Women needing government are not independent

By January 15, 2014Uncategorized

In 2012 liberal progressives — or like my friend likes to say, liberal “faux-gressives” — waged a phony War on Women propaganda campaign to get their candidates elected on both the state and federal level.

Left-wing pundits in mainstream media, special-interest groups, and our own U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed that Republicans were waging a War on Women by either not giving women free birth control or by religious institutions blocking access to it. Are you kidding me?

First off, last time I checked, condoms cost less than a Starbucks coffee and are sold at every convenience store. Secondly, I fully remember paying for my own contraception while in college working part-time at a retail store making only a few bucks an hour. The reality is, if liberal progressives stopped over-regulating, over-burdening and over-taxing the business sector, more businesses — of all sizes — could hire more women.

So instead of relying on Big Government to give women food stamps, a free Obamaphone and birth control, they could earn enough money at a decent-paying job and afford to buy their own necessities. They’d also be self-reliant, self-empowered and on a pathway to economic mobility.

Isn’t this what feminists have been fighting for for decades?

Feminists don’t want women to be dependent on men, so why are so many women shifting that dependence to Big Government?

If women want to truly be empowered, they need to have in-demand skills and a decent-paying job so they can be independent.

Under President Obama’s failed economic policies, mimicked here in Massachusetts by our own “progressive” governor, there are more than 245,000 Bay State residents currently unemployed. A large number of them are women. Yes, that demographic Democrats are supposed to be helping. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, when Gov. Deval Patrick took office in January 2007, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent. It’s now 7.2 percent.

Is this progress? Are women really benefitting under liberal progressive policies? Or are they just falling for vacuous promises?

Without economic mobility, otherwise known as a job, somehow $10 worth of free birth control doesn’t seem so important.

Bottom line: It’s time for women to start voting with their heads, not their ovaries.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Trending Now” on Boston Herald radio. To learn more about Adriana, visit her website at adrianacohen.com or follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

 

About Adriana Cohen

Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.