That Seal Was Real

October 31, 2012 11:31 am

Here’s the thing, Republicans. Here’s the real reality of the situation:

Your side is the one trying to limit our access to birth control and abortion (a legal medical procedure).

Your politicians are the ones talking about how girls “rape easy,” and your sainted Ronald Reagan is the one who started the simultaneously racist, sexist and classist myth of the “welfare queen.”

Just this week, one of your own said he supported forcing women to give birth to a rapist’s baby, and your presidential candidate said he would not withdraw his support for him.

You’re the ones pushing the rumor that Obama’s mother was a porn star who gave birth in Kenya.

Your candidate slammed single mothers right in front of the first president ever born to one.

You’re the ones suggesting bills to cut aid to new mothers.

You’re the ones attempting to defund Planned Parenthoods across the country, which primarily serve young women.

You’re the ones voting down bills like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

Oh, and you’re the ones trying to kill Obamacare, which insures millions of American women.

So you’ll have to excuse me if I can’t get my hackles raised over a double entendre about voting and sex. If my choice is between a candidate who lets a celebrity make a cutesy video about her first time and a candidate who will not withdraw his endorsement of a man who says rape babies are part of God’s plan, it’s pretty clear who to choose.

Republicans have been hopping on the “Oh, no! Obama mentioned something about vaginas” Sanctimony Pony every chance they get because even they aren’t dense enough not to realize their party platform is inherently anti-woman. They will do whatever they can in order to pivot the conversation away from “women’s bodies should be subservient to their husbands and fertilized eggs” — because they know that both lady parts and lady smarts tremble in fear at the idea of a Romney presidency. And with good reason. As far as I can tell, most Republican politicians actually do hate me and every other liberal woman out there.

As a young woman, my health, reproductive rights and livelihood are directly threatened by a Romney presidency.

Your team is the one waging the War on Women. Trying to get my feathers ruffled because an ad subliminally mentions sex isn’t going to make me forget that.

April 16, 2012 10:00 am

Here are my big questions for the Romney campaign:


They keep using that “92% of job losses were women” claim which even if we accept it at face value they never say why, what about Obama’s “economic policies” would affect women THAT much more than men? I can understand if you want to make the point that Obama’s policies are bad for business but how would they affect women so disproportionately? And to that point does Romney have a plan that would incentivize the hiring of women? And if there a plan is how would they defend it against claims of “dictating private hiring”?

Of course all these questions are dependent on taking the claim at its face value rather than what it is: a weak attempt to spin the Republican party’s very real nationwide attacks on contraception, birth control, and abortion access.


ETA: I’m aware that the 92% number is bullshit and misleading, I’m just saying even taken seriously it raises some questions about their meaning.

I like how he’s trying. Give up, you have no hope of winning.

March 10, 2012 9:00 pm
The Republican Party Declares War on Women


This from The Guardian. 

The British are paying attention to the Republican freak show going on right now. Which is really embarrassing.