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N.O.W. Protest–Success Or ???

While doing research I visited the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) website. My attention was drawn to one of their hot topic items, that of the recent organized protest against Rush Limbaugh. I was surprised since I thought this issue had died out weeks, if not months ago, following Rush’s apology. Still, since I’d heard about the planned protest I was curious to read their thoughts. You can read them here. It’s a completely positive piece about their group including a picture of a half dozen protesters with signs.

Sounds good, right? Sure, until you read other articles and realize there were a total of seven, yes, seven women on the street. (You don’t have to torture yourself and listen to their whole argument, just check out the camera’s pan and know that is the whole group.)

Honestly, if it were my group and we had such a lackluster turn out I’d probably skip the follow up article. But then, there are likely true believers in the N.O.W. cause who will read it and pump their fists cheering their fellow feminists on…without realizing their true numbers.

NOW Can’t Stand Up For Women – Too Busy Attacking the Rights of Unborn Children

For decades, most have known that the National Organization for Women (NOW) isn’t really for women as much as it is about the progressive agenda. In response to a recent Fox News request for comment, NOW publicly admitted that they are far too busy making sure people can kill unborn children to stand up for women being victimized by sexism in the media.

Fox News had requested comment from NOW in response to Bill Maher’s misogynistic, lewd attack on Sarah Palin. NOW first refused to comment saying that, “it was a ‘known fact’ that NOW does not correspond with FOX News..”[1]. Later, Lisa Bennett, NOW’s commuinications director put this inflammatory post on NOW’s blog (emphasis mine):

I’ve got a few things to say on the latest “controversy” getting everyone all fired up:

1. Listen, supposedly progressive men (ok, and women, too): Cut the crap! Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don’t like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs. OK? Can you do that, please? If you think someone’s an idiot or a danger to the country, feel free to say so, but try to keep their sex out of it. Sexist insults have an impact on all women.

2. We’re on to you, right-wingers:

a. You’re trying to take up our time getting us to defend your friend Sarah Palin. If you keep us busy defending her, we have less time to defend women’s bodies from the onslaught of reproductive rights attacks ..[2]

It shouldn’t take much effort to understand the “reproductive rights” means abortion: killing the unborn. Sooo, Lisa is too busy making sure we can kill unborn children to stand up for women – who knew?

As a final note, Sarah responded to the NOW blog post:

 

By the way, I need NOW’s defense like a fish needs a bicycle. I don’t want them to defend me.

Sources:
[1]http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/03/23/slams-maher-sarah-palin-insult-chides-media-asking/#ixzz1HRVCYcRs
[2]http://www.now.org/news/blogs/index.php/sayit/2011/03/22/a-few-thoughts-on-media-sexism-and-conservative-women