Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s VP Pick and the sitting Governor of Indiana likes to identify himself by saying “I’m a Christian, a Conservative, and a Republican” in that order. His brand of Christianity is in line with the oppression of women. Pence penned essays as long ago as 20 years ago and since then hammered in the point during his stints in congress, through his radio talk show, and through the laws he passed as Governor. Previously I wrote about how Pence is a very mediocre Governor, as the facts show.
It’s not entirely surprising when Trump’s solution to solving rape in the military is simple, just don’t let women join the military.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
I’m sure his solution to rape in society is equally as expedient, perhaps just lock women away in the home. As it turns out, that’s exactly what Mike Pence believes!
Here’s a few choice gems of Pence thought(via Alternet):
“For years, we have gotten the message from the mouthpieces of the popular culture that you can have it all, career, kids and a two-car garage.”
His 1997 op-ed, “Day-care Kids,” was filled with gems like this. In Pence’s eyes, the privilege of balancing family life and career, popularly known as “having it all,” should be reserved for men. Why, you ask?
“Sure, you can have it all, but your day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick.”
What Pence is trying to say indirectly is that any women who decide to have a career, at the same time as whoever she is in a relationship with, thus resulting in a need to put their children in daycare, is intentionally harming their children.
What he is saying by extension is that single working mothers are inherently bad.
“I am criticizing a culture that has sold the big lie that ‘Mom doesn’t matter'”
Translation: Women with children shouldn’t work. He goes on to say that (women) who leave their children in daycare are “stunting” their “emotional development”.
Pence found it offensive to have to watch Mulan with his children, thinking that it might lead girls to think that they are equal to men.
“[S]ome mischievous liberal at Disney assumes that Mulan’s story will cause a quiet change in the next generation’s attitude about women in combat and they just might be right.”
— ishmael (@iD4RO) July 17, 2016
Instead of seeing Mulan as a movie, he instead saw it as liberal propaganda.
Mike Pence agrees with Trump. No women in the military.
“[M]any young men find many young women to be attractive sexually. Many young women find many young men to be attractive sexually. Put them together, in close quarters, for long periods of time, and things will get interesting … Moral of story: women in military, bad idea.”
Some people have noticed that Pence speaks slowly, thinking he’s choosing his words carefully. It’s also possible he’s simply a backwoods hick in a suit.