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The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines Paperback – January 5, 1998
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--Patricia Hatch, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Boston
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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While reading Melich's book, I was reminded repeatedly of that newscast and the misplaced trust in right-wing politicians like Bush. I really wanted to love this book. After so many years of watching the mainstream media look the other way on all but the harshest Republican attacks on feminism and the vilification of that noble movement, an inside look at the party's growing intolerance from a female one-time Republican activist sounded to me like the perfect consciousness-raiser. And it is - to a degree. Melich's heart is undeniably in the right place, and I applaud her for writing the book. But I ultimately came away feeling that she, like the women I referred to above, remained loyal to the Republican party long past a time when she should have known better, and thus helped perpetuate the problem.Read more ›
Although a majority of Americans regardless of political affiliation are pro-choice and favor GLBT rights, the GOP has capitalized on fear regarding the civil rights movement and social change to win elections. Melich explains why this tactic has roundly backfired on them.
From the Silent and Moral Majority to the Christian Coalition, these social conservatives have been allowed to warp the electorial system for their own personal benefit. 1192 was the first year a majority saw through the blinders and took a real stand for America.
Evem if I disagree with Melich on identification, it is refreshing to know that it was not just myself who sensed the misogyny at the 1992 Republican National Convention. It is impossible to have a serious discussion about individual rights with opposition to legalized abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Melich's account of the Republican Party and their war against women was written in 1995 and published in 1996. Even so, its content is still relevant today. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by hrladyship
The Republican War on Women by Tanya Melich. Even despite the fact this book is outdated and is from 1996. Read more
Republicans might write this book off after reading the title, but this is not some "undercover" investigation by a reporter or (worse) a democrat. Read morePublished on July 19, 2001