Skip to comments.NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters
Posted on 06/11/2007 4:07:02 PM PDT by PercivalWalks
There are legitimate arguments on both sides of the immigration debate, but most reasonable people on both sides acknowledge that most immigrants are hard-working, decent people who (understandably) came to the US for a chance at a better life.
Not the National Organization for Women.
In a recent statement I would've more expected from the Ku Klux Klan than from NOW, NOW president Kim Gandy (pictured) describes immigrant men as men who "hit their [wives] frequently," threaten to put their wives and children on the street if they "ask them to buy groceries or clothes for the kids" and make their wives "live in perpetual fear."
According to Gandy, these immigrant women had better not get pregnant and/or lose their jobs, because their immigrant husbands will "beat" them for it.
Gandy's comments are a despicable slap at the millions of immigrant men and fathers who work long hours at demanding jobs to provide for their wives and children. Exactly as both of my grandfathers did.
Gandy's bigoted commentary can be found at: www.now.org/news/note/053007.html. This is feminism?
Great to have the NAGS (national association of girls) on our side?
what a bunch of bigots.
NOW has never liked men. Why is anyone surprised? They’ve searched their topsy-turvy collection of socialist tripe disguised as a guiding philosophy, and their sexual attraction trumped their desire to destroy the “patriarchy.” No news there, lol.
That is probably the closest they will ever get to describing Moslem men.
Interesting. An attempt to create more militant female workers who will let the state raise their kids?
How insensitive and intolerant of them!
I am reasonable and I don’t agree. At least not when talking about illegals. They are ALL criminals by the fact they broke our immigration laws. A rather large minority of them are involved in criminal activity (gangs, drugs, ...). Another large percentage work under the table so they are not paying taxes (another crime).
Does that mean they are all bad? NO, but as a nation do we want to continue to allow the flood of the undesirables?
Build the fence, fine the crap out of businesses that hire illegals. Let businesses advertise for workers in Mexico if they truly need them and then they should be allowed to assist in getting work visas/permits for LEGAL workers that want to come here. And deport all that are still here illegally by 1 Jan 2009.
I would not have as big a problem with illegals going to schools and hospitals on the welfare dime if they were paying taxes, oh.....and legal.
That is my plan. It is not 1000 pages long. Any thoughts on it?
They are not on any side that I am on.
“NOW has never liked men. Why is anyone surprised? Theyve searched their topsy-turvy collection of socialist tripe disguised as a guiding philosophy, and their sexual attraction trumped their desire to destroy the patriarchy. No news there, lol.”
I was wondering about what this meant, and you hit the nail on the head. Far more of a statement about the NAG’s sexism than their xenophobia.
This is an outrage!!! I have always been against womens suffrage because they have suffered enough. But let the women show up at the polls and vote out this unfair womens suffrage once and for all.
Just say NO to Amnesty!! Keep calling!! Its NOT OVER!!
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It could have the effect of breaking the spell some of the more moderate Democrat women have been under, though. Why they haven’t condemned the treatment of women under Islam has always been a source of wonder for me. Desire to destroy the system trumps women with Islam, but not with illegal immigrants. It’s an interesting parlor game, to try and decode it all.
That’s probably how she describes the average American male, as well. But, “it’s all for the children” as Hillary would say...
Must be thinking of Islamic immigrants?
And I view N.O.W. feminazis as lesbians.
No comment from NOW on Dan Rathers sexist comment about “The Perky One”.
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