A light amusement for we persons with lady-parts

Girls, it does not get better than this. Where has Ann Friedman been all my life???? Brilliant. She calls this “International Slutty Women’s Day: A Story in GIF’s” and if you don’t go there and see the entire thing, I’ll never talk to you again.

 

6 responses to “A light amusement for we persons with lady-parts

  1. It’d have been funnier if she hadn’t missed the entire point of the original argument or the ridiculousness and sluttiness of Fluke’s testimony.

    Face facts, if someone else has to pay for the upkeep on women’s reproductive parts, then they own them and, sooner or later and in some form or another, they’re going to demand value for dollar.

    Hell! I’m waiting for the first insurance companies to, in the wake of this, stop covering prenatal, delivery, and post-natal expenses because they offered all forms of contraception – per government mandate – for free and, therefor, the women were culpable for the deleterious effects of the easily and freely preventable medical condition, pregnancy.

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    • jonolan – you really want to go there? Smoking/lung cancer? Obesity/diabetes?

      You do know that in Fluke’s testimony she never once referenced herself?

      For women, it’s not really about the insurance/church/state thingee nor is it entirely about what Rush said. It’s about an ongoig, decade long, asssault on women’s reproductive choices. The political public moralists are suddenly feeling very empowered. And women know very well that it’s really not about abortion or contraception – it’s really about sex (‘good’ women don’t enjoy it) and the girls getting all ‘uppity’ and stuff.

      Very soon, the majority of doctors and lawyers in this country will be women and there’s a loud subsett of men who are terrified of that.

      And that’s what it’s about.

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      • It’s about an ongoig, decade long, asssault on women’s reproductive choices. The political public moralists are suddenly feeling very empowered. And women know very well that it’s really not about abortion or contraception – it’s really about sex (‘good’ women don’t enjoy it) and the girls getting all ‘uppity’ and stuff.

        Woe Moe.

        This has nothing to do with the choices a woman makes with regards to reproduction. No one is saying that a woman has to have kids, or that she can’t. No one is saying how many or how few. Or when. No one is saying that she has to have kids with or without a husband, though to be sure Society with a capital “S” is better off with two-parent families. No one is saying that he has to be white or black or brown. In fact, I don’t care if he has one or three wives or you have one or three husbands.

        I don’t care if you’re picky and only wanna mate with a doc or if you’re not so picky and mate with an #Occutard.

        All I’m sayin’ is that I don’t think you need to pay for my Trojans, me your pills [unless they solve another not-casual-sex related condition] and if you do “the do” and it results in what can result when the do is done, you can’t just for any ‘ol reason take the life after it’s a life. If the life threatens you or is in danger itself, that’s another question and we ‘prolly can toast and celebrate agreement.

        This has nothing to do with reproductive rights. And you know it. Or should.

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  2. Moe, yes I want to go there because England, Canada, and France have already made attempts to limit coverage for preventable conditions. Force a company to provide a preventative for free and you open the door for them to game it into not having to pay for something else.

    As for your suppositions on the “real” basis of the argument – I disagree. This was about religious liberty and government overreach at first and morphed into the issue of people having to pay for someone else’s sex life – thanks to Fluke who COULD have just focused on the real problem of women who need those drugs for other than contraception and who can’t easily get them.

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    • Jonolan, don’t know if you listened to Fluke’s statement. She spend a good deal of time talking about women who need the pill for other medical condidtions. You – and pino – and probably many other men – will disagree with me about what all this is ‘really’ about. I’m fully aware that it was the no co-pay aspect for religious organizations and the – weak in my opinion – constitutional argument that is the basis of much of the opposition to that aspect of the bill.

      That was a trigger.But it would not have been an issue at all were it not for the Catholic church’s centuries long historic demeaning of all women. It’s probably the most misanthropic entity outside of fundamentalist Islam. I was raised Catholic and even though I feel away as a young person, becaue my family was observant and my brother was a priest, I have always been very tuned in to things Catholic.

      I remember well being at a party in my early 20’s at which a few Jesuits from the local university were also guests. I spend a very long time (over a few cocktails of course) talking iwth a 50-something priest about many things. And it was that conversation that revealed to me the Church’s deep distrust of women. Even “the blessed mother Mary” had to be born of a virgin in order to be blessed – her birth was free of the curse of ‘original sin’. It’s alll a vigourous area of study in CAtholic theology, but it informs my own attitudes about how Christian men view women.

      And no matter the chitter-chatter, that attitude underlies much of our history. The simple fact that women were barred by LAW from voting in this country tiill the 20th century tells the story. And that now, in the 21st century, while 51% of the population is female, 16% of the US Senate is. Watch any State of the Union and count the women. It’s easy.

      So we know the lay of the land. Reproductive choice is only part of choice for women. In many ways, it’s a war. No violence, but century long battles none the less.

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