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Helen O'Reilly's Spunky Blog

Reading, for me, leads to writing, as day leads into night and night back into day; they are halves of a whole. I was one of those kids who cracked the code early; I've been reading since I was three, and the writing came later once I'd learned to hold a pencil, but when it came, it really burst forth. Everything a working writer does I have done-- I have written and published everything, from corporate annual reports, to radio ads, children's poetry, -fiction and -non-fiction, to memoir and now, my first novel for adults. Spunk, a Fable is a lot like me; "just dirty enough."

SPOILER ALERT!

GOP Leadership Needs Spunk, a Dose of Sex-Role Fantasy

 

 

 It seems GOP leaders are losing their minds at an ever-accelerating rate. To wit:

 

Rep. Phil Gingrey, the leading Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said he realizes the "father knows best" adage he subscribed to "back in the old days of television" is antiquated, but he still believes that children need fathers and women need husbands in order for families to thrive.

 

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R), meanwhile, said that America's education system began declining when "the mom got in the workplace."

 

GOP media allies were quick to jump on the Back to the Fifties Bandwagon, as Fox News pundit Erick Erickson recently lamented the fact that many women are the primary breadwinners in their households and said that "kids most likely will do best in households where they have a mom at home nurturing them while dad is out bringing home the bacon."

 

I guess they would find my new book, Spunk, about an all-female society dedicated to living according to strictly Amazonian principles, using men purely for reproduction and then turning them into food, upsetting.

 

Perhaps I should send them each a copy of Spunk, a Fable. Being denounced on Fox news by some GOP mouth-breather would probably boost sales enormously!

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/phil-gingrey-doma-gender-roles_n_3466605.htmlGOP