I’m never surprised to hear a Republican legislator being sexist, but here’s an example of a female Republican legislator, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, during a meeting on how the GOP can better reach women, saying bluntly that women are too dumb to understand charts and graphs and stuff.
“It’s how we are able to articulate ourselves – make sure we get the point across that we care,” said Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina…
“Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level,” Ellmers said. “Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they’ve got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that.”…“We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,” Ellmers said.
When I first saw all the headlines about this, I figured maybe they were exaggerating. They weren’t. She flat out says that men “talk about things on a higher level” using charts and pie graphs and data and they need to “bring it down to a woman’s level.” Seriously? Could you be more insulting to your own gender?