PHOENIX -- Dozens of local mothers descended on the office of Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona Wednesday to denounce what they say are sexist attitudes held by Kyl and the Republican Party in general. The demonstration was organized by Phoenix area mothers in response to Kyl's recent quip during a Senate committee meeting that he doesn't "need maternity care."
The protest was organized by local mothers, but a few fathers and children also attended. They carried signs saying, "Maternity Care Is Not a Joke" and "Women Are Your Constituents Too."
The protest comes at the same time Democrats across the country are denouncing Republican leaders for holding what they see as outdated views of women.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Oct. 10, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:23 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Jesus sweet...If I posted a fox news story you would be all over my link. Got a better........I don't know, maybe not a flaming liberal........source?
Answer by momof030404 at 8:25 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
In Virginia, gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell is drawing fire for his college thesis, written in 1989 when McDonnell was 34 years old, in which he seems to call working women detrimental to families.
There are studies that say this is true. Many.
Chris Christie, Republican gubernatorial candidate from New Jersey, has come under fire for a remark he made that critics say equates preschool to babysitting.
I worked at preschool and this isn't far off....and alot of PARENTS feel that way. The teacher would try and send home work to get extra help and NONE of the parents would. We even had a few say they didn't send them there to learn...they would do that in "real" school.
Answer by momof030404 at 8:28 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by viridian at 8:30 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
On Tuesday, 30 Republican senators voted against an amendment put forth by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), that would have barred companies that discourage female employees from filing sexual harassment suits from securing government contracts.
This is the one you tried to post the other day that made NO sense and when everyone asked for a link about it it never showed. This one doesnt either. I would really like to understand what its about and will be looking it up.
Answer by momof030404 at 8:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Hmmmmmm....funny thing...no where in that link do they talk to Senator Jon Kyl and let him explain...... Now THATS fair.
Answer by momof030404 at 8:33 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
OH MY FREAKIN GOD. What he was SAYING is that it should not be part of a STANDRD plan. Something you can add if you NEEEEEDDDDDD it. Makes sense to me. We aren't having anymore children. My dh is fixed. Neither are my parents (mom is fixed) or my Aunt (hysterectomy). WHY should we/they have to PAY for the exorbitant maternity coverage??
Answer by momof030404 at 8:36 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:38 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:41 PM on Oct. 9, 2009