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NOW Needs to Look Up the Word ‘Sexism’

NOW and sexismThis is beyond hilarious from The Hill:

National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill on Wednesday called President Obama’s critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist.

O’Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during an interview with Yahoo News published Saturday.

“Yes, I think it is sexist,” O’Neill said. “I think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warren’s concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way.”

Obama told Yahoo that Warren was opposing his trade agenda to further her own political brand.

“The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. And you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. And I understand that,” Obama told Yahoo.

O’Neill said Obama’s “clear subtext is that the little lady just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

This is absolute madness. And anyone with a sane mind and a proper understanding of the term “sexism” would agree. How in heaven’s name were Obama’s comments prejudicial or discriminatory based on sex?

They weren’t. In the least. And feminists who would toss the word “sexism” his way with regard to this are out of their minds. (I’m sure they’ve already labeled me “sexist” for saying so.)

Memo to O’Neill and NOW: The suggestion that you can’t criticize a woman’s policy because she’s a woman is demeaning. It paints women as weak and unable to handle such criticism. Founding feminists worked really hard to combat the very nonsense you’re suggesting.

Get ready for “feminists” like O’Neill to consistently paint GOP candidates and media criticizing Hillary as sexist. Will the GOP candidate that ultimately hits the debate stage with Hillary be “sexist” just by virtue of disagreeing with her policies?

This interpretation of “feminism” is embarrassing. And should be laughed at, as should any outlook that implies that a woman’s ideas and policies can’t be toughly criticized because of her gender.

Founding feminists would agree with me.

Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.

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Wheeler
5 years ago

Harmful to what cause? Your sons? I think it would be helpful for them to understand why the particular women they date feel this way, if they do. (you know, your sons may just be telling you that so you’ll stop telling them they should get married…) The twenties still on young side to be marrying these days, if you want it to last. Most young women I know do want to get married, have kids, etc. If the ones your sons are dating don’t it may be due to a variety of factors: Are these young women in professions… Read more »

Joanne
5 years ago

At one time “feminist” wanted equal rights under the rule of law. What has happened to feminism is a disgrace. In our colleges today there are feminist studies departments, LGBT studies, African – American studies, etc.. These departments shouldn’t exist but what is really sad is the propaganda they promote.

I think this might be the only time I agreed with Obama.

PaulO
5 years ago

Women deal with idiotic comments all the time, it’s part of life, just as subtle racism is probably part of being a person of color.

“And so it goes” …. Linda Ellerbee

Diana Erbio
5 years ago

This is the nonsense that gets focused on when everyone is supposed to weigh every word they say. Let’s stop trying to be so PC all the time and just express ourselves honestly.

David
5 years ago

Feminism is to men as the KKK is to blacks. Once you understand that it all makes sense.
David

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