Women as victims: A deceptive, though reliable leftist ploy

Hillary Clinton has made the “gender gap” the spine of her still undeclared campaign. It’s a slick maneuver to gin up the votes of women by convincing them they are an oppressed minority. Democrats are adept at  wringing mileage out non-issues they can contrive into benevolently granting victim status to their claque of followers.

The Arizona Republic is all too happy to carry the water for this fallacious argument. And it turns to Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego to buttress wage disparity victimization by citing statistics from her heavily minority populated district. Cries of discrimination work, although she is the last one who should be using that offensive ploy. Gallego actually became the victim of vile discrimination for being white.

But lets look at some facts right here in Arizona. Most people are aware that Texas-born  Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court —-  in 1981, by conservative Republican Ronald Reagan, no less.

Yet how many are aware of Lorna Lockwood? In 1960 when all of our judges still ran for election, Lockwood ran for and won a position on the State Supreme Court. Five years later she became the first woman chief justice on any state supreme court in the entire United States. Justice Lockwood was born in 1903 in the Arizona Territory. 

We’ve stood in the forefront with numerous women governors and in the 1940’s even broke ground with a female Maricopa County sheriff —- Jewel Jordan. Women are prominently represented throughout the Arizona Courts —-  on the Federal District Court through the Superior Court level, Commissioner posts, the Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court.

This election cycle Arizona women have run for and won over a third of the state legislative seats. There are three Arizona women in Congress, a female secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction. The chair of the state corporation commission is a woman.

Former Arizona Secretary of State Betsey Bayless, later became President and CEO of the Maricopa Integrated Health System. She left the post after seven years in 2013. With one foot out the door, she brokered a deal others could only dream of, receiving a hefty $125,000 raise. Her base salary soared 33% overnight, from $375,003 to $500,000 — excluding benefits. Her retirement perks are spectacular. Another Arizona woman who has done very well.

And Democrat Kate Gallego, one of two women on the Phoenix City Council and the advocate for the downtrodden women in her district? As she lectures them on closing the “gender pay gap,” the Harvard and Wharton Business School educated woman should also tell them that without an adequate education, they can’t expect the success she and her congressman husband have achieved.

Whining and foot stomping won’t do a thing to ensure marketability. Only credentials do the job. The best way to achieve is to stay in school. Is Kate Gallego giving low-income women that key message? 


10 Responses to Women as victims: A deceptive, though reliable leftist ploy

  1. Orion says:

    Liberals love being victims. it’s what they’re all about…in this greatest nation of opportunity that has ever existed. Go figure…

  2. Clementine says:

    Regardless of one’s chosen profession, the focus should be on excellence, rather than gender and ethnicity. If our life was in the balance, few of us would opt for a surgeon who filled a quota. Ditto on the selection of a lawyer in a capitol case. We’d want the best regardless of the pigment in their skin or whether they sit or stand to relieve themselves.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    The Democrats have shown that keeping them dumb and dependent works. It was not that way in the past with Hispanics but is increasingly becoming so. The Asians still seem to be able to resist this but maybe not for long.

  4. Kent says:

    Another woman in a prominent position is Dr. Rita Cheng who was recently appointed president of Northern Arizona University.

  5. AZ GOP says:

    Another interesting fact….Females are ahead with Master’s degrees and PhDs now and comprise nearly half of the students at medical, dental and law schools.

  6. Braveheart says:

    Regardless of one’s chosen profession, the focus should be on excellence, rather than gender and ethnicity. If our life was in the balance, few of us would opt for a surgeon who filled a quota. Ditto on the selection of a lawyer in a capitol case. We’d want the best regardless of the pigment in their skin or whether they sit or stand to relieve themselves.

  7. lowadobian says:

    The “issue” of equal pay for equal work has been well solved for decades. Unfortunately, women like Hillary are living in the past & trumpeting the current wage gaps as something that they are not to the young & uninformed. Theirs is an “entitlement” model. They want females to come and go from the workplace to raise families and come right back into senior positions and great pay that matches the men AND WOMEN who did not leave the workplace to raise children. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way. Stick around, work long hours, be available, network (not complain), keep the personal out of the professional and you’ll be well paid. There, or somewhere else you transition yourself to all on your very own. Oldest success model in the world. Profit sees no gender, only results, and business is about making money. But that never works for these liberals. Like all wannabes & pseudo-victims, they want what the rest of us WORK for, just because they’re “them”. Pity.

  8. Night Owl says:

    Teaching Constitutional studies and American history would be a good starting point. Young people can’t value what they aren’t familiar with. They would never think our country was worth fighting for or protecting. The virtues of self reliance should be fundamental in every home, rich or poor, and emphasized at school. Unfortunately our schools are run by leftist unionists who seek to perpetuate the current situation. Think of it as their job security.

    Our children were taught from an early age that nothing is their due…that when they are grown, they have to earn what they receive. They were taught love of God and country and that they need to show gratitude for gifts, whether talents or those that come packaged.
    My wife and I are proud they have taken those teaching to heart.

  9. Villanova says:

    The Texas Almanac has an interesting article and photo of the first all female Supreme Court in the U.S. The women lawyers were appointed in Texas in 1925 to hear the case W. T. Johnson et al. v. J. M. Darr et al. The case focused on whether trustees of the fraternal organization Woodmen of the World (Darr et al.) were entitled to two tracts of land in El Paso. After a trial court granted the trustees only one tract, the El Paso Court of Civil Appeals overruled and awarded them full title to both tracts. The case then was submitted on appeal to the state Supreme Court. Johnson v. Darr presented a problem to the three-member, all-male Supreme Court. The Woodmen of the World was a powerful political organization in Texas, and its membership included numerous elected officials. In 1924, when the Darr case made its way to the Supreme Court, all three of its justices were Woodmen members and were, by state law, disqualified from hearing the case. State law also provided that in cases where the elected judges were disqualified, the governor was to act immediately to appoint special justices

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      We have taken the liberty of moving your comment to correspond to the topic we assume you had in mind. That accounts for the time change.