Monday, February 8, 2016

Ted Cruz wants to protect women from all this political correctness and equality and stuff

Ted Cruz seems to be trying to earn macho points as a defender of fragile womanhood. He would NOT bow to political correctness and draft women into the military, no sirree.

"I'm the father of two little girls, and I love those little girls with all my heart," he said. "They are capable of doing anything in their heart's desire. But the idea that their government would forcibly put them in a foxhole with a 220-pound psychopath trying to kill them doesn't make any sense at all. It's yet one more sign of this politically correct world where we forget common sense. We gotta get back to a president who just says, 'No, that doesn't make any sense.'"

Is it just me, or does the way he phrased “put them in a foxhole with a 220-pound psychopath trying to kill them” sound like Cruz is slamming the men of the American military? But sexism, not poor phrasing, was the point here. Cruz’s girls can do anything in their heart’s desire, but moving forward to where women are treated equally on the lousy stuff as well as the fun stuff would be bad and wrong. And we’re not supposed to notice that positions like “my girls are too fragile to do that difficult, dangerous thing” aren’t just used to protect women from the draft, they’re used to hold women back from desirable jobs and equal treatment across the board.

Mostly, though: Ted Cruz, man. Posturing posturing posturing. Political correctness! My precious campaign props! Common sense!

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