No GOP War On Women?
Republicans deny waging war on women.
Well, how about the list below, which includes cuts to life-saving programs that mostly affect women.
Too many Republican legislators have:
- Voted against equal pay for women
- Sought to make miscarriage subject to criminal investigation
- Sought to make women’s health insurance cost more than men’s
- Cut funds to women’s clinics that screen for STDs and cancer of the breast and cervix
- Insisted corporations should have more rights than women, when it comes to contraception. Even though it is women’s bodily and financial well-being that are at stake
- Insisted that women seeking abortion undergo a vaginal probe — mirroring sexual assault
- Refused to consider rape or incest, or a women’s health or life, when legislating against abortion
- Said stupid stuff about rape, like insisting that it can’t cause pregnancy
Meanwhile, Paul Ryan’s budget:
- Cuts programs that disproportionately affect women: Medicaid, food stamps, supplementary security income, Pell grants, and more
- Retains benefits that go disproportionately to men: active-duty military and veterans benefits, plus corporate welfare
By the way, if you made $50,000 in 2012 you paid about $7 for welfare, $37 for food stamps, and $4,000 in corporate subsidies.
Meanwhile, the conservative Breitbart News attached the head of House Leader, Nancy Pelosi onto Miley Cyrus’ twerking body. And one conservative super PAC registered with the name, “Boats ‘N Hoes” (before disbanding after criticism).
But, George Will retorts, Republicans have some good female candidates, so there can’t possibly be a GOP war on women.
Others insist it’s Democrats who are waging this war, since a few were caught in sex scandals. Yet Republicans have played that game, too. And the scandals affect the men’s wives, not female citizens, at large.
As Dana Milbank points out, the war-on-women complaints aren’t made in a vacuum. They arise from actual policy proposals.
No war against women, you say? Actions speak louder than words.
Posted on April 18, 2014, in feminism, politics, sexism, women and tagged Boats 'N Hoes, Breitbart, feminism, GOP, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan, politics, sexism, War on Women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.