You know, even with the flagrant dishonesty of the Worldnetdaily, this article, entitled Obama Admits Waging ‘War on Men,’ manages to stand out. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that there was no such admission and that the issue, in fact, has absolutely nothing to do with this mythical “war on men.”
While the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the real goal of the provision appears to have very little to do with providing affordable birth control.
After combing through Obama administration documents in the Federal Register, National Center for Public Policy Research Chairwoman Amy Ridenour said the administration’s official justification for the policy is very different than the reasons often stated publicly.
“While the president went out in the East Room and gave a speech saying that the purpose of the HHS mandate is to help lower-income women afford birth control, in the HHS documents themselves, they talk about something else entirely and that is that the purpose of the mandate is to reduce economic and social disparities between men and women,” Ridenour said.
“This is an official legal document. They do not talk about the need to help lower-income people afford birth control. They do not say things like birth control may only be $9 a month, but if you make $9 an hour that’s a lot of money. No, what they talk about over and over and over again is gender disparity. It sounds like a women’s studies class,” she said.
On Planet Wingnuttia, adopting a policy to give women more control of their own reproduction so they can finish their educations and build careers is a “war on men.” You know, just like ending segregation and discrimination was a “war on white people.” There isn’t even a pretense of rationality or honesty to this. They aren’t even pretending anymore. They’ll just lie and lie and lie, safe in the knowledge that their readership will never notice and, if they did. wouldn’t care.