Speaking on Meet the Press this Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about the War on Women, saying, “If there was a war on women, I think they won.”
Using the I-know-a-successful-woman-therefore-women-across-the-nation-are-all-vibrantly-succeeding-and-earning-equal-pay argument, Paul continued his misogynist, disingenuous rant:
“This whole sort of war on women thing, I’m scratching my head because if there was a war on women, I think they won. You know, the women in my family are incredibly successful. I have a niece at Cornell vet school, and 85% of the young people there are women. Law school, 60% are women. In med school, 55%. My younger sister is an OB-GYN with six kids and doing great. I don’t see so much that women are downtrodden. I see women rising up and doing great things. In fact, I worry about our young men sometimes because I think the women are out-competing the men in our world […]
The women in my family are doing great. That’s what I see in all the statistics coming out. I have, you know, young women in my office that are the leading intellectual lights of our office. So I don’t really see this, that there’s some sort of war on women that’s, you know, keeping women down. I see women doing great and I think we should extol that success and not dumb it down into a political campaign that somehow one party doesn’t like women or that. I think that’s what’s happened. It’s all been for political purposes.”
Rand’s staff, once again, has failed to clue him in to the real statistics regarding the “State of the Union For Women” in the United States. There are several factors to consider when we discuss the war on women, far more encompassing than merely the reproductive domain of one’s own body. However, without argument we can assert great strides backward have been taken in the availability of birth control and abortion rights across the country, as well as the institution of invasive procedures such as mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasounds, and body cavity searches without permission of women by non-medical personnel.
“I see women doing great,” said Paul, ignoring the statistical truth about poverty rates among women heads of household. There are twice as many households under the poverty led by women as there are led by men. In regards to lack of equality in pay, women make around three-fourths what men do, dollar for dollar, roughly 77%.
The war rages on, while the male-led Congress looks for news ways to restrict action to abortion, some even have the audacity to tell American women that if they want to improve the economy, they should have more babies.
Watch the babbling, bellicose balderdashery from Know-It-All Paul: