By declaring, apparently, that domestic violence doesn’t matter.
During the Clinton Administration, the feminists parlayed their hysteria that domestic violence is a national epidemic into the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This created a gigantic gravy train of taxpayers’ money, known as feminist pork, that empowers pro-divorce, anti-male activism.
Don’t you just hate it when those man-hating feminists have the audacity to claim that women shouldn’t have to stay with men who beat them up? Here’s the kicker: “Local crimes and marital disputes should not be subjects of federal law or spending.”
Ah. So… physically attacking someone you’re wedded to is simply a “marital dispute”? I wonder, then, if it would be ok for me to beat the shit out of my boss — after all, wouldn’t that just be a little “labor dispute,” and no business of the authorities? Further, if the private domestic sphere should be no place for federal spending, then perhaps next Schlafley will write a column criticizing the Bush Administration’s spending on marriage programs.
Schlafley’s ultimate point is that a good way to celebrate Father’s Day would be to withdraw federal funding of the Violence Against Women Act. Because, apparently, it would be really good for dads and for families if dad could beat up mom without that over-reaching federal government stepping in.
And in a column with a nearly identical lead, Mark Alexander also goes after the man-haters. But he takes it a step further:
History also records the exploits of those who grew up without fathers, or with weak or abusive fathers. They became Adolf Hitler, Iosif Vissarionouich Djugashvili (Joseph Stalin), Mao Zedong and Saddam Hussein.
So, bad news for kids who grow up without dads: you’ll probably grow up to be a genocidal maniac.
And I’d just like to clear something up. Alexander writes:
The Grande Dame of the so-called “women’s movement,” Gloria Steinem, once declared, “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
Though popularly attributed to Gloria Steinem, it ain’t her quote.