Guest Recluse Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 Now, for most of my life, I haven't considered myself a feminist in the truest sense. I've always really felt that in the United States, in most things, women and men are equal. I realize that some of these things are a bone of contention, and that this might start a few fights, but I've got to get this off my chest, whether or not I end up duking it out with some of the commenters that follow. What the fuck is this shit? Seriously? Manditory Transvaginal Ultrasound for Aborting Women? This measure isn't created out of a desire to help women. This is created for the sole purpose of shaming vulnerable women against aborting, make it a lengthier process, and what goes unsaid too much of the time, make it a much more expensive process. I'm sorry, but whether or not you like it or agree with it, is their goddamn right, and their right is being taken away, not because it's somehow physically good for them, but because of religious values encroaching on the state. Opposition to birth control for all women no matter what faith? I realize that freedom of religion entitles people to believe whatever they like, but the reality of the situation is that those beliefs end where the law and where the state begin. That's what separation of church and state was meant to protect. By law, all women, no matter what religion they profess to be, should be entitled to the choice of receiving birth control for whatever goddamn reason they want. If they are true believers of an anti-contraception faith, they don't have to accept it, but the choice to have free and unfettered access to it should be given to them anyway, even if they choose not to use it on the basis of religion...also, it's no one's goddamn business but their own if they do. I'm sure the sizable percentage of Catholic, Evangelical, and Mormon women who's personal views on contraception differ from their church of choice would agree. Those women deserve the same rights as the rest of us godless heathens. Moralistic insult of women who use birth control for it's intended purpose? The fact that anyone agrees with this fuckwit is beyond me. I'm really glad that there was a massive uprising of people who disagreed and acted on that opposition, but at the same time, the Sandra Fluke situation didn't start with Rush. It started with an all-male panel including five male religious leaders who spoke against the contraception measure...read that again if it didn't anger you enough. All Male Panel. Suddenly, moralistic crazies are coming out of the woodwork. What the fuck, America? I realize that some of this is isolated to the especially crazypants states, but that still doesn't make it okay. Anywhere. Georgian Republican Compares Women to Livestock? <- Also forbids abortion to remove dead fetal tissue. Arizona Wants to Use Contraceptive Use as Cause to Fire Women? <- Yes, Arizona is 'at will', but there has to be a limit. Wants to Demand Proof of Non-Sexual Contraception Usage? <- In violation of every health privacy law in the books. Failure to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. <- Because they totally don't need the help. Lawmaker Suggests Beaten Ladies 'Remember the Good Times' <- If this doesn't enrage you, you aren't fucking human. I keep waiting to see something to the effect of, 'New Law Requires Women in Public to Have a Related Male Chaperone At All Times.' This is fucking horrifying. Even more horrifying than the McCain/Palin ticket was. I feel like I'm taking crazypills. Oh...wait... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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