The Cute and Subservient Wives of Republican Fantasies

April 9, 2012

Do you have a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt, a grandmother or, simply, a female friend? Then please ask yourself if the Republican party is working in behalf of those you love, and for which you have high hopes and aspirations —or are Republicans intent upon making their lives as difficult and miserable as possible:
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“On Thursday, with little fanfare, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a bill repealing the state’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which allowed victims of workplace discrimination to seek damages in state courts. In doing so, he demonstrated that our political battles over women’s rights aren’t just about sex and reproduction—they extend to every aspect of women’s lives.”Digby at Hullabaloo today.  
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This is what Republicans are dishing for the future of the women in your life: second-class citizenship. Unless you’re able to compartmentalize as thoroughly as Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, who may love his wife on one hand but bombards, kills and maims the wives and daughters of his people on the other, you must see what these social Luddites are up to.
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Digby goes on:
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“…they really did this. And more. And he did it in the middle of the night.“But that’s ok. The women won’t mind. They don’t really want to make as much money as men because they have children. Or something:
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“Repealing the law was a no-brainer for state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups. Ignoring multiple studies showing that the pay gap exists, Grothman blamed females for prioritizing childrearing and homemaking instead of money, saying, ‘Money is more important for men,’ The Daily Beast reports.”
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This man, and others like him, would reverse time and return us to their vision of a golden age of the utter exploitation of women because it suits the hallucinations of their narcissistic social dementia —and make no mistake they would also take us back to the time of widespread labor exploitation, to Jim Crow law,  and further to that most economically extreme form of human exploitation, slavery. If they have their way they’ll scour the 20th century’s social progress right out of history.
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Any average American voter who turns to these people in the next election will be betraying not only the well-being and future of those they care about, but their own as well.
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Jim Culleny
4/9/2012
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