By Quin Hillyer at the Washington Examiner;

Hillary Clinton may have put her foot in her mouth again this week, but give her credit for unintentionally highlighting yet another of the many logical and moral self-contradictions in the worldview of the modern Left.

Clinton lost even the Left the other day when she said President Bill Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky wasn’t an abuse of power. But by what once was feminist ideology, Hillary Clinton had a fairly reasonable point. The feminist catch-phrase “I am woman; hear me roar” has never been openly discarded, but in practice, it has been replaced by “I am woman, eternal victim.” Depending on whose ideological point is most important in any given circumstance, girls and women are either lionhearted warriors just as tough as men or else wilting flowers with no will or moral agency of their own.

So, a 22-year-old with a groupie-like encounter-with-benefits with a powerful man is just living her dream if the man is an aging rock star who asks her to join his “roadie” crew, but if he’s a politician then she’s either victim or, conversely, a “ narcissistic loony toon” — but in either of the latter cases, she’s not portrayed as mature, independent, and in control of herself.

The Hillary-Monica example isn’t unique; it’s symptomatic of the Twister-like logical and moral contortions of the cultural Left.

For example, the Left constantly sexualizes children, bombarding them with sexual information and encouragement of “gender fluidity,” and insists that teen sex (promoted for decades by Hollywood) is totally OK and perhaps even beneficial. It even tells teens they are adult-enough moral agents to procure abortions without the knowledge of a parent or a guardian. Yet, it simultaneously infantilizes college students by indulging every outlandish fear about ideas that “trigger” them, providing them “safe spaces,” and telling them their own choices to have sex are immaterial to their victimhood if they regret the sex the next day.

In the legal arena, leftists say the Constitution is a “living” and “evolving” document even though its words never change, but Supreme Court precedents are eternalexcept when they aren’t. On racial matters, we’re all supposed to treat everybody the same, except when it’s okay for the law to treat blacks better and Asians worse….

[The full column is here.]

 

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