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The Republican War On Women: It’s Not Just About Abortion [VIDEO]

The Republican War On Women: It’s Not Just About Abortion [VIDEO]

Gutting social safety net programs, removing child care subsidies, cutting off access to family planning, destroying the unions that fight for jobs that are predominately held by women.  These activities are happening nationally, and they are happening state by state.  But in North Carolina, there is an even more insidious plank in the Republican’s War on Women platform: an attempt to make it more difficult for female politicians, most of them Democrats, to get reelected.

“…Republicans drew nearly a dozen Democratic women out of their legislative districts in an effort to eliminate our voice in the General Assembly. In their efforts to make sure that the most capable voices fighting for women in the General Assembly are silenced, they have waged an all out war on our Democratic women in elected office.”

But these women aren’t taking this lying down. As the North Carolina Democratic Party’s ad warns Republicans, “We are not afraid to fight the women’s movement all over again.”

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7:20PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

It may be, as the article states, that it's about not electing Dem women, but there have been too many disrespectful words, and I "feel" that ultimately, it is about sex. Repub men don't want women to have power -- not power to decide, not power to enjoy the sexual act, not power of any kind. They really do think that we're weak, in a childlike state, and they want to make the decisions about our lives for us. Repub men are pathetic.

6:53PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

That's right! Great ad.

8:38AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

This is just crazy.

2:33AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

Not going without a fight - but we're not going. Period.

10:23AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

sigh. keep on fighting

9:33AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Do not be deluded, their ultimate goal is to take the vote away from women.

12:01AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

This reminds me of that old saying,"the more things change, the more they stay the same". Didn't we fight, protest, demand our equal rights back in the 60's and 70's? Yes, we did--we just never got them!! Maybe it's time to revisit old battles, and this time win the war.

10:57PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination
of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely
suppressed.

10:55PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Because this can never be repeated too often:

Laurence W. Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid.
Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious
rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination
of opposition candidates, use of legi

10:51PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

The biggest reason this is going on is very simple. ERA began with the Civil Rights Movement, it expanded when women stood up and said, "NO", and it now has extended to the GLBT Movement, but it's really just one thing that scares them most of all about us. We're in touch with both our male and female sides, and the "little boys" are scared - of big Sister and of Mommy, and they for sure don't want to hear from Grandma. And then there are those Men - who are strong enough to not feel threatened, who go so far as to encourage us because they do not feel threatened in the least, and why? Because they know both sides just like we do, and we respect ourselves and each other.

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