Friday, March 17, 2006

X-Posted from Sluts4Choice

Because there's nothing better to describe the idiocy that's taking over this country. (Click to see it better). :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Happy International Women's Day!

Luckily, I do have a computer, even though I had to use it for AP American History exam studying all day and now have to do a late Blog Against Sexism.

But oh well, I'm here now and that's all that matters.

I think I'll take my short little humble e-soapbox time to address those who don't believe sexism still exists on Blog Against Sexism Day, and on International Women's Day, and especially in Women's History Month. It seems as though your numbers are growing and that bothers me above all else.

Women still make less on the dollar than men.

I think that is awful. How long have women been in the workforce? Does it really take this long to gain equality in the workforce? No wonder we have the mommy wars going on. Maybe some women are tired of making less on the dollar! Well, that's probably a little far-fetched, but still. :)

We have men making awful comments about what the "perfect rape victim" would be, and we have people pitting woman against woman in a mud-wrestling match for who gets the right to bodily autonomy.

This year has marked a near-record number of anti-choice legislation (Not pro-life, this is specifically anti-choice). Women's access to contraception is still being held up by political hassles four years later (but don't worry ladies, that faulty boob job that your man wants you to get him for his birthday? They're FDA approved. Ready and waiting to give you health problems out the whazoo). Not to mention, if a man wanted to GET a woman pregnant, he can be sure that his Viagra is covered by federal funding.

To top it all off, we have rape victims being forced to carry pregnancies in South Dakota now, and 11 more states following in their theocratic, patriarchical footsteps. They just can't wait to make women baby-machines this year.

If this is not sexism, if this is a country that has reached gender equality, I'm wondering what the hell women have come from in the past.

This is not gender equality. This is not an age where feminism is no longer needed. This is Blog About Sexism Day and it has a purpose. It's purpose has not been met. If you tell me that there is no more sexism, I will most certainly tell you that you haven't been paying attention.

P.S. - LiveJournal For Choice is campaigning for a letter writing campaign to Oprah so she will do a show on choice and hopefully wake some women up. Please participate.

Monday, March 06, 2006

What the fucking shit is this?

I think I'll have to swipe the popular story to rant about today. It's just that disgusting.

So, a legislator in South Dakota gets off on his depiction of the perfect abortion recipient on national television. This display furthers the godbag theocracy notion that is currently plopping women back in the kitchen and slapping their uteruses full of white baby goodness.

The quote from the man?

A real-life description [of an exception scenario] to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.

What the fuck is that? So, only Christians can partake in the SIN that is abortion, and you have to have first already given up one of your womanly parts to some man, be it now or in the future. What the Hell? Only "undirtified" virgins get to have their body? I wonder if the woman whose rapist was acquitted even though she had a videotape of her gang rape is virginal enough and if she orally pleasures patriarchy's megalomania-crazed god-loving manhood enough to qualify for a body-rights pass.

Ugh. I'm too pissed off to think.