by John Hawkins | August 30, 2012 11:46 pm
Live by the wacky, whiny interest group,: die by the wacky, whiny interest group.
Because the Democratic National Convention has just banned children from the convention floor – including breastfeeding babies – unless those children have convention credentials. Which, needless to say, is relatively unlikely.
It is not clear what motivated this particular policy. However, in a development that may surprise some people, the move has infuriated the party’s feminist luminaries. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem issued a statement to the Charlotte Observer slamming the policy:
“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”
The National Organization for Women has also lept on the bandwagon, slamming the DNC’s no-child-policy as sexist because it amounts to an “insurmountable barrier for mothers.” Given that the convention has also refused to provide child care in any way (though private child care vendors will be listed on a convention directory), this arguably isn’t much of an exaggeration. The RNC has taken a more mild tack, and only banned strollers from the convention floor.
Why would they do such a thing? It must be because they hate women…or alternately, they prefer for all the crybabies to be on stage instead of “squawling” from the audience. I only wish they could apply the same rules to every movie theater in my local area.
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