Sure, it was just an acceptance speech at some silly awards ceremony. However, when Hollywoodans say ridiculous things on television that media applaud along with the Hollywoodans in attendance, someone's got to point out the inanity.
As such, when Sally Field said at Sunday's Emmy awards ceremony as reported by the MRC's Tim Graham, "And, let's face it, if the mothers ruled the war, there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place," I can't sit idly by without contesting such nonsense.
After all, it appears Field has never heard of some famous female leaders who brought their nation's to war:
- Indira Gandhi, a mother who not only supported Bangladesh militarily in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, but also started India's nuclear program presiding over that country's first nuclear test.
- Israel's Golda Meir, a mother who, as Prime Minister, successfully defeated Syria in 1973's Yom Kippur War.
- Great Britain's Margaret Thatcher, a mother who was nicknamed "The Iron Lady" in 1976 by the Soviet defense ministry's newspaper for her famous statement:
The Russians are bent on world dominance, and they are rapidly acquiring the means to become the most powerful imperial nation the world has seen. The men in the Soviet Politburo do not have to worry about the ebb and flow of public opinion. They put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns.
Once becoming Prime Minister, Thatcher became President Reagan's most important ally in the Cold War against the Soviet Union, and oversaw the 1983 war in the Falklands.
More recently, there were a number of Congressional mothers who voted in favor of the October 2002 resolution to invade Iraq, certainly including Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).
Finally, let us not forget the female terrorists around the world who are participating in acts of barbarism against innocent civilians while themselves having children. For instance, Meryl Yourish posted the following in the comments section at Hot Air this morning:
You know what? People who think that all the world's problems would be solved if women ruled the world are full of crap.
And I say this as a woman and a feminist.
I couldn't have said it any better.
As an aside, please see Kevin McCullough's "Yes, Sally Field, There Really Are Evil Mothers Too" for more on the Flying Nun's stupidity.