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  •  You're not getting it, folks. (17+ / 0-)

    This is exactly the kind of marriage the right-wingers want.

    They want to go back to those good old days. When women were one step above livestock, valued only for sex, unpaid labor and producing offspring.

    The days when a husband could beat his wife senseless, legally. Or throw her out into the street. Where a brother, or even, God help us, a son, could do the same thing.

    No right to vote, no right to own property, no right to go where ever she wished, no right to own the means of production.

    Now? The damn broads are everywhere! Competing with men! Making their own money, taking men's jobs, in the boardroom, in the pulpit, in the Senate, in the damn military! It's about power and money, baby, and not letting women get their mitts on either!

    So....keep 'em, in the classic phrase, barefoot and pregnant. Totally dependent on men. A tradition these people love.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:54:05 AM PDT

    •  Pedant Patrol (3+ / 0-)
      In this context, the correct spelling is

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:15:51 AM PDT

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    •  I understand you're joking (3+ / 0-)
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      milton333, happymisanthropy, ColoTim

      but if your local hometown daily rag is online, there are probably misspelled comments following stories that say these very things in earnest. never disappoints in this regard :)

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:23:24 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not joking at all. (1+ / 0-)
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        This is exactly what these people want....and how they think!

        Kill the right to abortions and birth control. A woman who can delay getting pregnant or decide to not get pregnant at all has a much better shot at getting an education and an upwardly mobile career.

        As for birth control....women having sex with whoever they want? No. Men make this decision. Broads should  wait to be men. And if they don't wait until they are the officially recognized property of a man.. they're sluts and whores.  

        Who the hell decided to drop the word obey from the vows a woman takes when she gets married? A woman obeying her man is traditional!

        A woman who can't participate in combat will find it much harder to rise to top ranks in the military. So keep them out of combat. And make sure that everyone knows that rape won't be punished by the brass. That will keep them scared....of their fellow soldiers.

        Women who want to get into politics?  Call them hags, call them bitches. If they're not in full makeup, call them dikes. If their hair is mussed, call them slobs. Imply that they're neglecting their kids. If they have no kids, imply that they're not real woman.

        Women who want to run a business and be a boss? Unwomanly. Ball busters. Bitches. who betray the male power structure by acting like women? (Limp-wristed bastards!) Call them queers, fags and throw them in jail! Because they are the worst!

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:07:14 PM PDT

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