Opinion: California women face a big deal with Larry Elder
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The women (and men) who back Elder in his bid for governor should take a lucid look at his case. There couldn’t be a worse time for California voters (or voters anywhere) to elect someone they cannot count on to fight for women – let alone understand the challenges facing them. they are faced.
What women across the country need most are politicians who will fight for us with smart policies that help us pay for child care and housing, earn equal pay, keep our jobs. even when we need breaks and to keep our children safe at school. not men like Elder who deny that we face any struggle.
It is also hard to imagine that skilled and successful women will come to work for a man who seems to hold women in such low esteem. That is, there is a very real possibility that if Californians elected Elder, women who would advocate for policies supporting women in the state would likely have their voices suppressed in his administration.
So many women – and especially mothers – in this country are doing horribly well. It would have been hard to imagine how things could get worse. But, for Californians, if Elder is elected, they almost certainly will be.