Monday, July 18, 2011

Why Women Shouldn't Vote

So the local conservative weekly rag, The Alabama Gazette, printed the below Op-Ed (it's a must read):

Here's my exchange with the paper about it:

Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 4:27 PM
Subject: re: "The People's Voice: In God We Trust," July 8

To the editor:

You should be ashamed for publishing Ed Jone's misogynist diatribe ("In God We Trust," July 8). His claim that women are uninformed voters, that they are swayed by the looks of candidates and not their policies, that their votes have harmed our nation, and thus, giving women the right to vote was a mistake, is offense, unpatriotic, and anti-American.

If there is anyone who is an uniformed fool, it's Jones. In his column he repeatedly says that The Twentieth Amendment established womens suffrage. The Twentieth Amendment is the "lame duck" amendment. The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote.

The "Gazette" owes its readers an apology.



On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Loretta Grant <> wrote:

Thank you for your response! Response is what I want from our readers!
'This is a "think" for yourself publication. If only we would all stand up
for our beliefs and issues that just "make up mad".
We are the "People's Voice" and YOU are a thinking reader.

I am a woman. I read this, and knowing Ed as I do, I know he simply thinks
men and women are just made different. I agree! We do think about issues
differently. I am a free thinking woman or I would not own this newspaper.
This did not offend me. I did not completely agree with his slant on the
women voting issues, but it does make us examine ourselves to
find out what makes us vote for a particular person. Most people go to the
polls and "don't have a clue", or are told how to vote! Think...think...think.
Be more informed! That's the point!

Thank you again. Please keep reading The Alabama Gazette and feel free
to comment at any time!
Loretta Grant
Publisher/Managing Editor

To: Loretta Grant <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: "The People's Voice: In God We Trust," REPLY
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Mrs. Grant:

You may know Ed, but I'm guessing most of your readers, including me, don't. All we have to go by is his printed word, and that tells a very different story than the man you may know personally.

I'm also curious that you have no comment on the fact that he repeatedly named the wrong amendment (and that fact checkers did not pick this up).




I will print this email out for him. He does not personally operate a computer.
Thanks for your comments!

Loretta Grant

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