Who on earth is this woman in 2012 who doesn’t care whether she, her friends and sisters have access to birth control? (Paul Ryan has repeatedly voted for bills in Congress that would limit access to birth control and de-fund family planning programs and make in vitro fertilization illegal.)
Who is this woman who allows naïve (or worse) men to define the meaning of “rape?”
Who is this woman who doesn’t mind that, until Obamacare, insurance companies were charging women considerably more for the same policy than a man? (Obamacare stopped insurance companies from that practice.)
Who is this woman who is OK with her state ordering an invasive vaginal ultrasound, forcing her to view it and to pay for it before she can end an unwanted pregnancy (even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest)? (A [scaled-back] version of this law passed in Virginia, thanks to a Republican legislature and a Republican governor.)
Who is this woman who’s just fine with insurance companies denying coverage because she has a pre-existing condition or because she has been diagnosed with cancer or heart disease?
Who is this woman who hates that 20.4 million women with private health insurance gained expanded preventive services with no co-pay in 2011, including mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, flu and pneumonia shots and regular well-baby and well-child visits (available now, thanks to Obamacare)?
Who is this older woman who is angry that 24.7 million women enrolled in Medicare received preventive services without co-pays in 2011, including an annual wellness visit, a personalized prevention plan, mammograms and bone mass measurement for women at risk of osteoporosis, thanks to Obamacare? What tyranny!
Who is this low-information woman who believes that global climate change is just some hoax to make Al Gore rich? (A quick look at NASA’s or NOAA’s web sites could shed some light on her ignorance.) What woman really wants her children to be taught anti-science gibberish? How will they compete as adults with their well-educated counterparts from Europe, Asia and around the world?
Who is this woman who doesn’t mind at all that Republicans in the House of Representatives, after years of bi-partisan agreement on renewing the Violence Against Women Act, decided to re-write the bill to exclude some women (Native-American women, LGBT women and undocumented women), then passed it? Fortunately, President Obama and Democrats in the Senate said “no,” we protect all women from domestic abuse.
Who is this woman who supports the Ryan budget that Catholic bishops call “immoral and un-Christian?”
What woman supports the “Bomb Iran” chants of the far right?
Who is this woman who thinks that it’s just fine that women earn just 70 cents for every dollar that a man makes for the same job? (The first law that President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Act, giving a woman a legal opportunity to earn equal pay for equal work.)
The Republican Party, and especially this new Tea Party Republican Party, is about their perceived superiority over anyone who is black, female, brown or gay. It’s about billionaires, like the far-right Koch brothers, their PACs and corporations gradually eroding women’s rights, civil rights and our democracy. Don’t let them do it! Vote!