sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

April 2, 2017

Programming Note

Filed under: politics — edge of the sandbox @ 2:00 pm

I’ve been blogging over at Medium here.  Also at the Medium, I am now an editor of Iron Ladies, a conservative feminist blog and a brainchild of Leslie Loftis.  From Iron Ladies mission statement:

Conservative women see ourselves as doctors, lawyers, accountants, writers, politicians — whatever — who happen to be women. Thus, we’ve rarely gathered on sites like Jezebel and have not organized into national advocacy groups like the National Organization for Women. And when we have tried that kind of grouping, we’ve not managed the membership success that NOW once boasted. We do not lack numbers, we simply do not organize around the fact that we are women.

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Ask “what do women think about x” and there will be any number of feminists claiming to represent what other women think about x easily available for an interview. They own the perception of speaking for most women because they speak with organization and coordination. Ask “what do conservative women think about x” and where would someone go for the answer? To Fox, the one stop shop for finding a conservative woman for those who do not actually know any conservative women.

This shortcut creates the impression that conservative women largely agree on issues. Trust me on this one. We are not any sort of hive mind. We debate…frequently. Regardless, Fox does not provide a representative sample.

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