WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Independent Women’s Forum President Carrie Lukas testified in front of the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on childcare challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the hearing, Represenative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) decided to pivot from the hearing’s purpose and instead attack Lukas — with a clear objective to discredit the witness’ work and testimony — for a book she wrote 15 years ago, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex & Feminism. The book discusses such novel concepts as the important role fathers play in their childrens’ upbringings and that women often derive more value from their families than from their work.
The full exchange can be found HERE.
In the book, which is available here, Lukas provides fact-focused information on women’s fertility, studies on women’s reported levels of happiness, and data on labor force participation; like the following:
“Infertility affects more than six million Americans, or about ten perent of the reproductive age population. While many factors affect an individuals’ reproductive health, age plays a major role in a woman’s ability to get pregnant.”
IWF Vice President of Communications Victoria Coley released the following statement:
“Rep. Krishnamoorthi would have better served his constituents and all Americans by focusing on the important subject of the hearing — how to help families and children who have suffered due to COVID public school and daycare shutdowns, particularly in Democratic led states.
“Ironically, while constantly interrupting Lukas and mischaracterizing the arguments in her book, Rep. Krishnamoorthi implied that she was anti-feminist. It’s clear from Krishnamoorthi’s rude behavior during the hearing that he is the real anti-feminist.”