RE: How The GOP Went Back To The 1950s In Just One Day
I turned 18 at the end of 1964 and saw the emergence of the woman as a person of power. By then the skirts were shorter and the pill was available....if you were married. If not, you just borrowed someone elses ring and said you were Mrs. Smith. The Vietnam war was heating up and they were drafting our boyfriends and husbands.
Elvis was bad because he wiggled, the Beatles were bad because they didn't get haircuts. Anyone who didn't fit the image of the little woman at home wringing her hands or the image of a crew cut going to work every day was immediately put down for being 'different'. We've seen this come along through the years with a new meme, but the same old tired grasp of control over how we should behave as a christian nation and women who keep their mouths shut as they forgo their rights.
Along came Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem and all hell broke loose. We aren't going back to the 50s, we escaped once and those who think it was wrong are just going to have to deal with it.
The cave men who populate CPAC and the rightwing are not going to win this battle, there are too many women who will fight for reproductive rights and for gay rights and for equality. It matters.
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