Pelosi makes it a feminist thing
Pelosi’s first address as Speaker of the House of Representatives, she turned her elevation to national office into a feminist event, a “victory for women,” a “victory for our daughters,” “breaking through the marble ceiling after 200 years.” How crass. How degrading. How embarrassing. And how negative toward our country, since the message of all this crowing is that every time a woman gets raised to a new position that no woman has occupied before, the entire past gets trashed for not coming up to our current standards. Thus the more
women and minorities advance, the more
wicked and hateful our entire history as a country is made to appear. Thus liberalism cannibalizes the society that hosts it. (This idea is expanded on here
.) Also, Pelosi, in the female fashion of today, was wearing a ridiculously low-cut outfit exposing her skin down almost to the middle of her chest. Today’s full-of-themselves feminist women when raised to high office automatically lower it to the level of their own vulgar vanity. Some victory. We are a trash country, have been for a long time, and it’s getting worse.
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Brandon F. writes:
Below is a letter to the editor of Nashville’s only major newspaper, The Tennessean, that I just sent before reading your latest post.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 04, 2007 11:12 PM | Send
To the Editor,
With all the media hype and attention lavished on Nancy Pelosi and her historic ascension to the Speaker of the House with regard to her womanhood one important cultural note has been ignored. What effects can this so-called barrier breaking event have on young women?
One effect will be a continuation and validation of the feminist assault on women and our culture that has been waged for the last fifty years. Ms. Pelosi herself devalued women in their traditional roles while trumpeting her own rise ‘from the kitchen to the Speakers chair’. This kind of rhetoric has been widely used in the feminist movement to devalue women as mothers and homemakers and impose cultural pressure on young women to forgo child bearing and homemaking and enter the professional fields.
There is an obvious and direct correlation between the cultural shift in America of women from the home to the workplace and the general decline of our moral character. Where women used to serve as the very symbols of love and sacrifice for others they now serve as the symbols, at least in popular culture, of the lust for fame, power, and material gain.
I believe that women can and do make competent leaders in our community. Unfortunately, the road to success for modern women has meant the widespread destruction of the traditional family and public dignity. There is no freedom in becoming a slave to something else. You’ve come a long way baby.