And there are still women in America who consider themselves Republicans? A woman saying she's a Republican in Texas is like a cut flower admiring the
It *amazes* me how much people are willing to degrade women in the name of supposedly supporting them.
You just did the "man" thing saying... "Look here little lady... you just let big smart me over here let you know where your pretty little mind has
Those adult women live their lives and know better than you what works for them.
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Thank you, from that point of view you are entirely correct, and I apologize. I didn't take that point of view when writing the post. The way I was
looking at it, and this is personal opinion only, as all our posts are, was that other women in Texas are being asked to do something that maybe they
don't want to do. Although a legal married name is required in the marriage contract, say John Doe marries Joan Simington and so she is now legally
Joan Doe, maybe she prefers to remain Joan Simington in the rest of her life. But now, when she votes, she's either Joan Doe or she's not voting.
Many women, including Joan, may not even know they will need this type of identification - not everyone follows the news - and they will go to the
polls in 2014 and find out they can't vote.
But why are they going to the polls in 2014? To elect a governor. A choice between a male Republican and a female Democrat. Joan Simington, who has
never voted before, shows up to elect a female governor, but she finds out she won't be able to lend her support to that.
Is this fair? It's going to cost Democrats lots of votes, and disenfranchise lots of women, even though those women can identify themselves with
things such as their marriage license. So my thought process was from my point of view, as one male who can't understand how any woman could support
this, because it just doesn't seem fair to me. I know, I guess I have an idealized view of women as being very fair people. And that cut flower
admiring the bouquet wording was a way of summarizing what that feels like to me. Being fair plays a big part in things I say or do, or what draws my
attention. And this law just isn't fair, let alone also being a political ploy to suppress women voters in an election where a woman has an outside
chance of winning (if things fell right for her she would have a better chance, and then, who knows). This law would throw a monkey wrench into any
chance, which is what it was designed to do in the first place. And that isn't fair.
So that was my thinking process, not in words but in a concept that was fairly obvious to me immediately. I thankfully acknowledge that you point out
something I didn't even think about, how many women would view it as saying "Look here, little lady..." I don't have that voice in me, so I didn't
even consider that someone would hear it like that. Again, my apology.
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