Skip to comments.Why are the rules always different for women?
Posted on 02/01/2014 6:55:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Am I the only reader who talks to her newspaper? Who chokes on her steaming cup of café con leche and wonders out loud about fundamental issues of decency and fairness?
Why, oh, why do we continue reading that Wendy Davis, a state senator who wants to be the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years, left her daughters, then 2 and 8, with her then-husband, Jeff Davis, while she pursued a law degree at Harvard University?
Given that he is the father of one of those daughters and the stepfather of the other, it would make more sense to write that he stayed with their children, or that the children stayed home with their father.
And, given that no one disputes that fact or seems damaged by it, what is the big deal? What does it say about our society, about us, that we continue to penalize women, but not men, for pursuing their dreams?
Some say the issue is not what Davis did or didnt do, as a mother and as a wife, but that she fudged on the details as she runs a campaign that heavily relies on the narrative of her private life: teenage bride, early divorce, single mother of one, brief stay in a trailer, married again, another child, law school, a husband who helped pay for her education, divorce after a long marriage....
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
I am so fricken tired of gender politics.
At the end of the day, women pretty much go what they wanted.
Now they’re still unhappy. Well, on those matters, that pretty much makes it unanimous.
Selectivity to the extreme. I have read on more than one FR thread that Ms. Davis filed for divorce shortly after the sucker paid for her Harvard education.
The day after he made the last payment
the natural state of women is unhappiness. if you ever need to know what’s wrong in your relationship, house, car, etc just ask and a list of stuff will be uttered.
it’s why God made Eve last. didn’t want someone over His shoulder saying “it’s nice, but what about...” for every single thing.
If Wendy Davis would have run on the platform of, “I left my family the day after my then husband finished paying the bills for my Harvard Law degree, and I am continuing my anti family parade, using my newly found fame from my tirade at the Texas State house in favor of keeping late term abortion legal, which wouldn’t be interesting but for the fact that I look fabulous, and use that to my advantage, while men say they’ll vote for me because whatever I am for doesn’t matter to them, as long as I look like this”
Then we could talk.
But this being her platform, while she pretends to be on a different platform, she is a complete liar, running on the deaths of unborn babies, and her destruction of her family.
So, that’s a problem for decent people.
Men who don’t care, excusing her for her looks, and democrats want to support her. Fine. It’s a free country. Sort of.
But they don’t get to have it both ways.
This stupid article is a demand to have it both ways.
Sorry, lady. Vote for her. But you and she and all of her supporters are sleazy.
That truth will not change.
Find something else to write about.
How about because it's true, it's relevant to her lack of character and because it's unseemly. That you (Mirta) are more concerned about appearances than core issues tells me that you are a leftist.
Red Herring Alert.
Mirta knows the controversy isn't about the circumstances of Wendy Davis's life and education.
It is about the lies she told and the padding of her resume with fantasies to gain sympathy.
Wendy tried to follow in the footsteps of Harvard's Lie-A-Watha but Texas isn't Massachusetts and she got called on her lies and prevarications.
I resemble that remark.
A break, please.
Stanley Ann Dunham.
“Am I the only reader who talks to her newspaper?”
Yes. You are also one of a very few who are still READING a newspaper.
LOL, I hear ya...
I wonder, who does she think that statement is making points with.
General percentage of men in the electorate that her leaving her children that would fail to vote for her (IE: those who MIGHT vote for her to begin with): near zero.
General percentage of women in the electorate who might let this impact their voting: 20%
So the author effectively is chiding the media for running a story that undercuts the liberal by waiving around flash and mirrors, as the entire goal is to obfuscate the fact that she took off from her kids to go pursue a law degree.
The author thinks that so long as you hide it in plain sight (IE: father took care of the children while she was at school..), this is just a fine way of confusing and hiding facts from women voters as they’re too stupid to not see it through to the liberal conclusion.
As normal, the only ones who constantly and consistently insult women are liberals who take them for granted, you outright lie to them, and believe them to be too stupid to think on their own. Way to go liberals.
“Am I the only reader who talks to her newspaper?”
Does your newspaper talk back?
What is this? An impromptu meeting of The He Man Woman Haters Club?
These are abortionists
Because she sold a cock and bull false history of being a single mama (as if she never married, let alone twice, or had someone raising her kids and paying for her degree).
It's called informing the public that they are being sold shinola.
It was OK for pResident Trayvon to have Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce records made public to clear the field for him to become Illinois’ Senator.
The Wendy Davis scandal doesn’t even involve unsealing sealed records.
Seems like fair game to me, if Ryan’s divorce records were fair game.
But Democrats always think that standards are for their enemies, and it is so unfair when they are held to any.
She’s just mad because she know that Wendy Davis won’t win