Friday’s schedule at #CPAC2017 includes a session titled “Armed and Fabulous: The New Normal.” The panel moderated by Townhall.com‘s Katie Pavlich includes Kimberly Corban of the NRA, Ashlee Lundvall, Former Ms. Wheelchair USA (2013), as well as Kristi McMains and Antonia Okafor, both also with the NRA.
So: the “new normal,” eh? If you ask the liberal media, or any of the gun control lobbyists, these women are far from normal. In fact, they’re a threat to society. But I consider these women trailblazers, encouraging females to take their safety into their own hands, and be fabulous while doing it.
Dene Adams, for example, is an apparel company that allows women to carry their concealed weapons without sacrificing fashion. From slim holster shorts to corsets, women are able to practice the beloved 2nd Amendment without anyone knowing, unless you tell them.
The women of “Armed and Fabulous” don’t want to outsource their protection and simply hope the police arrive on time to prevent an attack, and nor do they have the luxury of hiring expensive bodyguards, like the many celebrities of Hollywood that spit on the 2nd Amendment while being followed by bulky men with guns.
Those who wish to empower women should logically be supporters of the 2nd Amendment. Ensuring that a woman can arm herself is true equality. College campuses are notorious for depriving women of this true equality. As a young female walking around campus at night, I don’t feel safe, no matter how many “blue boxes” there are. If I’m going to get attacked, does anyone actually believe a blue box will be useful? “Excuse me,” I’ll say to my attacker. “If you could just stop raping me for a second so I can go push a button and hope someone comes and rescues me, that’ll be great.” I’m sure the attacker will be accommodating.
Let’s recall the helpful tips from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs for deterring a rapist:
1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.
4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.
5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
10. Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.
If that’s not sexist, I don’t know what is. Because of the natural outrage that followed, the university removed the page from the website.
The ladies of “Armed and Fabulous” at CPAC don’t want you to passively resist, as suggested. They want you to stand and fight. Women embracing their right to bear arms is the new norm, and we’re making the 2nd Amendment fabulous again.