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By Stan Guthrie, BreakPoint, August 15, 2019

Type “war on women” into Google and you may be surprised with the results. You’ll likely encounter a “co-ed, feminist hardcore punk band” by that name, an article in Wikipedia about a “slogan in United States politics used to describe certain Republican Party policies and legislation as a wide-scale effort to restrict women’s rights, especially reproductive rights,” and various alarmist opinion pieces from high-profile standard-bearers of the Left, including People for the American WayThe New York Times, and the Huffington Post.

What you won’t find, unless you dig deeply, is any mention of the real war on women. But the carnage is all around us. And the biggest culprits, at least here in the United States, are those who claim most loudly to speak for women and others on an ever-growing list of “oppressed minorities.” These advocates belong to the Sexual Left and the LGBT movement.

The Sexual Revolution, despite its claim to “liberate women,” fired the first shot. While certainly the old, pre-revolution sexual order may have produced its own oppressions and hang-ups about sex, by and large it kept the act largely within marriage, which provided undeniable protections to women and children. In exchange for sex, men, who would otherwise tend toward unbridled sexual libertinism, were forced to provide a stable home and a trustworthy commitment to their marriages and families. In the process, men were “civilized.” ….