1. says

    Where do woman republicans come from? I met one on the airplane the other day and asked her (rather loudly) “How can you be a woman and a republican?” and several other passengers laughed out loud.

  2. Juliana Ewing says

    Well, when one woman Republican loves another woman Republican very much — oh, wait.

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @1. Al Dente : “Is anyone surprised?”

    Mildly so yes. I would have guessed there’d have been at least one or two Republicans especially women ones that would see sanity and reason – and the humanity of women here. In every political party there are usually some who have differing opinions and some moderates and exceptions. That it’s every single solitary last one is against paying women the same flippin’ wage for the same work is .. sad and, mildly surprising to me.

  4. monad says

    @2 Marcus Ranam:
    Other questions include how one could be black and vote Republican; Hispanic and vote Republican; a soldier and vote Republican; poor and vote Republican; working class and vote Republican; an empathetic human being and vote Republican; anyone who doesn’t work for Xe or Bain Capital and vote Republican.

  5. John Horstman says

    @StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! #5: I suspect it wasn’t so much the aim of equality as the mechanisms for gauging it that put many Rebs off. For the longest time, employers have tried to prevent their employees from being able to find out what their coworkers are paid, the better to exploit them. While some of that may be in part a means to defend identity-based discrimination, it’s primarily about sabotaging unionization efforts. As the bill made retaliation against employees who share their pay rate with others illegal, my guess is that capitalism was a bigger factor here than misogyny (not that misogyny was absent, especially since capitalism and misogyny – and racism and homophobia and transphobia and ageism and ableism etc. – reinforce each other in contemporary USA culture).

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