You’ve heard it before.
Don’t think it’s awesome to abort babies? You’re engaged in a war on women.
Don’t want to pay for someone else’s abortion or birth control? That’s also part of the war on women.
Don’t think a baby should be aborted just because she’s a girl? Somehow, that is also part of the war on women.
Even if a woman is making the argument.
Opposition to abortion is framed as a “war on women” because only women can have babies.
Men can’t be “burdened” with a pregnancy for biological reasons; therefore, it is a matter of equality to ensure that women can’t be either.
Underlying this entire argument is the belief that some issues are unique to women.
In fairness, the fact that women and men are different is something that the left and right have long been able to agree on.
Until now, perhaps.
You may have heard that the Washington State Human Rights Commission (HRC) recently issued a mandate that all schools and public accommodations open up their bathroom facilities based on gender identity rather than biological gender.
Presented as a step toward inclusion for those who experience gender dysphoria, the premise underlying this rule is in direct conflict with everything the left has always said about women and women’s rights.
By issuing this rule, the HRC notified women that “women’s right to privacy” does not extend to public bathrooms.
Women are now being told that it is wrong for them to be uncomfortable if the person in the locker next to them at the local gym has a penis. They’re just supposed to accept that “in his head, he feels just like you.”
If a woman is unable to overcome her prejudice, the mandate requires her to be removed from the locker room so the man won’t feel judged.
This new mandate is not simply a war on an individual woman’s right to privacy in the bathroom, it is a war on womanhood in general. Indeed, the transgender phenomenon is an attempt to force the world to accept that being a woman is nothing more than a feeling.
People are running for President today demanding “equal pay for equal work.”
Volumes of federal and state laws have been written to ensure equal protection for women in every area of civil life.
The federal government and most states have programs designed to help businesses owned by women.
Most universities in America have “Women’s Studies” programs that encourage students to understand issues unique to women.
Then, in that same university, you’ll walk down the hall and see a sign outside the bathroom reminding you that there is nothing—not even anatomy—that is actually unique to women.
So basically, the message is that, “Being a woman is very special. But the really good news is that, anyone can be a woman!”
After all, Caitlyn Jenner was named “Woman of the Year” by US magazine in 2015.
We’ve all heard about the war on women.
And there may actually be one.
But it might be worth revisiting whether it is being waged by those insisting that every baby girl has the right to her first breath, or by those trying to convince you that every man is only an outfit change or plastic surgery away from being part of the sisterhood.
Or maybe I’m just being a man—if there is such a thing.
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