Despite what my brothers might say when things get a little competitive, I’m not a woman.
That being made clear, I don’t pretend to fully understand all of the complex issues surrounding women’s rights and gender equality in America. To put it another way, being a male, I’m not exactly qualified to talk about the “war on women.”
So I won’t attempt to pontificate on the matter.
But of the many things I don’t understand, this is something that really baffles me.
Why is it that in today’s political world, whenever women are talked about it’s almost always in terms of abortion and reproductive rights—as if that’s the only political talk that matters to women?
Like I said, I don’t know much. But it strikes me as demeaning that politicians are telling women that reproductive rights (in either direction) are the only thing that should earn a woman’s vote.
In other news, the Obama campaign just released this sexually suggestive ad, asking women to lose their “voting virginity” to him. One of the main reasons to give him your voting virginity? Because he’s a guy who cares “specifically whether you get birth control.”