“Every mother dreams that her child will grow up safe, healthy and happy,” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s website proclaims. “Unfortunately, too many American mothers see their dreams for their children shattered by gun violence. Moms Demand Action has created The Mother’s Dream Quilt Project to symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America.” I’m a huge fan of fiber arts . . .
but a quilting bee for civilian disarmament panders to stereotypical ideas about American moms. In fact, MDA gets its mainstream media juice from a distinctly old-fashioned view of women as mothers first, everything else after. Equally, MDA seeks to disarm women, claiming that gun ownership puts them in danger.
Isn’t it misogynistic to want women to be powerless against [in many cases] male aggression? Is MDA a misogynist hate group masquerading as Earth mothers against guns?