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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

US election: Women are the new majority

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20231337

When Barack Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter fair pay act, which supported equal pay for women, his detractors called it pandering.

When Republican candidates were caught making clumsy statements about rape and abortion, their supporters called the ensuing uproar a "distraction" from the real issues.

But in this election, it became abundantly clear that women's issues are not fringe issues, and women are not a special interest group.

Instead it was women who cast the bulk of the votes this election - 53%, and women who proved the deciding factor, breaking in Barack Obama's favour by 11 percentage points.

At the same time, a historic number of female representative were elected, including the first openly gay senator (Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin), the first Asian-American female senator (Mazie Hirono, Hawaii) and the first female military veteran wounded in combat (Representative Tammy Duckworth, Illinois).

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luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #1
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savebigbird Nov 2012 #2
cbrer Nov 2012 #3
hue Nov 2012 #5

Response to hue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:47 PM

1. Hmm...my only quibble is the inclusion of the word "new".

We ARE the majority. It just seems like this was the first election where we recognized that.

However, the article is right: "women's issues are not fringe issues...".

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Response to luv_mykatz (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:16 AM

4. Haha! It's just "new" to the misogynists!! It's what they fear!!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

2. In the words of a wise woman...

...Who runs the world? GIRLS!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:37 AM

3. And long may it wave!

 

In terms of practicality, pragmatism, and a major bullshit knife, the fairer sex, on average, has it going on in spades.

THIS white boy believes a Matriarchal society would have less violence, less debt, overall better education, and increased ability to adapt to change. Maybe even...*gasp*... more honesty??

With physical strength becoming less of a factor, we can now capitalize on this long under utilized resource.

Barefoot in the kitchen my ass...

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Response to cbrer (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:19 AM

5. Thanks!! Your bravery in thinking this & voicing this is true strength of character.

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