Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on President Biden’s idea of women’s rights:
On March 8, the White House released a “fact sheet” celebrating the one-year anniversary of the administration’s Gender Policy Council. What he chose to celebrate would not sit well with many women.
There are 33 initiatives the Biden administration has undertaken on this, and many have little to do with women per se. Announcing a minimum wage increase is one thing; citing it as an example of championing the cause of women is quite another. More importantly, those decrees or policies that exclusively address women are highly politicized: they address only a small subset of women. Worse, some are clearly anti-women.
Married women with children are almost totally ignored: only one of the 33 files concerns them. Women who homeschool their children are totally ignored – they deserve no comment. Among these initiatives that target women, there are 5 on abortion and 10 on the growing smorgasbord of LGBTQI+ people, who are not all women, and who do not even all exist.
Why aren’t women who work from home included in all but one of these 33 initiatives? Because from the very beginning of the feminist movement, they have not only been rejected by activists, they have been treated with contempt.
The Biden team was inspired by French feminist Simone de Beauvoir. Bisexual, whose favorite bed partner was Jean-Paul Satre, she confessed in 1976 that “no woman should be allowed to stay home to raise her children. Women shouldn’t have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will.
This pretty much sums up the totalitarian impulse that has guided so many feminists. Having the “right to choose” never meant the right for a married woman to choose to work at home; it only meant the right to choose an abortion.
Some of the policies touted by the Biden administration cannot be seriously considered women’s rights; more specifically, they are anti-women.
Women’s rights are not enhanced by denying them the right to compete exclusively against biological women in women’s sports: they are retarded. Similarly, women’s rights are violated when they are forced to give up their right to privacy when sharing showers and changing rooms with naked men.
Yet that is what Biden wants. To be specific, the Equality Act, which would allow these denials of women’s rights, is listed as a realization of civil rights in the document. The same goes for the equal rights amendment, which was killed by womennot men, decades ago.
The Biden administration’s idea of women’s rights is as twisted as it is dishonest. Instead of only consulting radical feminists, gay activists and other sex engineers for advice, it would be so nice if they just listened to what ordinary housewives and working mothers have to say about their “liberating” projects. Then, they can solicit + people, whoever they are, for consultation.
Contact Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council: [email protected]