Columnist Fein must not know many women very well
August 12, 2014 07:28 PM | 1161 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print

In his editorial on the connection between young women and the Democratic Party, MDJ columnist Dr. Melvyn Fein (as usual) builds his argument around several faulty premises.

First, he totally ignores that fact that casting a ballot is as private as the individual wishes it to be. Since women don’t have to reveal how they vote, they have no reason to worry about anyone’s response to their vote and will, therefore, feel free to vote as they choose.

Then, he claims that women are not contentious. I’m not sure what fantasy world Mr. Fein inhabits, but he must not know very many women well. Very few men, especially those who have close relationships with women, would make that claim. The women who claim to be tea party Republicans fit the description better than those who belong to the Democratic Party. Many men will do everything they can to avoid confrontation.

Several Republican males have apologized to me because they are excited with the potential of the Affordable Care Act and have decided to take advantage of what it offers. Also, as a much older woman, I have no doubts at all about Democratic programs. Without the programs initiated by the New Deal that followed the Great Depression, I would not be receiving a monthly Social Security check or reaping the benefits of Medicare. Even more important are the personal freedoms that Democrats support.

I will agree the Democratic Party values the principles that lead us to view all those who are less fortunate with compassion rather than judgment.

Ann Rich


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