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Violence Against Women – Do Republicans Care?

“The War on Women” at first seemed like a bit of an exaggerated meme of what has been going on in the Republican party this election season. I can’t remember at exactly what point the field of candidates decided to target specific women’s issues. Was it Gingrich’s poor record on Republicans family values (written about here) that spurred a reaction, Santorum’s rise in popularity with his regressive gender role attitudes, or a bishop whispering in someone’s ear. Republican’s haven’t exactly been champions of women’s issue for a long time, but anyone can see that the heat has been turned waay up and fiery discourse has ensued. Republicans are now refusing to support the “Violence Against Women Act” , it’s the latest front in the battle to secure women’s rights and health. Continue reading

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