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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:39 AM

The simple way to stop the war on women:

If every woman would simply tell her husband or male partner, "No more sex with me if you vote for a woman-hating Republican for President or Congress" this nonsense would all stop. Insist that he vote by absentee ballot and that he show you the completed ballot, stamp and mail it with you as witness before resuming intimate relations. Make clear that you are doing this to protect the lives of women everywhere, including your own daughters and other female relations. Then have him contact his legislators in the statehouse and Congress to tell him he's a man standing up for women's rights and just cast his vote against them for that reason.

Secondly, every Republican and others who voted for Republicans should not be silent. Tell your representatives it is NOT acceptable to attack birth control, access to basic medical tests like PAP smears, choice or other women's rights. Demand that they publicly denounce the GOP for its attacks on women's rights. (Most won't but should be flooded with people who actually voted for them expressing outrage.) Tell them to stop hurting women and start paying attention to the serious issues in this country instead. Make clear that you will NOT vote for any candidate who supports the war on women or fails to denounce it.

Third, find out everyplace your right-wing representatives are appearing. Show up, preferably with hubby or significant other in tow if you have a male partner, and speak out. Talk about Republicans forcing women to undergo vaginal ultrasounds, redefine "rape", introduce "conception" bills that would let a mother DIE rather than get an abortion if her life is at stake, that would force a woman who is raped to give birth because an egg has more rights than a mother. Point out that that even married women use birth control. And if we don't cover it with insurance, if a woman can't afford birth control how on earth is she supposed to afford caring for an unwanted baby? Point out that these issues were decided mostly in the last century. Like what the GOP is doing to the Taliban's efforts to control and harm women.

If all righteously outraged women AND MEN in this country would take a stand and draw a line in the sand on this issue, the Republicans would be thoroughly trounced and in the future will either moderate their positions or vanish like the Whigs of yore.


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Liberty Belle Mar 2012 OP
murielm99 Mar 2012 #1
Carla in Sequim Mar 2012 #3
Skittles Mar 2012 #2
IndyJones Mar 2012 #4
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #8
Liberty Belle Mar 2012 #5
greytdemocrat Mar 2012 #6
scheming daemons Mar 2012 #7

Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:45 AM

1. I don't have to tell my husband anything.

He's the one who just sent Emily's List $100.00. I am proud of him.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:52 AM

3. YES!

We would not have lasted 32 years. I'm proud as well.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:49 AM

2. using sex as a weapon

implies that women don't enjoy sex or would not miss it

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:59 AM

4. I don't tell my husband how to vote and he doesn't tell me. We usually cancel each other out.

HOWEVER, I am making small breakthroughs with him. He kept belittling the war on women by the GOP until today. He made a flip comment while watching Hannity and I'd had enough. I sat him down and showed him online the legislation being brought up in several states. Also, his understanding of Blunt-Rubio was wrong. Prior to today, he thought I was over reacting...not any longer. He firmly belives that health decisions for everyone are between the patient and doctor and he's totally against what his party is doing. He has a wife, a mother, and two sisters. He's now just as upset about it all as I am. He said, "Really? That's just not right." You should have seen his face when I educated him on the word "transvaginal".

So all I'm saing is try to convert people with education, not with punishment, kwim? Little by little, issue by issue, I'm showing my husband that his main news source, Fox News, is usually a bunch of crap. Once someone opens their eyes and sees they're being lied to, they get mad - and that's how you convert.

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Response to IndyJones (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:23 AM

8. That's really a good thing you did!

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:06 AM

5. Guess what? One wingnut legislator's wife just gave him the cold shoulder:

http://msbusiness.com/businessblog/2012/03/15/ms-house-oks-vaginal-probes-for-women-seeking-abortions/

Asshat voted for the bill anyhow. Well maybe he won't be spawning more idiots like himself.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. Yes Comrade! Good thinking!!!

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:59 AM

7. This post assumes men want sex and women could take or leave it

Pretty sexist point of view.

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