As an Irish friend of mine used to say, “what the fook is going on?!”
For my non American readers, in case you don’t realize that the right wing in America has it out for women…here’s a little taste.
The American right wing radio host, Rush Limbaugh — over a period of three days – relentlessly called a woman a slut and suggested that she prostitute herself because she appeared before a House committee and testified for insurance coverage on birth control; The state of Virginia attempted to pass legislation mandating that any woman who requests a legal abortion to undergo a vaginal ultrasound. There is no reason on earth why this is necessary. It was clearly a tactic to intimidate women and, you know…show them who’s boss; and republican and presidential primary candidate, Rick Santorum, thinks that birth control is immoral. His supporters go on television and suggest that women use asprin as a method of birth control by “holding an aspirin between their legs.” Hilarious.
I mean… where to begin with this misogynistic tripe?
I could be wrong, but I really think the right wingers are picking the wrong fight when they attack women. We hold more than 50% of the vote and we use birth control and need healthcare… so if they REALLY want to go after that demographic then… bring it.