An Open Letter to the US 10th District Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Today’s post directly addresses an email sent out by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of the US Tenth District to her constituents (pasted at the bottom of this post).  Specifically, it poses an intellectual challenge to her sponsored legislation promoting institutionalized discrimination against males.  I for one am tired of the double standards that these false “social justice” activists are promoting.  They claim they want equality for all, but in fact, only want to establish preferential double standards.  These standards of social justice have nothing to do with the betterment of society and certainly do not represent justice in any way for the people.  In fact, the imposed double standards of the social justice movement are divisive and wholly self-serving for the political Left.  The goal is not to see true justice or equality, but to institutionalize the power of the Left Wing Establishment over “the masses.”  In practice, that means a miserable life under totalitarian rule for everyone to include “liberal Democrats.” 

Point by point, issue by issue, using reason I will destroy their every argument.  This won’t be my last article.  I will call out every one of these traitors on Capitol Hill.  Congresswoman Comstock is just the first.  I level the challenge to our mainstream media outlets to include papers like the Washington Post and New York Times to unbiasedly address these issues.  These liberal media organizations control the message that is received by the people supporting these insane initiatives and have for years been the major proponents of these policies.  However, these policies are destroying our country and we all will pay the price liberal and conservative alike.  We need to drop the partisanship and realize that a truly radical extremist element has hijacked this nation and we must all ban together to destroy it.  Our differences will remain, but we must challenge the divisive and destructive false narratives or risk losing our country.


Dear Congresswoman Comstock,

I am writing in response to your email announcing your sponsorship of H.R. 4755, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, and your cosponsored bill, H.R. 4742, the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act.  I am sure you have genuinely good intentions, but I would be much happier if I knew you didn’t spend your time on Capitol Hill drafting bills that discriminate against your male constituents.  NASA, every government agency, and many commercial businesses already have preferential hiring practices that “promote” women at the expense of men.  Further, these practices go so far as to hire and promote women over males that are qualified to an equal or greater level.  I am tired of the double standards, anti-male sexism, and the class warfare this generates.  Pandering to sex is as disingenuous as race baiting or any other form of political favoritism and is extremely divisive.  I am not willing to have my tax dollars spent on programs that inequitably promote one class while totally disadvantaging another class.  This is pure, unadulterated, patent discrimination in law and it has no place in a society that claims to promote equality under the law.  If you want to remain in office, please shelve your bill and cease to promote discriminatory laws.


Congresswoman Comstock, since you don’t seem to get it, let me ask some questions that will hopefully illustrate the gross hypocrisy of your actions as a representative of the people.  I find that using the Socratic Method is quite effective to elicit truth.  In fact, by simply asking rhetorical questions, one need not ever explicitly indict another party.  Simple logic allows even the dimmest to quickly see by an individual’s unwillingness to pronounce the obvious answers to fair and rational questions the said party is guilty of bias and prejudice in their philosophy.  In fact, I challenge you to answer my questions in full by providing justifications that are equal and just under the law. 


So to begin, who is the “all knowing” person that has deemed that because women hold a full quarter of the jobs in the STEM field they are somehow “unfairly” underrepresented?  What evidence do you have to prove that women have been been unfairly denied jobs in the STEM field?  What evidence do you have to show the three quarters of the STEM field jobs held by males were unqualified and/or they obtained their job by some injustice?  Could it be that the higher ratio of males in the STEM field is simply because more males were interested and pursued that field of occupation?  Is there anything wrong with more males than females per capita preferring a certain job or is this something better dictated by the government?  Just what is this nebulous magic ratio decided by bureaucrats that is supposedly “just.”  Would anyone be crying foul if men were underrepresented such as is the case in colleges and universities today?  If so, where are those representative voices on Capitol Hill?  What on earth makes you think that there is some dark evil plot that must be “fixed” by the government if a perfect ratio “according to the government” isn’t achieved in every sector of the workforce?  Did you ever consider that representation in occupational fields could be by someone’s choice in 2016 and that the government “doesn’t” know better than the individual?  Why are women also underrepresented as construction workers and carpenters?  Is it that there is a plot against women building highways and homes or could it be that women simply find other jobs more suitable or enjoyable?  Should we not also have a program to force women into these fields too or is it that you consider these fields “unworthy?”  Why is it okay for males to be overrepresented in the “unworthy” jobs?  Shouldn’t females also have to do their share of “unworthy” jobs in the name of equality?  Would it be a better society if we just cut those evil hiring managers out of the equation and made a law businesses couldn’t hire qualified males that have worked every bit as hard and harder for a “good” job so someone with equal or less qualifications can design the next rocket for NASA?  Is that not what you are really asking for in practice?  How is it that females are in fact entitled to preferential treatment to the “best” jobs according to your legislation, but men are not?  How do you think that makes boys in school feel and men in the workforce feel?  Do you think males will feel “included” in a society that establishes artificial hurdles that discriminate against them?  If it is constitutionally okay to create legislation that promotes women at the expense of men, shouldn’t we just pass a mandatory job ratio law?  Wouldn’t our country be better if the law mandated a perfect ratio of all “special” classes in all jobs irrespective of merit and qualifications?  Would that not be a more “fair” society according to the social justice activists?  In fact, since Congress has allowed President Obama to unilaterally declare all jobs open to women in the military, shouldn’t Congress quickly move to institute selective service registration of women and mandate a full fifty percent of combat units be female?  Wouldn’t mandating the “equal” sharing of combat duties be the only fair way of fighting wars since we all should have an equal stake in this society?  Further, shouldn’t Virginia’s civil laws be reviewed and updated with respect to divorces to provide equal preference to both men and women when it comes to custody and child support?  Why does it appear when rational questions are asked that what you are really asking for is a double standard where women can claim they want equality, but in legal fact, demand legal preference?  Why is it that if someone is born with male genitalia it is suddenly okay to discriminate against them based on their sex, but no one else?  Have the boys somehow wronged the world so are undeserving of equal access to programs that promote engineering and science?  Is it that once boys become men they are briefed into a secret male club that gives them all access to any job they want and total power and control of the world?  Is it that you believe they have been provided some advantage by society?  If so, could you be so kind as to state in detail what these secret advantages are because I have not been briefed and most certainly have missed out?  If you can’t articulate credible and quantifiable societal advantages even though most males somehow fail to every discover these implied advantages, what else could then justify such institutional discrimination based solely on genitalia?  Are you implying there is an inherit biological superiority of males that can only be equalized through institutional discrimination?  If so, I would like to know definitively what is the appropriate workforce “handicap” that males must compete at to make it all equal because it seems now anytime a male somehow manages to succeed in spite of the bureaucratic hurdles put in their way, it is “proof” that some injustice must have occurred? 


If there is truly equality under the law, why is it that a Congresswoman such as you thinks it is okay to make males work harder and hold them to a higher standard than women for the same job?  Why is it that you think it is okay to take my money through taxation and then use it to fund programs that hurt me based solely on my genitalia?  Why would you think it is okay to spend money to help girls learn about engineering fields, but not boys?  Shouldn’t boys also rate the same opportunities?  What message do you send to girls when you tell them they are incapable of getting a job without special programs and help?  What proof do you have that by lowering the standards you are actually helping girls?  Do you Congresswoman Comstock believe women are so inferior that the government must establish special programs to disenfranchise your male constituents so females can get a job?  Do you honestly believe in some absurd conspiracy theory that astronomers, mathematicians, computer programmers, and engineers have some secret cabal to exclude women at NASA? 


Congresswoman Comstock, the truth is women and men are different, but they are perfectly capable of obtaining any job they seek and are qualified for in today’s market.  In fact, women are given preference in so many jobs; the only thing that is amazing is that anyone with male genitalia actually can still find a job.  If you are going to crusade for true equality, then you should be actively seeking the removal of preferential treatment of all classes in hiring and let the free market decided who the most qualified candidates are to hire.  These bills you have sponsored are lunacy, counterproductive, and a huge waste of money.  Equally important, they are not what I sent you to Washington to do.  You are here to represent your constituents fairly and not spend my tax dollars on programs that promote biased sexist agendas that discriminate against males.  Further, if you were seriously interested in promoting jobs in the STEM fields, perhaps you should consider the disproportionately high number of foreigners occupying these highly skilled fields as the bigger problem and curtail the number of student and work visas issued.  The bottom line Congresswoman is you need to drop the feminist agenda or get a new job come election time. 



Guiles Hendrik

From: Congresswoman Barbara Comstock <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:18 PM
Subject: ICYMI: Op-Ed on Women in STEM



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I want girls to grow up and feel inspired to join STEM fields

By Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

I am honored to be the first female member of congress for Virginia’s 10th congressional district. In that position, I believe it’s important to provide more opportunities for women to succeed in all professions and fields in the workforce. Areas in which women are underrepresented include science, technology, engineering and mathematics — collectively known as the STEM fields. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of all STEM jobs.

That is why I sponsored H.R. 4755, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, and cosponsored H.R. 4742, the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, in order to help young women be more competitive in the 21st century economy and especially in the STEM fields where we need a growing workforce. Congress overwhelmingly passed these two bipartisan bills this past week.

The Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers(INSPIRE) Women Act, authorizes the NASA Administrator to use the tools at his disposal — including initiatives such as NASA GIRLS; Aspire to Inspire; and the Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research (SISTER) — to encourage young women to engage in STEM fields and pursue careers that will further advance America’s space, science and exploration efforts.

The goal of NASA GIRLS is to create a virtual mentoring project that offers a one-of-a-kind experience to middle school-aged female students using online capabilities. NASA’s vision for Aspire to Inspire is to present STEM career opportunities to young girls by introducing them to, and explaining the life stories of, career women at NASA. The SISTER program is designed to increase awareness of nontraditional career fields by introducing female middle school students to women engineers, mathematicians, scientists, technicians and researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Most Americans are familiar with Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She is a true trailblazer and raised the bar of achievement to new heights in 1983. But there are many other women who contribute to America’s space-related endeavors. According to NASA, 58 different women have traveled in space, and 49 of them have flown with NASA. These women are physicists, chemists, pilots, astronauts, doctors and biologists — the list goes on. According to the Women at NASA website, there are more opportunities now than ever before for women to join in the national effort to reach for the stars and be engaged in the space and aerospace industry.

The second piece of legislation, the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act,authorizes the National Science Foundation to use its entrepreneurial programs to recruit women and to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the business world that will grow our economy. The bill also includes a number of findings regarding women in the STEM fields, including the finding that only 26 percent of women who attain degrees in STEM fields ultimately work in STEM jobs. This bill aims to improve this statistic by giving women the necessary guidance so they can thrive and break down barriers in the open and free market.

Women own just under 1/3 of all private businesses in the nation, but make up over 50 percent of the workforce. Both of these bills aim to ensure that young women have the same opportunities to be leaders in the workforce, especially in the STEM fields. Women with STEM based jobs typically earn 33 percent more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs. For the United States to continue to be on the forefront of technological innovation, women must be involved in STEM fields and careers so that America can compete in the 21st century economy.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock represents Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.  Read her op-ed at here.



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