brni (brni) wrote,
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brni

preliminary to the republican debate

The press release is here:

http://www.gwu.edu/~action/2008/primdeb08/reagan021407pr.html

Notice the first content line of the press release: "Mrs. Ronald Reagan will invite the major GOP Presidential candidates to the Reagan Library for a presidential debate on May 3, 2007."

In this sentence, the GOP reinforces it's conservative ideals: the woman's identity is wholly subsumed by the identity of her husband (even to the exclusion of her given name), her status wholly defined by her relationship with her husband, her role as subservient to her husband, even after his death.
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