Joe Biden - the real women's candidate
By Chloe Angyal
I really should have put "women's candidate" in inverted commas because the phrase annoys me to no end, as though women do, or should, care about different issues to men. The economy, education, healthcare, foreign policy, energy, reproductive rights, yes, even that last one, are issues for everyone to care about - they affect everyone, regardless of gender.
The idea that women care, or should care, more or less about certain issues than men do has given rise to ridiculous attempts to woo women voters (see "Palin, Sarah"), and only feeds the idea that women vote with their babymakers and not with their brains (yeah that's right, I said "babymaker").
But punctuation and semantics aside, Morra Aarons-Mele at The Guardian thinks that Joe Biden is the real "women's candidate":
"I want to give some love to Joe Biden, and to strongly urge undecided women to consider that a vote for him is a vote for their best interests. Like Hillary Clinton, Biden supported the Iraq war and is far more corporation-friendly than Barack Obama, which makes a lot of progressives dislike him. But in the year of the prized woman voter, Biden is a strongly pro-woman candidate."
Read the rest here.
Sidenote, I found this photo and I think it's hilarious. And I'm so glad I found an appropriate post for it.