From a fellow writer from substack. Naomi Wolf.
Feminist author and former advisor to Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, Dr. Naomi Wolf. What is a “woman’s issue,” when it comes to state and national politics?
I have watched in astonishment as the Democrats, over the past 20 months, have systematically thrown away what has in our lifetime been their primary treasure: that is to say, the women’s vote.
Presidents Clinton and Obama won solely due to the advantage that the DNC has held, for decades, with one demographic: white suburban women — and especially, the white college-educated suburban women who traditionally vote over 80 per cent for Democrats. The advantage this gave President Clinton was a gender gap in his favor of up to 11%. [https://cawp.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/resources/ggpresvote.pdf]
As a feminist, it has amazed me that the gender politics of what has happened to us over the past two years has gone virtually un-analyzed. Lockdowns and medical coercion, vaccine mandates, the masking of children, the closures of small businesses by force — freedom itself, for Lord’s sake — are all, obviously, “women’s issues.”
(As CEO and cofounder of a non-partisan platform, I cannot tell you for whom to vote. But I can remind you what freedom looks like; and as a feminist, I can certainly do what I have done for decades, and urge women to vote “like women.” The conclusions you reach when you think about how this issue is at play now, may surprise you.)
Who was disproportionately harmed by lockdowns? Masking? Forced mRNA injections? Women and their children.
Lockdowns are women’s issues.
Who cared about this, these dangers, this exhaustion, this mental health degradation for mothers and children, these situations that left kids vulnerable to child abuse and neglect, violence and self-harm?
No one who was in charge of those right-on, “feminist” lockdown states. Not Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Not Governor Andrew Cuomo. Not Governor Gavin Newsom. Not American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. [https://www.foxnews.com/media/teachers-unions-need-audits-weingarten-stumps-whitmer-students-fail-peter-schweizer]“Feminists” all.
Who was disproportionately harmed by mRNA vaccine mandates? Women and children. When Children’s Health Defense tries to protect kids from mRNA injections imposed without their parents’ consent, with its protest action of mothers surrounding mRNA-vaccine vans parked in schoolyards, they are not supporting one candidate or another. They too, in these actions, serve as a de facto Party of Moms.
When I spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Defeat the Mandates rally in LA, I warned the mandate-driving leaders and the Pharma executives: “You hurt our kids,” and that they had no idea what it would be like to be on the receiving end of the rage of thousands of mothers. I got a visceral roar of affirmation from the women in the crowd, even louder than the noise from the men.[https://www.audacy.com/podcast/cafecito-break-0dd9f/episodes/you-hurt-our-kids-naomi-wolf-at-defeat-the-mandates-89a6a. The video, interestingly, is hard to find now online].
The mRNA vaccines, that were forced on women (the majority of the US population) by a male President, destroyed American women’s fertility at a scale we are only now beginning to grasp; one that is monumental.
When I tried to warn US women (accurately) that mRNA injections were damaging women’s menstrual cycles, I was deplatformed and smeared. Carol Crawford of the CDC (no doubt a “feminist”), Dr Rochelle Walensky of the CDC (“feminist”) and Andy Slavitt of the “feminist” White House, colluded with Twitter and Facebook to smear and deplatform me as well as others, all trying to raise alarms regarding the mRNA vaccine’s threats to women’s and human health. [https://aflegal.org/afl-sues-two-federal-agencies-for-hiding-federal-collusion-with-big-media-and-big-tech-to-censor-information-and-shape-public-opinion/]
By the Biden administration silencing critics — with the latest America First Legal FOIA release, we see that this silencing goes up to the level of DHS — they and their tech company allies ensured that millions of American women would suffer debilitatingly life-changing menses, and that American women too would sustain the level of miscarriages and neonatal deaths that we are seeing worldwide.
The Left is always claiming that the Right wants to “Get into my uterus,” so, RNC, “Stay out of my uterus.”
And the DNC is continually maintaining, in these final days before Tuesday, that Democrats alone are the champions of your uterus.
But we must now face the fact that the DNC gives not two f—ks , as the evidence emerging now proves, for your right to have a healthy, living baby.
But it is also very, very bad to destroy women’s ovaries and uteruses, and to poison their breast milk, without their consent, and to force them to submit to taking into their bodies as a “medicine,” a substance that can kill their babies in utero or soon after birth.
By ignoring this damage done on its watch to women and babies, the Left loses its historical claim to be the defender of women’s bodies and of their choices about their bodies.
Who actually, most recently, hurt and invaded your uterus with malice aforethought? It is the people currently in power.
Biden and Dr Rochelle Walensky and Andy Slavitt and Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Governor Kathy Hochul (the latter both “feminists”) were fine running this risk with your body, your ovaries, your breast milk, your uterus, your fetus, your baby. On Tuesday, if you are a woman, vote like a woman.
All these “feminists” seemed to ignore the fact that crime and punishment are not just racial justice issues (which they are). Crime and punishment are also, deeply, women’s issues.
Who is most harmed by domestic violence? Women. Who is raped disproportionately? Women. According to the CDC, 41% of women have experienced intimate partner crime in their lifetimes. [https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/fastfact.html#:~:text=Data%20from%20CDC's%20National%20Intimate,related%20impact%20during%20their%20lifetime.] Who is trafficked disproportionately? Women, who are 65% of trafficking victims globally. [https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/statement/2022/07/statement-crises-drive-an-increase-in-human-trafficking-heres-how-we-stop-it#:~:text=Women%20and%20girls%20represent%2065%20per%20cent%20of%20all%20trafficking%20victims%20globally.]
Who are most hurt when “defund the police” movements drive policing out of low income neighborhoods? Low income women and children. One woman in three has been a victim of violence. [https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/violence-against-women].