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The Men of the Democratic Republican Party. Charles Hardin

Charles Hardin
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Oh hey, didn’t see you there, you just caught me reading my new favorite political novel. It’s about women’s rights; it’s a comedy. So this book got me thinking that there are a lot of women out there who might wanna join the democratic-republican party of 1816, and if you’re one of them, there is a few things you should know about the men. We’re athletic; we’re attractive; we’re intelligent. We’re sensitive to the political usefulness of women in 1816, understanding that we can use ideas about women in print(103) in order to insult our enemies(112), goad young men into war by convincing them to defend their helpless women(109), or entice more women to join our party by appealing to their sense of womanhood(102). We also involve women in the political realm by celebrating women who promote ideas such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.(103) One such celebrity was Madame Genlis who was considered a threat to the existing social order by Federalists, but was praised by our party for instilling revolutionary ideas into her children.(103) In many ways women have become verbal weapons that assist political parties in converting people to their side.(102) The main role that women play for our party is that of helpless innocent while the men are the defenders of their American womanhood. (109)