Listen to the Shrieking

Some people just want their noses in everything.

It’s called the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, and the Bush administration doles out up to $50 million annually to fund its programs to build job skills and help fathers connect better with their children. But the National Organization for Women says the effort is illegal because it’s only about men.

NOW and Legal Momentum, another advocacy group, filed complaints yesterday with the Department of Health and Human Services alleging sex discrimination in the initiative that is funding about 100 programs this year.

I wonder how many women-only programs take Federal money? Nobody questions that, nobody demands that they shut down or stop being so exclusive. Yet a government initiative to help fathers, indeed to help families? NOW just cannot abide that.

I think I will go down to the local women’s shelter. If it is receiving any government money, then I clearly have the right to bed down there for the night. Sex discrimination is always wrong, right?

As Vox Day says, calling a feminist a “feminazi” is an insult to National Socialists.

Feminist-Style Freedom

Frank J. at IMAO points out the absurdity of feminists and abortion groups protesting when pharmacies decline to carry certain products.

Trolls have signed me up for all sorts of weird stuff, so today I got an e-mail from NARAL Pro-Choice America (it used to be just called “NARAL” and that acronym actually stood for something… that was until they decided the word “abortion” was bad PR). Here’s the beginning of the letter (which is as far as I read):

Dear Frank,

I wrote to you recently to share my story about my contraceptive emergency.

Basically, it went like this – my boyfriend and I headed to our local Wal-Mart in Springfield, Ohio, to purchase Plan B® after our condom broke. But rather than sell us contraception that they had in the store, the pharmacist laughed in my face!

So, I called NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio!

Here’s a better idea: Call Walgreens.

We had a similar situation here in Olympia last year. Two local Thriftway stores owned by the Stormans family decided not to carry Plan B. For more than a week, angry feminists picketed outside the stores. They had to picket on both sides of the parking lot since it was between two one-way roads.

It was absolutely ridiculous. I remember one old lady with a sign that said “Stop the war against women”. I saw women with their young daughters. What kind of message is that to send to the children of America? If a business does not do what you want it to do then you should picket, protest, and legislate until your dreams come true?

As Frank J. so eloquently states, there are other pharmacies. Just like with any other product, you have the option of taking your business elsewhere. That is what freedom is all about.