Republican Women Are Some Of The Biggest Enemies In The War On Women
Three women into my series, Woman Against Women, an exploration of GOP women and their backgrounds and voting records, it became patently obvious that 98% of elected GOP women were anti-choice and voted a straight ALEC platform. Suddenly GOP women are in the news and acting like they care about women and the issues women face. This is no doubt a result of “Women Up!” the women’s initiative founded by the Young Guns to go after the women’s vote.
On 5/15/12, fourteen GOP women wrote, “The GOP is the Real Party of American Women.”
The article denies the war against women and claims, that “Republican women — like us — would never be part of a party that didn’t believe in women’s rights, equal pay for equal work, and strong laws against sexual violence. The Republican Party believes in all of those things.” This of course is total bullshit as evidenced by the statistics from today’s Think Progress article concerning the voting records of the newly formed GOP Women’s Policy Committee.
• Violence Against Women: Of the 24 women, 22 voted to rollback the Violence Against Women Act, backing a version of the bill that could violate the confidentiality of victims and that excluded protections for immigrants, LGBT people, and Native Americans.
• Access to contraception: 21 of the 24 co-sponsored the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” to take away regulations enacted under Obamacare, requiring most employers to cover birth control in their health insurance plans, without additional cost-sharing.
• Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Of the 15 Republican Congresswomen who were in the House at the time, all 15 voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a law that helps women hold accountable employers who discriminate in the pay practices based on gender.
• Paycheck Fairness Act: 13 of those 15 also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update the 1963 Equal Pay Act by closing many of its loopholes and strengthening incentives to prevent pay discrimination.
• Reproductive health: According to Planned Parenthood, 20 of the 24 GOP women earned a zero score, voting against reproductive health at every opportunity. The average score for the women was under 6 percent.
No doubt the argument that women don’t get along is going to come up sooner or later and control the conversation for a ridiculous amount of time. I’ve heard my entire life that women don’t get along to which I reply compared to what? Men? Who started the wars? Who built the bombs? Did you miss American History entirely? Did you not see the Godfather? Did you not watch Boardwalk Empire? So no I don’t think men get along any better than women, and I don’t think by taking a stand against women behaving badly that I am a traitor to my sex. If anything I am taking a stand for humanity by fighting GOP women who’s every vote is against other women, children, family, and the environment.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools, Kat Manaan (MAWT)