Why am I happy about the current focus on social issues? Doesn't this kind of thing usually send me over the edge trailing a stream of curse words behind me?
I've been thinking about what happened last week with the all male testimony to the Congressional committee and the GOP's reaction to the contraception provisions in the Health Care Reform Bill and how that, combined with the Komen debacle and the rise of Rick Santorum as a serious potential Republican nominee. It's interesting how all of these things coming together have shed a bright light on something that hasn't received nearly as much scrutiny as it should have.
Republicans have been running a systematic campaign to repeal, reduce and revise reproductive rights, particularly in regard to women. Yikes! Like many of our state legislatures, that's R overload.
It's not just one thing, it's many things. We'd be wrong to ignore a trend, a death by a thousand cuts.
Geoffrey has some marvelous ideas to help protect the Y contributor. Includes Oedipal Balls and the Sack of the Future.
Averil illustrates what it feels like to be a woman in this unhinged world.
Jim H. puts President Santorum on the psychotherapist's couch.
How far will they go?
It starts with a v and ends with an a. I mean, what's the big deal anyway?
Thankfully, women are learning to fight back.
And finally, "If Rod Serling were alive today, he'd write a Twilight Zone episode in which all the Religious Right zealots wake up pregnant in a world run by fundamentalist women." - Dan, a Facebook friend of Jayne, a fabulous writer (she's got TV credits and is published!)
What has your attention? And where do you plan to put that?