What is a womans issue, when it comes to state and national politics?
I have watched in astonishment as the Democrats, over the past 20 months, have systematically thrown away what has in our lifetime been their primary treasure: that is to say, the womens vote.
Presidents Clinton and Obama won solely due to the advantage that the DNC has held, for decades, with one demographic: white suburban womenand especially, the white college-educated suburban women who traditionally vote over 80 per cent for Democrats. The advantage this gave President Clinton was a gender gap in his favor of up to 11%.
That shrunk to 6% for President Obama, in some metrics, but it still made the difference in electing him.
No matter how many ways you do the math, Democrats simply cannot win a national or state election without this populations support.
Yet they are enacting policies and producing messaging that burn up that advantage. And indeed this demographic is abandoning the DNC ship.
My own specialty, as a former political consultant, was in advising the Democrats how to appeal to, and formulate policies for, this crucial demographic. For a number of reasonsthe fact that pollsters, consultants and candidates, were mostly men in their 50s and 60sboth parties tended (and still tend) to be tone-deaf about womens issues, except for those issues that hit even the most entrenched patriarchal dinosaur over the head, such as pay equity, rape and domestic violence, and abortion rights.
Butwhat is a womens issue?
As a feminist, it has amazed me that the gender politics of what has happened to us over the past two years has gone virtually un-analyzed. Lockdowns and medical coercion, vaccine mandates, the masking of children, the closures of small businesses by forcefreedom itself, for Lords sakeare all, obviously, womens issues.
(As CEO and cofounder of a non-partisan platform, I cannot tell you for whom to vote. But I can remind you what freedom looks like; and as a feminist, I can certainly do what I have done for decades, and urge women to vote like women. The conclusions you reach when you think about how this issue is at play now, may surprise you.)
Who was disproportionately harmed by lockdowns? Masking? Forced mRNA injections?
Women and their children.
Lockdowns are womens issues.
Who was expected somehow to fullfil their obligations to their bosseswhile overseeing the wellbeing of school-age kids suddenly confined to their rooms, isolated without friends, and chained cognitively to screens? Women.
Ive been on panels for 35 years about how to solve the conundrum of womens needs as workers, versus requirements for parenting small or school-aged children; and never would I have imagined that this stubborn puzzle would be solved by the proposition that we simply chain both mom and kids to separate computers in a single family home, with zero social contact or support, for six to eight hours a day, for months at a time.
That solutionone crafted by those tech companies who benefited (as I explained in my book The Bodies of Others) from the digital-only worldis the most misogynist, and anti-child, solution ever, in the history of human moms and kids.
Now imagine this situation as a single motherwith no respite at all, via a partner, from caregiving. Now imagine that you are a frontline worker single momwith no one to watch your child locked at home. Some stats, via the United States Bureau of the Census:
Single Parent Statistics
Highlights of statistics on single parent homes:
- 80% of all single parents in the U.S. are single mothers.
- 52.9% of single mothers are millennials.
- 15.6 million children live in single-mother households in the U.S.
- 52.3% of single mothers have never been married, 29.3% are divorced.
- Single mothers have a 35.6% smaller median income than single fathers.
- Only 45.9% of single parents receive full child support.
- Annual cost of child care is $10,174, which is 35% of a single-parent income.
- 28.9% of single-mother households live below the poverty level.
- 31% of single fathers are living with their own parents.
Lifting out data points: fifteen point six million American kids live in single-mother households, and single mothers earn 35%.6 less than do single fathers.
How was the lockdown for these millions of children, these millions of moms?
As a former single mom, even though a lucky one in many ways, I can say firsthand: lockdowns for millions of single mom households would have been unendurable; they would have brought these little families terrible harm and sustained suffering.
Who cared about this, these dangers, this exhaustion, this mental health degradation for mothers and children, these situations that left kids vulnerable to child abuse and neglect, violence and self-harm?
No one who was in charge of those right-on, feminist lockdown states.
Not Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Not Governor Andrew Cuomo. Not Governor Gavin Newsom.
Not American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
This cruelty, misogyny and child abuse are reasons that rage-filled mama bear groups avenging childrens torture, such as Tiffany Justices Moms for Liberty, are growing exponentially. Though Moms for Liberty are caricatured as Trumpers, they are nonpartisansee their website. When they urge community members to Find your People they dont mention a political party. Theirs is a newly defined, awe-inspiringly effective tribal affiliation, deeper than party labels.
I know from being in contact with Moms for Liberty, that there is no way to characterize them politically, since partisan politics is not their organizing principle. Their home page shows women of all backgrounds. Their motto, We Dont Co-Parent with the Government, resonates with moms in regard to any government, whether Left or Right. These furious ladies, now in chapters across the nation, dont care what your label is.
They are the de facto Party of Moms.
And this new political alliance will flatten anything in its path. Watch the heck out.
Now let us talk about the science.
Who was disproportionately harmed by mRNA vaccine mandates? Women and children. When Childrens Health Defense tries to protect kids from mRNA injections imposed without their parents consent, with its protest action of mothers surrounding mRNA-vaccine vans parked in schoolyards, they are not supporting one candidate or another. They too, in these actions, serve as a de facto Party of Moms.
I worked for months with Aimee Villella and Stephanie Locricchio of Childrens Health Defense, promoting their actions to protect families medical freedom. I knew them only as badass, kick-ass, terrifyingly organized, unstoppably furious moms of the new breed, the kind of women whom I deeply admire; the kind of women, ironically, who have replaced traditional liberal feminists (who have been, overall, so disappointingly passive in the past two years) in the supergirl-heroine pantheon of the nations, and even in my own, imagination.
To this day I do not know Ms. Villellas or Ms. Locricchios party affiliation. We never discussed it.
The kids are more important than any labels.
When I spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Defeat the Mandates rally in LA, I warned the mandate-driving leaders and the Pharma executives: You hurt our kids, and that they had no idea what it would be like to be on the receiving end of the rage of thousands of mothers. I got a visceral roar of affirmation from the women in the crowd, even louder than the noise from the men. The video, interestingly, is hard to find now online.
Mine was not a partisan statement, and I have no idea the party affiliation of the women who reacted with that brutal lioness-roar of affirmation.
We were all, at that moment, a de facto Party of Moms.
Furious mothers have never before been a political force, but by God, they are now.
If you are a mom, or stepmom, vote like a mom or stepmom on Tuesday.
Who was most hurt by forced mRNA injections?
Dr Robert Chandler, of the WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Research Volunteers, found that the lipid nanoparticles remain in the ovaries. He also found that women sustained 72 per cent of the adverse events, compared to men, and that 16 per cent of these adverse events were reproductive disorders (Pfizers own phrase) versus the less than one per cent of reproductive disorders sustained by men.
The mRNA vaccines, that were forced on women (the majority of the US population) by a male President, destroyed American womens fertility at a scale we are only now beginning to grasp; one that is monumental.
When I tried to warn US women (accurately) that mRNA injections were damaging womens menstrual cycles, I was deplatformed and smeared. Carol Crawford of the CDC (no doubt a feminist), Dr Rochelle Walensky of the CDC (feminist) and Andy Slavitt of the feminist White House, colluded with Twitter and Facebook to smear and deplatform me as well as others, all trying to raise alarms regarding the mRNA vaccines threats to womens and human health.
(Sheryl Sandberg, then COO of Facebook, wrote a book about womens empowerment, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. I had supported her in a column of mine at Project Syndicate, when her book faced criticism. Her organization, LeanIn.org, promotes womens empowerment circles. Later, at her request, I went to visit her on the Facebook campus.
Our sisterhood moment did not last long.
Throughout 2021 and into 2022, I was in repeated, direct contact with Sandberg by email seeking without results to get back onto my Facebook fan page, with its 150,000 followers, to report damage of mRNA vaccines to womens reproductive health, and other information I was uncovering regarding womens and babies health issues. Little did I know, when she kept sidestepping my requests to regain my platform, that for all of those months, her company was meeting regularly with the White House and CDC to keep folks like me, and indeed me specifically, out.
By running a company that colluded with the White House and CDC to censor information about menstrual and reproductive harms to women, and about mortal danger to fetuses and babies, Sandberg was unfortunately leaning in to an American and global genocide. But hey, she still owns 1.5 million shares of the company, worth $290 million, so womens and babies health be damned.
Sheryl Sandberg. Big Dem supporter. Famous feminist.)
By the Biden administration silencing criticswith the latest America First Legal FOIA release, we see that this silencing goes up to the level of DHSthey and their tech company allies ensured that millions of American women would suffer debilitatingly life-changing menses, and that American women too would sustain the level of miscarriages and neonatal deaths that we are seeing worldwide.
So a bitter irony is now inherent in our historical moment, in our choice on Tuesday.
The Left is always claiming that the Right wants to Get into my uterus, so, RNC, Stay out of my uterus.
And the DNC is continually maintaining, in these final days before Tuesday, that Democrats alone are the champions of your uterus.
The DNC bases its appeal to women, of course, on protecting womens right to abortion.
But we must now face the fact that the DNC gives not two fks , as the evidence emerging now proves, for your right to have a healthy, living baby.
It is very, very bad to grab women by the pussy without their consent.
But it is also very, very bad to destroy womens ovaries and uteruses, and to poison their breast milk, without their consent, and to force them to submit to taking into their bodies as a medicine, a substance that can kill their babies in utero or soon after birth.
By ignoring this damage done on its watch to women and babies, the Left loses its historical claim to be the defender of womens bodies and of their choices about their bodies.
Who actually, most recently, hurt and invaded your uterus with malice aforethought? It is the people currently in power.
Lipid nanoparticles traverse every membrane in the human body, including the uterus and in pregnant women, the placenta.
Dr James Thorp, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, found that the lipid nanoparticles of the mRNA vaccine traverse the placenta and create a netting of calcifications that weaken it.
Babies of mRNA-vaccinated women are being delivered early, as the placentas of many vaccinated women do not have the integrity to bring a baby safely to term. Dr Thorp reports that many babies of vaccinated moms are being born with chromosomal abnormalities or physical malformations.
That is a womens issue.
President Biden and Dr Rochelle Walensky and Andy Slavitt and Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Governor Kathy Hochul (the latter both feminists) were fine running this risk with your body, your ovaries, your breast milk, your uterus, your fetus, your baby.
On Tuesday, if you are a woman, vote like a woman.
Vaccine injuries to adults too, are disproportionately a womens issue.
Women are the caregivers, disproportionately, for the disabled and for the elderly. Often, at the same time, they are also working at jobs and trying to be moms to little children or teenagers. The exhaustion of many domestically overtasked women knows no bounds. The mRNA vaccine has caused disabilities at scale for working age people, according to former Blackrock hedge fund manager Ed Dowd, and it has caused severe adverse events in the elderly as well.
Who is disproportionately looking after those newly disabled adults and elders?
You got it: women.
I watched my Governor, Kathy Hochul, barely register a reaction at the fact that New York State gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldins wife and two young daughters were home when there was a drive-by shooting outside. Zeldin, a man, seemed to be more outraged by this dangerto womenthan our female Governor appeared to be. I was stunned when she dismissed the issue of crime in our state as a conspiracy and when I saw a round of female Democratic (feminist) talking heads on CNN and MSNBC, parrot this soundbite the next day.
Crime isnt really that high. OK, but its high in red states too. The Republicans are just trying to scare people about crime. Worrying about violent criminals being back on the streets is racist.
But all these feminists seemed to ignore the fact that crime and punishment are not just racial justice issues (which they are). Crime and punishment are also, deeply, womens issues. Who is most harmed by domestic violence? Women. Who is raped disproportionately? Women. According to the CDC, 41% of women have experienced intimate partner crime in their lifetimes.
Who is trafficked disproportionately? Women, who are 65% of trafficking victims globally.
Who are most hurt when defund the police movements drive policing out of low income neighborhoods? Low income women and children. One woman in three has been a victim of violence.
Whom do you call when you are raped or stalked or beaten, if you are a woman? The police.
These feminists on the Left are okay with these resourcesresources that protect women, disproportionately, from certain violent crimesbeing depleted.
I was stunned that womens and childrens safety concerns were erased by Governor Hochul, and by Governor Whitmer, while MSNBC and CNN female talking heads mocked concerns about crime as delusional.
If womensuburban white women, as well as women of colorare fleeing the Democratic party right now, it may be because 41 per cent of them have experienced intimate partner crime, and about a third have been victims of violence in general.
How can the DNC ignore or trivialize this massive factone understood now for decades, even by police departments, as a feminist issue?
Also astonishing to hear is women leaders on the Left deriding the publics concerns about inflation and the economy, as being a gullible reaction to a Republican scare tactic.
Do they think women are innumerate?
The economy is a womens issue. Inflation is a womens issue.
You learn this in Feminism 101.
This is becauseduhwomen earn less than men.
US women still earn only 83 per cent of the paychecks of US men. President Biden did not fix that sad fact.
So obviouslyinflation lowers the value of the paychecks of women, disproportionately.
You dont have to be gaslit by Republican scare tactics to be a woman of any political persuasion, of any income bracket, able to figure out that ugly math for your very own self.
But the DNC seems to think that, for women voters at least, Math is hard.
Even illegal immigration is a womens issue. American women, whether they are legal immigrants (as were my paternal grandmother and both of my great-grandmothers) or were born here, are 54% of voters.
That is to say, American women voters are the majority. Properly organized, they should run, electorally, America.
This is a case I have made since the 1990s and it is still true. Women have vast power in this country by virtue of being the electoral majority.
That vote, for American women, whether they are legal immigrants or whether they were born here, was the fruit of a hard-won fight that took generations.
In New York State, where I live, astonishingly, hundreds of thousands of non-American illegal immigrants were granted, for six months, the right to vote. The law was struck down eventually, but this wont be the last attempt to pass such bills. The elements of the law are truly shocking:
The law allowed an estimated 800,000 to 1 million noncitizens living in the city as lawful permanent residents of the United States or with U.S. authorization to work here to vote in elections for city office, including those for the mayors office and local council members, but not in state-wide or federal elections. There are about 6.7 million people of voting age in New York City.
Apart from all of the other civic and philosophical problems with that idea, which will surely be reintroduced elsewhere if not again in New York State if Governor Hochul and her team win, what that kind of legislation does is to dilute the voting power of American women who are now powerfully in the majority.
How can such efforts not alarm American women, whether they are legal immigrants or born in this country, women of whatever race or ethnicity, as an unaccountable dilution of their own voice?
But none of the feminists in the Biden administration point out how open borders, and people who are not even American citizens voting, disempower American citizens of all races and backgrounds and countries of origin, who are women.
Lastly, let us talk about small business owners. Women have been the fastest-growing sector of founders of small businesses. Talented women often leave corporate America when they feel they are not being evaluated equally to their male peers, and they strike out on as entrepreneurs, on their own.
The Democrats have long claimed to be the main supporters of policies helping women- and minority-owned small businesses.
But millions of small businesses died in the lockdowns, and the assets and capital of the women entrepreneurs among thesewhose capital was disproportionately meager to start withare now all gone.
Now those female-owned florists, real estate firms, restaurants and cafes, the small rental properties, are all gone; wiped out by enforced economic paralysis. Remember that many of these small businesses were owned by single moms, who may now have no way at all to feed their kids.
The transfer of all of these women owners markets and revenue, as I have noted in my recent book, went, in the lockdowns, to the oligarch friends of the Biden administration. In place of these female small business owners dreams and companies, now chains and megacorporations reign supreme.
So twenty months later, millions of these former female small business owners have zero assets or equity to show for all of their hard work, and are surviving paycheck to paycheck, or with credit cards maxed out, or are precariously in debt.
Feminists did that to you, O women business owners of America.
I was one of these scared female small business owners. I remember, in the depth of the lockdown thinkingI have no way to meet new potential clients. Eventually, if this continues, how will I make payroll?
That turning off of the spigot of business, was what the lockdown did to millions of small women-owned businesses; and for the majority of women business owners without capital or savings to ride out a year and a half of effective house arrest or self-incarceration for their customer basesthere was no way to protect their investments in their own ideas, and in their own hard work.
So Americas women got economically shafted over the past 20 monthsthe usual thing for usyet again.
But this timein historys greatest of ironiesthis theft of women entrepreneurs money at industrial scale, was accomplished on the watch of a feminist boss in the White House; the carnage was overseen by the feminist first female Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, as it shattered of the dreams and assets of millions of businesswomen.
So you want to talk about equity, oh Vice President Harris? Lets do it. Lets really talk about equity here, in the words traditional and non-tortured, rather than in its more recent, revisionist, meaning.
Women small business owners of America,at scale, lost their equity in the past twenty months.
They lost it.
Their actual, non-metaphorical equity, their wealth, their labor, their daughters as well as their sons hard-won inheritances, was redirected by the Biden administration to the oligarch friends of the Biden administrationthat purportedly feministadministration, the one that was supposed to help and defend just exactly these women.
Lastly, there is the issue ofjust plain freedom. Women were chattel for centuries and have won full rights to assemble, vote, own their bodies, and live on their own terms, only very recently.
So think about freedom, and who took it away, and who is claiming to care about it (you will have to hold their feet to the fire, too, whoever wins)when you enter the polling booth on Tuesday.
I am not a partisan. I am not. I dont care any more about labels. I dont care about parties. They are all corrupt. No one will do right unless the people force them to do right.
I care about the Constitution and I care about personal liberty.
But I also care especially about the women and children of America.
Ive tasked myself with the job of alerting women to systemic threats to their wellbeing, and I have done so faithfully for 35 years.
So there you are. I have done so now too.
Make what you will of this information.
But on Tuesday, for whomever you may voteas Abigail Adams would have saidplease, Remember the Ladies.
Remember what has been done to them, to us, to our children.
How you vote on Tuesday is not, properly understood, a Red issue. It is not a Blue issue.
How you vote on Tuesdayproperly understoodis a womens issue.