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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:43 PM
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76. The sexism isn't so much about Bachman, actually
it's about ALL women, including rightwing women. But including your sister, your mother, your daughter.

And you're quite wrong about fighting real oppression, because if a Michelle Bachmann can be treated this way -- and it be LAUGHED about -- then ANY woman can be treated that way and far worse.

I simply don't think the cause of fighting real oppression, including sexism, is going to be held back one tiny bit by this.

That makes my blood boil. What sort of privilege is that speaking? How privileged are you that you can't even see the handwriting on the wall for women in this increasingly fascist state --

Or perhaps you didn't hear about the recent initiative where "miscarriage could equal murder charges" in Mississippi, or that the Obama administration is actively thinking about siding with certain bishops and other anti-woman forces to make birth control more difficult to get, especially for poor women? Maybe you don't see a connection there between the Bachmann incident and these; I do, and I know in my heart and soul that if women AS A CLASS were respected, not only would Michelle Bachmann not have been humiliated on national TV, not only would Michelle Obama not be routinely insulted and humiliated, but NO ONE would be talking about taking away more of our rights as women. No one.

Human dignity and respect. NO ONE has the right to take that away, to deny that basic level of humanity to any other living human being. No one.

If you can treat a prominent female politician like this, you can treat any other woman just about any way you want -- including raping, beating and killing her. Deny her access to abortion? Sure, who cares? Deny her access to contraception? Sure, why not? Who of importance would object?
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