And think about how much money we’ve spent on the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now compare that to what we spend on domestic violence.
They want to take your freedom away.
This week, the War on Women in Michigan moved from low-intensity combat to a full-scale firefight. Without warning, three anti-choice zealots in the Michigan Legislature, sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City), have launched a package of three anti-choice bills (H.B. 5711, 5712 and 5713) representing an unprecedented assault on reproductive rights. Among other things, the bills would turn conscientious health care providers of late-term abortions into felons and force most of the state’s reproductive health care centers to close.
Don’t fall for it.
If you aren’t old, white, rich and male, Republicans are not your friends
Here at Feminist Philosophers, we love Margaret and Helen, two righteous old ladies who are continually tearing strips off anti-woman asshats. Today, they take John Boehner to task for invoking sex-selective abortion, and pretending to care about women. Writes Helen, “The Republican party caring about women? Margaret, that dog just don’t hunt.”
A sex-selective abortion is just the symptom. The actual problem is a sex-selective society where men like Boehner and other Republican leaders continue to make women second-class citizens. Many of the bill’s supporters have rejected equal pay for women and have tried to slash funding for programs that serve women and children.
And, speaking of “sex selection,” it bears observing how many of the bill’s supporters (Boehner included) are men — men who are on the whole getting way more airtime than women when the media turns its attention to women’s issues, as this useful, depressing graphic from
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