Today, #GOPSensitivityTips trended on Twitter, as progressive users joked about Republican “sensitivity training” for women’s issues.
It’s no secret that Barack Obama in part nailed 2012 due to an issue within the Republican party on female outreach — hence the #GOPSensitivityTips hashtag today.
Comedian Bill Maher joked at the time that female voters sent a message to the GOP of “get off of me,” and the humorous trend today was generally in the same sort of vein. Here are some highlights:
“A gentle pat on a woman’s head does wonders when she screws up a math question. This also works on blacks.” #GOPsensitivitytips
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 5, 2013
— Stepha Zamora (@princesstepha) December 5, 2013
#GOPsensitivitytips When holding hearings about women’s bodies, at least invite one token women and let her speak.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) December 5, 2013
Have an African American on your staff so you can point out how not racist you are when you make racist.comments. #GOPsensitivitytips
— Adam Wolf (@AdamWolf77) December 5, 2013
But some were also actually pretty good bits of advice, like this one:
Protip: Except for the word “statutory,” NO adjectives in front of the word “rape” #GOPSensitivitytips
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) December 5, 2013
What was your favorite from the #GOPSensitivityTips hashtag?