Concerned Women for America senior fellow Janice Shaw Crouse gave a talk at a recent symposium in Washington, DC claiming that feminism is the real war on women. It’s the standard right wing screed about how women were so much happier and better off without options.
Why, then, do we even have to ask, ‘Is there a war on women?’ The war began as early as 1960. Since then, our nation has been experiencing a harsh cultural winter. Howling winds of change, insidious myths and outright falsehoods have undermined and torn apart the faith, values and morality that have held together a diverse and multicultural people.
These myths and those attacks, those falsehoods by those who present themselves as champions of women’s rights constitute a very real war on women. It’s a senseless war, promoting casual sex, spreading the myth that women don’t need marriage, and pushing the cultural and public policies that inevitably lead women to be the majority of those in poverty. That war against women has loosened and upended many of the foundation stones of the Judeo-Christian principles.
Oh yes, because “Judeo-Christian principles” are so good for women. Women were so much better off when it was nearly impossible for them to get out of bad and sometimes abusive marriages because they had no ability to support themselves, making them totally dependent on a man who is, God declares, in total charge of her. And when they had no control over their own reproduction or their own bodies.