Multi-tasking, as usual, I nearly choked this morning as I placed my breakfast on a small plate. You see, the plate had the New Yorker Cartoon shown above; I had one eye on my breakfast and one eye on the news on my iPad. [For the record, reading the news while eating will get more and more dangerous as November 2016 approaches.]
What did I see that caused me to choke without taking a bite? This headline:
Apparently, 2016 GOP hopeful for the “big tamale” Senator Marco Rubio voted in favor of a bill that was designed just for women! Things got even better for women when then-Governor (and 2016 GOP hopeful for his turn in the family mansion) Jeb Bush signed that special bill into law. You know, to keep things nice for nice women. To treat special women, well, differently. Or to make certain women feel special. Or at least to get them noticed.
It was a bill that required unwed pregnant women wishing to put their babies up for adoption to post their recent sexual histories in the newspaper before they could place their baby for adoption. The ostensible reason is to find the fathers and make sure their rights are secured. There was no exception to this law for rape or incest.
Think about that for a moment. With the GOP, it’s “Damned if you do, Damned if you Don’t,” ain’t it. At least when it comes to sex, anyway. I mean for women.
For men? Have at ’em, boys.
These folks, these MEN are opposed to virtually everything that has to do with sex, sexuality and the possible outcomes of that instinct in all of us to procreate. They oppose
Preventive Care for Pregnant Mothers
In fact, I’m pretty sure that unless it involve GOP control of an embryo, it’s verboten.
But this one took me by surprise. Because now they oppose Adoption as a solution to unwanted pregnancy too? What the hell is left besides infanticide? Do they promote infanticide?
They believe that regulation is bad, evil. Unless, of course, it involves a woman’s vagina and/or uterus.
What is wrong with these men? Maybe they just have don’t know how to act towards women. Because, you know, they’re rather old fashioned. Their fashions, in fact, go all the way back to the Dark Ages.
And it’s such good news for the GOP that Rubio voted for this bill. Because the article notes that Rubio’s support for the bill will give Jeb Bush “cover” for having signed it into law. It’s all hunky dory! I guess all the guys were doing it, so it’s OK. Just the way all the frat boys do it. Ammirite?
Can you say “mysogynist” ten times fast?