The Culture War IS The Fiscal War: Feminism And The Big Slutty Lie

March 5, 2012 / 6:05 pm • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

People like to separate fiscal conservatives from social conservatives. It’s impossible to do.

The nut of Sandra Fluke’s argument is this: pay for my contraception. If it doesn’t work, pay for my abortion. If I decide to have the kid, but not work and do something like “community organizing” or “reproductive rights activism”, pay for my lifestyle choice. [More on Sandra Fluke here.]

And herein lies the problem with a purely libertine argument: Someone has to pay for all this freedom.

True personal liberty comes with a lot of personal responsibility.

The way it stands now, though, feminists are pushing for the state to take care of everything.

At the least, a man should pony up a condom to have sex, but no. A woman is too afraid to have this discussion, evidently, and refuses to force the man to buy and wear a condom. Were she mature enough to have this conversation, her sex life would be “free” so long as the condom wasn’t defective or broke.

Then, of course, whether the woman is on the pill or using condoms, there’s always contraception failure. The woman will have to live with the STD or baby consequences. And again, she’ll want the taxpayer to pay for that, too. Antibiotics and prenatal care aren’t free, after all. Worst, she wants people of conscience to pay for her abortion. They, in turn, feel forced to pay a hitman to kill an innocent person.

A truly “free” woman would pay for her choices, but the fact is, that these choices can all be very expensive.

In the past, when sex was more the provenance of two monogamous and committed people, the man and woman would negotiate these things. And if a “mistake” did happen, the man would “do the right thing” and marry the woman.

Old fashioned? Maybe. Cost effective for the taxpayer? Absolutely. Good for the fabric of society and for that child? No question.

Barack Obama and his merry band of slutty misfits want to have all the fun and none of the responsibility of the consequences should things not go just the way they’re supposed to in the sexual arena (and when do they ever?).

So, in the last year of a horribly failed presidency, President Obama wants the focus to be on “contraceptive rights” when there are no such thing. It’s a great way to distract from the statist policies he’s employing: He wants to diminish the role of faith in the public space, and in the place of men/husbands/fathers, he wants an all-powerful state to pay for, mold, and control the next generation. Or kill them.

If this fight feels primal and visceral, it is because it is. The cultural war that the left has started has had dire public policy consequences. The welfare state has failed.

We have a nation of fatherless children living in poverty because their mothers bought the feminist lie that having sex like a hound-dog man, outside of marriage is “empowering”.

Single mothers are faced with the bitterness of powerlessness.

Defend that, liberals. Explain how living in poverty, alone, with multiple children, no education, an STD and no father is better than a two-parent family, feminists.

Answer: It isn’t.

There will be no apologizing from me. The feminist movement as symbolized by the useful idiot Sandra Fluke has lied to and cursed a generation of women. Meanwhile, putting future generations of responsible tax paying men and women on the hook. [Update: Dana Loesch on faux rage.]

The culture war is a fiscal war. And America’s children are the losers both ways.

Ace has more.

Teri Cristoph of Smart Girl Politics to Women: You’re Being Used. Teri says:

Knowing that women voters are leaving Obama, the left has deliberately waged a war designed to scare them into thinking their birth control will be taken from them. EMILY’s List calls these disenchanted women voters “defectors” and they’ll stop at nothing to get them back.

The use of the word “defector” by the left is supremely insulting. A defector is someone who switches allegiances, usually in a manner deemed to be traitorous. Got that? If you are a woman who voted for Obama in ’08 but don’t like what he’s done as president and don’t plan to vote for him again, you are considered a traitor by the left. Newsflash: Women are not born with a genetic allegiance to the Democrat party and its liberal causes. Plenty of us prefer to think for ourselves.

Democrats are running scared knowing that a significant number of women are wise to the fact that the economy has tanked, true unemployment is around 25 percent, and our president is wholly unequipped to deal with any of it. They also know that women voice their discontent at the ballot box. So they are waging this war against women. They use people like Sandra Fluke to distract from the real issues at stake this election season. They use women as pawns in their political game.

Yes, there is a war against women in 2012 and it’s certainly no fluke.


What Rush Limbaugh should have done in the face of the attack by Mean Girls (emphasis on girls–women don’t act irresponsibly and then want to be personally bailed out):

There are many conservatives who unfortunately allow the left to take their morality and use it to stifle their dissent. Limbaugh should have gone on the attack. He should have said “no apology” and exposed her for the partisan hack that she is. Do I care if Fluke fucks 50 guys? No, but I do care if she uses her position to gang up with other mean girls (and guys) to ram a political mandate down the throats of companies who do not believe in what she is peddling.

Standing up to mean girls is hard. I am in the process of writing a book on men’s attitudes towards marriage and society and it is damn hard to get individual men to be interviewed. If I ask questions on the internet or in an anonymous setting, I am flooded with comments from men. I recently had over 3200 men answer a poll about paternity fraud, but try to get just a few men to talk in person? That’s tough. And most are very concerned that their name will not be published. I don’t blame them. The mean girls are out in society in full force.

If Rush Limbaugh can’t stand up to the mean girls, who can?

Via Instapundit

More on Fatherhood from LaShawn Barber.

  • Annette

    Bravo!!!  You have articulated so well everything I have in my heart on this subject, Melissa.  I am putting your blog on my “Favorites” bar, so I can read more later.  Your post here has made my day.  Finally there is someone who has said what needed to be said, without apology, and so clearly that there can be no mistake where you stand.  I am going to share this will everyone of my “friends” on Facebook, and via email. 

  •  “People like to separate fiscal conservatives from social conservatives. It’s impossible to do.”

    It’s good to find another conservative  who gets the big picture.

    Sandra Fluke (whose surname denotes parasitic species), has been wanting fame and notoriety for years.  Now she has it, as the leftie victim du jour.   But she can’t take the heat the comes with public life. 
    Call her a Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance!!!

  • Gscaggs

    This is an outstanding column…I’ve been talking about the fiscal and the social being inseparable for several years. You nailed it…thanks Melissa.

  • Glen Leslie

    You should team up with Pam Stenzel.  Her presentation is amazing because it reveals the true risks to women in 2010s and not the 1950s when the sexual revolution started and seems determined to continue to live.  Just the *number* of STDs facing today’s promiscuous partners is staggering let alone the incurability of so many of them.  Women in particular are susceptible to infection.  It’s not a scare tactic, it’s real (versus the imagined nirvana of liberal promise)

  • Anonymous

    Do you have a link, Glen? I would like to see what she has to say.

  • Glen Leslie
    Amazon – Nobody Told Me: What You Need to Know About the Physical and Emotional Consequences of Sex Outside of Marriage 

    Trailer – 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! As someone who’s accepted the burden of personal responsibility I appreciate someone clearly explaining why this is a clear and pressing matter to our society at this time. Than you for giving me the strength to get up every morning and go to work for people who unlike me chose an easier, lazier lifestyle. Also, I loved Barack Obama and his merry band of slutty misfits

  • Robbins Mitchell

    “I’m literally screwing my way straight into the poorhouse but I just can’t help it,and the taxpayers should share my burden so I’m willing to whore myself to the Federal government for  28 illls a month

  • Joe_blough_idahoe
  • Ari_student

    I pay for my medical insurance. I pay for my birthcontrol. And I work my ass off in order to pay for them.  I chose to use birth control and condoms (at the same time) in order to avoid the more expesive and more tramatic options of abortion or an unhappy marrage. Women who are “living in poverty, alone, with multiple children, no education, an STD and no father” arn’t a product of feminism, the are a product of that individual womans stupidity and lazyness.

  • Taxpayer1234

    Wow, the generalizations are a-flying.

    My sister is one of many who bought into the feminist baloney.  She is a single mother of two boys.  She was on welfare for about 3 months after her first kid was born.  It was such a humiliating experience that she swore she’d never do it again.  To that end, she worked multiple jobs on weird shifts so the kids could be watched by family.  She grew a garden at their rented property so she could feed the boys fresh food, canned the excess, bought meat in bulk and froze it, etc. etc.   Nearly everything she and the boys had was a hand-me-down of some sort.  But she didn’t complain because she wasn’t depending on Father State for her family’s well-being.

    She had high expectations of her boys, sending them to an elite Catholic high school instead of the local drug- and gang-infested public school. Again, she worked her #ss off to pay the tuition. 

    Then she herself went to school, graduating fom Purdue University with a degree in chemistry.  Today she works as a scientist, earning enough to pay for her elder son’s college tuition and her younger son’s high school tuition.

    Not bad for a so-called “stupid, lazy” single mother.

    I teach at a community college, and a lot of my students are single parents who also thought it would be OK to raise kids without a partner.  Not surprisingly, they are the hardest-working of all the students because they learned the hard way that Father State isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

  • Anonymous

    Who said “stupid and lazy”?  

    Your sister is the exception, by a very wide margin. She is one of the something like 8%. I’d have to check the stat.

    My point isn’t to blame these women. My point is that they’ve believed a lie. And they and their children suffer the consequences.

    Good for your sister that she’s done what she’s done.  Good for her children. Most aren’t so lucky.

  • “The nut of Sandra Fluke’s argument is this: pay for my contraception.”

    No, she wants the private insurance that she pays for to do that, just as it already does for other medications. Why is this so difficult?

    Oh, wait! We’re trying to spread a lie! My bad.

  • Anonymous

     If it were private insurance, we wouldn’t be talking about this. It is insurance provided to Georgetown University students and employees. Georgetown is owned and operated by the Jesuits of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church has a doctrine that prohibits contraception.

    So, Fluke is demanding that Congress step in and force the university to violate Church doctrine and have their insurance policy cover contraception. If you don’t understand the problem here, see the Constitution of the United Stated of America, the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

    Oh, and the liar? That would be Sandra Fluke:

  • Yes, but the problem is, Georgetown is not a church. it’s a university. And if you want to be a hospital or a university in this country, you have to follow the law of the land. And one of the laws of the land is now that your employer or school has to provide contraceptive coverage on the insurance provided to employees or students. If Georgetown or a Catholic hospital can’t follow the law of the land while providing these services, then they should either go out of business or establish some sort of compromise.

    None of them want to compromise because they are hiding behind religion in order to get out of a secular responsibility to pay for something many Americans already enjoy, which is contraceptive coverage on insurance.

  • Anonymous

    There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of what insurance is for. Insurance is to insure against great financial loss due to a health calamity. 

    Is pregnancy a health calamity? No. It is a natural consequence of human behavior. It can both be prevented and planned for.

    Insurance does not cover condoms. Insurance does not cover sex change operations (something else Fluke wants) or breast implants for no medical reason or many, many treatments like laser eye surgery that actually have a great track record of working.

    In addition, college health insurance is often bare-bones emergency treatment because college students are healthy. It is extraordinarily cheap because students tend to be young, healthy, and low risk.

    College insurance is not some benefit from an employer. And in any case, if she didn’t like the insurance situation (and I don’t know ANY student who chose a school based on the insurance) she could have chosen a different school.

  • Your definition of insurance for college students is correct. However, universities are competing for students. The schools that want to attract quality students offer insurance in order to entice them to attend their institutions.

    So, at some point, Georgetown entered the secular world and began offering student insurance. The law of the land says that their insurance should begin covering contraceptive needs. The people who don’t like this law are screaming about faith and religion. Well, stay in that world and stay out of the secular world, then. You are free to practice your faith. You are not free to use your faith as an escape clause to get out of following laws in the secular world when you go into that world to make money by attracting students.

    Those that don’t want to follow this law seem to be the same group that screams and bellows about illegal immigrants. What part of illegal don’t you understand, they say? Well, when there’s a law they don’t like, their consistency when it comes to adhering to the rule of law flies out the window.

    Georgetown cannot survive without quality students. The schools that are competing with it to offer student insurance will “up” their marketing of said benefits. Georgetown will either suffer or get in line. Welcome to the secular world. Money talks and bullcrap walks. Nice try getting out of having to pay.

  • Justinamparrello

    We should never resort to name calling. Fluke and most of those who share her views are misled, and as such easily prone to being decieved.

  • Heather

    I wish more people would expose the truth of feminism like you have done. Thank you for this atricle.