It’s nothing new to know that when a liberal man does something nice for women, they get praised. It’s also not new to know that when a conservative man does the same, he gets criticized and is labeled a sexist.
What exactly am I talking about here? The double-standard that exists when a conservative man and liberal man both treat a woman with care and respect, yet the conservative guy gets bashed and liberal guy gets praised.
A story on the Daily Wire depicts the time when former “Friends” star David Schwimmer was interviewed by a female critic. The title: “David Schwimmer Did Something Awesome To Make A Female Critic Feel Comfortable. The Media Cheer Him. So Why Did They Target Mike Pence?”
It begins: “On Tuesday, critic Nell Minow revealed a little-known story about former Friends star David Schwimmer – a story that shows how classy Schwimmer is, and how hypocritical the Leftists in the media are… Schwimmer was doing a press junket for his film ‘Poynter’. She was supposed to interview Schwimmer in the bar of the hotel, but it was too loud, so Schwimmer offered to do the interview in his room.”
According to Indy 100 (the source for the Daily Wire article): “Perhaps realizing that this might be an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation for a woman, Schwimmer added that he could guarantee that a third person would be present in the room… Nell didn’t feel threatened and declined Schwimmer’s offer but appreciated the star’s sensitivity and consideration.”
Schwimmer clearly did the right thing. He offered a better place to have the interview and made sure that his female critic didn’t feel threatened or in danger, and thus offered that a third party be present with them to alleviate the critic. I praise him for it, as does the media. Particularly given the Harvey Weinstein bombshell that hit Hollywood a couple of weeks ago.
However, at this point you may be asking “where’s the double-standard you were talking about earlier?” Well, for that, let’s continue with the Daily Wire article.
The article, after praising Schwimmer themselves, continues with: “Flash back to April. Vice President Mike Pence found himself raked over the coals for the sin of stating that he would not dine alone with a woman not his wife, or attend functions at which drinking took place without his wife present.”
Pretty noble, if I dare say so myself. He makes sure to respect women by not dining alone with them without his wife present and refuses to go anywhere that might include drinking if his wife wasn’t with him there either. He doesn’t want to make his female counterpart feel nervous or scared. He doesn’t want to run the risk of hurting someone else by requiring himself to be with his wife at such events.
He’s quite the gentleman, isn’t he? Worthy of at least a thumbs up or an approving nod if you can’t bring yourself to say something nice about the VP, right? Wrong, apparently.
According to the Los Angeles Times: “If professional women and men cannot be alone together, women are the ones who will pay a price. They will not have the kind of mentoring that promotes workplace advancement. They will not develop the same kinds of relationships with bosses that their male colleagues do. They will lose out. ‘I believe this is gender discrimination,’ said Kim Elsesser, 52, a UCLA lecturer on gender and psychology who founded a proprietary quantitative hedge fund at Morgan Stanley after graduation from Vassar and MIT.”
And according to The Atlantic: “When men avoid professional relationships with women, even if for noble reasons, it actually hurts women in the end.”
Yep, Mike Pence is discriminating against women when he prefers to not make them feel unsafe, but Schwimmer is a perfect gentleman when he does the same. Not to take anything away from Schwimmer - his actions were praise-worthy. But when a conservative man wishes to respect women in that particular manner, why is it considered sexist?
There’s not just a conservative-liberal double-standard, but also a man-woman double-standard. In the Times article, the author talks about men and women not being able to be alone together affecting the woman but not the man. But that’s only assuming that the man is the mentor and the woman the mentee. What if the roles are reversed? What if a 20-something year old guy wants to be mentored by, say, Jennifer Aniston and she says no? Is that discrimination against the guy? Of course not!
The Left makes victims of women, so they are the only ones that can be discriminated against. Same thing happens when race is involved. So there’s a double-standard to how they react when a guy is “discriminated against” and when a woman is “discriminated against.”
It’s the same (though slightly different) when it’s a conservative and a liberal guy. Schwimmer made sure to make the female critic feel safe and was praised for it (as he should be), but when Pence says he doesn’t want to be alone with a woman other than his wife and wants to be a perfectly fine gentleman, he’s bashed and attacked for “discriminating against women.”
The Daily Wire summed it up perfectly: “If they participate in precisely the same behavior, religious conservatives do it because they’re supposedly sexist, and secular Leftists do it because they’re supposedly glorious and caring.”
It doesn’t surprise me that the media reacted the way they did about Pence’s decision to be A GOOD GUY. He will never be a good guy in their eyes. Everything he does must be for a malicious reason, even if it’s clearly not. He could donate baskets of muffins to a children’s hospital and they would think he’s poisoning the muffins and killing sick children.
It’s beyond the Isaiah 5:20 verse about people calling evil “good” and good “evil”. It’s people calling good “good” only when a liberal does it but calling it “evil” when a conservative does it.
To the Left, anything we ever do is considered evil. Why else do you think those college students I talked about last week thought Trump’s plan was bad before they even heard it? They thought it was going to be bad simply because it had the word “Trump” next to it. They thought it was going to damage the middle and lower classes and benefit only the rich - a lie that the Leftist media continues to spew no matter what.
I don’t expect this to ever end, which is why I added “constant” in the title. I don’t expect the Left to ever come to their senses, admit to their hypocrisy and sinful and evil nature. I’d be the most naïve person in the world to expect as much. But it’s important that I (as well as other conservatives) write articles like these to highlight the hypocrisy and disgust of the Left as much as I can. I may not be able to convince Obama or Hillary to progressively become more conservative, but I can convince people outside the Establishment to be more conservative, and therefore, be closer to Christ.
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