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joan vennochi

How Brown lost support from women

Every time Scott Brown challenged Elizabeth Warren on the issue of her Native American heritage he struck a chord with women.

Unfortunately, it was a sour note. The state’s junior senator was basically arguing that Warren didn’t deserve her success and the only way she got ahead was by claiming to be part Cherokee. By insulting Warren, Brown insulted every woman who had to scratch and fight and claw to prove her worth, and her right to an equal seat at the table with men.

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