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jillan

(39,451 posts)
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:57 PM Mar 2012

What makes these Republicans think they can wage a war on Women in the first place?

Here are some figures that came from the 2010 Census:

30.7 million women have a bachelor's degree or higher.

7.8 million women own their own business.

7.5 million women work for women owned businesses.

71.9 million women work outside the home while only 5 million are stay at home moms.

205,500 women are active in the military.

46.2% of women vote (I expect that number to be higher this year!)

157 million number of females in 2010 vs 151.8 males

We are successful. We earn our own money. We do most of the shopping for ourselves and our families - we have the power to decided where to shop. Women are found in all lines of work. And just ask Susan Komen if we are a force to be reckoned with.
And WE VOTE!

Why have women become so successful? Because unlike generations before us we are able to control our own bodies.
We are able to have 2.4 kids when we want them. IF we want them.
Women are able to work outside of the home, raise amazing kids, keep the house clean and enjoy sex with our significant others without the worry of pregnancy. There is no data to back this, but I believe that women are excellent planners and managers.

Women have worked hard to get to this place - inspite of constant fights from men:
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A big FUCK YOU to anyone that thinks women will not continue to fight for our rights!!

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Census numbers came from [link:http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womencensus1.html|

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What makes these Republicans think they can wage a war on Women in the first place? (Original Post) jillan Mar 2012 OP
K&R obxhead Mar 2012 #1
They think it fires up their voters (and yes, including GOP women). AlinPA Mar 2012 #6
k and r--thank you for posting this. they are doing this because they think they can control us, niyad Mar 2012 #2
We are not on the streets - yet - because we have been successful with online strategies.... jillan Mar 2012 #7
They will use anything they can to divide and conquer. Live and Learn Mar 2012 #3
All those women portrayed are obviously sluts. Just ask Rush. Tierra_y_Libertad Mar 2012 #4
By the way, great visual history of the struggle. Thanks nt Live and Learn Mar 2012 #5
they think republican women are to stupid to notice or.... madrchsod Mar 2012 #8
Staunch, angry RW-ers live in a bubble of sorts Populist_Prole Mar 2012 #9
I love when Bill Maher does his outside of the bubble segments. jillan Mar 2012 #12
Because, inside their heads, the world you describe does not exist. enough Mar 2012 #10
And they are finding out that they are wrong. jillan Mar 2012 #14
+1 n/t Hotler Mar 2012 #16
The fact they can trot out a Michelle Bachman, Ann Coulter, sweeties at Fox or Palin feeds GOP hope. gordianot Mar 2012 #11
Selfishness and hate. n/t Hotler Mar 2012 #13
Because they cowed the media and the democrats they feel they can do anyting on point Mar 2012 #15
You might be surprised but there are huge numbers of the electorate TheDebbieDee Mar 2012 #17
They're playing to their base pokerfan Mar 2012 #18
Because women represent only ~16 % of our federal elected officials Johonny Mar 2012 #19
Please Support Angie's List. They work tirelessly to change that. jillan Mar 2012 #21
Don't You realize the Very Facts You Quote dynasaw Mar 2012 #20
I don't think they planned this, actually. MADem Mar 2012 #22

niyad

(110,759 posts)
2. k and r--thank you for posting this. they are doing this because they think they can control us,
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:07 PM
Mar 2012

despite the numbers you posted. they are hoping that they can frighten us, humiliate us, dominate us, back into subservience.

and, to a degree, they have been successful. why didn't women leave the southern baptist convention in droves when the "wives shall be submissive to their husbands" plank became part of their platform? why are there still women in the rcc? why haven't we been out in the streets, in their offices, in their faces as they wage naked, open war upon us?

jillan

(39,451 posts)
7. We are not on the streets - yet - because we have been successful with online strategies....
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:11 PM
Mar 2012

Email campaigns.
Blogging.
Facebook groups with calls to action.
And phone calls.

But I suspect that when and if something gets passed legislatively, there will be women marching once again.

Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)
3. They will use anything they can to divide and conquer.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:07 PM
Mar 2012

Men vs women, gays vs straight, race war, class war, religious differences and anything else they can think of to create division. Their strategy is obvious, keep us focused on our differences while they rob us blind.

madrchsod

(58,162 posts)
8. they think republican women are to stupid to notice or....
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:22 PM
Mar 2012

they will do what they are told.

big mistake.

Populist_Prole

(5,364 posts)
9. Staunch, angry RW-ers live in a bubble of sorts
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:23 PM
Mar 2012

I know some of them, and sadly am related to some of them. They really are "out there" but they believe, with every fiber of their being, that most of the country agrees with them. They really really do.

Outside of their bubble ( fox news/corporate media, their own circle of other RW friends/asscociates, their church ) they have a hard time dealing with interactions with others and tend to view it not as a foray into the real world, but rather getting lost in a bad section of town.

enough

(13,225 posts)
10. Because, inside their heads, the world you describe does not exist.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:25 PM
Mar 2012

Inside their heads, the world is a partriarchy, always has been and always will be. The world as it is doesn't rank as reality for them.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
14. And they are finding out that they are wrong.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:27 PM
Mar 2012

Maybe some good will come out of all this. Maybe these backwards men will realize that women as a whole are not going to sit back and take it.

gordianot

(15,220 posts)
11. The fact they can trot out a Michelle Bachman, Ann Coulter, sweeties at Fox or Palin feeds GOP hope.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:25 PM
Mar 2012

I tend to look at women as the real majority. The Republican machine recently manages to use similar tactics with minorities. The Republican Party stands for one basic principle "Vote against your own best interest".

on point

(2,506 posts)
15. Because they cowed the media and the democrats they feel they can do anyting
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:27 PM
Mar 2012

It is aprt of the facist tactics trick bag.

Cow people into silence, then they will be free to move forward with their agenda of class war and religious war against anything not to their liking.

 

TheDebbieDee

(11,119 posts)
17. You might be surprised but there are huge numbers of the electorate
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:36 PM
Mar 2012

who are not even paying attention yet to what Rmoney, Santorum, etc., are saying.

It will be up to the Obama Campaign and the superpacs to endlessly replay the words/videos of these repuke knuckleheads in the weeks running up to the election.

And it will be up to us to remind the people we work with, worship with, bowl with, etc., of what these assholes have said and tried to do with regard to contraception, transvaginal probes and personhood amendments.

Johonny

(20,405 posts)
19. Because women represent only ~16 % of our federal elected officials
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 02:19 PM
Mar 2012

around 21 % of executive offices around the country and 23 % of legislative office at the state level.

Men are in office, particularly the ones that write and sign laws. It's that simple. They think they can because they are in office and women aren't. I imagine the war against women will continue until women gain equal representation in government.

dynasaw

(998 posts)
20. Don't You realize the Very Facts You Quote
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 02:20 PM
Mar 2012

scare the living shit out of them? They've lost control over us. Women are independent, powerful, smarter and that makes them irrelevant. No wonder they're scared.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
22. I don't think they planned this, actually.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 02:52 PM
Mar 2012

I think they were baited into it by a conservative minority that is very vocal. The media, which amplifies shit to the Nth degree, picked up on it, and now there's no backing down. Rush and a few other nitwits just made a bad situation worse (or better, from our perspective).

For awhile it was a fun wedge issue for them to distract from a slow but steady upward glide on the economic front, but now I think they've dug the hole just a LEEETLE TEEEEENY WEE BIT too deep, and the ground is damper than they thought it was. So now, they're stuck in the mud, and all they can do is holler like fools and pretend that was their plan all along.

I think they know they're fucked this year.

What's the lesson here ? MA governors shouldn't run for the Presidency? If so, Deval had better do something else before he thinks about trying for it....

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