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  •  I missed where she used the word "dumb" (0+ / 0-)

    "bring it down" and "dumb it down" do not mean the same thing.

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    by ExpatGirl on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 09:16:19 AM PDT

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    •  do you expect ellmers to say "I'm doing dumbing (6+ / 0-)

      down sexism?"

      Ellmers spoke at a conference meeting on how the GOP can fight the "war on women" and specifically, how the GOP can better explain its policies to women.

      This is dumbing down sexism:

      When the speaker wants to simplify or dumb down language or actions based on a belief women won't get or understand, then it is pernicious sexism.
      This is what ellmers said, per transcript: She wants GOP men to stop talking to women "on a much higher level" and "bring it down to a woman's level."

      She does not have to use the words "dumbing dumb sexism" in order for her words to constitute dumbing dumb sexism.

      Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level. You know, one of the things that has always been one of my frustrations and I speak about this all the time – many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they’ve got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and, you know, how the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that.

      ...So one of the things that we have worked with, with our male colleagues – and I have seen a difference, I will tell you I’ve seen a difference – is to again, engaging individuals on their level.

      ...We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life – that’s the way to go.

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      by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 10:03:55 AM PDT

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