8 Dumbest Quotes About Women During Election 2012 (VIDEO)

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woman in redDid you get the memo? Apparently the thing to do this election season is to say incredibly stupid things about women. I don't have to remind you about Rush Limbagh's "slut" tirades or Santorum fundraiser Foster Friess suggesting we use aspirin for birth control. (What's that? He was joking? Oh, heh, that's a real knee-slapper!) Everyone's doing it! Mad. That's why we've compiled an album of greatest hits: People In This Election Say the Dumbest Things About Women.

1. Women don't care about contraception.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on The View: "women don't care about contraception." When Joy Behar said sister, yes we do, Nikki yammered some convoluted line about "decisions" and "government mandates" making it sound like women would have less choice if insurance companies had to cover birth control. Which makes total sense in Opposite Land. Next.  

2. Rape victims should "accept that gift."

Rick Santorum -- where do I even get started? "A woman impregnated through rape should accept that horribly created gift." No returns on those gifts, here that ladies? Thanks for reducing the trauma of rape into a simple lemons-into-lemonade proverb.

3. Women don't belong in combat.

Rick Santorum said women don't belong in combat because it "could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved." Dude, are you talking about PTSD or PMS?

4. Liberal women are neutering American men.

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told the audience at a Women Impacting Nation meeting, "We need you to come in and lock shields and strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for you. To let these other women know, on the other side, these Planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women who have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness, to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.” 

M'kay... but if we really wanted to neuter men, why are we still demanding birth control? I mean, think about it. 

5. Wives, be submissive to your husbands.

In a 2006 Michele Bachmann said wives should be submissive to their husbands. This year when she was asked if she would be submissive to her husband if she became President Michele said that being submissive means "respect." Right. When wives submit, it's respect, but when husbands submit it's "subservient," right Allen?

6. Princess Nancy

Remember when Herman Cain sarcastically referred to the highest-ranking member of the Senate as "Princess Nancy?" Multiple times? That was classy.

7. She isn't young or pretty enough.

Newt Gingrich said of his first wife, "She isn't young enough or pretty enough to be the President's wife." Yeah, there's something not quite Presidential about Newt as well, but I just can't put my finger on it... oh yes, everthing he says and does

8. If we took away women's right to vote...

Ann Coulter said, "If we took away women's right to vote we'd never have to worry about another Democrat President." Super, something to piss off women across the whole political spectrum.

And now, here's someone saying something smart about women: "Let's be clear here. Women are not an interest group... They're half this country."

Do you recall any other dumb things people have said about women during this election season?

 

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2012 election, feminism, media, in the news

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MomoLS MomoLS

Great round-up of quotes!  I can't decide whether to laugh or fume...

Aeris... AerisKate

Obama has no problems taking campaign money from Bill Maher who interesting enough has no problems calling women "c*nts."  No, this statement didn't directly answer your question, but I noticed that you only included dumb statements by conservatives.  Liberals make dumb comments, too.  It would be nice to see an article that included both. 

nonmember avatar Kate

This woman is tired of the political manipulation and pandering of this President. I'd say the dumbest thing I've heard during this election is that conservatives are waging a "War on Women".

the4m... the4mutts

I happen to agree with the feminazis wanting "neutored" men. Not all feminists out there mind you, just the crazy feminazi ones.

As far as rape victims- meet my 8 year old son, okay? My choice may not be for everyone, but people need to stop acting like a rape victim should automatically murder their unborn, due to the paternity of the unborn.

End statement: I agree with the above poster ^^ who said maybe you should have rounded this out a bit more.

nonmember avatar H

AeriaKate Unless I missed something Bill didn't call women c**ts, just one certain woman who happened to be one

nonmember avatar Missforth

Am I the only one who finds it ridiculous that, in 2012, the sex of the voters are still an issue?

Aeris... AerisKate

Even if someone dislikes a woman, it still isn't okay to call her such a foul name.  I just want people to be fair and equal.  If it's not okay to call Nancy a princess or Sandra a slut, then it's not okay to call Sarah a "c*nt."  Either name calling is okay or it isn't.  It shouldn't matter if you like the person or agree with them politically. 

texas... texasmamma777

H: "Bill didn't call women c**ts, just one certain woman who happened to be one"



H exemplifies how misogyny rules on the Left and that any so-called "War on Women" emanates from there, as well.

JAIRA... JAIRATRACI

The4mutts: your choice to carry and keep your child is amazing. I believe a woman should have the right choose what they do if they are raped and get pregnant. I don't think I could have an abortion but I truthfully wouldn't want to keep a baby conceived like that.

nonmember avatar JustMe

4mutts: "As far as rape victims- meet my 8 year old son, okay? My choice may not be for everyone, but people need to stop acting like a rape victim should automatically murder their unborn, due to the paternity of the unborn" I don't think it is so much them saying the SHOULD abort, just that they should have the OPTION... your are correct your choice isn't right for everyone and as a survivor myself, if I had become pregnant, I wouldn't have mentally/emotionally survived a pregnancy. I don't think we should punish/force people to pay for other people's actions, if they are strong like you and feel as you do, all the support in the world, but not all of us are that strong... (I'm pretty sure that is the usual sentiment, at least in my experience)

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