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How can the Republican party benefit women?

BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
I tend to lean left on many social issues (gender, racial, sexual orientation). If I had to pick, I have to admit that gender issues are what is most important to me.
Putting aside pro-choice/pro-life issues, what are some gender issues that Republican party stands strongly for? Does the Republican party acknowledge issues of pay inequity, of victimization of women/children (safety issues)? Although originally a liberal cause, do they acknowledge that women should be treated fairly, without harassment in the workforce? What legislation have they introduced to help women?
Do they acknowledge that women have been discriminated against? Are they concerned? What steps have they taken (either by introducing legislation, or by working cooperatively with Democrats) to help 51 percent of the population?

Again, I don't want this to be a pro-choice/pro-life debate. In fact, I want us to think outside the box. I am more than my womb. Although I personally have strong opinions, I want other topics to be raised, concerning women's equity and how the Republican party has acknowledged and taken steps to help women.

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  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    They could EASILY come up with things like child care that would be incredibly important to women everywhere - maybe even more meaningful in the day to day lives than the whole pro-life/pro-choice thing.

    However, most of what I've seen from the Republicans indicates that they'd just like to see us back home, barefoot, and preferably shackled to the stove with a baby on either hip.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Democrat either. I hate both parties pretty much equally.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    By disbanding
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    This thread made me think of this blog post from a couple years ago:

    A Story in Pictures
    Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years.

    I know you don't want to focus on abortion rights, boomy. And I respect that. However, the second you decide to discuss women's rights, you're dealing with reproductive rights.

    Anyway, I though that was an interesting blog post, a picture is worth a 1000 words and all that.
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    This thread made me think of this blog post from a couple years ago:

    A Story in Pictures
    Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years.

    That first photo is rage-inducing.

    Honestly, I don't see how the Republican Party's ideologies benefit women. The fact that no Republicans (as far as I know) have commented on this thread is pretty telling.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wild~hair wrote: »
    This thread made me think of this blog post from a couple years ago:

    A Story in Pictures
    Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years.

    That first photo is rage-inducing.

    Honestly, I don't see how the Republican Party's ideologies benefit women. The fact that no Republicans (as far as I know) have commented on this thread is pretty telling.



    Oh, the conservatives on this board feel very disenfranchised and put upon. They won't comment anymore, because they feel the flavor board is too liberal and their voices aren't properly heard. Waaa waaaa waaaa...:crybaby:
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    I hate both parties either way, but the republicants get my hatred a bit more.
    Anyone hear about the bill that would've gotten the equal pay act enforced more strictly being dropped since it needed two votes to pass and all republicans voted against it? Sorry, but that says enough about how republicans feel about women, and I want no part of it. :cwm10:
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  • mellowgirl09mellowgirl09 Banned Posts: 188Banned Users
    Republican's ideology benefits women the same way it benefits men.
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  • DaiseeDayDaiseeDay Posts: 94Registered Users
    Maybe the republicans on this board just don't want to fight a losing battle.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Republican's ideology benefits women the same way it benefits men.

    I agree with you, as Republican ideology is a compete sham, their actual agenda is to best serve the rich and powerful. The ideological aspects benefit neither the common man nor woman.

    It's the con of the century, getting people to vote repeatedly against their own best interests.
  • mellowgirl09mellowgirl09 Banned Posts: 188Banned Users
    DaiseeDay wrote: »
    Maybe the republicans on this board just don't want to fight a losing battle.


    It does appear to be a losing battle, but Republicans should stand strong. Don't let the bullying and antics democrats resort to when faced with the truth scare you away. I want to see more republicans as vocal and in your face as these liberals who ironically never have anything of value to offer.
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  • BBBB Posts: 475Registered Users
    DaiseeDay wrote: »
    Maybe the republicans on this board just don't want to fight a losing battle.


    It does appear to be a losing battle, but Republicans should stand strong. Don't let the bullying and antics democrats resort to when faced with the truth scare you away. I want to see more republicans as vocal and in your face as these liberals who ironically never have anything of value to offer.

    How is this ironic?

    Seriously, who are these prim, proper and soft-spoken Republicans of which you speak? Do you watch the news?
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  • queenofdisks80queenofdisks80 Posts: 155Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    Republican's ideology benefits women the same way it benefits men.

    I agree with you, as Republican ideology is a compete sham, their actual agenda is to best serve the rich and powerful. The ideological aspects benefit neither the common man nor woman.

    It's the con of the century, getting people to vote repeatedly against their own best interests.

    I agree 100% It always amazes me that small farmers and rural folk tend to vote Republican. They somehow think that Democrat=big government and Republican=support of small business. And while this isn't untrue per se, it is far more complex than this. Republicans don't really care about the small farmer, they are in reality in bed with the large oil companies and Agrabuisiness (like ConAgra). Not to mention that many deny global warming and refuse to invest in alternative energy (again see link to oil companies) that would benefit the farmer (as in we need natural resources to grow food).

    Ever since Reagan realized the political power of the religious right the Republicans have appealed to constituents strictly on a religious basis (again, the moral majority:pukeright:).

    In terms of women's issues, the Republicans' latest attack on Planned Parenthood can be seen not in terms of abortion rights (as govt. funds were already prohibited from being used for that purpose), but as an attack on women's healthcare in general, and especially women who are struggling to make ends meat, as more and more of us are in this economy. Women that the Republicans would probably demonize as being all on wellfare w/ 10 kids and living in the ghetto, when in reality myself as a struggling graduate student who can not afford independent health insurance rely on the services provided at a reasonble cost by PP. A PhD candidate hardly fits the Republicans' stereotype.
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  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    I'm a republican
    I think if you forget about stance, it's all about the money.
    I agree where republicans put their money (SOMETIMES) but I tend to think the whole government sucks because of lobbyists.
    Anywho. As for MY stances, I'm an openminded republican.
    I am ALL FOR GAY MARRIAGE. I was actually engaged to a female. I wanted to spend my life with her , but she sadly cheated on me :/
    Wonderful right?
    And I am pro life, but I believe abortion should be legal. Just don't make me pay for your choice, and I won't judge you :) to each their own.
    I believe HEAVILY in transgendered rights. I KNOW it's scientifically proven that gender is decided in utero. (mind you, gender and sex are COMPLETELY different...)

    Anywho. While I agree that most republicans can be narrow-minded , I also believe it is... Well... Ignorant to generalize.

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