Another awards weekend honoring left-wing party politics is in the books, leaving hundreds of women to bask in the memories of sisterhood. The event, Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit hosted by the magazine, paid tribute to survivors of sexual assault, a 97-year-old park ranger, and the usual suspects – actresses, models, and media darlings du jour.
“It’s deja vu all over again.”
They gathered in New York City, collected their swag bags — a Hadley tote from Sherpani filled with sea-salty snacks, cosmetics, skimpy drawers, and coupons for an online fitness program – attended “intimate panels and breakout sessions led by some of today’s most exciting personalities, influencers, and organizers,” and listened to stories from Glamour-described women “game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers.”
Nary a conservative woman in the bunch. Not to say the honorees did not deserve recognition. Some were worthy, others just filler, but the message was clear: Trump sucks, and if you can think for yourself and not follow the doctrine set forth by the Democrats, so do you.
It was nauseatingly political.
As baseball icon Yogi Berra once opined, “It’s deja vu all over again.”
And the Honorees
Of course, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made the cut, branded “the Advocate” for going to Washington to “give women nationwide a voice.” Well, at least a voice for her constituents in California.
Harris, fresh off a cringe-worthy performance in Senate hearings on SCOTUS nominee and now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is dipping her manicured toe into the water for a possible 2020 presidential run.
What has she accomplished, besides interrogating the president’s top Cabinet picks without a hint of decorum in a highly partisan and divisive style? Her state of California is in crisis mode from unimaginable homeless numbers, an out-of-control pricey housing market, and the dissolution of the middle class. But Harris focuses her energy on being an argumentative pawn in the Senate and dancing for puppeteers crafting her brand.
There are other more experienced and accomplished women on Capitol Hill who walk the talk.
Why not honor Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a tireless crusader for Iowa’s homeless veterans, agribusinesses, and constituents’ needs? Or longtime Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who just became Tennessee’s first female senator? Or pro-choice Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) who has pushed legislation to rein in drug prices? These women have street cred, but they are the wrong color or don’t subscribe to the political ideology acceptable to today’s alt-left-leaning media conglomerates.
Harris was a poor choice.
But two notable women on the list earned their place in the Glamour fluff summit as well as the real world: U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Lifetime Achievement recipient Betty Reid Soskin.
In the aftermath of the fizzling #MeToo movement, no one deserves more credit for taking down serial child molester and USA Gymnastics (USAG) national team doctor Larry Nassar than gold-medal gymnast Raisman.
Raisman was a child under the care of Nassar, who wears the mantle of most successful pedophile in sports history, with 499 known victims. But Raisman and her fellow gymnasts demonstrated true strength and determination when facing Nassar and an institution of enablers, from the USAG board of directors to trainers and coaches, in the courtroom:
“Imagine feeling like you have no power and no voice. Well, you know what, Larry? I have both power and voice, and I am only beginning to just use them. I will not rest until every last trace of your influence on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer that it is.”
And she left no prisoners in her wake. Nassar was sentenced to 125 years in prison, the entire USAG board was forced out, and the U.S. Olympic Committee began the process of decertifying USAG. The organization is effectively neutralized.
But perhaps the most inspiring woman to receive recognition is Soskin, the oldest permanent National Park Ranger.
Born in 1921, Soskin worked in an all-black union hall during World War II, had boots on the ground during the fight for civil rights, and was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention. She married University of California, Berkeley, research psychologist William Soskin and used his connections to acquire civic power that advanced her agenda of racial equality.
She is serious about her role, and although the sands through the hourglass are relentless, she isn’t done quite yet. She loves her country and insists, “Democracy has been experiencing these periods of chaos since 1776. They come and go.”
She is a tough old gal with some serious spunk.
War on Right Women
Acknowledging women of true grit, as Raisman and Soskin demonstrate time and again, is a noble and virtuous endeavor, yet Glamour screwed the pooch on this year’s awards and fell into the lockstep of other estrogen media outlets that demand conformity in political and moral ideologies. In its own words, “Glamour is one of the biggest fashion and beauty media brands in the world …. Glamour believes in the power of women being themselves and stands with women as they do their own thing: honestly, authentically, and awesomely.”
But only if you are an obedient left-wing devotee.
Liberty Nation’s Editor-in-Chief Leesa K. Donner described the current climate against conservative women in her recent tirade against another beauty rag, Vogue. The Donner piece, a crazy-brilliant analysis of the female political landscape, should serve as a playbook for gals on the right braving the onslaught of nastiness from other women.
The war on conservative women is being waged by a raging estrogen mob, but fear not, as Soskin wisely opined to liberals in her magazine interview, “we do not know who is powerful in the moment.”
But conservative women certainly do know. They’ve been down this road a time or two. But no one seems bold enough to honor their notables or ask what they think.