Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Christian Right and Women

Just in case anyone needs a reminder of where the evangelicals think women's place is, check out Hanna Rosin's article in the June 27 issue of The New Yorker on Patrick Henry College. You may know of this article from Rosin's interview on The Daily Show about it. What I found frightening about it was not that the Republicans are using this college as a training ground for future activists. Hell, we should be doing that. It's good strategy.

What's scary is that the college admits all of these bright women and educates them to be Republican activists, but then says that as soon as they are done with college they should marry, stop work, and have children. I've said this before, but if you think the anti-abortion movement is about abortion, you're not looking deep enough. These people will do anything to make their 1950s myth a reality.