We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'll step away from the multiple choice. I don't have a favorable view of women politicians, regardless of party affiliation. However, that follows from not having a favorable view of politions, regardless of political affiliation.
Generally speaking, women like to have problems fixed with the support of others. Men are more likely to roll up their sleeves and take care of matters themselves. The Democrats appeal to "we'll fix that" and Republicans appeal to "let us get out of the way so you can fix that".
"Appeal" is the operative word. Democrats are pretty incapable of fixing anything (Bush's fault) and Republicans are happy to get in the way for your own moral good.
I'd claim to be a Libertarian if that party didn't want to shift the rule (and expense) of government to the judicial branch with lawyers taking a cut at every turn . . .
This is all about "free stuff". Most single women support the Democrats because they want more "free stuff". The Democrats openly promise (mostly to women) that if they are elected they will tax the productive and give away more "free stuff". The lack of "free stuff" makes women bitchy.
Bitchy Democratic women is why this woman votes Republican, too. And I'm pro-life, and I believe that rape victims who are pregnant with their rapists' babies ought to be comforted, not through abortions, but in showing that there are two victims of rape. I am sure that there are enough people who were the product of rapes who might agree.
And quit with the free stuff. I'm tired of paying for it.
You don´t know much about rape, do you? Many rape victims need much more than comfort. Many heal never, either physically nor mentally. The fist of a man alone can do a lot of damages - teeth knocked out, broken nose, jawbone, blindness and that is the face alone. Consider yourself blessed that you never had to work with rape victims.
a former translator
I can't speak as to why men don't like them, but there is something particularly unappealing..Elizabeth Warren is a case in point.
"The Democrats appeal to "we'll fix that" tactic depends upon there being A. being a problem, and if there isn't one, they'll whip one up and B. a victim mentality.
As a conservative woman, I really have no use for progressives of either gender - a classical liberal is pretty much rara avis anymore, and I have more in common with one.
Let's rephrase your question: Why do the Democrats appeal more to women than to men? Apart from the free stuff, which I think does appeal more to women than men, the Democrats are totally wrapped up in the abortion issue, which is of much less concern to men than it is to women. Hence, the main message of the Democrat Party to women is for the most part irrelevant to men. The rest of the Dem message is just a lot of political campaign noise that gets discounted or ignored, not so different from the huey that comes from the Republican Party and likewise gets discounted or ignored because it comes from politicians who are greatly mistrusted.