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Poll: Is There a “War on Women”?

Thu, Apr 26, 2012

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7 Responses to “Poll: Is There a “War on Women”?”

  1. Johnny Says:

    I would say, “yes, and the enemy is rallying for a last stand. Soon women’s rights will prevail.”

    There’ll always be jerks (some people still believe in racial segregation, but they’re considered nutjobs now!), but don’t you see an overall upward trend?

  2. Ella Says:

    So one can choose between yes and yes? That’s a bit weird, isn’t it?

    The problem is that my boyfriend has had problems with infringements on his rights as man – nobody talks about that. I on the other hand have so far in my life been lucky enough to never have had problems connected to by gender.

    Why is it that we still divide the world into men and women – there’s no war going on as far as I can see, at least not between only two parties, with one only being the victim.

  3. Dannie Says:

    Ella, a war on women doesn’t mean that only women are the victims. Far from it! Anything that discriminates between the sexes like that ultimately hurts everyone. That’s the whole point! Much of the legislation that is going on–or is trying to go on–is not only specifically written about things typically seen to only concern women, but it is increasing in viciousness and frequency, and women have little say in it at all. Is it harmful to constantly see the world as divided? Yes, but until it -isn’t- divided, we have no choice. Women still make 77 cents to a man’s dollar. Women pay more on health care then men, and are at risk for having their choices taken away every time they go into a doctor’s office. If a man want’s to buy Viagara, chances are his insurance will not only cover it, but he won’t be fired for wanting to use it or be labeled as a “slut” for seeking it out; the same is not true for birth control, and the legislation going up against it just keeps coming back, more in the recent years than in the past twenty. There is a trend. It is growing. And to pretend it doesn’t exist doesn’t help anyone. Do men have infringements on their rights? YES! But in the political world, those are usual just phrased as “rights,” and not “men’s rights.” Legislation that hurts one sex always hurts the other, but you can’t ignore the fact that there’s a lot more political and legal contention happening over the pills that go into a woman’s mouth than what’s going into a man’s.

  4. J Says:

    I just hate that we seem to be going back in time. Do we really have to argue over birth control AGAIN? I mean, really? I just feel like as a nation and a global population we have much bigger things to fuss over and try to fix.

  5. J Says:

    P.S.: Dannie, I agree with your comments. Nicely put

  6. elesha Says:

    I don’t think there is a war on women. A war on women would imply intention of an agressor (men) which in my mind simply isn’t true. Of course there are misogynistic men, but nowadays, it seems to be far more acceptable for a woman to trash on men than the other way round (well, what harm could a woman do…?)That doesn’t mean women aren’t disadvantaged, but it means that the problems are rooted far more deeply, in society as a whole which includes both men and women. Men do not put women at a disadvantage because they do not like them, but because there are underlying structures in which both genders are caught. No, women are not happy about being paid less. But is the male role in gender inequality that much better? Is there any advantage in being more likely to be put into jail than a women – for the same offence? To be less likely to recieve custody for your child? To be generally portrayed as an agressor, as cold and unable to show emotion? I could go on with this list, and add another one for women, but in conclusion I think it’s fairly obvious that we are both stuck in the same mess and the way to get out of it is not for the women to “win a war” that is waged against them, but for both genders to finally work togehter outside of the whole “war of sexes” stereotype.

  7. acc Says:

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is absolutely NOT a war on women.

    There is a war on men.

    And there has been for decades.


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