Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Latest Conservative Argument: Roll Back Women's Suffrage

We love it when the Right gets nostalgic for the delights of the nineteenth century. Why back in the Good Ole Days, they say, women knew their place. They didn't get involved in politics, business and the like.

That stuff is really for men, just like the Good Lord meant it to be.

Think we're kidding? Sadly, we're not. Conservative National Review writer John Derbyshire wants to go back to the days before suffrage, to those glory days of the Gilded Age, when men smoked big cigars and women stayed in the kitchen (and the bedroom).

Think Progress has details. The story is here.


Tulsan said...

Wow, why doesn't the Right just put one of their beloved guns to their collective head and pull the trigger? Talk about feeble flailing!

Tulsan said...

Local Republican blogger:

"I've even held a few positions in the Tulsa County GOP: House District Director, Precinct Chairman, Precinct Vice Chairman, and Precinct Treasurer.... I'd vote for Beelzebub if he had an R next to his name."

That's the damn truth.