Activist Monday: NOW is it time for the Million-Woman March?
Posted June 30, 2014on:
Good Monday, Widdershins. Excuse the lack of bells and whistles today, I’ve had quite a few internet issues lately. 🙂
Ah, the Scalia Supreme Court. They can always be counted on to be the vanguard of the religious war against women (I’m sure Dick Armey’s Army is thrilled with them today). The latest thing I’m upset about, which is really quite impactful, is the overruling of the buffer zone that Massachusetts state law had required outside clinics that performed abortions. This was a necessary measure due to the violence to which anti-abortion protesters are prone. (No, these fanatics are not appreciative of irony.) I don’t really need to speak about the tragic assassination of George Tillman, or the various bombings of abortion clinics that wingnuts have executed in the last ten years, do I? These are now back on the table, thanks to the highest court in the land.
What tenet of the First Amendment puts conditions on the location from which you are permitted to verbally express your hatred and ignorance? You got it folks, that would be “none.” But please, don’t tell Scalia & Co. this. After all, they think the women of Wal-Mart were not victims of sexual discrimination because they couldn’t find the discrimination policy written in the company’s HR documentation! This is strike two.
BREAKING…Actually, it’s three strikes now. I just went to get the link about the abortion ruling, and lo and behold – they’ve now ruled that “religious” for-profit, “closely-held” companies don’t have to cover birth control for their employees. Now that’s some “family-friendly” religion! Where’s the umpire to throw these bums outta here? (Unfortunately, the House would have to impeach the Supreme Court justices. That will never happen, because a) they agree and b) they’re too busy perfecting their golf games and fauxraging over Obama’s wussy use of the executive order they didn’t care about when W Bush used it.)
When is this bullsh*t going to be enough? When will American women (and the men who support us) march on the capital and protest this erosion of control of their own reproductive destinies? I don’t know, but I really hope it’s soon. In our “enlightened” country, we are looking at the following for women: a complete loss of access to reproductive control and family planning; no hope of equal pay for equal work; and a continued severe under-representation in federal and state governments. In other words, we haven’t come a long way, baby…we’re going in the wrong direction. The only ones who can stop it, is we ourselves.
This is an open thread.
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