerance”, but now the Democrats could be called the “ Misogynist” party after some of the shenanigans they have perpetuated against women (ex: Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter etal.).

During the past campaign cycle, including the primaries, the Democrats and Hillary Clinton used the gender card against Trump and the Republicans. It seems like the voting public didn't buy this blatant appeal to sexism and sent Hillary packing. The Democrats appeal by using the gender card (vote for Hillary because she's a woman) came back to bite them in the rump big time.

Ivanka Trump is not resented for what she has done, but for who she is: a Republican, a conservative woman, who is the daughter of the “hated” President. She doesn’t fit the mold of the feminists, but it looks like she fits the mold of most of the American people.

President Trump has taken the slings and arrows of the liberal left as being a “misogynist”, as President (and in his former life as a successful businessman), he has hired and promoted many women to positions of authority and influence. For examples, his campaign chief was Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to ever had run a presidential campaign (and be successful at that), he appointed Nicky Haley, as the U.N. Ambassador (of Indian descent); Elaine Chao, as Transportation Secretary (of Asian descent); K.T. McFarlane, as an Ass't. Foreign Policy adviser; Betsy DeVos, as Education Secretary; Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (of Indian descent); Linda McMahon, to lead the Small Business Administration, Omorosa Manigault, Director of the Office of Public Liaison (of African decent) etc. , etc.

It seems like that if the Democrats can't win at the ballot box, they are trying to win in the court of public opinion, but it doesn't seem to be working as they are the real “misogynists” by their actions against women, not Donald Trump and the Republicans.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Ann Epstein said...

Hillary Clinton tried to use the "vote for me because I'm a woman" ploy to gin up votes from the women voters, but it didn't work. She was the one who disrespected women by being the person in charge of "bimbo eruptions" during her husbands philandering ways as Governor of Arkansas and as President of the U.S. What a hypocrite, and she had the nerve to claim to be the champion of women. Look at the liberals today who continue to slime their conservative female opponents such as Kelly Anne Conway, Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and the presidents wife, Melania etc. What a disgrace that those women who preach tolerance are ones who are the most intolerant toward women. Yes, they are the misogynists.