The Republican War on Women Is A Myth! It Is All An Illusion! Republicans Love Mom and Apple Pie!
The War on Women Debunked! Republicans Stand With Women!
Despite what you have heard in the news lately, the Republican party has not been waging a war on women. Republicans have tried to limit a woman's right to access family planning services, outlaw abortions, and redefine rape. They support laws that would make it more difficult and more expensive for women to get mammograms, pap smears and other cancer screenings. The GOP has introduced and supported such legislation in the U.S. Congress and while even in the states, there have been over 900 laws concerning reproduction and women's health care brought to the state floors, don't let that fool you.
No one wants to limit the rights of women. The votes and statements made by Republicans are just an illusion...
In spite of voting against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Republicans surely support equal pay for women because they say they do. Former Michigan Congressman, Pete Hoekstra, now a GOP candidate for Senate, just feels that "the law is an unnecessary nuisance". Corporations would never dream of denying women equal pay, so who needs a law? Willard Romney has called Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, his hero. Maybe he missed the fact that the hero has signed legislation in his state to get rid of the protections that this federal law provides, but insists it has nothing to do with being against fair pay...
Women in 2012 are still making, on average, 77 cents for every dollar made by men. That adds up to alot of money missing from the lives and families of women. The picture below illustrates quite effectively what women could do with that money.
What Could A Woman Buy If There Was No Pay Gap?
No Minimum Wage Protections For Anyone, Not Just Women...
Republicans are also opposed to minimum wage laws, but that has nothing to do with gender, right? Granted, almost two out of three workers earning minimum wage or below are women, but the GOP desire to abolish ANY wage protections does not target women at all.
Job creators could certainly hire more workers if there were no minimum wage laws, and Republicans say they want more jobs. If only there were no pesky minimum wage requirements! If only those nurses and teachers and cops and firemen and all the other worker bees would take jobs for less than $7.25 an hour, why, we might be able to have full employment. We, as a country, could even compete with third world countries in the area of job creation. If women were really patriotic, they would want, as Republicans do, no minimum wage protection.
Health Care Misogynists? No Way!
The GOP also says they do not seek to deny women basic preventive healthcare, they just vote to deny it. Republicans would never wage a war against women because Republicans love women. That is a fact, as any self-respecting Republican will swear to. All you have heard or seen that suggests otherwise is simply a figment of the underactive, hormonally-controlled, left-sided brain dysfunction that afflicts so many women. It is a serious medical condition that compromizes logical thought. Simply put, women's brains do not work as well as the Republican male brain. Because women are so ill-equipped to analyze and correctly process information, they are unable to come to rational conclusions (that left-sided brain dysfunction) and women, therefore, need the direction and paternal guidance of the more intelligent gender.
Republicans have actually stepped up to protect women from themselves. In fact, the GOP in Kansas and Arizona are seeking to protect women so much that they are trying to pass laws that allow doctors to lie to patients about the health of their unborn children if they think that the knowledge might influence a woman's decision to seek an abortion. Republicans realize the need to protect women; Democrats, naturally, stand opposed to that protection.
As far as health insurance, Republicans believe that a practice known as "gender-rating" is okay. Sure it is! Insurance companies in the individual private market (how Republicans love free market healthcare!) charge women higher premiums than men, sometimes up to almost 50% more. But that is because they are women. It can't be helped, especially when the Affordable Care Act is repealed on Day 1 of a GOP presidency. Pre-existing conditions, besides the condition known as 'being born a woman', also include being a victim of domestic violence or having had a C-section, will all be A-okay. Women don't need health insurance anyway, and if women would just get married, or stay married, they could get insurance through their husbands' policies. So to all the single women out there, it is certainly not as if you have no options under the GOP. Just get married!
The GOP is full of heroes, not misogynists. Only misogynists would vote against a law designed to protect women from domestic violence, right? Not at all; simply an illusion. The GOP has refused to reauthorize The Violence Against Women Act, but they have done so only because they love, love, love women. Some might suggest that all of this love for women might just kill women; but again, just an illusion.
Loving Married Moms Alot!
The National Rifle Association, that bastion of conservative ideals, gave their thumbs up to Ann Romney, and cheered her for her choice to be a stay at home mom. See, Republicans love moms. Stay at home wealthy moms are respected and revered by Republicans, but if memory serves me correctly, poor moms who might want to stay at home with their kids are called "welfare queens".
The fact that Ann Romney travels the country speaking to women is a great thing! That way Willard doesn't have to waste his time dealing with over half the voters in this country. He simply doesn't have the time. He is a busy man, much too busy to cultivate women voters on his own. Ann is Willard's "Gender Vendor". She is trying to sell her husband to women voters and next to raising 5 children, this is probably the most difficult job she has ever had, because women don't really like him. At least that is what we hear... Probably not true, because what's not to like? Willard has agreed with everyone on something, at least one time or another!
Depending on the day, or the audience, Willard will certainly say something that you can agree with, although by tomorrow, he may take it back! Poor Ann!
The one thing that you can count on with Republicans, even with Willard, is that they will always agree that the best way forward is to lower taxes-- not for everyone, but for the wealthiest of the wealthy businesses and individuals only. And that helps women...
While Ann has to explain to women simple things like the fact that The Bipartisan Policy Center states that the Romney-Ryan budget proposal would decrease funding for job-training programs, low-income housing assistance and decrease funding for food stamps, Medicaid and Pell grants, her husband is busy telling his wealthy supporters about the $4.6 trillion dollars in tax cuts that he and Ryan propose to give the wealthy.
This all helps women, right? Helping women is most likely the reason that the Romney-Ryan budget cuts Head Start programs, too. I haven't heard Ann, the Gender Vendor, explain exactly how these things are woman-friendly, or child-friendly, for that matter, but I am sure she works hard...Besides, you simply cannot afford trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy AND help for people who are at the poverty level.
Republicans like Willard, believe in self- deportation -- or is it self- de-poor-tation? It's all good for women.
Add all of this up and you must conclude that there is no Republican War on Women. To believe otherwise is to fall victim to illusion and myth, or that affliction known as left-sided brain dysfunction.
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