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  •  grilling them on anything (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, Merry Light

    is pointless.  This is a strongly emotional issue not a rational one. There's very little thinking involved at all.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 01:02:04 PM PDT

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    •  The point isn't to convince them. The point is... (2+ / 0-)
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      G2geek, a gilas girl

      if people in the media would ask the Mordochs, the Aikens, the Romneys, etc some follow-up questions, their answers would clarify for viewers/ readers exactly how hypocritical, how shallow, and/or how dangerous these extremists are.  

      After Mourdoch, or Aiken, (or other generic tea party fundamentalist politicians) make remarks about pregnancies resulting from rape being "God's Will" or "Gifts", some follow-up questions could be:  

      Q:  So, Senator/ Rep. Fundamentalist, given your views on rape, do you endorse the:

      "...estimated 200,000 women raped during the battle for Bangladeshi independence..."

      Because, you know, there were certainly many children born of these forcible strategic rapes, after all--that was the point, in fact:

      The same tactic was used in a "very strategic attack" by state-backed Pakistani troops during the fight for Bangladesh's independence in 1971, Ms Sahgal said.

      "They were saying 'we will make you breed Punjabi children'," she said, with the aim of weakening the integrity of the opposing ethnic group....

       "In Bosnia systematic rape was used as part of the strategy of ethnic cleansing," it said.

      "Women were raped so they could give birth to a Serbian baby..."  

      Q:  So, again Senator/ Rep. Extremist Fundamentalist, are you endorsing forcible rape for the purpose of deliberately impregnating women of opposing political or ethnic groups for the purpose of "ethnic cleansing"?  

      Let the public hear their answers.  They might not change their own minds, but many people might just be interested in, and enlightened by hearing their answers.

      •  You've taken the discussion beyond my comment now (1+ / 0-)
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        Merry Light

        the media will never grill my sister...I was just trying to answer the question someone was asking about the mindset of anti-choice women.

        I'll be quiet now.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 02:38:56 PM PDT

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        •  I think the women who are staunch GOP (0+ / 0-)

          are 1) unhappy. I see so many of them (we've got a lot, their headquarters are right up the street) with a very grumpy, decidedly uncheerful look. They like to stick their nose into other's business, unasked. They have strong opinions that aren't swayed by facts.  2) I'll bet a lot of them (especially the older women and maybe the younger ones) didn't study too hard and/or saw school as an opportunity to find a husband.  

          These women, in my mind, didn't learn critical thinking and don't know how, let alone want to. I don't know, gilas girl, if this is your sister, but I also think they don't understand or want to think about the bigger picture such as what happens when there's a war and women are counted as "spoils".  

          If the media talked to them, they may pull a "Palin" just because they aren't capable of deep and critical thinking.  I'm fortunately not related in my immediate family to women like that, but I know some and it scares me! My heart goes out to you to have to deal with that within your family!

          -6.50/-5.23 "Don't find fault, find a remedy." - Henry Ford

          by Merry Light on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 07:59:34 PM PDT

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