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AudiR10 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 1:33 PM
Perhaps Ann Romney will restore the ladylike image of the First Lady that Laura Bush projected so well. I can't imagine her stomping her $500 sneakers over the rest of us like the First Hefa does...and I apologize, Mama, for that unladylike remark. Bless her heart.
More than a century and a half ago, when early suffragettes fought to win the vote, they campaigned for equality as a source of independence and dignity, a means for a woman to stand equally with a man. The vote would uphold a woman's capacity to be fully human under the law, and from the law the culture would change. The early feminists assumed a moral superiority over men, which is why so many were active in the temperance movement.

Others muted the differences between men and women and were satisfied to preach absolute equality. But they all reckoned...