As the polls continue to reflect, female voters have significant sway in the election process and in election results. Women proved to be the final contributing factor in Terry McAuliffe’s victory as the new governor of Virginia Tuesday night. The margin was incredibly slim, yet it was women who carried the day for McAuliffe and for the Democrats’ agenda — an agenda which ironically handcuffs women and the women’s movement. The Democrats’ promise of independence for women is an empty promise.

As we approach two pivotal elections in 2014 and 2016 it’s rather vital for the survival of our democratic republic that women pay heed to the fact that not all forms of independence stem from the womb. This womb jerk reaction in the voting booth is a response upon which the Democrats rely. They hold the baby rattle over women’s heads to distract them from the true intention of the party. Dependence. This is a deception dripping in irony because women have fought for centuries for independence of mind and spirit.

The Democrats are ignoring women as a complete soul — one of intellect, courage, talent, and leadership — and focusing on the age-old tradition of treating women as sexual objects.

Haven’t we been trying to prove for centuries that we are more than our bodies? Yet this is the sole focus of the Democrats’ campaign for women — because it’s the only one they have — their reproductive organs.

Women are still sex symbols to the Democratic Party. So much for burning the bras. No “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” from the Democrats’ camp. It’s sex and reproduction, sex and reproduction. Sex is the sexist target of the Democrats.

Amazingly, women fall for these antics. Like a blind man on a tightrope, women who vote for Democrats fall prey to the seduction of voting solely for sexual independence.

Yet independence is varied and complex to the complete woman. It reaches beyond — way beyond — sex.

What good is sexual freedom if all other freedoms are sacrificed in the process?

There are many battles for freedom that women should be fighting. Battles that have huge implications for not only themselves but for their families and their country.