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On Meet the Press today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that in his mind, women have already "won" the war on women.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday declared that the so-called Republican war on women was over and women had “won,” but a new war was being waged by women who were taking jobs from men.

“We have a lot of debates in Washington that get dumbed down and are used for political purposes,” Paul told NBC’s David Gregory. “This whole sort of war on women thing, I’m scratching my head because, if there was a war on women, I think they won.”

As evidence, the Kentucky senator pointed out that none of the women in his family were complaining about inequality or having their health care rights curtailed by Republicans.

“You know, I don’t see so much that women are downtrodden, I see women rising up and doing great things,” he remarked. “In fact, I worry about our young men sometimes because I think the women really are out-competing the men in our world.”

Paul added that he tried to never talk about the female anatomy and that Republicans did not start the war on women “debate.”

“The facts show that women are doing very well, have come a long way,” he explained. “And I have a lot of successful women in my family. And I don’t hear them saying, ‘Oh, woe is me, this terrible misogynist world.’ They look out and they’re conquering the world.”

Yes... because the anecdotes coming from your own rather wealthy family must be how all other women are being treated in society and the workforce today.  I'm sure the fact that they had a relative who had been a U.S. Congressman for decades, who also ran for President multiple times, and made a LOT of money off those racist newsletters (that he claims he had absolutely no responsibility for), had nothing to do with that at all, riiiiiight?

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Originally posted to BruinKid on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 02:07 PM PST.

Also republished by Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism.

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