Sarah Hoyt is ranting righteously at her female Facebook friends and those who think (or more like emote) like them. It's good stuff:
Over the last few days it’s been impossible for me to log on to Face Book without being assaulted by postings on the “Republicans War On Women” from my female Face Book Friends most of whom are educated and many of whom work in a profession that, at least in broad theory, requires them to have the capacity for original or individual thought.
These posts, besides being headlined that idiotic way then go on to be cute. And, guys and girls, I HATE cute. I despise cute when the subject at hand is serious. And this is serious.
Let me see, the cutest ones are the picture of a pregnant woman that says something like “only a woman can decide” and the picture of a bunch of nineteenth century crones called “the panel on Viagra.”
Okay. Ladies and gentlemen, but particularly ladies – if one can call you that – please engage brain before waggling fingers on keyboard.
For various reasons, but mostly because it’s really bad for women – do you want to argue facts? Like increased risk of cancer? Like major surgical procedure? Like the fact that 90% of fetuses aborted are female? Like the fact that psychologically it pretty much surrenders our armament in the war of the sexes? (And I can argue the last one at length, trust me. And don’t think you’re above it, you’re NOT. You’ve just been sold a bill of goods) – I am in general opposed to abortion. This does not mean I want it made illegal. I don’t want murder to be illegal either.
My opposition manifests itself in that if I know a young lady is contemplating abortion, I offer to adopt the child. None has taken me up on this yet, but there’s always hope. (And for those who know me, yes, that is entirely self-serving as I’d like another child or three.)
As for contraception, I don’t use it, but this is neither here nor there as I have the fertility rate of a small rock in the Sahara and both my sons are miracle babies – and even at my age I’d love another miracle. I’m not in general opposed to it for other people. By not opposed, I don’t mean just that I don’t want to ban it: I mean I wouldn’t cross the street to dissuade someone from using it. In fact, if you’re young and unmarried, (or young in spirit – infantile, you could say – like the people posting about the “Republican War On Women) by all means, make sure you’re fully protected against pregnancy.
But no one is discussing banning contraceptives or even abortion. The contraceptive issue was introduced in a Republican debate by George “Supine” Stephanopoulos as a means of painting Republicans as being against contraceptives.
It’s clear Mr. “Mouthpiece” Stephanopoulos had been given a heads up to the coming, completely artificial controversy – that of institutions owned by Catholic churches being forced to provide contraceptives AND abortifacient pills to their women employees, via their coverage.
(Mind you, to all the “progressive” Catholics who have been cheering on the Obamacare power grab, I HOPE this serves as a wake up call that you can’t make partway deals with the devil. Also, that if you lie down with dogs, you wake up with yersinia pestis carrying fleas.)
The republicans PROPERLY have pointed out this is a violation of the freedom of religion secured to us by the constitution. BUT because they oppose taking the founding document of the United States out in the backyard and screwing it like a two bit whore, they’re being accused of starting a war on women.
Because, the Catholic church changed its doctrine yesterday, to refuse you free contraceptives, ladies. Yep, that’s the truth. And those mean, nasty, awful Republicans are conniving with the mean, evil nasty papists. And, yep, they are going to refuse to pay for your contraceptives EVEN IF YOU DON’T work for them, as the vast majority of women who in the US don’t. How nasty is that?
What kind of enormous, unyielding, painful daddy issues have you got to have to think that Uncle Sam has to force a CHURCH to pay for your contraception? Are you really that infantile? That conflicted about your sexual being? Society must cover your contraception because… you were born with a vagina and that makes you speshul? Because that absolves you of your guilt in having sex? Society must provide for your abortions because… then it’s not your fault?
Poor wittle girly-girls. Did the devil make you do it?
And this is a war on women because…
She's not finished. Go and finish with her.
With props to Matteo who is missed around these parts.