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2012 Presidential Election, Aging, Erasure of Women's Lives

Why Newt Gingrich’s Serial Trade-Downs for Younger Women Should Disturb All Women, Including Conservative Women

Every year, more and more women are living longer, continuing to work, volunteering and raising political hell. Gingrich’s serial trade downs for the ever-younger embody the notion that older women (especially ones who have put up with the likes of him for decades) are irrelevant and disposable.

Women of any age should never support a candidate whose actions (not to mention policies) announce: Once you hit a certain age, I will ditch you with extreme prejudice. Like so many in his party, Gingrich resents anyone who isn’t white, well-off and male. All women – and remember girls, like it or not, we all get old – should shun him, and any candidate like him.

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One thought on “Why Newt Gingrich’s Serial Trade-Downs for Younger Women Should Disturb All Women, Including Conservative Women

  1. Yikes. That ad!
    So amazing that these women have him – as if he is getting better with age… he certainly isn’t sweeping anyone off their feet in the charm department : )

    Posted by Auburn Meadow Farm | February 28, 2012, 3:39 pm

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