"You know, I’m not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette." Hillary Clinton, 1992
Whether discounting stay-at-home moms, or SAHMs (here and here), or blaming single moms (and the "absence of fatherhood") for society's ills (here and here); it is clear that the "war on women" has been co-opted once again by the unrelenting gender wars.
"Fueled by large conservative margins in statehouses after the 2010 elections, Republican legislators went on an unprecedented and relentless bill writing spree to: limit women's access to the healthcare; restrict a woman's right to make personal, private decisions about what's best for her own health; and even ban contraception through "personhood" amendments. Not to be left behind, conservatives in Congress briefly tried to redefine the meaning of rape and zoned in on Planned Parenthood as right-wing enemy Number One by voting to defund the clinics that 5 million women depend on for vital health services each year." US News.
"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life." Hillary Clinton, 1992
While we're on the subject of male-dominated supporters of the status-quo...
"She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty."
"Eliza, you are to stay here for the next six months learning to speak beautifully, like a lady in a florist's shop. If you work hard and do as you're told, you shall sleep in a proper bedroom, have lots to eat, and money to buy chocolates and go for rides in taxis. But if you are naughty and idle, you shall sleep in the back kitchen amongst the black beetles, and be wolloped by Mrs. Pearce with a broomstick. At the end of six months you will be taken to Buckingham Palace, in a carriage, beautifully dressed. If the king finds out you are not a lady, you will be taken to the Tower of London, where your head will be cut off as a warning to other presumptuous flower girls! But if you are not found out, you shall have a present... of, ah... seven and six to start life with as a lady in a shop. If you refuse this offer, you will be the most ungrateful, wicked girl, and the angels will weep for you."
Sam Stein, Huffington Post: "Yeah, does Governor Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?".................................ROMNEY AIDE: "Sam, well get back to you on that."