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Is the DNC discriminating against women?

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 08:47 pm
It sure seems so, based on this article.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/no-babies-allowed-at-democratic-national-convention-feminists-revolt


It seems that women with children are being told they aren't as important, or they have to choose between the convention or their kids. I thought it was only the repubs that did this.
 
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2012 07:02 pm
@mysteryman,
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“Moms with young children 6 years of age and under who cannot be left at home, some of whom are breast-feeding, are relegated to second-class status within the Democratic convention.”


I don't think that a convention is an appropriate place for a young child.The noise, the exposure to various sorts of illnesses in such a large crowd, IMO, is not healthy for a child, and certainly not an infant.

I do think though, that the Democrats would be wise to have a child care setup so that the delegate mom can leave her child in a safe place while she attends the convention.

I certainly don't think that breast feeding is something that a mother should be doing at a convention.

Why don't the women delegates get together and arrange for childcare if the party is unwilling to do it?
Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2012 07:36 pm
@Phoenix32890,
I agree with Phoenix. A political convention is not a family picnic. Why should very young children be brought there? Are there going to be Republican mothers nursing babies in the audience? Will little Republican kids in diapers be running around while the speeches are going on? I doubt it. Second-class status? What do you think of all the laws Republicans want to create to control women's vaginas and take away access of affordable health care to poor women, MM? I have never seen so much negative energy being tossed at women as the Republicans have mustered up this year. What's next? Witch burning? Burqas? Chastity belts with American flags painted on them? Nothing would surprise me at this point.
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2012 09:40 pm
@mysteryman,
Saying "no children under six" might be discriminatory to children under six but I don't see why it discriminates against women. If you believe that, why don't you consider discrimination against men also (since men also have children ?) A convention is basically an adult event. Daycare would be nice but I don't see any other professional conventions doing it.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 06:28 am
Hey MM, as a Republican, which of these do you favor in creating a better America for women?:


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The Republican's ''War on Women'' :

Texas Sonagram and Ultrasound Law
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002281177

Virginia Ultrasound Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/09/441815/virginias-ultrasound-bill-violates-medical-associations-guidelines/

Mitt Romney: "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/mitt-romney-planned-parenthood_n_1343450.html

The GOP’s Blunt Amendment: Regarding contraceptives
... An amendment, the Blunt Amendment, was also proposed that "would have allowed employers to refuse to include contraception in health care coverage if it violated their religious or moral beliefs," but it was voted down 51-48 by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraceptive_mandate

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: GOP voted ‘against’ the bill
http://news.change.org/stories/putting-fairness-first-obama-to-sign-fair-pay-acts-into-law
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00014

Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously Against Bill To Help Guarantee Fair Pay For Women
‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/17/130872/paycheck-fairness-act-fail/

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html?1333728572

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/12/texas-christian-school-fires-unwed-pregnant-teacher/

Brewer signs bill with 20-week abortion ban - ‘life begins two weeks before conception’
http://www.kpho.com/story/17402650/brewer-signs-ariz-bill-with-20-week-abortion-ban

The Republican 'War on Women' Is Real
... the GOP "War on Women" is real and it has real-world consequences for the millions of women whose lives can and will be impacted by legislation that erodes more than a century's worth of progress on women's reproductive rights. There were over 1100 antichoice provisions introduced in 2011 and 900 antichoice provisions introduced so far in 2012. Legislators in 13 states have introduced 22 bills seeking to mandate that a woman obtain an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion. Of these, seven states are pursuing the state-rape vaginal probe variety. In addition, legislators in 13 states have sponsored right-wing "Personhood" type bills, too extreme even for the electorate of Mississippi, that could make both abortion and reproductive choices highly restricted. ...
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-11/news/sns-201204111215usnewsusnwr201204090410debate.women.baapr11_1_gop-war-ultrasound-bill-poor-women

mysteryman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 06:35 pm
@Green Witch,
I'm not a republican, nor am I a democrat. I am a registered I dependent, I am however a conservative.

As to the answer to your question, I don't favor any of the things you listed.
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