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Stop calling us wives and moms
Salon ^ | 2-13-2013 | TRACY CLARK-FLORY

Posted on 02/13/2013 6:24:57 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, a petition is taking him to task for his habit of framing women’s equality as a struggle to protect the rights of “wives, mothers, and daughters.” The campaign was inspired by one line in particular from last night’s 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 women’s 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, Obama’s 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 it’s simply a smart strategic move in service of the greater good, even if it’s alienating to women.

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1 posted on 02/13/2013 6:25:00 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Okay. I stand ready to protect the rights of chicks and babes. And honeys and sweethearts.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 6:27:15 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

It’s impossible to satisfy the crazy.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 6:30:46 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Only after he stops calling the rest of us “folks”.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:03 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:08 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Would they prefer the terms used in the ghetto?


6 posted on 02/13/2013 6:38:40 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

“Easily manipulated, emotion-driven Democrat dependents” has a ring to it.... A perfect fit for the 0 voting females.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 6:44:51 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Won't be long before all women females look like this:


8 posted on 02/13/2013 6:48:13 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
I agree with you. He should have said “women”, and not even “our women” because that does sound like he's talking just to men. When he's talking about men I would bet he doesn't say “our fathers, our brothers, our husbands” as that would sound like he's a woman talking to women.

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.

9 posted on 02/13/2013 6:50:31 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

^^^Marla Krolikowski^^^


10 posted on 02/13/2013 6:51:00 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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11 posted on 02/13/2013 6:52:39 PM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Marcella

The implication is that women are property. It’s a Muslim thing...


12 posted on 02/13/2013 6:56:11 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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13 posted on 02/13/2013 6:56:35 PM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
From the article: As Melissa McEwan, who started the petition, writes on her blog Shakesville, this makes it sound like Obama is “not speaking to those wives, mothers, daughters, and any women who are none of those things...

Anyone know any women who aren't daughters to somebody?

14 posted on 02/13/2013 7:02:30 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
OK, we'll call females what Obama's "people" and Holder's "people" call women: 'Ho's, as in whores. Good enough for the black culture, good enough for me. Wouldn't want to be taken for a racist.

(ducking for cover)

15 posted on 02/13/2013 7:09:40 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“The implication is that women are property. It’s 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.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 7:09:40 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
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.”

Muslims are like that, sweetie.

17 posted on 02/13/2013 7:11:41 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
...when our wives, mothers, and daughters...

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.

18 posted on 02/13/2013 7:49:12 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: andyk

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.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:25 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

You can not please a woman, and Obama is finding that you obviously can not trust them.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 6:27:16 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Marcella

OK, I hate him more now than I did - male chauvinistic pig.


Oh come now, how can you hate the end time Christ.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 6:37:25 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Clay Moore

You have a beautiful wife.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 6:39:38 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
...wives, mothers, and daughters...

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.

23 posted on 02/14/2013 8:54:23 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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