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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Apparently rights for women is anti-capitalist

Aaaand I'm taking back the good things I said about Roberts.

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. consistently opposed legal and legislative attempts to strengthen women's rights during his years as a legal adviser in the Reagan White House, disparaging what he called "the purported gender gap" and, at one point, questioning "whether encouraging homemakers to become lawyers contributes to the common good."

In internal memos, Roberts urged President Ronald Reagan to refrain from embracing any form of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment pending in Congress; he concluded that some state initiatives to curb workplace discrimination against women relied on legal tools that were "highly objectionable"; and he said that a controversial legal theory then in vogue -- of directing employers to pay women the same as men for jobs of "comparable worth" -- was "staggeringly pernicious" and "anti-capitalist."[link]

I'm feeling a little lost here. You hear good things about the guy, and then you hear bad. I try not to label someone right away because they are a member of the GOP, but this above information makes me feel really shaky about the guy. I'm going to have to do more research before I say anymore. The last thing I want to do is become a reactionary, panicking at every bit of news I hear about the man.

But from the above information, I'm not feeling too good about him. What do you think?


Blogger Wannabeleader said...

Ugh, but Roberts is so damn hot.


2:59 PM


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