Way back when Bill Clinton was President the alleged war on women was begun by his wife Hillary Clinton and his political machine. Their chosen target was Monica Lewinsky, who as a result is still a victim to this day.
Look whether they did or didn’t. and personally I believe they did, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky violated the national trust with their actions. Instead of confessing and admitting the marital transgression, The Clintons decided to turn his indiscretion into a political firestorm. And directly in the middle of that firestorm they placed Monica Lewinsky vilifying her and deflecting attention away from themselves.
Where was Hillary’s so-called feminist sensibilities then? Angered and aggrieved wife yes but to publically humiliate and trash only the woman involved is unforgivable. Hillary now claims, in her new book Hard Choices, that she won’t engage in woman bashing for political advantage:
They immediately issued a dismissive statement and reached out to me in hopes I would follow suit,” Clinton writes. “But I wouldn’t. I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. I didn’t think that made political sense and it didn’t feel right. So I said no, telling them there’d be plenty of time for criticism. A few hours later the Obama campaign reversed itself and congratulated Governor Palin.
So, what has changed Mrs. Clinton? Is it that Bill is no longer threatened and you can now be prepared in hindsight to be gracious? Or is it that it is no longer politically wise for you to be perceived to be trashing another woman in politics regardless of her political ideology? A young woman who made a mistake with the most powerful man in the world is worthy of being trashed but political convenience has you singing another story now?
I’m sorry but there is no war on woman as a whole, there is only a perceived war on woman when it is politically convenient for women centered politics.