What I really hate about South Carolina

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To all SC Legislators who rationalize every No vote against protecting women (I’m especially talking to Tim Scott) — think of the message it sends. Even imperfect laws are better than what we have now in SC

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And why you should, too.

Welcome to SCI’ve spent the past two years or so sharing my perspective, often with my tongue held firmly in my cheek, about the people, places and culture of South Carolina. Today, I won’t hold my tongue at all, but will go full Yankee on you.

I’ve made no secret that much of South Carolina culture and politics causes me embarrassment, most of which I can laugh off. However, the fact that I live in the state that boasts the highest rate in the nation of women murdered by men makes my blood boil. South Carolina is at or near the top of too many embarrassing lists, but this statistic can no longer be kept buried on the back pages of unread newspapers. Shame on the legislators, educators, clergy and citizens – especially the women – of South Carolina and beyond who remain ignorant, silent and…

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2 thoughts on “What I really hate about South Carolina

    Barbara Kelly said:
    August 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Brave words, Teresa. I hope you don’t get the negative response I’m anticipating. But maybe not, because you are probably, unfortunately, preaching to the choir. I have never forgotten Nikki Haley calling battered & raped women ‘Distractions,’ & then vetoing the legislation aimed at providing a remedy. It is so clear to me that she is where she is precisely because she’s in lock step with the good ol’ boys who are using her to appeal to the large block of SC women frozen in the 1950’s mentality. It is why the R’s will probably run her for the VP slot because she “looks” if not acts, the part. I appreciate your candor. Some days, this stereotyped mentality really gets me down. Thank you for going where are press will not. http://www.addictinginfo.org/…/nikki-haley-calls…/

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    teresabrucebooks said:
    August 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Thanks Barbara — but I can’t claim credit for this essay — WordPress lets you “reblog” another blogger’s work and I was just sharing the message. Cheers

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