Political Chess: Ann Romney, GOP’s Sacrificial Pawn

It was inevitable, once the GOP realized that their war on women was hurting them politically, that they’d seek to use the rhetoric for their own gain.

It’s ironic, but not surprising in the least, that they’d use women as pawns in the process. They did this, of course, to avoid accusations of sexism. But it’s still sexist.

The icing on the cake is tapping into the old working moms vs. stay-at-home moms “fight.” A fight that (guess who?) misogynists began, in order to divide women, pitting us against one another in a faux fight for supremacy.

Why does it matter? Ultimately, it doesn’t. Save for, of course, the policies and societal expectations that force women to make these “choices” and receive criticism no matter what “choice” women make.

If the GOP were smart, they’d reverse course on the anti-women stances they’ve taken. But they want to have their cake, and eat it too, I suppose.

Sorry, GOP. You can’t perpetuate inequality and sexism–and expect women to support you. You’re waging a war on women. It’s not simply rhetoric. It’s fact.

Now, you’re exploiting misogyny to perpetuate the same.

Women aren’t buying it.

 

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About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for LouisvilleKY.com and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

3 Responses to Political Chess: Ann Romney, GOP’s Sacrificial Pawn

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  2. #222 says:

    [Insert a bunch of misogynistic ignorance here. Add a bunch of ellipses and some conspiracy theories–You get the drift. User is banned. That shit is not allowed here. -Brittany-Ann]

    • Brittany-Ann says:

      I don’t allow that kind of shit here. If you want to visit my domain, you will play by my rules, or else you will be banned.Tell me, why would your poorly written, disjointed, ellipse-abusing screed convince anyone of anything? Actually, don’t tell me. I’m going to ban you anyway. My readers deserve much better writing–and I deserve better commenters than a paranoid, ignorant misogynist like you.

      Goodbye.

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