Dennis Prager Comes Back To Bite Heidi Ganahl

Dennis Prager has some views on the “She Factor.”

Last October, as readers will remember, newly-minted Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl brought in nationally-known conservative commentator Dennis Prager for a town hall-type discussion in Colorado Springs. Although it probably helped Ganahl in the Republican primary, Prager’s visit was an early indicator that Ganahl is a dedicated conservative ideologue with no intentions of running to the center at any point in the race.

And then, Prager made a bloody ass of himself by calling child vaccination “child abuse” and causing a COVID-19 scare after bragging on stage about trying to get infected–and then, sure enough, getting infected right after appearing with Ganahl in Colorado Springs. Prager’s infection after flippant disregard for the risk wound up being an embarrassing coda to Prager’s visit that received more press coverage than the visit itself.

In the months since Prager’s appearance in Colorado with Ganahl, Ganahl won the Republican primary and now faces the state’s left-leaning majority with a long train of baggage Ganahl saddled herself with in the process–of which Dennis Prager is just one bullet point. But this week, Prager put himself back in the headlines with a new opinion piece that we strongly suspect Ganahl is not going to want to defend:

[I]t should be obvious that at least two generations of parents — especially among the well-educated — did not teach many of their daughters to control their emotions and think rationally.

The result is that women are disproportionately active in doing damage to our society.

The most obvious example is education. American schools teach less and indoctrinate more than ever before. Big-city public (and most private) schools are damaging young Americans to an extent and in ways no one imagined just a few years ago. Young children are prematurely sexualized — they are, for example, exposed to “Drag Queen Story Hour” in class and in local libraries from the age of 5. These feature a man dressed as a woman reading and dancing for them.

And who is facilitating all of this? In virtually every case, a woman. Ninety-two percent of kindergarten teachers are women, 75% of all teachers are women and 85% of librarians are women…

One the one hand, Prager is making claims about public education that are very similar to what Ganahl has argued herself–from misleading stats about Colorado kids’ reading and math proficiency to vowing to fight against rights for transgender people.

On the other hand, Prager just blamed women for literally everything he perceives to be wrong with society. What is the founder of “SheFactor,” which Ganahl calls “a movement founded by women for women,” supposed to do with that?

Hope like hell no one remembers, we guess. But it’s our job to.

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  1. JohnInDenver says:

    re:  American schools teach less and indoctrinate more than ever before.

    From my opportunities to talk with high school speech & debate teachers and students, a major reason for "teach less" is time sucked away for multiple standardized tests and the rush to have students get prepared for "what's on the test."

  2. Thorntonite says:

    Did all of these "clutch the pearls" conservatives who are losing their shit over drag queens really never see an episode of Flip Wilson or Carol Burnette back in the '70s?  Flip's character Geraldine Jones was probably the most popular part of the show, and Harvey Korman did drag regularly on Carol Burnette.

    Not to mention Milton Berle and Bugs Bunny….

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    I don’t want this statement to be viewed “anti-woman” (I’m clearly not) but I do wish we had more male teachers in the primary / middle schools.  Maybe it’s anecdotal but I substituted regularly in the Wray schools almost 20 years ago. Even then the majority of kids in the middle school were from single-parent homes.  No judgment on anyone but I witnessed far too many middle school boys lacking a positive male role model in their lives. 
     

    Maybe we could start paying public school teachers an appropriate wage so we can persuade all those gifted with the talent of inspiring our youth to choose the profession?

    • notaskinnycook says:

      Michael, first they must stop all the mindless testing, requiring teachers to “teach to the test”. Then you have to get parents to back off and let teachers actually teach, without some whiney parent complaining every day that “I don’t want my child reading that!” 
      Then you have to pay them enough to live on. I saw a story somewhere yesterday that some school districts are actually going back to boarding the teachers with students’ families so they can afford to live in the district.             
      Fix those things and we might actually entice young people back into the profession. 

      • MichaelBowman says:

        Agreed on all accounts. I have a family member who quit teaching because she had to teach to the test. She was fed up there were no emphasis/ability to teach critical thinking skills. 

    • kwtree says:

      It's true about the benefits of positive male role models, and there has also been research done on likelihood of success with positive adult models ( not necessarily teachers – bus driver, coach, paraprofessional, Boys and Girls club staff, etc) that "look like" the kids – i.e., same ethnicity.

      Don't have time to look it up right now, but I do know that's a thing.

      Also teachers can't afford to live in their districts, for the most part. I can't.

       

      • MichaelBowman says:

        The day the pro-lifers start funding the infrastructure necessary to support families *and* build a world-class workforce pipeline is the day I’ll start paying attention to them. 

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