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May 5th, 2009 By Tabitha Hale Category: Media, Politics
Since the 60’s, liberal women have been beating their heads against the wall, trying to be “equal”. Conservative women already know that we’re equal - we don’t need an amendment to tell us that. We don’t need to go to go to the legislative powers that be and wage political war to validate ourselves. We have been feminists since before liberals invented the term “feminist” - we didn’t wait for the government to grant us “permission” to be equal. We know what we want, then we simply go out and get it. Confidence breeds success, and that success is the very reason we are despised by liberals. Our independence and confidence embody everything they have been trying to obtain through legislation for decades.
Anyone who follows politics is familiar with the tactics of the Left when it comes to conservative women. I’ll spare everyone the rehashing of how Palin was treated since it’s been so widely covered (c*** tee-shirts, hanging her in effigy, etc), but the hatred coming from liberals toward us is not limited to national candidates. Conservative bloggers and commentators regularly receive threats and are lambasted by hate mail. We get photoshopped into pornographic pictures. We are attacked on the most personal levels they can possibly manage.
Why these ideological rifts? I believe it’s because the Left has been telling us for nearly 50 years that in order to be a “feminist” you need to be a victim. On a lot of levels, the draw of women to liberalism makes sense - they want to empathize with the woman trapped in the circumstances. They relate to the single mother who has 3 children and can’t afford to feed them. We’re emotional creatures - it’s natural for us to respond with our hearts. However, it is exactly this response that breeds the victim mentality of so many liberal women.
Conservative women are different. We do not view ourselves as victims. We don’t need the government to take care of us. At my core, I am a conservative because I believe in personal responsibility. I believe that in the case of abortion, the choice is made BEFORE you find out you’re pregnant. Once you’re pregnant, you’ve made your choice, and you are responsible for the life you’ve created. I believe that once you have children, you are responsible for their welfare - I am not. The idea that people need to handle their own affairs is one that escapes the Left on many levels, but the emotional connection to women’s affairs seems to further cloud the issue.
Several weeks ago, Tammy Bruce was on O’Reilly to talk about the Eminem attack on Sarah Palin. When O’Reilly asked if there was ANYONE who would go to bat for conservative women, Tammy could only mention one group: Smart Girl Politics.
We kicked off last fall, following the Presidential election. Since then we have grown to around 10,000 members. Smart Girl Nation is an online webzine for conservative women. We are here to talk about things that are relevant to you - politically and otherwise. Comment. Become a part of this community. Our goal with this site is to educate, empower, and engage conservative women. This is your site. We are glad to have you on board.