Unfriendly to Women?

Kay Bailey Hutchison, a soon-to-be-retired Senator from Texas, defends the GOP against accusations of misogyny. She hasn’t persuaded me that her track record of championing the cause of women extends to her entire party, but she’s right about this:

Women make up half of the most diverse country in the world. We are represented ethnically, socially, racially, economically, religiously and ideologically across the spectrum. To say that there is a set of concerns that can be labeled “women’s issues” is absolutely true. To assume that we all feel the same way about them—or that we must feel the same way about them to represent our gender legitimately—is inherently sexist.

There’s more than one way to be a feminist.