The Imaginary War on Women

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    There is no war on women.
    Or rather, the war is over. We won.

    Women are outpacing men professionally, socially, and educationally:

    In a first, women surpass men in college degrees - CBS News

    Young, single, childless women out-earn male counterparts - USATODAY.com

    Women have more options and choices about their lives than men do (no shame acrues to the woman who wishes to stay home and parent her children full-time, in fact this week makes it clear just how broad the support for that choice is, but the same does not hold true for a man who wishes to be a SAHD).

    We have legal remedies to address any sort of wage disparity (and companies who've been confronted with a class action lawsuit, i.e., Walmart, have paid the price and quickly changed their corporate culture).

    A woman who relies upon her spouse as her source of financial support isn't villified, but a man who relies upon his wife to support him is known far and wide as a sponge and a leech.

    Continuing to beat the drum of "the war on women" just makes women look like perpetual victims, and we aren't. Women have every opportunity to achieve success which equals or surpasses that of men, and many of them are taking full advantage of these opportunities.

    Frankly, if there is any combat still occurring, it is on the battlefield of the war on boys. (and I'm saying this as the mother of a teenage son).

    Perhaps they're the ones we should worry about next....

    College completion rate among men stalls
     
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    But... but... How will Obama ever beat Romney if he cant make crap like a war on women up? You think he is going to run on his record?
     
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    If he was allowed to actualy run on his record and Romeny on his, in an honest race, Obama would win hands down.

    Right or wrong, Obama has accomplished much.

    And all those accomplishments have been listed in thread after thread of people saying Obama cant run on his record, so go look, Im not going to repeat it for you like a broken record.
     
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    translation: the dems have fucked up once again and are suffering blowback..


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    As long as womens' issues are a source of controversy on a national stage whereby our government concerns themselves, the "war" continues. Until the conservation includes mens' issues or until the female theme dissipates, the "war" continues.
     
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    I guess it depends on how we define "war." Telling women that religious organizations do not have to fund birth control isn't a shot across the culture bow. If you are a woman, and you want your employer to pay for contraception, don't work for a religious organization.

    Similarly, being a SAHM does not equate to professional credentials in the minds of most folks. There are very few SAHMs who know as much about my professional subject matter as I do. Thus, their opinions are less likely to contain valuable information.

    It's lovely that Ann Romney stayed at home and raised her kids. However, being a SAHM does not necessarily qualify you to be a policy wonk. If you want to be a policy wonk, you'll probably have to get a degree (likely, an advanced degree) and work professionally in the field for a while in order to gain credibility.

    Life is about choices. If you choose one thing, you are potentially saying no to something else.

    Telling women that there are consequences for every choice isn't a war. It's life.
     
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    Republicans have a bad rep (right or wrong) with minorities, women etc.

    To hear them screaming about a "democrat war on women" is funny but women are smarter than that
     
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    Both sides look like equal morons to me right now. But then, I'm not a koolaid drinker. In fact, I don't even sip their drank.
     
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    too bad most men cant keep up in the bedroom. Thats why they love the black man.
     

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