Real Talk About Culture, The Female Vote, and Matt Walsh

I’ve heard a lot of opinions over the last few days concerning Matt Walsh and culture, but one thing has stuck with me that I feel needs to be addressed, and I intend to do that in short here and now so that I can return to enjoying my last day of vacation. 

The point that I saw, which was brought up in a Facebook thread, was that Matt writes primarily for a female audience and that if we (the right) are somehow overlooking this audience, then maybe we should pay a little attention to what this asshole is saying about culture (because he couldn’t possibly have anything else to teach us, amiright?).

To be quite blunt, yes, you are alienating women. It is your own fault. Matt is reaching this demographic in a way in which you scoff at, and instead of listening you simply try to marginalize him…and along with him, his following. The following that you, despite your best efforts, cannot seem to swing to your side in elections. That following. 

Let me get straight to the point, because I have a room full of eager girls who are chomping at the bit to go to the beach right now…

Matt addresses the broader culture. He speaks to the importance of family, Christian values, and the need to respect each other. It strikes at the heart. It also strikes at the problems (and solutions) of culture, whether it be pop culture or any other kind you may wish to “engage.” His delivery may leave something to be desired, but his message is sound. I won’t rant, again, about how ridiculous I think attacking a person over delivery is when you can’t refute their point, because I’ve done that countless times. The fact is that culture is like a long and winding river. We each experience it in different ways in our lives, we each engage it differently. Some approach it with more enthusiasm and excitement. Some with trepidation. But the river has a genesis: a spring from which everything else flows; the foundation of society- namely, the family. 

So if one more person tries to tell me that Matt Walsh is not interested in engaging the culture, I will be forced to slam your head into the nearest wall. Because UGH. That’s literally what he does every single frickin day. Just because he doesn’t employ your method, or even validate your method, doesn’t mean that he isn’t on the front lines of the culture wars. So stop already. It makes you look petty. 

Which brings me back to the point of how we are losing women and Matt is not…

To be perfectly honest with you, I’m disgusted with people on the right. I have lost respect for many of you. The reason is that the “big tent” is more of a frat house than a circus. Seriously. 

You are so freaking concerned with not being seen as “stuffed shirts”, prudes, “out of touch”, etc, that you have become as bad as liberals in your behavior. You are now the enemy. You are contributing to the cultural decay.

All you “conservative” (I use that term loosely) men, in your efforts to appear “hip” and cool and ALPHA (oh my GAWD how I hate that word now), you have become pre-pubescent boys. You have zero respect for women. You treat us like toys to be played with… until, of course, you need to reach out to women for votes. Just ease off your butthurt for a moment and think about it… you’re constantly, incessantly, obsessively, talking about BEWBS. OMG BOOBS. They’re so amazing and wonderful and SHOW ME YOURS, PLEASE, BECAUSE I’M AN ALPHA MALE RAAWWWRR!! 

Child, please. A man doesn’t advertise his masculinity by objectifying women, he does so by uplifting them. Guess who’s been uplifting women? If you guessed Matt Walsh, you’re right! He’s always praising his wife, his daughters, talking about how wonderful and talented and beautiful they are and how he wishes to shelter them from all the bad things in the world. THAT message speaks to women. The “I’m an alpha and I like boobs and bacon and hey let’s hook up” message? Not so much. 

As for you “women” (yeah, loosely) who feed into that “alpha” bullshit and bathe in the validation of having internet Romeos tell you how hawt you are? Yeah, you act like teenage girls. Think, for a moment, how difficult a relationship is in our current society. Think about what feminism has done to degrade women and turn us into sex fiends who want/need casual and meaningless sex. You are now a part of that. Men ask to see your tits (most of the time, they don’t even have to ask) and you oblige. And the panting masses drool and breathe close to their screens because APPARENTLY they’ve never seen a rack before. Yet they’re alphas. *eyeroll* And you alienate other women because really who wants their man drooling over you?? You know how hard a relationship can be, yet you continue to throw out roadblocks in everyone else’s. Why? Well, because being flattered feels good. So why not, right? After all, if she can’t keep her man… blah blah blah. Yet if it were your man who was having his ego stroked by random women because he’s an alpha and you’re just a jealous bitch.. well, the shoe doesn’t fit so well when you’re the one wearing it. 

So the short answer is yes, unequivocally, we do have a problem when it comes to women and how they vote on the right. But maybe, just maybe, if women felt they were valued and respected then we wouldn’t. And I get it, you want to undo the damage that liberal policies have done to turn men into whimpering pussies…

But how about instead of encouraging them to act like over-sexed frat boys we encourage them to act like men of good character? Which means, ladies, that you need to behave as ladies and exhibit some good character of your own. Respect yourselves and each other, build one another up with encouragement, keep each other in check with constructive criticism, and instead of living a life divorced from every personal belief you hold sacred, maybe start showing some fruits of your faith in your political walk as well. 

After all, if you want to change the cultural landscape, you’re going to have to stop polluting it. 

 

Blog Challenge, Day 1: About the birth control…

I have decided in what is literally the eleventh hour to challenge myself to post to my blog every day. Either this will result in me becoming more comfortable with publishing and make me a better writer or it will bore you to tears. I apologize in advance.

To kick off this new challenge I’ve decided to share a couple of thoughts I have about this whole war-on-women-birth-control-healthcare issue.

As I see it, there are 2 major flaws with the premise that not providing birth control coverage or subsidies is somehow a war on women. First of all, you’re working with the assumption that all women of child-bearing age want or need birth control. Of the total number of women of child-bearing age, only a little over half of them would want birth control. Of that number, less than half of them would need it. I don’t have links or statistics, if you demand them I will look them up. I’m just pointing out that the number of women who would want birth control compared to the number of women for whom the left feigns to speak is divergent.

The second major flaw as I see it is the assumption that all women who want or need birth control are insistent on having the government either subsidize it or force employers to cover it in their health plan. I’m almost positive if you looked beyond the end of your nose you’d encounter women who are free-market capitalists who also purchase birth control. They’re not so keen on paying more taxes because politicians wanted to paint an entire sex with one broad victim brush stroke. No pun intended.

So while Obama and his band of victims’ advocates try to pander to a large group by declaring the right has waged a war on women, I do wonder if they’ve stopped long enough to even consider that the group they’re advocating for is considerably smaller than they had assumed. Note to leftists: you aren’t fighting for women. You’re fighting for socialist-minded perpetual victims who just happen to have a uterus. Real women aren’t buying it.

Mothers For Romney

Dear Julia,

As we were having our morning coffee, dad and I got your email about birth control. Honey…. I don’t even know where to begin. Let me just say first of all $18,000?!?! REALLY?! I know we have to consider prices and inflation, but did you know you could buy Trojan condoms in bulk and get 1000 condoms for $350? You could have sex every day for nearly 3 years! Although the idea of my little girl being so wanton is quite frankly… sickening! What happened to the values you were taught growing up? Your father can’t even respond to your email, he’s too busy mumbling and cleaning his gun.

We realize you may think our values “old-fashioned” but the truth is those values protect you! When you respect yourself, you don’t give your body to the use of just any man who takes a fleeting interest. You don’t have to worry about pregnancy or disease or whether or not he’s going to call. You’ll never have to do the “walk of shame” or live with regret. Just think about it, dear.

I won’t pretend that I’ve lived with my head in the sand for the last decade. I know you’ve probably… charmed the snake. So if you are going to spit on the values you were taught and be so brazen as to ask your mother for help buying birth control, then get ready little girl because mama just took the gloves off. Here goes…

1) You remember making such a big deal out of being “an adult”? Well I do, honey. Good luck with that.

2) Your dad and I have graciously paid your tuition for 2 years. Your job at that little boutique allowed you to buy your books. If you are too busy humping like a rabbit to study those books and earn that degree we’ve been paying for then we can just stop paying your tuition.

3) Condoms are free at the health department.

4) If your “date” can’t be bothered with protection you should not be surprised when he tells his friends you were easy and doesn’t call you.

5) The pill increases your risk of cancer. Are you going to ask us to pay for your chemo too?

6) The pill helps regulate your period? Oh, well then… all the women in the history of ever wanted me to tell you that they almost shed a single tear for you. Ask for more hours at the boutique and take fewer classes next semester. You’ll be able to buy your own pills!

Dear, we aren’t heartless, but you trying to manipulate us by implying that we will have to pay you if we vote for Romney is a little bit like extortion. Besides, our own insurance rates went up after Obama pushed through Obamacare, and I lost my job because the company couldn’t afford the extra cost to insure employees. Your dad is worried he will lose his job now. We’ve canceled the cable, gym membership, and magazine subscriptions. We stopped eating out. I won’t be reflooring the den or buying a new comforter for the bedroom ($18,000 could refloor the whole house and pay for a nice dinner out!). You see, honey, when grown ups are faced with a change in fortune, they do this thing called “budgeting”. If you are suddenly faced with paying for birth control don’t cry to mommy. You put your big girl panties on and work out how you can cover the necessities. When you’re done with that, call me. I’d like to congratulate you on finally growing up.

xoxo, Mom

p.s. I almost forgot! If you are so insistent on taking care of your .. ahem… ‘sexual needs’, you should invest in a vibrator. It’s much more economical!

(This has been a fictional response to the following ridiculous campaign e-card.)

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ecard-women-can-i-borrow-18000-help-pay-my-birth-control_653174.html