When it comes to voting demographics, females are one of the groups that drive me the most insane. For the life of me, I really don’t get why so many women vote Republican. Just take the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for instance. Of the 535 members of Congress (House and Senate), there were 160 members who voted against this bill.
Every single one of them were Republican.
Then there’s always the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, whose dissenters were almost entirely Republican (though a handful of Democrats voted against it).
Or their laughable, outdated and often sexist beliefs on birth control.
Well, Tuesday on Fox News’ The Five, the co-hosts were discussing what they claimed is a “ridiculous” belief by liberals that Republicans are anti-women. They cited one poll from one race out of Colorado that showed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall’s edge with women voters had slipped over the last few months to “prove” that Democrats are losing women voters. Seriously, one poll – one race. That was their evidence. And even then Udall still had a 9 point advantage over his opponent with female voters.
The big “point” they tried to make was that as women age, they become more conservative. Which, according to a few polls, is somewhat true. But what almost all of these same polls will also show is that the more educated someone is (regardless of gender), the more likely they are to vote for Democrats. But you’ll never hear that on Fox News.
After a few minutes of the conservative members of the show spitting out right-wing talking points back and forth with one another, trying to comically up-sell how “pro-women” Republicans really are, the video ends with conservatives being, well, conservatives.
While talking about the differences between younger and older female voters, co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle (the same brilliant mind who recently said she wanted Vladimir Putin as our leader to get things “done right”) decided to essentially call younger female voters dumb and incompetent.
“The same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it,” Guilfoyle said.
She then went on to say that younger females don’t have the same “life experiences” like paying bills, the mortgage or taking care of children that more mature women have. You know, because apparently you can’t be an independent, intelligent woman unless you’ve first bought a house and had kids.
Apparently she doesn’t feel that younger males also “suffer” from this type of incompetence, as they were noticeably left out of her ignorant rant.
But if it wasn’t enough that she pretty much dismissed the level of intelligence a female can possess based completely on age discrimination, and a fairly sexist view of what makes a “true woman,” Guilfoyle just couldn’t help herself as she continued to stereotype and bash younger women.
When pushed by fellow co-host Bob Beckel on her stance that younger women shouldn’t be on juries, she said, “I didn’t say they shouldn’t be. I just thank and excuse them so they can go back on Tinder or Match.com.”
So, she claims that she isn’t saying younger women shouldn’t be on a jury – except that’s exactly what she’s saying.
See how conservatives do this? They say something that’s fairly direct (like saying young women should stick to Tinder and Match.com instead of doing “grown up things” like serving on a jury), then deny that’s what they actually said.
But this segment defines the conservative take on women. Even while trying to claim that Republicans are more pro-women than Democrats, they couldn’t make it through an entire segment without ignorantly degrading millions of American females.