Republicans tell us that there is no GOP "War on Women" and insist they have only the best interest of women at heart.
However, many of them oppose equal pay for women and paid pregnancy leave. And they applaud the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows some corporations to decide if a woman should get access to certain contraceptives under her own health plan.
And women should have no access to abortion for any reason -- even though it's a constitutionally protected right granted almost 40 years ago.
The Republicans believe that women need more simplistic explanations of how the world works. In effect, we should sit back and let the more thoughtful, smarter males decide things for us.
This was made clear recently when Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina said: "Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level. You know, one of the things that has always been one of my frustrations and I speak about this all the time -- many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they've got some pie chart or graph behind them and they're talking about trillions of dollars, and, you know, how the debt is awful. ... We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman's level and everything that she is balancing in her life -- that's the way to go."
Even Republican women think women are too simple to be presented with facts.
Lynn L. Tyson