Concerned Women Knocks Femininity of Code Pink: Anti-War Women Too ‘Aggressive’

Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America attacked Code Pink, a “women-initiated” anti-war protest group, for advocating policies that are somehow too masculine. From the Dallas Morning News:

[Crouse] said Code Pink members “talk out of both sides of their mouths.”

“They emphasize their femininity but advocate policies that are very aggressive and more often associated with men,” she said.

“They cloak it all in a soft pink covering, when underneath they are hard as nails,” she said. “They advocate for the most radical of leftist positions,” such as impeachment of the president.

It does seem odd to claim that opposing war – Code Pink’s central issue – is the “aggressive” policy. Beyond simply insulting its opponents by impugning their gender – like Ann Coulter calling John Edwards a “faggot” – it’s unclear what CWA means by policies “associated with men.” Back in 1998, of course, Concerned Women for America called for the impeachment of President Clinton. But lest CWA be accused of cloaking themselves in “a soft pink covering,” just look at the group’s policy director, the former boxer and insurance salesman Matt “Bam Bam” Barber.