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Year of the Conservative Woman? Betsy Reed Debates the GOP's Princella Smith

"If you look at who likes Sarah Palin, it's mostly men," argues The Nation's executive editor Betsy Reed in conversation with former GOP Congress candidate Princella Smith on Democracy Now!. In her latest article, Sex and the GOP: Why Women Aren’t Buying What the Party Is Selling, Reed cites recent polls showing that women continue to prefer Democratic policies which prove that women are "not stupid" and can see past the GOP's marketing strategies.

Smith, on the other hand, thinks that Sarah Palin's greater popularity among men "is a testament to the strength of Sarah Palin." Smith says that the GOP promotes "real feminism."  But as Reed points out, female GOP candidates have actually adopted policies that are hostile to women on issues such as abortion rights, reproductive health and sex education.

—Joanna Chiu

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