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  •  The issues are broader. (0+ / 0-)

    The Republican assaults on women have been both direct and indirect.

    Why don't more women (traditionally) make the choice to stay home and raise their kids?...because of the corporatist, Republican policies that have gutted the opportunities for the entire middle they (women, traditionally) don't really have a choice, if they and their families want to get ahead.

    What does feminism "promise" for men?...that women with equal access and opportunities can contribute equally to the economic well-being of their families...and men too can then be able to make choices about staying home to raise children, or pursue something other than a life as a wage-slave, etc.  And Republicans REALLY hate that idea...

    Women of color have ALWAYS worked (despite stereotypes to the contrary) and have far less often had any choice about staying home, because institutional racism has long depressed the opportunities for men (and women) of color...and Republicans LOVE that!

    ...and the LGBT communities...totally screwed!

    Republican policies and ideas are bad bad BAD for human beings.  Period.

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:43:43 AM PDT

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