M. Carroll: Romney doesn’t know best
Never mind that I’m a grown woman; I still reach out to my dad daily for advice. But really, I’m in such frequent touch with my dad mostly because hearing his voice sends waves of reassurance through the phone line, promptly triggering in me the same feelings of comfort and protection as when he’d envelop me in his arms during my youth on the occasions in which I incurred a scraped knee that required more emotional attention than medical.
With Election Day fast approaching and the last of the debates behind them, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trolling heavily for women’s votes because of what is said by pundits to be our pivotal role in the outcome of the still-too-close-to-call race.
Obama’s approach to winning over women appears to be practical enough: hyping legislation he signed deepening our protections when suing for office grievances such as gender pay disparity, and directly addressing Romney’s proposal to end Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, for instance.