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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:55 PM

Why Was An Anti-Feminist Organization Using Senate Time to Sell Guns?

Gayle Trotter’s little marketing push trying to get women to buy more guns—remember, the underlying principle of all gun proponent testimony is that gun profits should always be growing—was definitely an amusing one, as noted by Mother Jones. Women buy far fewer guns than men, so while this was supposed to be a Senate hearing, a large portion of it was Trotter using this free advertising opportunity to try to capture a new customer base that the gun industry struggles to reach. I debunked her nonsense at Slate, but it got me to thinking. What does the anti-feminist group Independent Women’s Forum that Trotter was representing get out of giving the gun industry free, if unhinged advertising like this?


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ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
JI7 Feb 2013 #1
patrice Feb 2013 #2
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Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #3
patrice Feb 2013 #6
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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:58 PM

1. was she describing Nancy Lanza ?

when she talked about women who take comfort in having a scary looking gun ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:15 PM

4. and this:

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Response to patrice (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:16 PM

5. btw, talk about INFANTILIZATION!!!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:14 PM

3. Because the ultra-right wing free-market gun-profit lobby is in alliance against all civil rights

for all minorities.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:17 PM

6. And they DO promote & EXPLOIT white women in that endeavor!!!

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Response to patrice (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:19 PM

7. Well, some of them.

Not the poor ones probably, or the liberal ones, or ones that need abortions. Etc.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:25 PM

8. Agreed! Though the poor have their own very REAL economic vulnerabilities to powerful others.

Some of them are temperamentally up to standing against that coercion and some, not so much.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:30 PM

9. The ones who need abortions they endow with "Pro-Life" (Ha!!!) martyrdom as the handmaids to

some man's fantasies about masculinity or their family's guilt complex about "family values".

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