September 3 2012
New Book Debunks The “War on Women”
Liberty Is No War On Women: How Big Government and Victim-Politics Undermine America’s Progress
(WASHINGTON – DC) – The term “War on Women” has become a pillar to the Left’s party platform in the 2012 campaign pitting supporters of limited government against women. In Liberty Is No War on Women, co-authors, Lukas and Schaeffer, take this charge apart – debunking the idea that there is a GOP “War on Women.”
They demonstrate that the liberals’ recipe for ever-bigger government backfires on women by eroding opportunity and true financial security, and explain how returning power to the people is the real key to women’s freedom and prosperity.
Divided into two parts, the book explores the Left’s claim that America is a land inherently hostile to women, replete with sexism, which needs greater government oversight and regulation so that women have the chance to succeed. In the second section, Lukas and Schaeffer describe the real threat to women’s advancement and security: A government that is discouraging job creation through over-regulation and taxation, subsidizing an inherently flawed education system, advancing costly and innovation-discouraging regulations of our health care system, undermining civil society including family formation, and accumulating a debt that will burden the next generation.
Lukas and Schaeffer conclude by offering their own positive agenda for getting government out of the way so that women and men can both prosper. They also call on all Americans to reject the “War on Women” rhetoric, which is fundamentally insulting to independent women, so that we can return to a real discussion of the challenges that face this country.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers calls the book "pitch-perfect." And says "it dispels the idea that society is antagonistic to women and instead reminds us of all the ways which women are succeeding today-and can succeed more if the government gets out of the way."
National Review Online columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez says, "InLiberty is No War on Women Carrie Lukas and Sabrina Schaeffer expose the "War on Women" rhetoric that's drenched our media of late for what it is: an unnecessary, unnatural ideological manipulation."
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women's Forum, the co-author of Liberty is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing in May 2006. She is also a contributor to Forbes.com, National Review Online and a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute. Lukas's commentaries have appeared in numerous newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Arizona Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Baltimore Sun.
Schaeffer is the executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum and the co-author of Liberty is No War on Women. She is a regular contributor to Fobres.com, The Hill's Pundits Blog, Politico's Arena, and The Huffington Post. Her commentary on politics and political culture has been recognized by national powerhouses such as Fox News Channel, CNBC, C-SPAN and on radio stations across the country. Her opinion pieces are seen in publications such as The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, National Review,Commentary Magazine and foxnews.com. Sabrina serves as managing partner of Evolving Strategies and previously worked in many communications positions.
Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to expanding the conservative coalition, both by increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women.