Saturday, April 28, 2012

He-Man Woman Haters Club Report: Backwash, Secretaries, and "They Can Shop"

With classism, racism, and homophobia already in the mix, why wouldn't the GOP add in some sexism too:
  • If you were lucky enough to not have (or sleep through) an abstinence only education in high school and wondered what you missed, wonder no more
He said students drink the water while eating a snack and mixing some of their snack in the water. Then they exchange glasses. He asks them to drink the water, prompting students to say, "No, it looks nasty." "It's a way to show them that if they decided to be sexually active outside of a long-term committed relationship, they're putting themselves at risk," he said.
Because of course drinking backwash and having sex with a partner are exactly the same, and this will obviously both convince teenagers not to have sex AND not give girls serious issues about being "dirty."

  • Meanwhile, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for undocumented immigrants.  Now I'm trying to understand this decision.  Not the inhumanity of denying anyone prenatal care, I'm frankly used to that from Republican elected officials.  But Governor Heineman believes that life starts at conception, and when born in Nebraska the children of undocumented immigrants would be citizens.  So in his own warped little worldview, isn't Governor Heineman denying health benefits to US citizens?
  • Tennessee Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would criminalize "harming a fetus" if a woman miscarried at any point in her pregnancy.  Which besides being insane, will be somewhat legally problematic given that roughly half of all conceptions don't end in a birth.
Given all this, I can't imagine why anyone would think that Republicans are waging a War on Women.

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