Jump to content
IGNORED

Unmarried women unfit to talk about birth control


AtroposHeart

Recommended Posts

An opponent, state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, denounced her for signing a Senate letter arguing that the so-called "morning after" birth control pill should be available over the counter at pharmacies. Baumgartner said that Cantwell was not qualified to talk on the issue because she isn't married.

On Tuesday, I wrote about how Republicans would have a fighting chance at this contraception debate if they stayed on the message that it was only about religious liberty, but because they're visceral need to slut-shame is so great that they just can't do it. They are incapable of applying their habitual message discipline to this issue because they really, really hate the idea of women being on control of their own sexuality.

The very next night, during the latest GOP Cavalcade of Clowns, the point was illustrated perfectly. Gingrich and Romney stayed on-message, insisting that birth control isn't an issue and it was all about freedom to worship as one pleases and people's "conscience."

But Santorum couldn't do it -- he launched into a long diatribe about how perverse our culture had become depraved and bizarrely implied that birth control leads to more children being born out-of-wed-lock.

And then Ron Paul, responding to the idea that birth control "causes immorality," said: I don't see it that way. I think the immorality creates the problem of wanting to use the pills. So you don't blame the pills. I think it's sort of like the argument -- conservatives use the argument all the time about guns. Guns don't kill, criminals kill."

Having suggested that having sex is immoral -- and let's be very clear here: this includes married couples, the vast majority of whom use contraceptives -- and then gone on to compare it with criminals shooting up the joint, the crowd gave him a huge ovation.

They just can't help themselves. And as TPM notes, it's taking a toll on the presumed front-runner...

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/817500/wa_republican_says_maria_cantwell_is_unqualified_to_talk_about_birth_control_because_she%27s_an_unmarried_woman/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am proud to say I have voted for Maria Cantwell.

It should be noted that Baumgartner is a WA State senator, while Cantwell is a US senator. Baumgartner is currently trying to win her slot, so he of course has nothing good to say about her. He panders a lot to the crazy Central WA TPers. Not that all TPers are crazy, but the ones here are more so than average afaik. I am FB friends with the local TP leader and friends in real life as well, so I am privy to their private conversations.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Baumgartner said that Cantwell was not qualified to talk on the issue because she isn't married."

I didn't realize that women didn't develop a womb or start their periods until they were married. I must be an anomaly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My brain just exploded and I can't forma coherent response to someone saying a woman is unqualified to talk about birth control and the morning after pill because she's not married.

Um, how the fuck is a man qualified to talk about it when he lacks a vagina if a person with a vagina is unqualified for not having a husband? You know a same-sex spouse wouldn't matter to that sick fucker.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My brain just exploded and I can't forma coherent response to someone saying a woman is unqualified to talk about birth control and the morning after pill because she's not married.

Um, how the fuck is a man qualified to talk about it when he lacks a vagina if a person with a vagina is unqualified for not having a husband? You know a same-sex spouse wouldn't matter to that sick fucker.

Because a married woman can ask her husband what she should think about birth control. A dude can always ask himself.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

The very next night, during the latest GOP Cavalcade of Clowns, the point was illustrated perfectly. Gingrich and Romney stayed on-message, insisting that birth control isn't an issue and it was all about freedom to worship as one pleases and people's "conscience."

WHAT? Oh now this beyond dumb!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This entire issue has my undies in a giant bunch. For all the stupid, mysoginist BS that comes out of the GOP and their religious backers, this has really hit me. It's not that I haven't known their positions, but this is so blatantly obvious and so in your face - it exposes exactly who these assholes are and what they think of women. Yet, people fall for their shit over and over and fail to see any kind of reality.

They're using women as their means, but it affects men too. Men want to have sex, too, without fear of pregnancy. Yet, it's all the evil, unmarried harlot's fault. Fuck that. Fuck the church, the compromises, the GOP and everyone else who dares to suggest they have any place in my health and body choices. MY body, MY decisions. Period.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope this will anger enough women that they get out and vote! But then, in my opinion, all Americans should be angered by this bullshit and get out and vote. Obama may not have given us everything we had hoped for, but he is centuries ahead of anyone else running. And for a second term big O might be able to get more done, now that he has laid the groundwork. My major fantasy is that the Obama will be re-elected, the Dems will retain the Senate and regain the House. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My brain just exploded and I can't forma coherent response to someone saying a woman is unqualified to talk about birth control and the morning after pill because she's not married.

Um, how the fuck is a man qualified to talk about it when he lacks a vagina if a person with a vagina is unqualified for not having a husband? You know a same-sex spouse wouldn't matter to that sick fucker.

I'm with you Elle. I think it's hilarious that a man thinks he's qualified to talk about birth control.. and yet a woman, WITH A UTERUS, isn't....

Silly dude. You can't keep us oppressed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is hardly the worst of it. Read about what Santorum and Paul said.

It's about freedom of religion and worship like the civil rights battles of the 1960s were about states rights. :roll:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope this will anger enough women that they get out and vote! But then, in my opinion, all Americans should be angered by this bullshit and get out and vote. Obama may not have given us everything we had hoped for, but he is centuries ahead of anyone else running. And for a second term big O might be able to get more done, now that he has laid the groundwork. My major fantasy is that the Obama will be re-elected, the Dems will retain the Senate and regain the House. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

From your fingertips to God's ears, Teddy.

How are you feeling these days?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can tell you that as an unmarried woman I am completely unfit to talk about birth control. I mean sure, I used to have to take birth control because my periods would last longer than 14 days and were making me anemic, but that doesn't mean I should have any right to determine whether or not I should be able to take birth control. Obviously, my anemia was a sign that I was living in sin and needed to make major life changes. Clearly, it was laid on my heart that men should determine whether or not I should have access to a medication that would be highly beneficial for my health.

It was also been laid on my heart that men are unfit to talk about vasectomies. As a woman who could potentially get pregnant, it is my role to determine whether or not my partner should have a vasectomy. :roll: :icon-rolleyes:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope this will anger enough women that they get out and vote! But then, in my opinion, all Americans should be angered by this bullshit and get out and vote. Obama may not have given us everything we had hoped for, but he is centuries ahead of anyone else running. And for a second term big O might be able to get more done, now that he has laid the groundwork. My major fantasy is that the Obama will be re-elected, the Dems will retain the Senate and regain the House. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

I discussed this yesterday with a co-worker and she doesn't believe it will be bad at all, that none of this women hating stuff can be passed through congress or senate etc. She's a non-voter and calls herself a Democrate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.



  • Trending Content

  • Recent Status Updates

    • livinginthelight

      livinginthelight

      So..my son is getting married at the beginning of March and I tried on dresses today. I need to lose weight. I'm about 60-70 pounds overweight and I absolutely have to. I'm not one to post statuses but I'm doing everything I can to hold myself accountable. I'm sitting here wanting to stuff my face and I know this isn't the answer. I can do this. I will be okay. I'm going to make myself check in regularly. Whether or not anyone sees this, I am going to be posting.
      · 2 replies
    • PennySycamore

      PennySycamore

      Is anyone here from Moore County, NC?  I hope they catch the domestic terrorists that shot up the power substations.  All to stop a drag show!  Throw the fuckers in jail.
      · 1 reply
    • VooDooChild

      VooDooChild

      Today, I dusted everything but the ceiling fans.  Sorry Maxwells!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      · 2 replies
    • Maggie Mae

      Maggie Mae

      What do people do in the Sonoran desert? I've hiked the hikes I wanted to do. Seems like all that is left is golf, shopping at chains that exist everywhere, and stuff I've done. Oh and eating. I can only eat so many times a day. It's too cold to rent a paddleboard or swim. 
      · 5 replies
    • KnittingOwl

      KnittingOwl

      First snow storm of the season hit today. It got windy tonight, and we lost power. Somehow this continues to be a shock to PSE. Why they refuse to upgrade the infrastructure or do something so that 10s of thousands of people don’t lose power and heat literally every time it’s windy, I do not understand. We live in the Pacific Northwest. It gets windy!
      · 3 replies
    • louisa05

      louisa05

      Nebraska's new football coach is an evangelical bullshit artist who participates in "Man Up Ministries" conferences in the off season. Their motto is "Fighting for Biblical Manhood". Excuse me while I go vomit. 
      · 2 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Don't know I'd charge quite that much though.
       

      · 0 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Wisconsin’s first thanksgiving 

      · 0 replies
    • mango_fandango

      mango_fandango

      Long time no visit…
      COVID has finally caught up with me. Dad tested positive first, last Friday, then my mother, brother and I all tested positive today. Main symptom is feeling really really tired. Hopefully it doesn’t get much worse 🤞 
      · 1 reply
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Yeah probably not the best place to put that quote...

      · 0 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.