“Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.” ― Virginia Woolf
At first I thought it was just me, you know? Not that I am unaware of the religious right’s preoccupation with the vagina and women’s bodies in general. Kraken knows I’ve written enough about it. But the rhetoric has gotten uber-rediculous lately, even for an election year. Looking back over the last eighteen months or so, though, I can almost define the turning point where this latest salvo against women started to ramp up.
Basically, the hatred, discrimination, bigotry and misogyny got a boost when all those freshman teabaggers got elected on a jobs platform. No jobs bills, but they did end up sponsoring almost 1000 bills aimed at restricting the individual women with respect to their reproductive system, with added barbs indicating their belief that any women who had sex outside of a heterosexual marriage are whores and sluts.
Her Body, His Choice…
Every day I get information on legislation that is presented for the sole purpose of men telling women what they can do with their vaginas. When to have sex, who to have sex with, why to have sex, when to have babies, who to have babies with, what to wear on their bodies, how to speak in the presence of a man, what may be inserted in their vaginas by whom and for what purpose and the contribution women make to their own rapes and sexual assaults.
The list goes on, and it is getting worse. There seems to be no end to the lengths at which rich, white (mostly), Republican, fundamental Christian men will go to continue their efforts to subjugate women in the United States. What these men are doing is tantamount to legislative rape.
The Devil In The Details…
Just consider the utter lunacy and contemptibility these people are exhibiting every time they put forth their opinions or sponsor legislation on fetal personhood, the ridiculous notion that abortion is equivalent to murder, the removal of funding that provides healthcare for women that includes exams for the early detection of breast cancer or cervical cancer and the plethora of other bits of fucking idiocy that serve only to keep women “in their place;” barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.
Most recently, as an example, is the legislation pending in Virginia that would allow the state to forcibly rape a women in order for her to qualify for abortion – with the added bonus of a local legislator stating that the woman has already given permission to be probed by virtue of her becoming pregnant in the first place.
The way that the religious right treats women in horrible and they should be duly ashamed of themselves. But they aren’t, because they are immoral and unethical. They are cold, uncaring and delusional people who have no concept of anything even remotely connected to compassion.
I am so sick and tired of reading about these douchenozzles, and even sicker and more tired of hearing it come from the men who would, if given the chance, occupy the Oval Office as the representative of the American (US) citizenry. These people don’t deserve to lead a kennel of dogs, let alone a nation. In fact, that would be an insult to dogs.
The same disdain and contempt I have for the current crop of GOP Presidential candidates is also directed toward those who hold state and public offices, as well as anyone else who is in the position to regulate or influence the behavior of women.
Don’t Go Way Mad…
Just go away. To those who make it their life’s work to infringe on the rights of women, not only in the arena of reproduction, but in the areas of equality in the sexual, economic and social arenas, I hereby invite you to summarily fuck yourselves. Your bigoted and discriminatory ideologies, meddlesome religious immaturity and outright disdain and hatred of women is made clear every time you open your mouths and vomit your words out into the air.
I have no respect for you. Not because I am an atheist, but because you don’t deserve it. You are collectively nothing but a piece of shit hanging off the hair that is attached to a mosquito that is attached to the asshole of humanity.
Note: For those who are wondering, the title of this post is a take-off on “All Your Base Are Belong To Us,” explained here.