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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The answer depends on how it would affect her decision making process if she were the president. If she were to accept her husband's decisions as a part of her job, it is completely appropriate. Otherwise, it isn't.
    This basically, it is appropriate to ask her if we would be electing Mr. Bachmann instead of her.

    And it wasn't sexist, she wouldn't have been asked that question if she hadn't brought up the subject to begin with.
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    During the republican debate this week, Michelle Bachmann was asked the following:



    Her answer, in part:



    This question has raised a firestorm over whether it was fair or appropriate. It came about from this comment she made where she said that she finished her degree because her husband told her so and women are supposed to be submissive to their husbands(can't find quote at the moment, if any one else can, will edit it in and give credit).

    So, we the question fair? Was it appropriate? Was it sexist? You can choose more than one.
    If she said in the past that she was supposed to be submissive to her husband, then I think it's fair to ask her to clear that statement up....

    Is this question sexist... I don't know. I'd say the need to ask such a question stems from sexist attitudes, but giving a woman the opportunity to confront sexist concepts head on isn't sexist. She could have used a question like that to her advantage...

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This basically, it is appropriate to ask her if we would be electing Mr. Bachmann instead of her.

    And it wasn't sexist, she wouldn't have been asked that question if she hadn't brought up the subject to begin with.
    If some male candidate came from a belief system that was matriarchal, and he was asked, would it be sexist?

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It was sexist, and they never asked Hillary that question.
    So we have to ask every woman the same exact questions now??? And I think Hillary has had her fair share of questions like that...

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    So we have to ask every woman the same exact questions now??? And I think Hillary has had her fair share of questions like that...
    For hillary, the concern was that she would unduly influence her husband. "we elected bill, not billary!" and those sorts of bumper stickers.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If some male candidate came from a belief system that was matriarchal, and he was asked, would it be sexist?
    No, it would be appropriate IMO.
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They never asked Hillary Clinton because she had never spoken out publicly about how women should submit to their husbands. Does not mean the question is not sexist, but the question was not random.
    btw... I kind of found Bachmann's response to be concerned...

    Submissiveness = Respect

    So if I don't submit, I am being disrespectful?

    That's just another statement she is going to have to clear up...

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    btw... I kind of found Bachmann's response to be concerned...

    Submissiveness = Respect

    So if I don't submit, I am being disrespectful?

    That's just another statement she is going to have to clear up...
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I thought it was ridiculous - a political debate shouldn't hover around their personal religious interpretations. It wasn't a debate on 'religion and your marriage'

    But there I go wanting religious matters to be left OUT of politics completely - and that means all the questions we'll ask candidates. And on top of that: how is that our business anyway? Maybe they have some different marital views than that of my husband and I - so what? I'm not choosing who I'm supporting as a candidate based on THAT kind of stuff because that stuff isn't regulated - their marriage is their marriage and their interpretations of things are their interpretation of things, not mine nor will their views be imposed on me. . . how many other good and serious political questions could have been asked in that amount of time?

    This question was a good example of how pathetic modern day journalism and the 'media pool' has become: "what's your favorite magazine, will you be submissive, are you a fool?"



    I think Gingrich handled these stupid questions well with his response that asked for the questioners not to ask 'gotcha' questions that don't relate to the important matters at hand - seeing as how they began the debate asking the candidates to not use campaign rhetoric and repetative hooah-phrases.
    Politicians love to talk about religion, their religion, and especially the religion of terrorists. The GOP would have been praising Jesus no matter what.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    During the republican debate this week, Michelle Bachmann was asked the following:



    Her answer, in part:



    This question has raised a firestorm over whether it was fair or appropriate. It came about from this comment she made where she said that she finished her degree because her husband told her so and women are supposed to be submissive to their husbands(can't find quote at the moment, if any one else can, will edit it in and give credit).

    So, we the question fair? Was it appropriate? Was it sexist? You can choose more than one.
    The purpose of that debate was to creates a mud-slinging troll-fest for ratings.

    This question serves that end quite well.

    Given that context, yes, the question was quite fair and sexist and appropriate (for that venue), etc.

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