Sorry Democrats, I Care About More Than Just “Women’s Issues”
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As women, our worlds are a little different than men’s worlds. Some of us wear high heels. We love the things that make us feminine. Chances are sometimes we really wonder if we could whip this country into shape a lot quicker than a man. I mean, Margaret Thatcher did say, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” So sure, there are some differences in male and female functions, but since when does that reduce us to a different set of politics than men?
We’ve heard the term “women’s issues” coined many times throughout our lives – mostly by Democrats. We know the few issues that fall under that term. These issues include reproductive rights and birth control, reducing the wage gap, ending domestic violence, and paid maternity leave. However, I refuse to let my biological makeup dictate what issues I, and all other women, are supposed to be passionate about.
The last time I checked, many women are passionate about issues such as the national debt, immigration, foreign policy, and college tuition. All these issues are not only relevant to us as women, but also as Americans.
Kimberly Corban, a sexual assault survivor and avid Second Amendment advocate, spends her time advocating for the Second Amendment as means for us women to protect ourselves.
Congresswoman Mia Love proves finance and economy is a woman’s issue by sitting on the House Committee on Financial Services and two subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and on Monetary Policy and Trade.
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce – while serving on four more subcommittees.
Congresswoman Candice Miller currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, the only female chair of a committee in the House of Representatives.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a deeper focus than the small box that Democrats try to fit women into. Before serving as Secretary of State, Rice was a Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a special assistant to President George H.W. Bush for National Security Affairs. It’s safe to say that Condoleezza Rice has a deep passion for foreign relations and national security – regardless of the fact that these are not often found under the category of “women’s issues.” Furthermore, she headed up the Iraqi Stabilization Group before being nominated by President Bush for Secretary of State. No task was too intimidating for Condi.
No issue is too “daunting,” “confusing,” or “complex” for women to comprehend. As women, we should never allow anyone to tell us that we are to stuck to “women’s issues” and that men can handle everything else. So many great women have come before us – and will come during and after us. These women have been passionate about a plethora of issues worth fighting for. All American issues are women’s issues – not the imaginary bubble that the Left tries to bait women with.
The only thing I love as much as politics is Tennessee football. I'm probably eating Chick-Fil-A or running late because of who I am as a person.
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