NRO has a great interview with Sabrina Schaeffer (very close relation), President of the Independent Women’s Forum, that it well-worth reading and saving for political arguments with liberal friends and family. Sabrina dismantles the whole “War on Women” trope here, and there is much more in the book , Liberty Is No War on Women, that Carrie Lukas and Sabrina coauthored:
LOPEZ: How is it “sexist” to argue that there is a war on women? Obviously it comes out of a belief that women should be treated fairly.
SCHAEFFER: The message behind the “war on women” should make women cringe. It assumes that women are inherently less capable than men of learning, working, standing on their own, and caring for their families. Over and over again, women are viewed as damsels in distress in need of a knight on a white horse (read: government) to come in and save them. But I’m pretty sure this is one of those “sexist” ideas our 1960s feminist forebearers were a little upset about. Only now, the paternalistic figure is government rather than a man.
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