"There is a war against women. It is something comparatively new in our national life, and we have to start noticing it.
It is not a 'Republican war on women.' It has nothing to do with White House attempts to paint conservative efforts to protect religious liberty as a war against women's rights to contraceptives. That is a mischievous fiction, and the president's polls this week suggest it isn't working. Good.
But the real war is against women in American public life, in politics and media most obviously, but in other spheres as well. In this war, leaders who are women are publicly demeaned and diminished based on the fact that they are women. They are the object of sexual slurs, and insulted in sexual terms. The words used are vulgar, and are meant to tear down and embarrass."
So why are some people demonized for these insults but others like Bill Maher continue virtually unscathed? I think Peggy answers that question.
Peggy Noonan: America's Real War on Women - WSJ.com