Lanterns: Selective Feminism


Selective Feminism


One of the hallmark characteristics of the Left is their constant outrage.

They are always angry and have a grievance about something. Righteous indignation can be a good thing. The problem comes in when anger and outrage are selective. Liberals have written the book on selective outrage. That selective outrage was on full display the day after Inauguration Day during the “Women’s March” that took place not just in the nation’s capital but in cities all over the country and the world.

The usual suspects showed up- Gloria Steinem, Madonna, Ashley Judd, and various groups who claimed to represent the plight of all women. But, do they really?

Thousands of women paraded around dressed as body parts and demanded an end to their “oppression.” At first glance, it appeared that the only right that they were concerned about was abortion, which they wanted anytime and anywhere, 24/7. If one had just arrived from another planet, you would think that this was a basic human right, and apparently, the culprits denying this basic human right were men, more specifically President Donald Trump.

There was plenty of hate for the new president on hand at what was billed as a rally filled with love and acceptance. Acceptance of the results of a fair election was not included. Also not accepted or included were women who held alternative viewpoints. There were some things that were glaringly absent, and some unbelievable ironies.

Many attendees, including one of the main organizers, a woman named Linda Sarsour, advocated the acceptance of Sharia Law. Yes- the same Sharia Law that allows men to own female sex slaves, marry prepubescent girls, and gives them the authority to beat and ultimately kill their wives.  

They brought up the issue of equal pay for women. However, they never took exception that their heroine, Hillary Clinton paid women on average 38% less, not only in her Senate office, but at the State Department, as well.  

Many spoke of the sexual exploitation of women. Their silence was deafening when Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades and Hillary’s role in destroying the lives of the women who came forward with accusations against him came to light.

The women taking part in this historic event were outraged by the fact that the absence of abortion on demand was concrete proof of their oppression, and having to pay for their own birth control compounded their slavery. The marchers made sure they let President Trump and everyone else know of the outrage over these “gross inequalities.” 

I have a few questions. Was it a mere oversight or just an error that they forgot to mention the treatment of women in other countries, especially as they championed the virtues of Sharia Law? Did they express outrage over women in Muslim countries who are basically second class citizens, the property of their fathers, brothers, or husbands? Were they ticked off about the fact that Saudi women are not allowed to drive, must have a male relative escort them out of the house, and that same male relative gets to decide whether or not they get to attend school or get a job?

Did Ashley Judd while she talked about her poor personal hygiene, discuss the fact that girls and young women all over portions of Africa and the Middle East are subject to the brutality of female genital mutilation?

After Madonna shared her desire to blow up the White House, did she speak of women in Pakistan being gang raped to pay for the crimes that men commit?

Did Linda Sarsour, while she touted the greatness of Sharia Law include the known fact that girls as young as nine are married off to old men?

Did any of these oppressed women dare to include the sex trafficking of girls and women that go on daily worldwide, including the United States?

The answer to all of this is no. Why? It does not fit the agenda. Clearly, this march wasn’t about women’s rights;  it was about the hatred of Donald Trump and the Republican Party, and the values Conservatives are fighting to preserve. Part of the agenda is keeping the narrative alive that Republicans are bigots, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes, and any other kind of “phobe” they can include in the mix.

Sadly, thousands of women who innocently took part in this march, had no idea what they were really marching for, which begs the question- is deceit part of empowering women? 



Written by Becky Noble

I live in St. Louis (GO CARDS!) with my husband Randy and our 50 lb Border Collie Jezzie.

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