War On Women: Democrats Won’t Allow Moms To Bring Their Children Into National Convention
This is sure hypocritical coming from a party which claims Republicans hate women.
Feminists are denouncing a rule at the upcoming Democratic National Convention that will bar children, including breastfeeding babies, from entering the event without being credentialed.
Critics say that officials for the event slated to begin Sept. 4 in Charlotte make it difficult for moms to credential their children, leaving delegate moms at a loss as to how to provide for their tots.
Top feminist icon Gloria Steinem said that by not even offering child care at the event the Democratic Party will alienate female voters, and that the party should acknowledge that, where there are women, there are occasionally babies too.
“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” said Steinem in a statement noted by the Charlotte Observer. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”
I’m not sure why somebody would want to bring their small children to a political convention. Older children, sure. I take my daughter to political events as a way of inspiring interest in her for politics and public policy, but she’s old enough to tune in to what’s going on and not be disruptive.
That being said, surely there’s a better way to handle this than to ban children from the event entirely.Tags: democrat national convention, war on women