War on women? U.S. Republican Rand Paul says women are winning

U.S. Senator Rand Paul on Sunday offered an way out of criticism that the Republican Party is waging a war on women: the women are ahead. “You know, the whole thing of the war on women. I sort of laughingly say, ‘yes, there might have been, but the women are winning it,'” Paul, a possible contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Paul was asked to comment on remarks that former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made to the Republican National Committee last week, in which he urged Republicans to argue that women are not “weaklings” who rely on government for help, including contraceptives to “control their libido.” Rand called Democratic criticism that Republicans are waging a “war on women” a charade that does not lead to good policy.

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