Photo of the Day: Michigan GOP pretends to read fashion mags, claims they understand women

image via Mother Jones

(Image via Mother Jones)

What do you do when you’re accused of fighting a “War on Women” because you, for instance, force them to purchase abortion insurance in case they get raped? If you’re the Michigan GOP, you turn it into a hilarious joke.

Republican Congressmen Peter Pettalia, Roger Victory, and Ben Glardon totally shattered the idea that they’re anti-woman by posing for a photo while reading Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar.  Michigan Public Radio Network reporter Jake Neher tweeted the photo along with this zinger which Pettalia uttered “a couple of times” because it is that funny: “Don’t say we don’t understand women.”

In response, four women members of Michigan’s Democratic House delegation, tweeted their own photo of themselves reading proposed bills, with the caption “Real Women read bills not fashion mags.”

image via twitter

(Image via Twitter)

Whether they read fashion mags or bills or both, I’m sure Michigan women will see through this pathetic attempt to distract from the GOP’s consistently anti-women positions and policies.

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Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.13.50 PMKatie Halper is a writer, comedian and filmmaker, who has always maintained that conservatives are not as funny as liberals.

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