Nice photography and lovely models (Cityview
Swimsuit Edition, June 21). Alas, newsprint
doesn’t do them justice. You might want to consider
going back to a separate glossy publication,
as you have done in the past.
Oh, come on! A war on women?
What exactly would a war on women look like?
Not three-inch heels to make their legs look
sexy! Not dresses that are skin-tight and high-thigh!
Not bare front shirts. Not new styles every
year to force them to buy new in order to be
in style, while males wear the same suit, shirt,
tie and comfy shoes year after year. No, that
can’t be it. Maybe, it’s because the Republicans
in the House of Representatives and the Republican
governors have been busy introducing legislation
after legislation to restrict the women’s right
to choose or to use contraception. Not the call
for invasive techniques and ultra sound prior
to any abortion. Not defunding Planned Parenthood.
I can’t remember any legislation restricting
the use of condoms or not paying health care
costs for erectile dysfunction!
Thirty-one male Senators just voted “no” to
reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
The top Republicans in the House are refusing
to even vote on the full bill. The Republican
senators, including Charles Grassley, just voted
against equal pay for equal work for women knowing
that women are only paid 77 cents for every
dollar a man earns. Neither party has bothered
to introduce the Equal Rights Amendment in the
past 30 years.
Then there’s the rule to drug test recipients
of food stamps or the attempts to reduce money
for food stamps, knowing that mostly women need
them. And 246 House members voted to pass the
latest bill to prohibit gender-based abortion
even though there is no problem in this area.
Yes, and the repeal of Equal Pay act by the
Governor of Wisconsin. Why is there this need
for men to control women in so many areas of
The facts on human trafficking are also indicative
of the war against women. In 2008, approximately
1.39 million worked as commercial sex slaves
with women and girls comprising 98 percent.
Recently a spokesman for Rep. Hayworth (R-NY)
said: “Let’s hurl some acid at those female
Democratic senators…” These are not isolated
Why is it that there is no economic value for
those women who choose to be homemakers? They
accumulate no social security, no 401K, have
health care only through their husband’s policy
and must depend on the length of time married
when their husband retires or dies in order
to have financial security when they grow old.
Oh, no, there is no war on women. How can anyone
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