I recently attended Irin Carmon’s ‘Body Politics’ talk. One of the things that struck me was her clear distaste of the Republican Party. This is a common sentiment among feminists and gender studies related experts. This is understandable looking at the Democrats’ policies on women’s rights and abortion/contraception issues.
Yet I am curious what these experts think are the shortcomings of the Democratic Party. Surely, Democratic politicians made gaffes that show ignorance and misinformation. The Republican party cannot possibly be all evil and unsympathetic towards the people that it represents. Otherwise, no one would support them.
I do not know enough of this election season and politics in general to judge both parties equally. I guess I question this overwhelming approval of the Democratic Party and Obama. I wonder what the Democrats have failed to support or is wrongly supporting.