Rand Paul: Women Won The ‘War On Women’

January 26, 2014 3:31 p.m.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that he doesn’t believe that there is a “war on women,” and instead said he sees women becoming more and more successful.

“This whole sort of ‘war on women’ sort of thing, I’m scratching my head because if there was a war on women, I think they won,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked about Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s comments last week on women’s libidos.

Paul said that the women in his family are incredibly successful, and don’t complain about their place in society.

“The women in my family are incredibly successful,” he said. “I don’t hear them saying, ‘Oh woe is me, this terrible misogynist world.'”

The senator joked that he worries more about young men than about young women.

“I don’t see so much that women are downtrodden. I see women rising up and doing great things,” Paul said. “In fact I worry about our young men sometimes.”

When asked if comments like Huckabee’s were appropriate, Paul said he tries to avoid talking about women’s bodies.

“I try never to have discussions of anatomy unless I’m at a medical conference,” he said.

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