Monday, January 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton Needs to Shut Up About Women’s Rights

Hillary Clinton is out there on stump preaching about the importance of granting women’s rights.

[Fighting] to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t just a nice thing to do,” she states in “The Shriver Report. “It isn’t some luxury that we only get to when we have time on our hands. This is a core imperative for every human being in every society. If we do not continue the campaign for women’s rights and opportunities, the world we want to live in – and the country we all love and cherish – will not be what it should be.”

Oh. Pu-leeze. Do us all a favor and shut it, Hillary.

Women have plenty of opportunities today. Opportunities to advance their education, their jobs and their wealth. We have females in exceedingly well-to-do positions in every industry and faction of American life, proving that traditional forms of sexism where women are legally and societally denied the right to better themselves is long dead and gone.

Yet our society is just as sexist today if not more so after all the “championing” we’ve done so far. The time and money and indoctrination we’ve put into women’s rights has only led to a new form of sexism… championed by us!

I work for a female CEO who’s barely ever in her office because she’s too busy maintaining her roots and her figure. She’s showed up to work before wearing an itty-bitty skirt and her then-boyfriend’s button down shirt… twice… in a row. The woman runs an international company and yet she’s far more focused on maintaining her fading youth than her dignity.

I know a very intelligent woman of maybe twenty-six who interrupts other people’s conversations to show off pictures of her in a bikini.

And then there are the countless co-eds (and beyond) who throw themselves at any man available in order to boost their non-existent self-confidence. That lack of self-respect they have is downright encouraged by the very epitome of “free” women: Hollywood celebrities who make their living based on being physically beautiful.

That kind of behavior is ridiculous regardless, but it’s especially pathetic when American women have full access to amazing educational pursuits. We may have to fight a bit harder to get to the top of certain career piles, but that glass ceiling has been broken too many times to matter anymore. And we have full legal control over our bodies.

What other choices should we possibly demand?

Sorry Hillary, but here’s the cold, sad truth: American women have a gigantic smorgasbord of opportunities before us.

The problem isn’t that we don’t have rights. It’s that we’re choosing to use them in the stupidest ways possible.

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