Marybeth Hicks of the Washington Times writes that “the best thing anyone can do for American women and girls is to encourage men and boys to ‘man up'”:
Under the direction of his longtime political pal Valerie Jarrett, Mr. Obama has added membership on this council to the already daunting list of tasks of every Cabinet-level appointee. He says the council’s job will be to ensure that the feminist agenda saturates public policy on all levels.
The president gathered the A-listers of feminism to celebrate his announcement, including the leaders of the National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List. Others who work to advance the cause of women and girls (but not abortion rights), were not in attendance. Probably an oversight.
The folks who did attend seemed thrilled that a special White House council had been created to advance feminist ideas. I doubt it’s going to do much good for women and girls.
If Mr. Obama wanted to actually do something significant for American’s women and girls, he would have created instead a White House Council on Men and Boys.
Just imagine the estrogen-induced response to something so sexist as a council chartered to address the concerns of one gender over another. Oh, wait. That’s what this is.
So far, the Obama administration’s policies have proven to be standard issue boilerplate reactionary liberalism–why should they change now? But definitely read the whole thing.
Update: Related thoughts from Dr. Helen Smith–be sure to read the coments, as well.