The real Republican base?

In the movie Goldeneye, M (a woman) refers to James Bond as a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War...  If that is what a woman thinks of Bond, what do women really think of the Republican party?  Based on the current voting, I have to wonder what happened to women's liberation?

With the current trend towards Santorum, especially in the South, a man who makes Bond look hip, modern and connected to his feminine side is saying that he will be the Republican nominee come November in the race for the White House.

So could someone tell me what it is about the major religions on this planet that seem to feel all women should be covered from head to toe, and kept out of sight?  If you think I am only referring to Islam, guess again.  In this case I am specifically targeting the words Mr. Santorum has written in his own book.  I would hope that this is not the general thinking of the average Republican.  But over the course of the last few months, I have begun to wonder.  What is the thinking of the Republican base.  The real Republican base.  Because if it mirrors that of those who claim to represent the party, women in the United States are in for a serious awakening.  And they will not like what they are about to discover.