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Thu Feb 19, 2015, 03:07 AM

"Women's and children's issues": Marginalizing Over One Half of the World

I'm gonna make this short and not so sweet. When we say that Clinton is good on "women's and children's issues" but not acceptable on other issues and therefore not a good choice for president, what does that say about the position of women and children in this country? The world? Keep in mind that "women and children" make up the majority of people everywhere. Women and children are more likely to live in poverty everywhere. Poverty and inequality start in childhood--when kids are denied education, healthcare, home, nurturing, because the "Village" does not value them. Women are universally underpaid, under represented in government, too often treated as chattel, scapegoated, brutalized----

Basically, if you say Clinton is good on "women's and children's issues" but not qualified to be president, you are saying that the needs of women and children are not important.

If we are gonna fix the world and this country, maybe we should start by fixing the way that we marginalize women and children. Maybe if we treated women and children better, we would create a better world.

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Reply "Women's and children's issues": Marginalizing Over One Half of the World (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Feb 2015 OP
backwoodsbob Feb 2015 #1
SheilaT Feb 2015 #2
canoeist52 Feb 2015 #3
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #4
LWolf Feb 2015 #5

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 03:12 AM

1. that is some world class spin there

 

Of course Women's and Children's issues are important.And the number one way to better the lives of women and children is to improve the economic inequality that allows the rich to get ever richer at the expense of the poor,something I don't believe Mrs. Clinton has any intent to do

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 06:12 AM

2. Heck, women alone are more than half of the world's population.

 

So if Hillary isn't up to snuff on women's issue's let alone children's issue's then how in the world can we be considering her for President? How? Remind me again.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 06:17 AM

3. There is no such thing as "women's issues"

or "seniors issues" or "children's issues". Is there such a thing as "men's issues"?

All issues are people's issues.

No need to divide our common interests.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 06:18 AM

4. How much better treatment of women and children would $3,000,000,000,000 buy?

That's how much Hillary signed a blank check on for the Iraq war.

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 08:39 AM

5. Basically, I'm saying

I want someone who is good on PEOPLE'S issues. That includes women, children, and all the rest of the people that make up the 99%. That includes labor, education, health care, the environment, the economy, and PEACE building, because all of those things address the needs of people.

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