Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My lady business, myself

When life, both personal and public, gets really frustrating often the best medicine is a little laughter. The whole “if we don’t laugh, we’ll cry” thing is real. Well anyone who has been paying attention to our political landscape recently has been howling to keep from hysterically weeping. A Congressional hearing on birth control with no female panelists? A Virginia law that would requires women to be penetrated with a transvaginal ultrasound before being allowed to have an abortion? An Indiana State Representative who thinks the Girl Scouts of America are “radically pro-abortion,” “promote homosexual lifestyles” and in cahoots with “feminists, lesbians, or Communists?” One of the biggest financial backers of GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum telling women that birth control is cheap, just put a Bayer between your knees and squeeze? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. SOB.

Sure, this war on women from the right wing of politics is nothing new. But the fact that things that seem so basic – like birth control is important and should be accessible basic – coming under attack is pretty fucking ludicrous. I keep thinking the Republican presidential candidates have arrived in our dimension from 1952 via a hidden rip in the space-time continuum. But no, here we are in 2012 talking about why it’s bad to exclude women from the conversation when we’re talking about women’s bodies. Though, maybe that Indiana idiot is onto something – I was a Girl Scout and I’m a feminist and gay lady and while not a Communist, I do believe some careful application of socialist principles could help our country a great deal. Also, their cookies are delicious.

So now, to keep from crying, please enjoy some very hearty chuckles at those wingnuts expense.

To quote Amy Poehler, don’t tell me what to do with my body or brain, GOP.


J9 said...

I simply love you.

maya said...

My mom hadn't heard anything about this recent assault on women (yes, she does live under a rock), so I just sat her down and read your post her along w/ accompanying videos. Now she's up to speed. Thanks. :)

egghead said...

"To quote Amy Poehler, don’t tell me what to do with my body or brain, GOP."

When I saw Amy say that, I thought, ooooh, she really meant that. Beware conservabots, Poehler is on your path, tracking YOU down.

Tell ya what dumb asses you really want this fight? Bring it on.
You are digging your own electoral dysfunctional graves you phoney boo-yahs.

Thanks for blogging this Snarker Babe. :)

Anonymous said...

Very hysterical. The movement is called Christian Dominionists and they are taking over the right. Chris Hedges wrote a book titled American Fascists-the rise of the Christian Right. They HATE homosexuals and want women to go back to the 1950's or 1890's whichever decade they were quieter and all sorts of lovely social change. Santorum is one. There is a very sad execerpt from Santorum's wife in the book. Awareness can stop them.

Florence said...

I unfortunately can't watch the bit with Amy Poehler, so no laughs for me, just depressing and infuriating news.
But thanks for that awesome post.