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June 29 2011

IWF in the News: Bachmann as Republican Mother

Sabrina Schaeffer

Politics in the early days of our republic was much as it is today. It was often dirty and dishonest; it was a place for ambitious self-promotion. But whereas today some of our most electric politicians are women - Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi - our infant nation's rigid gender roles held little tolerance for women who might wish to sully themselves in the public arena. For women - the intelligent and ambitious especially - their sphere of political influence was understood to reside within the home.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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