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tammy170.jpgTammy Bruce, lesbian-feminist, served from 1990-1996 as  president of the Los Angeles chapter of the premier feminist organization in the United States, the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Thoughtful,  intellectually honest. and a contrarian, Bruce writes against the group-think of the Feminist Establishment, expressing her views on the “abortion” issue as it stands today:

“Establishment feminism has not only ignored the issue of personal accountability, it has encouraged a cultural anarchy when it comes to how we lead our lives.  Instead of lifting women up and out of sexual objectification, the abortion rights effort has forced them to condemn themselves. Feminists focus on abortion as something that women should have not just with ease, but with pride.  Yet they ignore promoting sexual respect and responsibility. (my emphasis)

The epitome of this monumental failure and condemnation of women is the fact that today abortion rights is still an issue! Any reasonable person and certainly reasonable feminist must ask: “Why, in the world where birth control is affordable and easily accessible, where Planned Parenthood has been around for almost a hundred years, are there still so-called unwanted pregnancies in the first place?”

With our modern knowledge and science, there is absolutely no reason for abortion even to be an issue in our lives.

Unless, of course, it’s the only issue with which you can organize and fund-raise. Think about it – what has been the only issue you’ve been hearing about from the feminist establishment for the past twenty years? Abortion. It is an issue perfectly suited for the Malignant Narcissists running the depraved status quo in Leftists groups such as NOW , the Feminist Majority and Planned Parenthood.

When presented properly, the abortion rights mantra gets money to pour in as women flock to fend off the Great Oppressor who wants you barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.”  (my emphasis)

My prediction?  As the curtain is pulled on the abortion issue,  a new issue will appear for feminists to rally round.  I predict that this issue will be rape and, as depraved as this might seem,  rape statistics and issues will be used for  fund raising and for promoting the continuance of feminist groups that long ago should have been disbanded.

The Tammy Bruce quote above is from her book, “The New American Revolution: Using the Power of the Individual to Save Our Nation from Extremists.”  She blogs at   tammybruce.com

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21 thoughts on “Depravity of Feminist Politics

  1. >>Feminists focus on abortion as something that women should have not just with ease, but with pride.<<

    Is there any evidence for this astounding claim – and if there is, Ms. Bruce should really have given us some – or did she, as I rather suspect, just make it up.

    “Why, in the world where birth control is affordable and easily accessible, where Planned Parenthood has been around for almost a hundred years, are there still so-called unwanted pregnancies in the first place?”

    I’d hazzard a guess that it’s because birth control doesn’t always work and because women – for many different reasons – don’t always have access to it.

  2. Patty

    not sure how the rape argument works. It’s not they need to make it illegal.

    I would imagine that raising the issue of rape will make us dig deep for rape crisis centres not feminist groups, unless you are saying that they are one and the same.

  3. Birth control doesn’t always work, isn’t always accessible and not all women know how to use it. 50% of young women here (in a recent poll) don’t even know how their cycles work or when they can get pregnant or that you can get pregnant on the pill if you are sick. And taking pride in the result of that? What sinister elitist and ivory tower propaganda you extremists put out.

    What does your last paragraph actually mean Patty? You remind me of why women are their own worst enemies.

  4. it has encouraged a cultural anarchy when it comes to how we lead our lives

    sounds like women exercising thier individual freedom to me. which really pains the right, because when you scrape away all the rhetoric, they actually hate individual freedom that doesnt adhere to so called higher moral standards.

  5. I don’t think it’s a left/right issue. I remember attending the Haldane AGM last year and Tony Benn was he guest speaker.

    He spoke about there being those on the left and the right who are in favour of individual freedom and those who seek to oppress it in favour of the "greater agenda"

    I personally think he was correct.

  6. Noel: She served as President of NOW for 6 years – I think she knows alot more about the feminist issue and agenda than you do.

    Alison: According to Tammy Bruce, feminists have exaggerated the pain and suffering of women (I’m talking statistics – not emotions) to promote their agenda – not unlike the environmentalists.

    Just because I don’t tow the feminist "party line" doesn’t mean I – as a woman – am my own worst enemy. Why not skip the ad hominems.

    I am sick of identity politics and those people who latch onto causes to promote their own egos and power agendas. Feminists such as those identified by Bruce are using women – and their legitimate issues – for their own personal aggrandization.

    The fact that NOW, and other "Feminist" mouth pieces have absolutely nothing to say about honor killings in the West and the status of women in Saudi Arabia exposes them as the opportunists they are.

  7. Chris: I disagree that it is not a left/right issue.

    The left – at least in the States – is making their case using identity politics. In other words, vote for Hillary because she is a woman (gender) or vote for Obama because he is black (race).

    The "diversity" programs are all designed to group and classify individuals into gender, race, religion etc.

    Feminists promote gender politics — emphasizing inequalities, or victim status – to acquire money and power for their organizations.

    And leftists in the government acquire power and influence by emphasizing what they will give or do for various groups (blacks etc.) if only the government has more power.

    The right is addressing the individual as paramount over the state, and paramount over the various classifications such as "gender" or "race"

  8. Patty

    "The right is addressing the individual as paramount over the state, and paramount over the various classifications such as "gender" or "race""

    The reason why that is the case is because with the exception of Rudy (Catholic, although he seems to have forgot the 7th commandment) all the candidates on the right are WASP’s.

    The election aside, the fact that you try to work it in at all is astounding considering what we are discussing.

    Of course there are those on the left and right that believe in individual freedom and those that don’t if it clashes with their overall mantra.

    Let’s look at an issue that is suposedly a virtue of the right, Free Speech.

    Now this is not meant as a critisim but my own site (left wing) has a far better record on allowing Free Speech than this site or other sites on the right.

    That’s just a quick example off the top of my head.

    I really hate the way some on the right and indeed on the left try to pigeon hole people into boxes, it’s like putting round pegs in square boxes.

  9. It’s not an ad homimem it’s a fact. If you can’t be bothered to scrape away at the reasons and get to the facts then you only add to the issues that you claim to loathe. Noel nailed it in 2 paragraphs. So much for putting faith in so called media feminist experts.

    I’m still baffled by your paragraph about rape and feminism. Feminists aren’t the ones causing the problems in that regard.

    There is a lot wrong with feminism like anything else. But the issues you highlight: abortion and rape aren’t the top two. It was a lazy attempt (as was the abortion piece) to make a point about identity politics.

    There are plenty of feminist voices speaking out against the issues in the ME. And plenty of feminists in the ME risking their all so you can write the overall politics off.

    Good point also Tripper. It’s astounding that this sort of stuff comes out of America, Land of the Free.

  10. The reason why that is the case is because with the exception of Rudy (Catholic, although he seems to have forgot the 7th commandment) all the candidates on the right are WASP’s.

    Not true. Romney is a Mormon.

    The reason why that is the case is because with the exception of Rudy (Catholic, although he seems to have forgot the 7th commandment)

    What? Thou shall not steal? 🙂

  11. Aileen: "not sure how the rape argument works. "

    It works like this: the Feminist Establishment takes the issue of rape, manipulates the statistics to raise "awareness," and, more importantly, to raise money for their own organizations.

    Depraved? Yes.

    Alison: "It’s astounding that this sort of stuff comes out of America, Land of the Free."

    This is a gratuitous ad hominem.

  12. Alison: "It was a lazy attempt (as was the abortion piece) to make a point about identity politics."

    Why? How? Can you address the issue?

  13. Quick! Quick!

    For the practitioners of identity politics: Who promoted the liberalization of abortion laws in California????

  14. Reagan eh. I never had him down as a bra burning, dungaree wearing, goatie sporting ‘claim back the streets’ marching lezza. Maybe he was a cross dresser in his spare time.

  15. Wow – where US right wing politics and Euro lefties collide. A mutual disdain for women cutting it in politics.

  16. This nitwit Euro feminist isn’t focused on abortion – she’s very concerned (and serious as a heart attack) about Smurfs!

    "Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, a specialist on EU policy and gender and the director of the Amsterdam-based European Feminist Forum, thinks that the Smurfs can lead by little blue example. "Even in the world of Smurfs it is accepted what many politicians and other decision makers still do not want to realize: that women need to be equal and equally represented," she told SPIEGEL ONLINE Friday. "It becomes a fact difficult to ignore, that women are more visible in the public sphere, in media and in business — such that even fairy tales must reflect this important civilizational development."

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