The problem with the author’s suggestions is that no Republican would ever vote for any of them. Republicans would rather die than vote for universal health or sex education or free contraception or free child care. And require men to stand up and take responsibility? That would certainly never happen under a Republican majority. They would never vote for eradicating our assault and rape culture—that would take away a human right from men. Make it a law that women earn as much as men for the same job? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A thousand times NOOOOOOOOOOO! That, too would disadvantage men and send the economy into the toilet!
“Make sure society has a support system in place for those who exist on its margins: for those with addictions, for those with mental illnesses, for those who live on the streets, for those who spend their teenage years bouncing from foster home to foster home, for those who face domestic violence or partner abuse”, publicly funded child care? literacy and healthy-lunch programs? “family drop-in centres and community kitchens and kids’ sports programs and arts programs, for parenting courses and every other kind of support you can think of to give vulnerable kids – kids who don’t come from stable, middle-class backgrounds like yours, like mine - a solid start in life”? Is she kidding? That would be SOCIALISM! All that would do is encourage people to be lazy and expect the government to take care of them. Much better to ban abortion and force childbirth under the guise of “pro-life”. What we don’t need is SOCIALISM! RUN FOR THE HILLS!