You’re being ridiculous. Only men had the right to vote in the US for 150 years, and blacks had the right to vote three generations before women did.
No, suffrage wasn’t absolutely universal for men immediately and yes, there was some practical denial of blacks’ right to vote in the South up until the ‘60s, but that doesn’t obscure the basic facts.
Rush’s stupid comment has sent misogynist FReepers into a tizzy of idiocy.
“No, suffrage wasnt absolutely universal for men ...”
Yes, that’s my whole point. Suffrage wasn’t denied only on the basic of sex, which is the simplistic argument that feminists like to paint. I’m not tryng to “obscure basic facts” by pointing out the complexity of the situation, the feminists are trying to do that by reducing a complicated history to a single sentence.
When you look at the actual history, it paints a different picture than “men oppressed women”. The truth is more like “some men oppressed women and other men, and at times, they oppressed women more than some men, and at other times, they oppressed some men more than some women.”
“Rushs stupid comment has sent misogynist FReepers into a tizzy of idiocy.”
Why are you engaging in the typical feminist (and liberal) shaming tactic of calling others hateful names because they disagree with your position? Do you think that is a valid method of argument?