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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

 

Fellow Feminists: Yes, there is a war on women. Anyone who denies it is blind or not a feminist.

Many feminists might disagree with me, but I am a proud feminist.

And I can see the attempt by the right, right now, to control the conversation. They missed out on this during the second wave, mostly because of their utter ineptitude to take privacy and feminism seriously. But with Santorum the frothy Lube Guy and the recent sonogram rape bills that have passed, it is beyond clear that the GOP, and United Christianity in general, have launched a serious war on women.

What is the Democratic response? Spilled seed and Viagra bills. Granted, this is a good direction, but it needs follow-ups in the attacking of the sonogram rape bills. These need to be heard at a Federal Court, because they are patently anti-woman. Anti-female. Anti-human, if you ask me.

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Reply Fellow Feminists: Yes, there is a war on women. Anyone who denies it is blind or not a feminist. (Original post)
Taverner Mar 2012 OP
libtodeath Mar 2012 #1
seabeyond Mar 2012 #2
Taverner Mar 2012 #3
seabeyond Mar 2012 #4
Taverner Mar 2012 #6
seabeyond Mar 2012 #8
Taverner Mar 2012 #9
whathehell Mar 2012 #11
DonCoquixote Mar 2012 #17
MoonRiver Mar 2012 #5
Taverner Mar 2012 #7
Dokkie Mar 2012 #10
longship Mar 2012 #12
kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #13
longship Mar 2012 #14
suffragette Mar 2012 #16
just1voice Mar 2012 #15

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:23 PM

1. You said it perfectly and am proud to be a feminist too

The return of the angry white male to the forefront of the repuke party will spell their destruction.
Their hatred for and desire to control all those that dont look like them is not even tried to be hidden any more.
K&R.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:24 PM

2. Fellow Feminists:... bah hahahah, lmfao

 



yes, many are a bit fearful going to supreme court and being ruled on by a rw court. the feminists have been watching this for a while and they understand that rights are being tromped on and laws are being broken. they are also concerned with pushing it because if it gets to the supreme court it will be voted on and establish as law, going against women because of make up of the court.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:30 PM

3. Yeah, I know you question my credentials

 

But in the 90s it was asked of me: Do you support equal pay for equal work? Do you support the notion that men and women are equal? If the answer to both of those is "yes" then you are a feminist. So I am, so mote it be.

Look, feminism is a big tent. You will find some Republicans under that tent. You might also find Millicent Fenwick, Andrea Dworkin and Camille Paglia under that tent. You might also find Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt under that tent. You also might find Annie Sprinkle.

It is not about the person, but the cause. And the cause is just.

And in this case, yes there is a war. We can leave the Spanish Inquisition for later.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. you spent your whole post addressing that. there was relevant stuff in my post to your OP

 

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which is much more important.

a couple years ago, we saw these attacks and i was wondering why women orgs were doing nothing. with the supreme court made up as they are, it is very dangerous to go after these infractions.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. Perhaps you are right....

 

It may not be the best time to put these to a Supreme Court decision.

I am hoping that when some justices retire, it will be better. But it might not.

This is, after all, the "Roberts" Court. No doubt the puppet masters would use CJ Roberts to advance THEIR agenda.

So I may be wrong there - it is a gamble. And gambles don't always turn out as we planned.

In the immortal words of Mike Judge: "This sucks, Beavis!"

This sucks, indeed.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

8. it is the number one reason to reelect obama. to get another left on the supreme court. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:41 PM

9. Yes, indeed

 

He will prevent the Santorums of the world from becoming justices

Could you imagine Santorum as a SC Justice?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:18 PM

11. Correct. n/t

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:32 PM

17. Left and woman

I know some Obama haters treat Sotomayor and Kagan like they are right wing chopped liver, but the truth is, they are the best thing to come out of the 2008 election. We need to plug the holes Bush chopped into the floor of the boat.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:34 PM

5. I didn't work like hell in the 70s for women's rights to have it end like this.

The Christian Taliban CANNOT have out bodies again. NO WAY.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:39 PM

7. NEVER!

 

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

10. There is a war alright

 

just like the war on Christmas. I dont see any difference between now and last 4 years when compared to the right of women to control their reproductive organ. The difference now is that republicans are complaining about mandates even though this new mandate would end up enriching their big Pharma buddies. Just wait till someone explains it to them fully what this means for big pharma and they will be out mandating for even more items to be covered by AHCA.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:48 PM

12. This is NOT about "conversation"

If you believe that, you're not going to get very far. These anti-women bills have gone far beyond conversation; they are taking action. The only rational response is action which will bring these issues to the forefront. Yes, this is in itself a form of conversation, but it is not the so-called feminazis who have changed the dialog. Rather it is an insidious element of society who view women as a threat.

As a man, I am proud to stand next to any and all people who see this for what it is.

Shame on all who support the Republicans,

Sorry for the rant. But I'm mightily pissed off.

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Response to longship (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:02 PM

13. This also isn't just stirring up the base to get the fundie vote out to the polls.

 

This is about ACTUAL LAWS BEING PASSED that take away basic civil and human rights from women as a class.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:45 PM

14. Amen

...do to speak.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:06 PM

16. Perfectly stated kestrel

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

15. It's an overall war on equal rights

 

Everyone is being attacked: workers, voters, the 99%, pro-choice people, teachers, unions, free speech, protesters, whistle blowers, minorities. The U.S. is for sale and the government has already been sold to corrupt banks and 1%er special interests.

We are all being attacked, every single citizen.

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