Ideological Glass Houses
If there's a conflict between science and political pandering, Bush officials are happy to ignore the facts, flout the law and place their faith in bringing out far-right voters.According to the PI, the Bush administration does what Carl Rove orders on issues like this. And, I couldn't agree more. It is outrageous that the morning-after pill is a political issue and not available for people to use based on their own conscience.
But, .... on the same editorial page, the PI then whips up hysteria about the David Brame case. Brame was the police chief of Tacoma who murdered his wife and then committed suicide.
The PI says all of the information and reports regarding this case should be released to the public. The facts should come out. We agree, with emphasis on all, such as the reports and testimony that contradict the picture of Brame painted by the domestic violence industry. Brame probably was no angel, but these things almost never fit the ideological "blame the patriarchy" model pushed on us by feminists. It does not appear that his wife was an angel either.
It is ironic that the Seattle media criticize the Bush administration for being ideological and anti-science, but then turn around and push an ideological agenda on domestic violence and other so-called “women’s issues” that ignore reality. They are happy to repeat misinformation such as “1 in 3 women will suffer domestic violence in their lifetime” and “women get paid less for the same work,” even though these myths have long since been debunked.
But, when it comes to “women’s issues,” the Seattle PI (and the Times, for that matter) seems to follow the orders of feminist madrassa ideology and ignore the facts, science, and real scholarship.
Getting ideology out of public policy starts in your own glass house.
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