This coterie of well-heeled women and men are desperate to make their distaste of these new laws felt. Their voices join the chorus of elite women in politics, academia, and fashion, the matriarchy — who are united by one thing — to make sure abortion stays legal and unrestricted. Reading the geriatric lines used decades ago by their grandmothers and great grandmothers, they rail against the patriarchy while fomenting panic into the hearts of women about what will happen if women can’t abort their own children. This song and dance has worked for five decades. Why change the script now?
New pro-life laws in Georgia and Alabama have elicited predictable responses from pro-abortion activists. Framing the pro-life argument as an attack on women, Alyssa Milano suggested a sex strike, while Linda Sarsour was quick to blame white women for supporting the patriarchy.
Contrary to the belief today that children hinder a woman’s success, Elizabeth Ann never saw her children as an obstacle. Her remarkable work was largely motivated by the necessity of caring for them. Her children were what drove her efforts, not what stymied them.
For those who have seen “Unplanned,” Marilisa Carney (played by Emma Elle Roberts) is portrayed as the gentle, persistent and loving soul who befriends Abby Johnson, despite the enormous fence and the even bigger ideology wall separating them. Few people know, however, the deeper story behind the real Marilisa Carney.
120: Toxic Feminism and its Antidote—Dr. Carrie Gress
In 1970, the academically successful but mentally unstable Kate Millett found herself on the cover of Time magazine with the title “The Politics of Sex: Kate Millett and Women’s Lib,” featuring her book Sexual Politics. Considered groundbreaking, Millett quickly became the intellectual force behind radical feminism. Time called her the “high priestess” of the movement and her book, its bible.
The general message to women for the last several decades, and smartly echoed on IWD, is that the future of women is in work, that we need equal pay, more opportunities, more avenues for our ambition, more domains for our dreams. In fact, as we are told, women’s work is so vital and pivotal to our happiness, that abortion must remain the law of the land so that no woman is saddled with an unwanted pregnancy getting in the way of her dreams. Rose McGowan just reminded us of this in her recent statement: “I realized I could not bring a child into my world and simultaneously change the world.”
Announcing the release of my sixth book, The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity, to be released March 1. So grateful for all these amazing endorsements!