Statements about Women

The Southern Baptist Convention voted 13 years ago "that women were inferior and had to be subservient to their husbands."

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey wants public schools to teach women to "stay in their place."

"People want the minimum wage, they want marriage equality, they want women’s health care. There’s issues that actually that really do matter, social issues that matter to the people of this state. So I know Barbara would support those issues, I know the governor hasn’t. You’ve seen the actions he’s taken on them."

Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."

"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."

"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."

In South Carolina, women earn 76 cents on the dollar to men’s earnings.

Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."

Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."

Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.  

Says Matt Wand has sided with anti-choice activists "to restrict access to reproductive health care services."

"Women in Barack Obama's White House are earning less than men."

Says a university survey concluded his Massachusetts administration "had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America."

"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."

Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape."

Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."

Says Rep. Jon Runyan "voted to redefine rape."

Says Mitt Romney suggested that "employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage."

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