Role Of Women Has Changed In Last Sixty Years, But Republicans Are Still In The 1950s!

American women have made tremendous strides, economically and socially since the 1950sl, but the Republican Party and the conservative movement still seem to want women to be obedient and submissive, and stick to the kitchen and the bedroom, and have no control over their lives!

This is why, ultimately, the GOP is doomed, more than the growing Hispanic-Latino vote for the Democrats.

As long as the Republican Party follows the ideas of Michele Bachmann and other Neanderthal Congresswomen of their party, a total disgrace to womanhood, they will be unable to win enough of the women’s vote in future Presidential and Congressional elections!

Women will not be dictated to, ordered around, and told what to do with their bodies, and they will demand better labor conditions, rather than cutting back overtime pay and benefits!

It is reality that 40 percent of American households have a woman as the primary or only breadwinner. But single mothers make only an average of $23,000, while married women, who are more likely to be white and college educated, make an average of $80,000 if they earn more than their husbands. Twenty four percent of marriages now have a wife making more than her husband, up from six percent in 1960! More women now attend and graduate college, making them less dependent on the man in their life for economic survival!

A depressing statistic is that 44 percent of single mothers have never been married, as compared to 4 percent in 1960, and almost all are poor, and from minority racial and ethnic groups.

The conclusion is that women play a much greater role in American economic life, and are not about to have any men dictate what direction their lives will follow!

4 comments on “Role Of Women Has Changed In Last Sixty Years, But Republicans Are Still In The 1950s!

  1. Maggie May 30, 2013 10:43 pm

    Conservatives like to pretend there is no war on women, so PoliticusUSA developed a running list of legislation to prove that there is indeed a war on women. The proof is in the policy, and policy trumps words.
    Included in Hrafnkell Haraldsson’s monthly updates to the “Dirty Thirty” (a list of egregious legislation proposed or passed) is a surreal list of legislation that proves the war on women is very real.
    Take a look at what the republican ass clowns have been up to….while we have been paying them to work on the economy, jobs, (remember Boehner’s “We are lazar focused on job creation” ?

  2. Princess Leia May 31, 2013 6:43 am

    Yep. Oh so true.

  3. Engineer Of Knowledge May 31, 2013 7:24 am

    Hello Professor and Maggie,
    This thought just came to me this morning with the regards to the latest House Republicans passing the “Comp Time” legislation which just continues to complement the “Right To Work” legislation. Of course we know this to really mean, “If you are Working Middle Class….You have no RIGHTS!!”

    It has been Corporation dollars that paid for the “Right To Work” and “Comp Time” legislation to be passed.

    Critical Thinking Thought:
    If Corporations really wanted to treat workers fairly, they wouldn’t have to buy legislation to do it.

    As you have noted, the current Republican Party is not only repressing women but the Working Middle Class as a whole. The House Republican’s Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers to withhold health insurance coverage not only for contraception, but for any treatment they disapproved of. This affects men as well as women because it may very well be his wife who is refused treatment such as breast cancer which has already happened. This is just a single example of reducing the Health Benefits towards workers.

    With regards to women’s repression, I have listed just 10 examples.

    1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop…. but they haven’t.

    2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”

    3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yes this is real.)

    4) Republicans want to cut a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.

    5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would allow hospitals to let a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

    6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids’ preschool program. The statement was that women should be home with the kids, not out working. (I know these people first hand and they are despicable as general human beings! One of the State Senators has more than three pages of sexual harassments offences on record. Maggie would know Senator Rich Colburn by name.)

    7) At the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool education.

    8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women. Republicans are taking aim at them with a spending bill that would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

    9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, which for many, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning.

    10) Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses though.)

  4. Ronald May 31, 2013 7:41 am

    Thanks again, Engineer of Knowledge, for your perceptive comments on yet another issue! I am so fortunate to have you as a commentator on this blog! How can ANYONE who has a decent bone in his or her body, and this includes Republican Congresswomen, have such outrageous views on women’s issues? It is beyond understanding!

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