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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sign Petition Denouncing the Republicans’ Sexist Attacks asking Betty Sutton to be put back in the kitchen
Thank you for your support and your encouragement. Yesterday, I posted a blog on Huffington Post asking for your help in sending a message to the GOP that they should not devalue women to further their own political ambitions. We set a goal of 15,000 signatures and in less than 24 hours, you joined more than 9,500 people in our call.
Now, the campaign of one of my opponents has responded. They actually said that the thousands of you who are appalled by the GOP's statement about putting me "back in the kitchen" are expressing "fake outrage."
Well, help me in showing just how "fake" our outrage is.
By now, many of you know the story. Last week, a young woman came to me with a flyer sent out by the Medina County GOP to more than 15,000 households. One statement stood out amongst the rest: "Let's take Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the Kitchen."
Like you, and like the young woman who brought me the newsletter, I was appalled and offended by this blatantly sexist comment. But it is not about me, it is about the signal the GOP is sending to girls and young women everywhere: "Don't strive too high, don't reach for the stars, because if you do, we will put you back in the only place we think you really belong."
Ask them to sign because women, everyday, sacrifice and struggle to care for a family, compete for jobs that allow them to put food on the table, volunteer their time to their communities, and so much more. It's about time the GOP understood this.