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House Republicans Remain Determined to Ignore Women

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One would think, then, that Republicans might pause before yet again insulting half of the country. But this week showed that House Republicans, at least, remain oblivious, as they let the landmark Violence Against Women Act expire.

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David C (29)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:15 pm
Let me Spelling It Out: Society Needs Women GOP, not old white men that think they are better then GOD

Gene J (290)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:04 pm
I wrote a lengthy speech on this over on the other side of the site in the Eric Cantor article. My hope is that the Congress being sworn in today has better moral judgment than the one that is being pushed out the door. And that finally we'll see positive action on VAWA, the Lily Ledbetter act and more. Because that is the direction the electorate clearly wants this country moving and if it doesn't by reason of obstructionism by the likes of Eric Cantor that in 2014, we finish the job of sweeping out the trash and the tea party ends up in the dirty dustbin of history as another failed do-no-good-at-all-costs movement.

Vicky P (476)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:14 pm
then they continue to fail

John B (185)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 6:48 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the James Downie article. The GOP will never learn it seems. We can only hope the 113th congress will do the right thing and pass the expanded Violence Against Women Act. Read and noted.

Barb K (1688)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:09 pm
Rebuplicans forget that WOMEN are the ones who carry them for 9 MONTHS IN OUR WOMBS! True, the men make their contribution, but WE are the ones who have to ENDURE the changes our bodies constantly go through. I'm sure this isn't a comment you were expecting but you know me; not afraid to speak my mind! TY Carrie. I hope you feel better! Love you! xxx

Michael C (217)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:24 pm
I just don't understand, these Republicans...Didn't they have Mothers, or Sisters, or now have wives and daughters? Would they not be troubled if something happened to any of the Women in their lives? I just don't get how they can be so obtuse in this matter...

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:36 pm
There is a petition out by NARA, about this issue to Boehner, which I just sign in my hotmail and then (12 other issues..augh before I came here to Care2)........I hope someone will post it, please!

Carrie! I sending homemade chicken soup through cyber-space for You! ..Please feEl better, RIGHT AWAY!!

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:50 pm

The answer is still within the ERA - the Equal Rights Amendment and ladies we need only 3 states to pass that into law. Then the War on Women ends. There is no further need for Boehner or anyone in Congress to speak about us or our rights because that would be the law of the land.

These states have ratified the ERA:

Ratified States

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
West Virginia

Any 3 of these states can ratify and the ERA becomes the LAW:

Unratified States

North Carolina
South Carolina

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:51 pm

Feel better soon!

Yvonne W (229)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 9:16 pm
Hmm, I think it's time Illinois anted up!

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:18 pm
Why am I not surprised.

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:00 am
noted, thank you

Thomas P (280)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:48 am
Noted...thanks Carrie, and I hope you feel better soon. It's not just that the Republicans ignore women, they have to hate them, otherwise they wouldn't draw up and support the legislation that they do.

Shadow M (16)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:58 am
(feel better) violence against ANYONE needs to end...women, men, children, animals. the problem is how... and more - or fewer - weapons is not an answer. something needs to be done to change the mentality that creates the violence in the first place.

politicians, regardless of flavor, are people who crave wealth and power or they wouldn't be in office to begin with. this makes then fearful of power in anyone else's hands, paranoid, and insecure. it shows.

. (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:28 am
GOP - the party of Corporatist Privilege and Irrelevancy.

Janice P (5)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:56 am

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:02 am
I hope Virginia will do it.Get better soon .

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:04 am
There "War Against Women" by the g o p pukes and teabaggers needs to end, period.

"the GOP repeatedly showed a less-than-impressive concern for womenís rights. Not surprisingly, the 2012 presidential election saw the gender gap increase from 12 percentage points in 2008 to 18 percentage points, as President Obama maintained his support among women."

Ty, Carrie.

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:05 am
Whoops, spelling? There should be their...

Get better soon, Carrie.


Terrie Williams (798)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:05 am
Fascist bast** it yet again. Best bet for ERA ratification is IL, VA, and FL. JMO.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:32 am
Noted with thanks Carrie. I hope you feel better soon.
I find it so hard to believe that in this day and age that the Republicans are so biased against women.
The ERA ratification law will I hope get the States needed to become law!

Susan E (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:46 pm
Tasks to complete:
1. Push the remaining states to pass the ERA
2. Replace every mysogenist legislator in the House and the Senate
3. Work to make rights for women, gays, LGBT, poor, unemployed, Native American, and aliens equal to that of everyone else.
4. Education, education, education

Take your pick which order you find best.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:29 pm
Noted w/thanks, Carrie. Kit has "bottom-lined" it with her comment on passage of the ERA. Of course, it won't stop the war against women, but it would at least solidify our rights legally. I'm not sure how easy it would be for my own state of AZ to pass with 2 GOP Sen's.....but I'm certainly willing to badger them--and we do have a replacement for Kyl who might be able to think critically....I think Terrie may have it right with her suggestion of 3 states. Definitely past time for a big push!

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:40 pm
I would like to say I was shocked that most of the hold out states were southern states-but having lived in several of them in the past-I would be lying. When I lived in SC my soon to be ex thought it would be fun to hit me. He found out quickly I will pick up an equalizer and beat the living daylights out of him. He outweighed me by over 100 pounds and that boy (no real man would dream of hitting a women) ran like a frightened rabbit. He didn't try that again ever That is the day he discovered I have one horrific temper and am not afraid of anyone no matter how big they are. My neighbor would beat his wife weekly (he was a worthless drunk) and the cops never did a thing other than slap him on the back and do the ole wink wink routine. Never once did they arrest him. She had so many black eyes-she looked like a raccoon most of the time. Sadly, she did not have a horrific temper and she was dumb enough to stick with him. The south has little regard for women.

Michela M (3964)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:33 pm

James Maynard (84)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:42 pm
The more these "people" continue to obstruct the
will of the electorate, the more they sign their own
'death warrant' as a viable party.

Thomas B (1)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:44 pm
Sayonara, sukkas!

Florence E (132)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:51 pm
Well said Barb and Shadow i completely agree great article Carrie hope you feel better soon please take it easy and get plenty of rest my friend!!!

Terry V (30)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:53 pm
Hmm, could they be FRIGHTENED a WOMAN might get their JOB?.. or are their heads stuck up where the sun doesn't shine??

Dianna M (16)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:08 pm
Hey, I'm trying to flag that posting by 'Som F.' as inappropriate, but no matter how many times I click on "Send Report" it don't go. What gives?

Dianna M (16)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:09 pm
Wait--what? now it's gone! Well, good riddance!

Evelyn Z (300)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:09 pm
Get well real soon Carrie.

If "daddy" does it to MOMMA = little boys & girls learn it's OK = so it's repeated generation to generation.

Don't be a gutless woman = stand up for yourself = don't take any "crap" from anyone = you've got the ability & strength = JUST DO IT.

Men are actually afraid and intimidated by strong, independent women! (but they do "try" to control us) GOOD LUCK WITH THAT !!!

Trina D. firey (10)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:33 pm
I'm sick to death of those bigoted, corrupt, sexist republican Boehner following worms!
I'd give them a piece of my mind if I only could.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:09 pm
I so enjoyed viewing Diane Sawyer meeting with all 10 women in Congress as so many of them verified that the have had it with the men attempting to bring up issues settled long ago that pertain to reproductive rights. Let's move on.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:54 am
"We need to ask why Eric Cantor is going to such efforts, to such extensive efforts to protect men who go onto reservations to rape women. We need to talk about it and frame it as violence against women, but we also need to flip it around and talk about it, this is about protecting rapists. Thatís exactly what Eric Cantor and the House Republicans are doing when they are holding this up."

Why Does Eric Cantor Want To Protect Rapists?

Read more:

Ty, Carrie.

Ro H (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:05 am

Mike S (86)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:31 pm
Noted and shared. thank you Carrie and I hope you are feeling better soon!

Winnie A (179)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:32 pm
Noted. Glad I live in WA State.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:09 pm
What a lot of folks don't realize is that this is what happens when the Southern GOP takes over the national party. These folks don't care about women, minorities, the minimum wage,health care for seniors, health care for the poor/middle class and child labor laws. The reason they are fighting an aid package to the New Jersey and New York victims of Sandy is because they lean democratic in elections They do care about suppressing the vote, keeping Citizens United intact, letting the rich hide money in overseas accounts, giving tax breaks to those companies that move their plant operations to foreign ports, and keeping taxes as low as possible for the wealthy.

Carol H (229)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:55 pm
I hope you fell better Carrie noted, thank you

Nancy Dodson (18)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:29 pm
Isn't it amazing that after the Repugs got their butts handed to them in the last election they persist in their war on women? It just goes to show that they are totally clueless at what they're doing to themselves and that they are certainly too stupid to have any power in this country.

Shame on any woman who actually voted for these clowns! I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Tea Party will bring the end of the Republican Party and I say good riddance!

I'm soooo lucky to live in the state of Eric Cantor, the leader of the retreat into oblivion!

Jason S (50)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:17 pm
Good posting, thanks

glenda b (2)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:48 am
Wow, he wouldn't sign the the bill because he wanted to stripped out protections for Native Americans?...What does this say?...Don't understand this logic if you can call it that!!!!

David Menard (43)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:59 am
The repugs ignore all but the billionaires,Oil CO's and the religious Reich .that will never Change!

Ray M (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:09 pm
Not surprising. Most intelligent women are dems.

Gloria H (88)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:59 am
Interesting how the deep south votes, isn't it? Must be something in the water, BP oil ?

. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:22 am
noted - ty Carrie and Philip for the fw

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:19 am
3 states may not sound like much, but when I went down the list of those that have yet to ratify - uh oh.
This will be a hard one to pull off if every resident doesn't get involved and take to the streets to demand it.

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:40 pm
LGBT, First Nations women, Immigrant women --- probably the most marginalised in American society.

What is it that the Republican/Teabaggers fear from these women that they feel the need to exclude them?

When I asked during the election campaign why there was no war on Native Americans, I was told anecdotally, that Native Americans as a very general rule, especially those living on reserves, often do not vote or rise up. And I certainly meant no disrespect to First Nations with that question. It just seemed that the racist and bigoted GOP would target them as well as other groups like the poor, women, immigrants etc. Well I think that 'Idle No More' needs to visit the US also.

The LGBT community has been caught in GOP crosshairs because of the pseudo Christian non-Christian values they hold --- hate, misogyny, bigotry, discrimination, etc. So the fact that women from the LGBT community are to be excluded is no real surprise. Despicable, but not surprising.

The GOP has also waged a war on immigrants and so this is no surprise. Despicable, but again, not surprising.

Perhaps what should occur is the exclusion of all Republican/Teabagger women from the bill? I wonder if that would get the attention of the GOP hatemongers?

ALL women should be included! To me, the exclusion of one woman means the exclusion of ALL women. Being a Canadian, I can't influence "my congressperson" but it sure needs to be done. Not only that, the GOP warmongers must be shown the exit in 2014.

@ David Car --- "Society Needs Women GOP, not old white men that think they are better then GOD " --- I doubt that would be ineffectual as many of the GOP women, as I understand, voted against this legislation, unfortunately.

Janis B (7)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:53 pm
Surely this kind of constant should deter even the most yes-woman to thinking twice for voting for these morons. They stand for nothing but exploitation and destruction.

Nancy Black (308)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:42 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, read, and shared. It's hard to believe that the GOP is so stupid that it offends over half of the population; yet, they do. Think about it, Romney condemned 47% of the population as parasites; yet, he expected to win the election. It's not just that the GOP think women, Hispanics, Blacks, gays, handicapped, and elderly are inferior; they obviously think they are stupid. After Obama's victory hey should think of a old Brenda Lee song, "Sorry" and the line "Who's sorry now" or they could change the words into "Who's stupid now?" and of course it is the GOP if they persist in their attacks on the equality of women.

Melania P (122)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:27 am

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:31 am
We've got a long way to go.

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:45 am
TY Carrie and AMEN!!!
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