“Barefoot, Pregnant and In The Kitchen” Was Never Intended As a Joke
This long standing conservative political strategy is being codified into law again.
The men forcing pregnancy on women fully understand that women raising children are less likely to show up in the workplace, in politics, in any place where they can challenge the power of conservative men.
Overturning Roe v. Wade is designed to suppress women’s political, educational and professional agency. “Keep them barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen” was never a joke. It’s been the political strategy of conservative men for generations.
White, male and christian supremacists all seek to guarantee that women’s first and only role is to service men and reproduce. This agenda for controlling women is what the Republican Party is codifying into law in Texas, Louisiana and dozens of other states.
Along with political actions, protests and other work, it’s time to show up and vote in overwhelming numbers.