What's Behind the War on Women?

What's Behind the War on Women?

There are 442 comments on the ideas.time.com story from Mar 8, 2012, titled What's Behind the War on Women?. In it, ideas.time.com reports that:

Women are being attacked for their accomplishments, which only shows we've got more work to do

Perhaps Rush Limbaugh and Rick Santorum have done women a favor. We now have a clear picture of what we’re up against. We have full access to the perverted (and I use the word advisedly) logic of the radio head; only the sick-minded can continue to take Limbaugh seriously.

And, during the reality TV series that is the Republican primary, a presidential contender’s vision for the future of women is clear: they should stay home, and, when not pressing aspirin between their knees, they should be pressing tea party science (which is to say, fable) into their children’s brains.

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Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#466 Mar 19, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, I don't disagree with you. The only remaining issues are birth control, abortion and equal pay. There's still that glass ceiling that women have to burst through in the corporate world, public service positions, etc.
So, there's still work to be done and there's still some resistence from society (men) in regards to those issues. I remember when I worked in an office that employeed programmers and Information Systems employees. Most of their wives at the time did not work, neither did the corporate bosses wives work either. We had unblievable statements made like women should be home, and why are we working, etc. I mean the cost of living was rising and by the 80s it was near impossible to keep that American dream of mom staying home and only dad working. Any woman working during that time was because she had to and even for those that were seeking career advancement, what was it to them? I mean, your wife is at home, run her, not me, lol. No, we don't have those issues anymore (thank God!) The sad thing is most women would have preferred to stay home and raise their children but couldn't afford to and also, the high cost of child care sometimes didn't even make it worth it or the rise in tax brackets, lol. Believe it or not, employers (mostly male) would actually ask you about this during interviews and sometimes wouldn't hire you because of it or would ask if you planned to have more children, etc.
What issues about birth control? WE have in this country(very)affordable,in some cases free access to birth control. Some churches do oppose it as a matter of doctrine but it isn't pressed as an issue and people are left to their own choice. No one is pushing an agenda to ban birth control despite what SOME circles may say. Abortion on demand is pretty much the law of the land here too. With very few exceptions any woman can get an abortion up to the last trimester. Personally I oppose the practice with the exception of certain cases that involve sex crimes or the mothers' health. I suppose that makes me semi-choice.

Equal pay for equal work IS in many cases a workplace standard. There are few exceptions where skillsets or brute strength precludes a woman's qualifications. As far as the glass ceiling it has as Hillary said,a thousand cracks in it now. Women had a choice last election to make history in two cases. They chose to leave the glass ceiling intact. Personally I think they chose wrong. Hillary was/is much better qualified to be President,but thats all in the past. Being a conservative,I wouldn't have voted for her but still felt HER the more able to lead the country.

Since: May 08

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#467 Mar 19, 2012
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>
What issues about birth control? WE have in this country(very)affordable,in some cases free access to birth control. Some churches do oppose it as a matter of doctrine but it isn't pressed as an issue and people are left to their own choice. No one is pushing an agenda to ban birth control despite what SOME circles may say. Abortion on demand is pretty much the law of the land here too. With very few exceptions any woman can get an abortion up to the last trimester. Personally I oppose the practice with the exception of certain cases that involve sex crimes or the mothers' health. I suppose that makes me semi-choice.
Equal pay for equal work IS in many cases a workplace standard. There are few exceptions where skillsets or brute strength precludes a woman's qualifications. As far as the glass ceiling it has as Hillary said,a thousand cracks in it now. Women had a choice last election to make history in two cases. They chose to leave the glass ceiling intact. Personally I think they chose wrong. Hillary was/is much better qualified to be President,but thats all in the past. Being a conservative,I wouldn't have voted for her but still felt HER the more able to lead the country.
You asked for a "woman's" point of view, Okimar, and I gave you mine. These are the issues I am aware of that concern women, other than that, yes, America woman have it the best in the world, hands down.

:)
Gaseous

Houston, TX

#468 Mar 20, 2012
Still farting
koz

Akron, OH

#469 Mar 20, 2012
bappie wrote:
Oh, I don't disagree with you. The only remaining issues are birth control, abortion and equal pay.
Abortion is a major issue for the baby girls that are killed (more often than baby boys) in the womb. But they don't havae to worry about birth control or equal pay.
Gasman

Houston, TX

#470 Mar 20, 2012
There goes a silent one

did you hear it
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#471 Mar 20, 2012
What's Behind the War on Women?

An Obama re-election campaign avoiding his record, and needing a huge diversion.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#472 Mar 20, 2012
koz wrote:
<quoted text> Abortion is a major issue for the baby girls that are killed (more often than baby boys) in the womb. But they don't havae to worry about birth control or equal pay.
I said they were the remaining issues, I didn't say whether or not I approved or disapproved. It would be wonderful if you people would stop assuming things about people's views. It would have saved you from posting this sanctimonious post.

smh
Workinggas

Houston, TX

#473 Mar 20, 2012
Pull finger for farts
harvey

Columbus, OH

#474 Mar 20, 2012
Right-wing RepubliTHUGS, of course. What else would be behind this? They hate women, want them subservient, want to control their sexuality and reproduction, hate feminism, and see them only as eye candy. Just look at what they put on Faux News - you're not a ReTHUGlican woman unless you're willing to kowtow to the Right's demands on you.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#475 Mar 20, 2012
Mothra wrote:
What's Behind the War on Women?
An Obama re-election campaign avoiding his record, and needing a huge diversion.
Pretty ingenious of him to "force" ReTHUGlicans to attack abortion rights, attack contraception rights, attack women's access to health insurance, kowtow to the Catholic Church, kowtow to right wing evangelicals, smear a woman testifying to Congress as a "slut" and "whore," attack Planned Parenthood...

He's a genius! he's manipulating ReTHUGs like a puppetmaster!

LOL

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#476 Mar 20, 2012
Workinggas wrote:
Pull finger for farts
Besides being emotionally distrubed, immature, and just plain old childish and ignorant, you also seem to be uemployed. So much much for hanging out of Topix 24/7 with nothing to offer except bs.
Spearsfarts

Houston, TX

#477 Mar 20, 2012
Oops...I farted again...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#478 Mar 20, 2012
koz wrote:
<quoted text> Abortion is a major issue for the baby girls that are killed (more often than baby boys) in the womb. But they don't havae to worry about birth control or equal pay.
No babies are killed in an abortion.

No babies are kiled in an abortion. That would be murder; and murder and abortion may be both sins for you; but under the law they are bullets and newspapers.

If you are aware of any babies, or anyone else being killed you have a moral imerative to go to the police and have the murderer arrested. If you're not doing that you are a shit-mouth liar.
Blank

Big Stone Gap, VA

#479 Mar 20, 2012
Retired SOF wrote:
THIS IS A BS STORY!! OBAMA CAN'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION ON HIS RECORD, SO HE HAS TO MAKE THIS UP TO TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE LAST 3 YEARS OF HIS FAILED ADMIN!!
Obama did not "make up" transvaginal probes, nor war agaisnt birth control, or employer "moral" dictating use of birth control. or proposed law in Tennessee to publish names and medical records of abortion obtainers! LOL--good try "HAnnity", to deflect truth...it did not work !!
Agentgas

Houston, TX

#480 Mar 20, 2012
Silent ones can smell...
Blank

Big Stone Gap, VA

#481 Mar 20, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty ingenious of him to "force" ReTHUGlicans to attack abortion rights, attack contraception rights, attack women's access to health insurance, kowtow to the Catholic Church, kowtow to right wing evangelicals, smear a woman testifying to Congress as a "slut" and "whore," attack Planned Parenthood...
He's a genius! he's manipulating ReTHUGs like a puppetmaster!
LOL
LOL!! Nah...the Kochs, Big Oil and Big Insurance own the Republicans! HA!

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#482 Mar 21, 2012
Blank wrote:
<quoted text>Obama did not "make up" transvaginal probes, nor war agaisnt birth control, or employer "moral" dictating use of birth control. or proposed law in Tennessee to publish names and medical records of abortion obtainers! LOL--good try "HAnnity", to deflect truth...it did not work !!
George Stepha what ever in the f*ck is his name PLANTED this seed during one of the debates!! Do you honestly think ANY state will outlaw birth control? SERIOUSLY!! States will outlaw gunownership LONG BEFORE they outlaw birth control, some almost have!
WE HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT!! GET THIS CLOWN OUT OF THE WH!!
Stick to football talk

Shippensburg, PA

#483 Mar 22, 2012
Why in the hell is this idiotic topic in a football forum?
Ginny

Indianapolis, IN

#484 Mar 22, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
I think Howard Stern is a true genius; but I can't listen to him because he is too nasty and cruel.
He takes advantage of troubled girls and women, and I hope you're not one of them.
His ratings came
Most of the people whom didn't like him because they wanted to see what he would say or do next.
koz

Akron, OH

#485 Mar 22, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
No babies are killed in an abortion.
No babies are kiled in an abortion. That would be murder; and murder and abortion may be both sins for you; but under the law they are bullets and newspapers.
If you are aware of any babies, or anyone else being killed you have a moral imerative to go to the police and have the murderer arrested. If you're not doing that you are a shit-mouth liar.
Denying reality does not change it.

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