Thursday, August 28, 2014
GOP STUDY ON WOMEN'S ISSUES: "STUCK IN THE PAST" and "INTOLERANT"
Hey ladies! Would you like to go back to the 1950s of your mothers' and grandmothers' era when:
1) professional jobs were still largely closed off to women and it was not unusual for companies to have a written policy that stated that women should be paid less than men?
2) in many states women's property rights were still restricted. In some states women could not make contracts, including wills. They also could not sell property and in many cases they could not control their own earnings. All of these were the legal right of the woman's husband or father;
3) in almost every state, men had the right to have sex with their wife any time they wanted to, with or without her consent. There was, in other words, no such thing as rape if a couple was married, and any form of birth control was still illegal in many places. The combination of these two meant that a woman was almost legally obligated to have children if her husband wanted them.
Women were not much better off than the women in today's Muslim countries who are subject to repressive religious rules made by men. American women are far better off today because of PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL policies that gave them autonomy over their finances, careers, and reproductive rights.
That leads us to this report on what women think of GOP and how that political party sees them:
Women Don't Think The GOP Cares About Them, Internal Report Confirms
A new internal Republican report confirmed that women are not fans of the GOP, and Republicans have more work to do if they want the female vote.
The report, which was obtained by Politico, found that although Republicans have tried to improve outreach to female voters, women still believe the party is "stuck in the past" and "intolerant."
Forty-nine percent of women polled for the report looked on the GOP unfavorably. Only 39 percent felt that way about the Democratic Party.
The study was commissioned by two conservative groups: Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the American Action Network. It offered a stark picture of how women view the Republican Party as a whole.
Women are "barely receptive" to the party's policy proposals, the report said, in part because Republicans "fail to speak to women in the different circumstances in which they live."
All one has to do is witness how brutally the conservatives treated Sandra Fluke to understand how a majority of women reject their ideology where it concerns their well-being and their issues. Change has to come in the GOP if they want women's votes. But it will be a difficult job as long as the GOP continues to elect the sort of men who believe a woman's place is in an apron with a mop in her hand.