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    What Did You Think Of This Question?

    During the republican debate this week, Michelle Bachmann was asked the following:

    As president, would you be submissive to your husband?
    Her answer, in part:

    Marcus and I will be married for 33 years this September 10th. Iím in love with him. Iím so proud of him. And both he and I ó what submission means to us, if thatís what your question is, it means respect.

    I respect my husband. Heís a wonderful, godly man, and a great father. And he respects me as his wife.
    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.
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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 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.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    It was sexist, and they never asked Hillary that question.
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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.
    That is because nobody could imagine hillary being submissive to bill.

    Its more culturalist because hillary operates under a different moral framework than bachmann.

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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.
    So the answer determines if the question is appropriate? I guess I am confused by your post, or you are confused by my question.
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So the answer determines if the question is appropriate? I guess I am confused by your post, or you are confused by my question.
    If someone has the job of president, they damn better be their own person and make their own decisions, or else how can they act in a crisis?

    If someone thinks its right to let another person make their judgements for them, they are not whole.

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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.
    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.
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If someone has the job of president, they damn better be their own person and make their own decisions, or else how can they act in a crisis?

    If someone thinks its right to let another person make their judgements for them, they are not whole.
    So you feel it was a legitimate question to ask at the debate?
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you feel it was a legitimate question to ask at the debate?
    Given her past statements, yes. However, given that she is a leader in her own right, I am willing to bet she does make her own decisions and doesn't kowtow to anybody, including her husband, but that is an opinion of course.

    Still the point stands, if someone is in this sort of position, they need to be their own person.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    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.
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