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Dems Don't Practice What They Preach on Women's Rights

Dems Don't Practice What They Preach on Women's Rights
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (AP)

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Friday, 14 February 2020 08:45 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Democrats claim they fight to empower women and support women’s rights — but then expect them to take orders and toe the line.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been in the news lately, with a House vote to extend the deadline for states to ratify it, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"It's not just about women; it's about America," the California Democrat said. "The ERA will strengthen America, unleashing the full power of women in our economy and upholding the value of equality in our democracy."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left New York Democrat and leader of a gang of four women she calls the "squad," also supports the ERA. She once quipped to a Politico photographer that after the amendment is ratified, she would be clear to run for president despite not meeting the constitutional age requirements.

Discrimination based on one’s sex has been illegal since the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Nevertheless, women across America claim they’re oppressed because the ERA has yet to be ratified, according to actress-activist Alyssa Milano.

"Half of our battle as women is that we are looked at as less than, and I think that's why so many abuses of power are able to happen," she claimed.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a member of Ocasio-Cortez’s "squad," claimed that until the ERA is ratified women will never be free.

"The Constitution doesn’t recognize women as equal under the law," she said. "This arbitrary deadline is yet another obstacle in the way of gender equity, and we won’t accept it."

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a Massachusetts Democrat and another "squad" member, was especially vocal.

"The year is now 2020, and here we women are still in so many ways not fully free, still shackled," she said on the House floor Wednesday.

"We face pregnancy discrimination, discrimination in the criminal legal system … But this isn't an accident," the United States is "sexist by its very design," she added.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and the fourth "squad" member, also weighed in after the House voted to extend ratification of the ERA.

"I can't believe how obsessed some of my colleagues are in controlling women," she tweeted. "The folks voting no on #ERANow are just condoning oppression of women in America. It's sick!"

Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat waging a failing presidential campaign, supported extending the deadline for states to ratify the ERA.

"Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment 40+ years ago, but it was never ratified by enough states," she tweeted. "That could change. I support extending the deadline to ratify the ERA. It's long past time for women's equal rights to be recognized in our Constitution."

However, Democrats got the wind knocked out of their sails before they even began. And it came from an unlikely source: The left's heroine and favorite U.S. Supreme Court justice — Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She observed that the deadline to ratify the ERA had expired long ago, and it was time to start all over again.

"I would like to see a new beginning. I'd like it to start over," Ginsburg said about the ERA Monday. "There's too much controversy about latecomers — Virginia long after the deadline passed — plus a number of states have withdrawn their ratification. So if you count a latecomer on the plus side, how can you disregard states that said, 'We've changed our minds’'?"

Following that, liberals began having second thoughts about Ginsburg’s feminist stripes.

"Justice Ginsburg's feminist legacy teeters on a knife's edge," reported Ian Millhiser for Vox, a far-left news site.

As Joy Pullmann put it writing for The Federalist, "Nice little feminist legacy you got there, Justice Ginsburg. You wouldn’t want to endanger it by disagreeing with where the left is now, would you?"

Liberals were already set to remove Ginsburg from their BFF list for her ruling in a decision that favored President Donald Trump last week.

All of this suggests that Democrats only support women if they do as expected.

Here's another observation: While the Democratic Party preaches equality and the liberation of women, female House Democrats are instructed prior to each State of the Union address where to sit, what color dress to wear, when to stand, when to applaud, and when to sit silently in their seat and scowl.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., broke with Democratic protocol at the last address by giving the president a standing ovation while all others remained dourly seated.

Afterwards she tweeted a call for unity, prompting a "well-played" from Iranian-Australian columnist Rita Panahi.

Sinema's bravery was short-lived, however. That was the only time she applauded out of turn.

Democrats claim conservatives prefer their women barefoot and pregnant; Democrats, on the other hand, want theirs meek and submissive.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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