self-respecting women shouldn’t vote republicanPosted: April 6, 2012
I keep hearing over and over on the internet that women who respect themselves shouldn’t vote republican given all of the misogynistic get back in the kitchen and have babies until you die legislation that various republican officials and candidates are proposing.
Women who respect themselves shouldn’t vote republican, the internet says, and I keep waiting for the next clause:
and neither should their allies
and somehow the internet is silent.
I am not going to go on a big rant about democrats versus republicans since mostly they both suck. However, I don’t think I am going out on a limb here when I say that there is a problem with expecting only women to support women’s rights, and with not expecting men to be good allies to women. It’s not okay to criticize women for voting republican because of misogynist republican policy and then turn around and give men a pass on it unless you think it’s cool for men to totally dismiss women’s issues as not important enough for them to care about.
Men who respect women, don’t vote for a misogynist.