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Steinem, NOW chapters slam DNC for ‘discrimination against mothers’ during Charlotte convention
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 08/23/2012 3:08:31 AM PDT by markomalley

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem and several chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW) have condemned the Democratic National Committee for “discrimination against mothers with young children” during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”

The NOW chapters of Southern California — including Hollywood, Long Beach-South Bay, Pacific Shore and Palm Spring — voiced concern this week that the Democratic National Convention will not offer automatic access for young children on the convention floor, and will not be providing childcare during the event.

According to mother and 2012 Democratic National Convention delegate Susie Shannon, the policy is disenfranchising women like her.

“Moms with young children six years of age and under who cannot be left at home, some of whom are breastfeeding, are relegated to second-class status within the Democratic Convention,” she explained in a statement, “unable to participate as a delegate due to antiquated policies and inadequate accommodations that were apparently in place before women’s suffrage.”

NOW Hollywood President Lindsey Horvath charged that the policy of requiring children and babies to be credentialed is being used to discriminate against mothers.

“The DNC requires children and babies to have a credential to enter the convention, and then denies these credential requests from moms. The DNC credentialing process is being used as a tool to prevent mothers from participating at the convention and is nothing short of discriminatory.”

Convention spokeswoman Joanne Peters told the Associated Press that attendees can find childcare providers in the convention’s official vendor directory, and that facilities will be provided for nursing mothers.

“We believe this practice of discrimination needs to end in 2012,” said Pacific Shore NOW President Zoe Nicholson. “This is the year for the Democratic leadership to demonstrate comprehensive support of women, ending this outdated practice and to state publicly that it supports true family values.”

A Republican National Convention spokeswoman did not respond to TheDC’s request for child-care policies at the RNC in Tampa.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: feminazi; gloriasteinem; now; papersplease; prorape; shuckandjive; then; waronwomen

1 posted on 08/23/2012 3:08:39 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Rush, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Mike Huckabee, and Greta ought to exploit this.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 3:18:18 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: markomalley; Tax-chick; MacMattico; a fool in paradise
“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”

??? Oh so NOW children should exist? Some dem ought to shove a "Choice" poster in Gloria's face. LOL but sheesh, another caustic crone cackles...

3 posted on 08/23/2012 3:20:54 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: markomalley

Wow. I end up agreeing with the NAGs for once. What is the d&c’s problem with kids, other than their long standing preference for having them aborted? The problem, though, is that the rnc probably has similar restrictions at the Tampa willard-fest.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 3:23:39 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: markomalley
Feminist activist Gloria Steinem and several chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW) have condemned the Democratic National Committee for “discrimination against mothers with young children” during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Is not the foundation of feminism the claim that men and women are 100% interchangeable? ...that it is okay to kill the unborn? Has Gloria Steinem repented?

5 posted on 08/23/2012 3:24:26 AM PDT by olezip
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To: RKBA Democrat

If they let the kids speak and vote they might make more sense. ;-)


6 posted on 08/23/2012 3:26:04 AM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Ezekiel
“The DNC requires children and babies to have a credential to enter the convention, and then denies these credential requests from moms.

And then, if the delegates bring children anyway, they expect them to hire their own babysitter, in a strange city. Oh, the humanity ...

On the other hand, would you trust your child to a babysitter provided by the aggressively pro-sodomy DNC? I'll bet they'd make you sign a liability waiver!

(You can't bring children to homeschooling conferences, either; there's a leap of cognitive dissonance far above their not being wanted at the DNC.)

7 posted on 08/23/2012 3:26:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: markomalley
In the US today we have honor killings, forced marriage, sex trafficking and numerous other serious issues with abortion, STDs etc. that have serious lasting effects on women and this is what these harpies are focused on? No wonder NOW is irrelevant.
8 posted on 08/23/2012 3:28:56 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: markomalley

LOL.

Why would the party of abortion care about mothers?


9 posted on 08/23/2012 3:40:26 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thank you, taxchick. Reason is not eschewed entirely. Can you imagine dragging kids into any convention?


10 posted on 08/23/2012 3:40:59 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: markomalley
“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement.

Cutting through the PC fog: Welfare mothers are the key to a Democrat victory.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 3:42:46 AM PDT by Will88
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To: markomalley

Gee, sounds like a WAR AGAINST WOMEN!


12 posted on 08/23/2012 3:42:55 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Tax-chick

Cognitive dissonance alright. Perhaps the kids became a problem when the folks who delighted in using kiddos as convention props collided with the folks who realized that screaming, confused and disoriented babies would make for bad photo ops. :)


13 posted on 08/23/2012 3:49:50 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: RitaOK; Ezekiel

We took our kids to the NRA convention. They like guns! We skipped the parts that involved sitting around for speeches, and just saw the displays.

I understand there are activities planned for convention delegates during the days of the DNC, with the major speechifying in the evenings. In theory, a delegate with children along could do this-and-that with them during the day, and then get a sitter for the evening. I would not be comfortable with that - leaving the children with someone I didn’t know - even if I didn’t have a nursing baby.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 4:12:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: markomalley

Everything now has to be about rights and discriminations and made into big issues? Child care is now a part of National DNC Conventions? Right next to the Planned Parenthood booth right? Anything that causes Rats to fight each other we fully support and give it our blessings.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 4:29:30 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: markomalley

The Second Class Citizens Group speaks.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 4:43:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tax-chick

Who could believe that the founding shrew of MS(ery) is the least bit concerned about women, children, and/or childcare?

Now if Ms. Steinem’s real purpose is to agitate for the disgruntled Hillary! wing of the party, well then I need to pop another bowl of popcorn.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Tax-chick

“The DNC requires children and babies to have a credential to enter the convention......”

Don’t you need an ID to get a credential?


18 posted on 08/23/2012 4:54:02 AM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: markomalley

I am so tired of parents not wanting to take responsibility for their children.....find your own sitter or stay home.....a convention is really no place for children.....

Childcare that is provided is a nice but should not be an expectation.......


19 posted on 08/23/2012 5:09:13 AM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: markomalley
National Organization for Women (NOW)

Washington Organization for Elite Liberal Lesbians. (WOFELL)

20 posted on 08/23/2012 5:34:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
Gloria Steinem tried to take my pen after I had her sign this book:

Frankly, I'd rather have had Harvey Kurtzman's autograph.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: tflabo

The Obama Administration let Roman Polanski walk. I guess drugged sodomy of a 13 year old girl isn’t “legitimate” “rape rape” (as Whoopi Goldberg called it) since it doesn’t result in pregnancy.

Someone, please, think of the chil’run.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Ezekiel

Maybe she’ll call out Planned Parenthood for coercing minors to lie about the age of their adult sex partners, letting statutory rapists walk free to abuse and rape again.

And maybe Hell will freeze over.

And the MSM would blame Climate Change.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:28:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: markoman
Don’t you need an ID to get a credential?

Good point. Wow, the DNC is racist!

24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: Ezekiel

Interesting point. When I was working the polls for my state rep in 2008, there were Democrats there campaigning as well (paid!). One lady had been a Hillary delegate at the Dem convention that year, and she said the Zero supporters were nasty to everyone who wasn’t supporting him *and* black. I expect there could be some internal hostilities on display at the upcoming assembly ...


25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: Tax-chick
One lady had been a Hillary delegate at the Dem convention that year, and she said the Zero supporters were nasty to everyone who wasn’t supporting him *and* black. I expect there could be some internal hostilities on display at the upcoming assembly ...

You know what, you've sure hit on a potentially explosive problem.

While the various fringe, radical, perverted, corrupt, racist groups have traditionally been part of the Dem party, everyone knew their seats and positions at the table. Obama has succeeded, however, in convincing even the marginal whackjob elements that *they* have the best seats and the head of the line privileges at the Dem goodie buffet.

Look what's slithered out of the closets over there (and put on pedestals): sodomites, NOI, NBPP, ghetto hoodlums, illegals, muslims... all salivating for Obamastash while jammed into the same party room as the usual assortment of nutjob collectivists, JINOs, union thugs, feminists, envirowackos, dumb college kids, commie CINOs, and whoever else has their hands out.

If Netanyahu is looking for the most likely moment that the Obama admin will be distracted by a national freakfest... ;-)

26 posted on 08/23/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
If Netanyahu is looking for the most likely moment that the Obama admin will be distracted by a national freakfest... ;-)

LOL!

From your keyboard to the Big Guy Upstairs ...

27 posted on 08/23/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: markomalley

Maybe if they are breastfeeding their babies they should concentrate on that instead of attending the freak show known as the DNC convention. They can go to the freak show in four years.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Ezekiel

Great comments.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 12:32:21 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: markomalley

Exposing minor children to the DNC Convention could be considered child abuse.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 12:36:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: doug from upland

There’s a familiar pattern on the world stage which demonstrates the absurdity of this united states of demoncrats. To paraphrase Lawrence:

So long as the Dems fight tribe against tribe
So long will they be a little people,
A silly people,
Greedy, barbarous, and cruel.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 10:04:00 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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