Buy some women's magazines. No, really. ...One of the groups with whom Romney did worst was female "low-information voters." Those are women who don't really follow politics, and vote based on a vague sense of who's mean and who's nice, who's cool and who's uncool.
Since, by definition, they don't pay much attention to political news, they get this sense from...women's magazines - Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour.
It's unclear how articles like Cosmo's recent "Foreplay He'll Never Forget" will help Republican lawmakers hone their female-oriented talking points.
But Reynolds wants to go one further than merely understanding women. He wants the GOP to convert them by launching their very own Republican women's magazine. The magazine would be populated by feelgood stories like the time Mitt Romney rescued a kidnap victim, plus "reports on how the tax system punishes women."
We're not sure Reynolds has looked into many women's magazines lately: his suggestions seem rather far from the standard sex- or beauty-focused listicle, like "8 New Positions Perfect for A.M. Nooky" (Cosmo) or "How Often Do You Update Your Lingerie Drawer?" (Glamour).
It's not just "voter's"...it's their "whole" world. And it's not just women! Ever know a man/woman that didn't have the foggiest clue how to change a tire/check the oil....etc. Yet, they insist on driving. So much ignorance in this country/world......but, hey, without those woman, we'd all be gay (even though there's nothing wrong with gay).......lol
@stepped_in_it. LOL. This is certainly giving me a new perspective on men! I know how to change a tire, call AAA. Seldom am I dressed for changing a tire. I would probably ruin my clothes, because my spare is under the car ---- there is no way I am crawling under the car. AAA is a cost effective choice. While waiting I read things like Fortune Magazine, Time, US News and World Report or nonfiction books. I love books about history and politics.
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Politix has strong republican bias. They are trying to help republicans recapture political office. Another reason they run it. They got you to read it, that is why publishers, publish. Even on the internet.
@hwyangel It's not just the women that read these magazines, but also the entire pop culture group that spends more energy following Twitter feeds from their favorite celebrities, arguing over American Idol, or intently watching the latest Survivor episode. It's these same people that when asked on the street who the VP or House Speaker is, have no clue. It's these mindless idiots that shouldn't be voting at all!
As for the Obama groupies, that's all of Hollywood with their $35,000 a plate fundraisers they had for him this year.
Would reading women's magazines help lawmakers to understand female voters? Only being able to read their minds (without them knowing) could help to understand this "elusive" creature! And even then, they would change it so much that you'd be chasing your tail so much you wouldn't be able to chase their's....bahaha
When I lived in Virginia, my now ex-husband's family was very conservative. Talking to his sisters was mind boggling. A magazine written for or by them would be unlikely to interest me, an outspoken, Catholic, New England woman. My values are different.
Not going to do much good when you run on a platform of smaller government and turn around and try to tell women what they can't and can't do with their own bodies. The GOP needs a mental douche and start rethinking their 16th century ideologies regarding religion and women rights.
Cosmo is the wrong choice, for most people. Today's Cosmo is frightening. The women who get most of their worldy information from this type of publication seldom care about politics. Fashion and men are more important. The out of touch Republican men should read what intellectual women read to learn what we value. We do like sex, but rape is horrifying and is not something we secretly desire. Politics are important to us. We deal with pressures in the work place and home that men don't. Our priorities are often different. I read magazines like Fortune, Time and nonfiction books on a variety of subjects. Real Simple and InStyle satisfy my desire to follow fashion, provide decorating ideas and better ways to keep house, give a women's perspective on medical issues, etc. These are my light, somewhat frilly reads. From the recent discussions of women's issue that are so off base, it is clear the politicians have no idea what women like me value.
Yea, but when you say women find the idea of rape horrifying youare referring only to "legitimate rape" right, you know, the kind that won't make you pregnant. Fortune, that seems like a pretty republican leaning mag. And you want them to read intellectual magazines? Don't you think it would be better if you recommended something they could understand?
@PoliticalSpice I try to understand both sides of issues. I have books by Sean Hannity and other conservatives. My ex-husband thought's and the Washingont Post's reports troubled me, I didn't understand the issue enough to comment. I read every book I could find on the issue, both perspectives. My ex was sure I become a conservative after I learned the facts. Instead I became a Libral activist. I still do my best to read both sides (Mother Jones is in the stack as well)
@PoliticalSpice Well there are those who want to get raped and taunt men --they beg for it --- so they can get pregnant. I have never met or read anything from this apparently large group of women. But if congress says they exist --- maybe these are the women they sleep with? No clue
@UnCommonBoston Yea, i too read mostly non-fiction and much from those I disagree with as well, my bookselves contain books by robert bork, william simon, peggy noonan, gordon liddy, officials from the nixon, reagan and bush administrations etc. As to those woman, ask there are two former senate candidates that can probably tell you where to find them.
@PoliticalSpice I have facebook friends from high school. Reading what they post --- not even sure what to say ---but these men and women are not informed to say the least. My friends here are like me. Since I no longer have a school age child, I can choose who to spend time with.. Then I spend time with the other moms, who were mostly Southerners. That never woked out. Learning the other side of the story usually confirms my opinions, but not always. My love of history tends to support my views as well. If it didn't work multiple times in the past, why would it now. Conservatives often say I am fun to talk to because I don't push my views. I answer direct questions honestly and factually. Since I have some understanding of their ideals, the conversation is more about learning from each other and less about attacking. I am better at in person. Using an online alias....well..... I am not surprised you understand both sides, it shows in your posts (compliment, not insult) Back to making Christmas treats...
So republicans should read junkie magazine that tell women to screw men over? Especially BLACK men? I guess it would help some to help the GOP understand why females vote democrat. One is I suspect most women do not understand the following: basics of capitalism, why guns are important, why everyone cannot be equal but instead all must have equal opportunities, why the abortion factory outlet/planned parenthood is a secret eugenics program, why koman needs cancer, how the National Organization of Women was founded by a known and overt communist, as was planned parenthood.
There needs to be a class in high school that every female student must take and pass. It should be called "Evils of forced equality." Lesson 1: All people should have equal OPPORTUNITIES. Not be forced equal via quotas.
"We have a voice now, and we’re not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies…if you think that rape should be legal, then don’t vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that, then you should vote…" Cameron Diaz 2004
That is soo ridiculous. republican men are smarter economically and also treat women better...I mean they don't leave them to go on welfare once they get them pregnant... They are more responsible than that...and wouldn't want their child to be a victim of the system. It seems to me Lib men don't care how many kids they have, they just think the government will take care of them, of course there are exceptions to everything...
So Republicans should pretend to be something they are not, but hold to their belief structure? What happens if they win a race and then do the opposite of what they campaigned on? Voters are slow to pay attention, but I think they'd catch on to that pretty quickly, and then the Republican brand would be fatally damaged. The Republican party is pretty much a lost cause until they cast out the extreme right wing.
What a stupid idea. Who is this guy? Who are the women in his life? Or perhaps there are none, which explains a lot. The GOP doesn't need to attract women voters, low-information or otherwise. We don't necessarily need to be understood, either, just respected and appreciated. Hear that, Republicans?