I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!
That is IT! I have HAD it up to my pre-menopausal eyeballs! Ladies, and men who support women and see us as your equals, it is time to get MAD! Or get even MADDER! Time to be vocal, time to stand up for our rights!!! I am going to rant, and I mean rant hard! This may end up being a babble-fest, but damn it, I’ve got to get this off my chest. Or should I say breasts, as I am a woman and freakin’ damn proud of it!
What the hell is going on with our country? Obama laid forth an incredible bill requiring companies to pay for and provide birth control for all women, and a panel of all men, three of which are priests, are the ones who are to discuss the birth control mandate in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act? How can any panel of men, over half of which do not believe in birth control, fairly make any decision which has a lifetime impact on women? Let me repeat a very important part of that last sentence, “…over half of which do not believe in birth control….” Fools! The whole lot of you that put together this panel! The pure purpose of your “chosen wise-men” is entirely to defunct this mandate which was set forth by a black Democratic president! Your racism and hatred is showing, and I mean in 100-foot neon letters! The people of this country have been martyrs for many years now, but especially when Obama took office. As Mitch McConnell said, “Our top political priority over the next two years is to deny Obama a second term.” Need I say anymore about this? You have fought nearly every damn thing Obama and any Democrat have tried to do, and now you are going to make a decision, based on hatred for Obama and the Democratic Party, which will directly affect the health of all employed women in your country. WTF are you thinking??? I do not necessarily agree with everything Obama and his administration have done, nor do I expect all Republicans and Democrats to either. But, dammit, learn to get along, quit hating, and start working together for the benefit of your country and stop the f-ing cat fighting! You are destroying this nation all for petty selfishness and hatred!
Watch this video and GET MAD!
You coerce the Susan G. Komen Foundation to pull funding from Planned Parenthood because you falsely spread lies that their main function is an abortion clinic. And how dare you call me a pro-abortionist! I am anti-abortion, but I AM PRO CHOICE! I do not need a group of men telling me what I can and cannot do with my body BASED UPON ARCHAIC BIBLICAL BELIEFS! Although this funding pull was in regards to fighting breast cancer, Planned Parenthood was there for me and provided me with birth control when I was sexually active at the age of sixteen. Thank goodness for them otherwise I may have turned into a welfare burden by being a pregnant teenage mother. Or I may have done what you so vehemently despise… had an abortion.
Birth Control alleviates unwanted pregnancy, the burden upon tax payers in the form of welfare and medicare for the mother and child, as well as eliminating abortion. And you are fighting this???? Are you out of your mind????
Just what the hell do you want? Oh, yeah… barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen, and to have your dinner on the table when you arrive home from a tough day of “politikin’.”
And then there’s Santorum… Women, listen very carefully… if you support this man, who is nothing more than a panty-waste, you need to be completely ashamed of yourselves! In this interview by Piers Morgan, Santorum actually would tell his daughter “no” to an abortion if she came to him begging for one after becoming pregnant after being raped!
Ladies… even if you are a pro-lifer (or anti-choicer to be fair in the name-calling game going on), would you tell your daughter “no” if she came to you in this exact same circumstance? Would you? Seriously, in your heart admit to yourself, you don’t have to openly admit to anyone else, WOULD YOU??? If you would, then you belong with this troglodyte called Santorum. Then I beg you to please return to your caves and stop infringing upon MY rights as a woman to make my own decisions in regards to MY body. Not the governments body. Not the church’s body. Not Santorum’s body. MY BODY! A fellow blogger, Jueseppi B, renamed this freak very well: “Rick InSanetorum.” A perfect name!
In jumping back to the first topic of the panel of “I will never be pregnant so we do not need a birth control mandate since I’ll never have to worry about carrying a child for nine months then raising that baby for the rest of my life” (to those men who do not desert your pregnant woman, you are exempt from this classification)….
…WHERE ARE MY RIGHTS AS AN ATHEIST? How DARE you make a decision about my body based upon your biblical beliefs! HOW DARE YOU!! I do not believe life starts at conception. Where are MY rights in my belief? Why am I being forced to live under laws and rules based upon YOUR belief? And I most absolutely do NOT share you beliefs in not using birth control! We no longer need to propagate mankind, there are plenty of us. Historically, not using birth control was a way of growing and gaining numbers in strength. Additionally, please, where in the bible does it actually state that birth control is prohibited? What’s that?? It doesn’t? The bible merely indicates that a child is a gift from God? And to “be fruitful and multiply”? So, let me get this straight, then… you have interpreted the text from the bible to support your own views, is that right? I thought so. You brainwash your followers to believe that the bible prohibits birth control when, in fact, it does not. But both historically and presently, you still base your “no birth control” under the premise that Catholics will beget more Catholics, thus increasing your numbers and following within your church. Rather odd how this atheist knows more about the bible than many believers. Perhaps because I am a firm believer in learning as much as I can before I make decisions. Yes, I have read the bible from cover to cover and have a intelligent enough mind to come to my own interpretations.
Let me emphasize, I completely support anyone and everyone in their faith, whether Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, whatever. But just as I will NOT push my atheist beliefs upon anyone else, I only ask the same in return. We all should respect, not hate and control.
And what the hell happened to the separation of church and state? Why the HELL are there priests on this panel to begin with? Obama’s birth control mandate allows a waiver of any Catholic church or organization thereof, for example, schools. This mandate does not require you to participate, so why the hell are you even here with a hand in this decision? Why? By eliminating women from this panel, you have complete control to object to the birth control mandate because you know damn well that nearly all women, even Catholic women, will support this!
When lawyers are choosing jury members, they are required to choose a wide range in order to minimize bias. Why was this panel not chosen along the same guidelines within our judicial system?
And just this week, the Virginia state Legislature passed a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before they may have an abortion. Because the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a probe is inserted into the vagina, and then moved around until an ultrasound image is produced. Nooooooo…… Please! This is NOT happening!!!
OMG, I am so ashamed with where our country is going! The ignorance, the hatred… you ALL need to bury your heads in the sand with shame!
Shame on you all for wanting to take us back to the prehistoric cavemen era. And shame on anyone who forces me to live under the insanity of these troglodytes.
I am woman, and you just heard me roar.
Now… I need another cup of coffee.
UPDATE February 19th, 2012: I have come across a site (Democrats 2012 at dccc.org) you may sign their online petition that woman are to be added and heard contraceptive panel. Here is the the information on this page and the link:
WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?
At a House Oversight Committee hearing, House Republicans convened a panel on denying access to birth control coverage with five men and no women. As Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney asked, where are the women?
Join Leader Pelosi in our call to Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor, Chairman Issa and all House Republicans to demand that women be allowed at the table when discussing women’s health issues. Help us gather 50,000 200,000 250,000 signatures.
Click here to go to this site to sign the online petition. I have. Once again, I will emphasize that if we do nothing, then nothing will happen or change.