12.26.2007

Kirsten Gillibrand Getting Heat For Getting Pregnant

Women must remain barefoot & pregnant... and at home of course. Ah, right-wing 101 at it's finest.

Via Crooks & Liars:

Why does it feel that even though the calendar moves forward, we’re collectively moving backwards in terms of enlightenment? I cannot believe that in the 21st century that anyone is seriously discussing any pregnancy in this manner. My goodness, Idiocracy really is our very near future.

From Group News Blog:

First term Congresswoman Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY20), in a highly-vulnerable district in New York’s Hudson Valley, is being attacked, not for her politics, not for her stand against the Iraq war, not for the earmarks she’s bringing home including money for rural broadband development.

Nope…

She’s being attacked because she and her husband have conceived a child.

The Glenn Falls Post Star (Letters to the Editor)

“There are many occupations suitable for women and their physical attributes. Carrying a weapon while serving in the Armed Forces and firefighting are not suitable lines of work for women to prove that they are physically equal to men. How many male police officers feel comfortable with a 100 pound female backup?

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