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Date Posted:11/07/2014 11:15 PMCopy HTML

So, the democrats tried throughout the last election to convince the votes that republicans are waging a 'war on women'... whatever that might be.  Apparently because republicans tend to loathe abortion (something that kills an awful lot of future women), those mean ol' republicans must be waging war on women.  I'm not sure of the logic behind that but there it is.

Meanwhile, across the pond there is a real 'war' on women and they're having a sale.  If you want a woman of your own, islam has some pretty reasonable prices: 

In response, the group determined specific prices for women and children, while “vowing to execute whoever violates those controls.” This is the worth of a human life, according to ISIS: 

  • A woman, 40 to 50-years-old: 50,000 dinars. ($42.90)
  • A woman, 30 to 40-years-old: 75,000 dinars. ($64.35)
  • A woman, 20 to 30-years-old: 100,000 dinars. ($85.80)
  • A girl, 10 to 20-years-old: 150,000 dinars. ($128.70)
  • A child, 1 to 9-years-old: 200,000 dinars. ($171.60) 

New York PostDaily MailRTInternational Business TimesOpposing Views and Christianity Today are among the few outlets to report on the story. 

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/11/07/isis-sets-prices-female-slaves-media-whine-about-us-war-women-0

I'm not actually a conservative but I find it noteworthy that the rags that have chosen to air this atrocity are mainly conservative rags.

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Re:An actual war upon women

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Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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Maybe Hollywood can relocate!
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Re:An actual war upon women

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Facebook member posted a picture of the Kavanaugh panel alongside the panel in the movie Handmaids Tale which said quite a bit to women. I’ve mentioned the book in earlier posts, and I guess the ease with which women were suppressed over there is more important than the subtle ways they are suppressed here since we have laws against it and their laws support it. However, laws are changeable to suit the current tyrant. Iran’s women are losing with each passing decade the memory of freedom. When raised their way what can we expect? Time, which side does it seem to favor? Declaring war on women would at least make them aware, but that’s not how it’s done.
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There was never a 'war on women' in the western world, Nickel but the handmaid's tale resembles islam pretty dang closely.


Tara Fares death: Iraqi model and Instagram star shot dead ...

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There was never a 'war on women' in the western world, Nickel but the handmaid's tale resembles islam pretty dang closely.


Tara Fares death: Iraqi model and Instagram star shot dead ...


Republicans Are Waging War on Women—and Two Women Can Stop Them

Senators Collins and Murkowski, we need you now. Your party doesn’t seem to care about us. Do you?

Alyssa Milano
Design by Perri Tomkiewicz

There is an epidemic of violence against women in this country. Yet there is not one single GOP co-sponsor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018.

In the past 18 months alone, Republicans have pursued or enacted proposal after proposal to take away healthcare for womenmake healthcare more expensive for women, make it harder for poor and uninsured women to access reproductive healthcare, all while rolling back regulations for tackling sexual assault on college campuses. And right now, at this second, there’s a battle being waged in Washington, where on one side there are people who think it’s worth knowing the full sexual assault history of a potential lifetime appointee to the United States Supreme Court. And on the other side, there is the Republican Party. 

The Republican response to the alarming sexual assault allegationsagainst Brett Kavanaugh, made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has been more of the same. Republican Senate Judiciary Spokesman Taylor Foy issued a statement lauding Kavanaugh’s integrity. Senator Lindsey Graham voiced concern over the “substance and process” of Ford’s allegations. Only one Republican member of the Judiciary Committee has given any signal that the confirmation should be delayed—and he’s retiring from the Senate following the elections. 

"This war has victims, and they are piling up at an alarming rate."

Where are the Republican women of the Senate on Kavanaugh? Where is Senator Susan Collins of Maine? Where is Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska? In the past, they have been two voices of reason in an increasingly unreasonable party—each favor abortion rights and affordable healthcare access. Their failure to immediately call for a postponement of the Kavanaugh vote is striking. Are they capitulating to their party’s escalation of the war on women? This war has victims, and they are piling up at an alarming rate. 

When Mollie Tibbetts was killed, Republican leaders in the House were quick to share posts using the tragedy to promote anti-immigration policies. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise both sent tweets using her murder to focus on immigration. The official White House Twitter account posted about Mollie’s death to promote anti-immigrant policy and even made a glib comparison to its despicable family separation policy. Of course, none of them cared that Mollie herself had an evolved view of immigration, was critical of the President’s hypocrisy on the issue, and expressed progressive views on her own Twitter account.

Mollie Tibbetts was killed by a man—a man who saw her and preyed upon her. In the past several weeks, we’ve seen this story over and over: women stalked, attacked, and too often killed by men. Shannan Wattsand her children in Colorado. Gabrielle Bessix in Baton Rouge—who had been granted a restraining order against her killer in the days before she was killed. Petra Maribel Bolaños De Casarez was gunned down by her ex-husband in Bakersfield. Nia Wilson was stabbed to death. Belinda Kramer was shot in Oregon, and thankfully, ultimately survived. Women are dramatically more likely to be victims of sexual violence and stalking than men.

It’s no secret that this President is the enemy of women. And it is women who will bear the brunt of his Supreme Court nomination.

"We’ve seen this story over and over: women stalked, attacked, and too often killed by men."

Not only did Trump state the he would apply a litmus test and nominate only those who would overturn Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court, he sourced his list of potential judges from the Federalist Society, and the Heritage Foundation. These right-wing extremist organizations both have a long history of anti-women policies and proposals. 

This has taken place in a Congress where Democrats rightfully face consequences for abusive behaviors toward women. Senator Al Franken resigned his seat when allegations were brought forward. So did Representative John Conyers, following loud and public calls from both parties for them to resign. Republicans have been substantially quieter when it comes to their own party. Blake Farenthold brazenly stayed in Congress for months following allegations of sexual misconduct and the revelation that he had used tens of thousands of dollars in public funds used to settle claims against him—and his party was tepid at best in their rejection of him. He’s now a lobbyist. Of course, a party that gets behind a President with multiple accusers seems to have no problem at all with this behavior.

To Republican leaders, this anti-women agenda is a feature, not a bug. It is part of their larger strategy to expand its war on women in the Trump era.

The thing is, it is women who can stop it. Senators Collins and Murkowski, we need you. We need you now. Your party doesn’t seem to care about us. Do you?


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It’s the title that I found amusing because of this thread. I don’t believe Republicans have launched any such war. Bad things happen. In general, women try my patience, so men dealing with them probably lose it. Still, case by case, following the law addresses it and if she doesn’t stand up in a timely manner....... It’s pretty scary what a woman can do to an innocent man’s life. Still, we have to keep sorting it out.
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I agree.


To sort it out, however, requires accurately assessing the problem... including ascertaining whether or not there really is a problem and if there is, would attempts to impose a solution make things better or worse?


Typically, government imposed solutions make problems worse and generate new problems.

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Oddly enough, I agree. Apparently, it doesn’t go without saying that isolated incidents are just that and should be dealt with accordingly. Systemic issues require something more. Not government action, necessarily, but a creative solution nonetheless. Awareness on a grand scale can dramatically shift perspectives. I did not teach my daughter to cook, clean, knit, sew, or any other housewife type skills because of women’s lib. Once she became a wife and mother of three, she accused me of not preparing her. My reply in a heart beat was, You’re a college educated woman, anyone with a cookbook can cook. Now, I would tell her to Google it. Seriously, at her high school graduation out of the blue she said not to look to her for any grandchildren because she was never getting married. At her college graduation, again out of the blue, she said, I’m never having children, Mom. I would never bring a child into this world. Three years later she meets the love of her life.......that’s how love changes the world. She’s the best Mom ever. I would not like to have been my child, but I wouldn’t mind being hers.
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I did not teach my daughter to cook, clean, knit, sew, or any other housewife type skills because of women’s lib.

That was a mistake many people made.


Once she became a wife and mother of three, she accused me of not preparing her.  My reply in a heart beat was, You’re a college educated woman, anyone with a cookbook can cook.

Not anyone can cook well.


I, too, was raised with things like, 'kids are a burden' or expensive or college and career are more important than everything... bullshit like that.  That attitude, I think, was one of the greatest crimes committed against the generations that have come after the boomers.

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   I would not like to have been my child, but I wouldn’t mind being hers.



If you live long enough--and if you're lucky--you will be. We all come in and go out the same way, if we live long enough--helpless. 


I guess the cared for parent isn't as common today as it once was, though, so maybe not.



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People talk about being sandwiched between children and parents as a burden. I asked my Mom to live with us and was hurt when she turned us down. Now, I understand it. I lived with my daughter for a year taking care of her two sons so that they could pay off their debts and she could stay home and raise them herself. That actually worked, despite all the cautionary tales, and I came home.......thank goodness! They have different hours, different temperatures, different music, movies, food preferences, all manner of discomfort that had to be accommodated because it was their home. My son in law is upset that after my husband died I didn’t go live with them, but I think my daughter understands. For the year that I lived alone in their Virginia house watching their dog while they were in Taiwan, I became more me, instead of Mom, or Grandma. I can be accommodating for a well defined period of time, but I prefer living alone, traveling alone, not having to negotiate times and places, what to see and what to do, and I especially enjoy not having my choices evaluated. Son1 lives with me, but his mantra is, Whatever Mom Wants. Manipulative people have been around all my life. This is my solution and path of least resistance for those I love. My status report on Facebook works great!
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