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Presumptuous Paternalism': Michelle Malkin Rips 'Radical Gun-Grabbers' for Trying to Disarm American Women


"Where are the War on Women warriors of the left when you need them?"

Michelle Malkin (File)

Michelle Malkin (File)

In a scathing column on Townhall.com, conservative firebrand Michelle Malkin went after the "radical gun-grabbers" on the left who seem to want to leave American women with nothing but "whistles, pens and bodily fluids to defend themselves against violent attackers."

Earlier this week, Colorado Democrats argued against allowing women to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. Their arguments were deemed extremely questionable and have been the subject of mockery.

Malkin provides a recap:

Condescending Democratic Rep. Joe Salazar of Colorado asserted that young women can't be trusted to assess threatening situations at their colleges or universities: "It's why we have call boxes, it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have the whistles," Salazar said during floor debate. "Because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at. And you don't know if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around, or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be..."

Colorado Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, another elitist Democrat, argued that instead of firing back at a crazed gunman, innocent victims would be better off using "ballpoint pens" to stab him when he stops to reload. Colorado Rep. Paul Rosenthal, another Democrat, told women to rely on the "buddy system" instead. And on Tuesday, after personally lobbying Colorado Democrats to restrict self-defense options, Vice President Joe Biden blithely dismissed a woman's concerns about family security. He advised her, "You don't need an AR-15" -- even though it is the long arm of choice of three million law-abiding citizens, half of whom are veterans, law enforcement officers or both.

The presumptuous paternalism of gun-grabbing male Democrats is not confined to the political arena. On college campuses across the country, the literal disarming of women is standard operating procedure. At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, officials advise women that "passive resistance may be your best defense." The school's recommendation to girls: "Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating."

If that fails, it's time to deploy other assault bodily fluids! No joke. UCCS seriously advises potential victims: "Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone."

Malkin's website Twitchy.com also found that the State University of New York at Plattsburgh also advises women to use "passive resistance" to thwart an attack as it might be a woman's "best defense." Malkin said colleges and universities have become nothing but "coddle industries."

"Where are the War on Women warriors of the left when you need them? Paging Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Sandra Fluke and every indignant feminist who (rightly) took Todd 'legitimate rape' Akin to task -- as I did -- last fall," Malkin writes. "The sexist stance of gun-grabbers goes far beyond Akin-esque junk science about magical wombs that can prevent pregnancy. The idea that women can't be trusted to know when they are at risk takes direct aim at their very sovereignty and security."

"It's anti-self-determination. It's anti-freedom. It's anti-choice," she concluded.

To read Malkin's entire column, click here.

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