Skip to comments.Stop calling us wives and moms
Posted on 02/13/2013 6:24:57 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
In the wake of President Barack Obamas State of the Union, a petition is taking him to task for his habit of framing womens equality as a struggle to protect the rights of wives, mothers, and daughters. The campaign was inspired by one line in particular from last nights speech in which Obama said, We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace and free from the fear of domestic violence.
A totally righteous argument, right? But the petition, which has 716 signatures at the time of this writing, says that this sort of language is counterproductive to the womens equality the President is ostensibly supporting. It goes on to explain, Defining women by their relationships to other people is reductive, misogynist, and alienating to women who do not define ourselves exclusively by our relationships to others. Further, by referring to our wives et al, the President appears to be talking to The Men of America about Their Women, rather than talking to men AND women.
Of course, Obamas larger message, as he went on to say, was that in addition to passing the Violence Against Women Act, Congress should declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts, and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act this year. With his wives, mothers, and daughters rhetoric, he was largely addressing Congress, which is predominantly male and Republican men are especially in need of convincing on this. So some might argue that its simply a smart strategic move in service of the greater good, even if its alienating to women.
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Okay. I stand ready to protect the rights of chicks and babes. And honeys and sweethearts.
It’s impossible to satisfy the crazy.
Only after he stops calling the rest of us “folks”.
Why not jump to the finish and just disenfranchise white males.
Apparently they never get murdered, fired, etc. And they are all racist woman hating creeps.
Would they prefer the terms used in the ghetto?
“Easily manipulated, emotion-driven Democrat dependents” has a ring to it.... A perfect fit for the 0 voting females.
That really is a put down, isn't it? He's saying only men can fix a problem about a woman's right to equal treatment in the job arena. OK, I hate him more now than I did - male chauvinistic pig.
The implication is that women are property. It’s a Muslim thing...
Anyone know any women who aren't daughters to somebody?
(ducking for cover)
“The implication is that women are property. Its a Muslim thing...”
That is exactly it. He made it sound like we are property and men should do something about a problem their property has.
Muslims are like that, sweetie.
Funny how the "media" considers that to be soaring rhetoric when spoken by a Dem, but "proof" that the Repubs don't get how women "just want" to be "equal", if used by a Repub.
I stand ready to protect the rights of chicks and babes. And honeys and sweethearts.
Me too! But they have to make me a sandwich first.
You can not please a woman, and Obama is finding that you obviously can not trust them.
OK, I hate him more now than I did - male chauvinistic pig.
You have a beautiful wife.
Remember, his early schooling was in Indonesia in a Muslim madrassa. In Islam, women are property and appendages to the men who rule them. So his attitude is not at all surprising.
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