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    but surely I add my hip hip hooray to your well reasoned, passionate defense of yourself, your son and good citizens everywhere.

    I thought I was beyond being scandalized and outraged after Bush. But this spring just takes my breath away. They've focused their sights on every woman, 51% of the population, and even the female tea baggers are urging Limbaught and company on.

    It's 2012 and we're still discussing women's rights, birth control and whether women should be allowed to work???


    This is absolute insanity!

    And just so you know, I'm a guy that knows a lot of single mothers, and I know what they go through. I admire them. They have great kids; they work overtime to make sure their kids have everything they need to become great people, and I admire them for it.

    Yeah, I'm a little old fashioned. My dad taught me to always respect women, and I do. I still open doors for them, I still smile and let them go before me. Just like I don't judge others, it's not my job.  Because that's how I was taught.

    But I was also taught that women are my equal, just as capable of doing any job as I am. I grew up in the 1950's & 1960's, and there was no question in our house about the role of women -- they are equal.

    It's about damn time we stop the attacks; it's beyond insane now. I'm getting carried away.

    Anyway, thanks for the diary. It's a good one.

    •  Thank you ... (0+ / 0-)

      your mom raised a good man.  So did your dad.

      We are equal, and we'll get there eventually. Not sure if I'll still be alive (I'm only 49 but we seem to have a long way to go), but one day, these topics (abortion, birth control, equality, income disparity, etc.) will be a distant memory ...

      [And thank you for opening the door for me.  I taught my son, even though I'm a staunch feminist and am perfectly capable of opening my own door, that it's the polite thing to do.  That said, I open the door for others as well, so I lead by example.  And I nudge him sometimes to walk a bit ahead (if we're walking into a store) to open the door for the elderly couple ahead of us, or the lady with the stroller... it's just polite.]

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