Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When Women are Second Class Citizens

Most of the comments and posters I am seeing in Facebook are related to the GOP actions and comments about rape.
For almost three years now, the Republicans in Congress have practically done nothing else but quietly pass laws that are methodically stripping women of their reproductive rights. Currently there are 67 Abortion bills in Congress vs. 0 Job bills, it is clear what their priorities are.
These Republicans in office know perfectly well that if they challenge Roe vs. Wade they will lose, so they’ve stopped attempting to change it, instead they opted for blocking women from any other mean of protection and funds to have an abortion if necessary or if she doesn’t want to have a child. In their obsession with protecting the life of an embryo they are obstructing every venue women may have to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. How can they be against contraceptives? Now they are not only pro-life but pro-cell, since an unfertilized egg is nothing more but a cell with an expiration date and taking that damn pill will only make that egg infertile. After all, as Todd Akin said if a woman is being raped her body will fight those sperms and she “magically” will not get pregnant. With contraceptives no babies would be harmed in the process, but the GOP is against that too.
While they are all for men taking that blue pill that will maintain their virile member erect (if for more than 4 hours, please contact your doctor) long after nature has asked for its resignation, they are doing everything possible for women to be just incubators with legs, with no voice as to whether or not she is ready to be a mother but healthy enough to enjoy sex. Nope, for the GOP women are not supposed to enjoy sex as the opposite sex does, which is the only reason why they take Viagra. How dare women to have sex for any other reason but to get pregnant? For the GOP only men are entitled to enjoy a night of passion for the simple reason that you like sex.
Most of the Republicans Representatives, Senators and Governors are slowly but surely changing the laws to an extreme position to satisfy their religious base and their own personal moral beliefs. Some years ago, the majority of them were against abortion except in cases of Rape, Incest or to save the mother’s life. Not anymore. The majority of them have gone as far as to remove from the list of acceptable abortions cases of rape and incest and even some have indicated no exceptions whatsoever. Some have gone as far as to insinuate that rape or incest cannot be legally proven for a woman to use that “excuse” to get an abortion; and the Left gets outraged. Posters with quotes from people like Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, Foster Friess and others begin to pop up everywhere. Some posters are asking women to vote Democrat; others are just simply mocking the ignorance of the person who made the statements. There are posters denouncing the whole thing as a War on Women but no one seems to get what is going on and what the Republican agenda is on this issue. I think I have deciphered it. By removing rape and incest as a valid reason for a woman to have an abortion, they are removing any guilt from the victimizer and placing it completely on the woman, by insinuating that there is no proof of forcible rape then it must have been consensual and therefore no there was no rape.
There have been signs proving that's exactly what the Right Wing thinks, for years they have blamed women for getting raped because they “ask for it” if they looked good and dressed provocatively, if they were walking at night alone, if they didn't say a resounding NO when a man forced himself on her… after all, they all know a NO could be a yes…
This whole obsession with women’s reproductive rights is nothing more than shifting the victim role from the woman – that bitch that with her beauty seduced and provoked the male – to the “poor and innocent” man that fell for her tricks.
The GOP has never cared for those that they think are inferior to them, this is just a serious effort to keep women as they like them best: barefoot and pregnant.  
Can anyone tell the difference between the Republican laws and the Shariah law?  They're both against women and are founded on religion, no difference.  

Quotable Quotes

Rape is like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it." - Clayton Williams, 1990 Texas Gubernatorial Hopeful
This contraceptive thing, my gosh is such inexpensive, back in my days we used Bayer aspirin for contraception, the gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.” - Foster Friess, billionaire conservative and main supporter of Rick Santorum’s Super PAC, 2012
Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape.”- Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder, 2012
"They had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy." - Dana Loesch, syndicated conservative talk radio host, 2012
The odds are one in millions and millions and millions, and there is a physical reason for that. Rape, obviously, is a traumatic experience. When that traumatic experience is undergone, a woman secretes a certain secretion, which has a tendency to kill sperm.” – Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Friend, 1980

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