Marie Claire: How Pissed Off Are GOP Women?

Marie Claire addresses a hot topic in their August issue that pertains to the alleged “War on Women” that has been infiltrating the headlines for some months now. The story by ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe: “How Pissed Off Are Republican Women?” and it addresses the question that many people are asking: Is the Republican Party antiwoman?

The right-leaning media is going to have a field day with this as Marie Claire definitely sides against the R’s. The story reports that several incidents have taken in place in recent months to raise this question i.e. Republican pols have tried to make it more difficult for women to get birth control and abortions, they lobbied to create a stricter definition of rape, opposed a bill addressing gender-based wage discrimination and several high-profile Republican males have made off-key remarks about women and Rush Limbaugh’s comment that a female student was a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’.” Even “many Republican women say that the party’s attitudes are behind the times – and are causing a rift in their loyalties.”

An excerpt:

Even many republican women say the party’s attitudes are behind the times—and are causing a rift in their loyalties. “more women are concerned about the party’s direction on social is- sues,” says Kellie Ferguson, executive director of republican majority for choice. This is “galvanizing republican women to speak up,” she says.