Go peddle crazy somewhere else…

They’re all full up at “No Room for Contraception,” a web site devoted to achieving a reality not unlike Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale by spouting ridiculous and misleading social and “scientific” evidence of the dangers of contraception.

There’s a scary article in Salon, too, about the nutjob behind this and others of her ilk.

A few months ago, I was blithely reading a query in advice column when I was dumbstruck by a women writing in for advice describing herself as educated, professional and far from a feminist. What kind of woman, especially an educated, professional, woman, would state that she was far from believing that women are equal beings and should have the same rights and priveleges and protections as men in society? Apparently, these folks, who believe that women are just baby-machines. These people are seriously nutso.

And lest you think me paranoid, let’s not forget that last week Missouri decided that it was inappropriate for the state’s health care system to cover contraception for low-income women. At the time, I was thinking, well, hey, what better way to increase the number of abortion! Unless Missouri decides to follow South Dakota’s lead and ban those too.

Am I just paranoid in feeling like there’s a growing war on women in our society?

4 thoughts on “Go peddle crazy somewhere else…”

  1. It’s crazy, isn’t it? They keep clamping down on women’s rights to contraception and abortion, but insurance and medicare cover Viagra and Levitra (and what the heck is the name of the other one?). Go figure. So men can be aided and abetted in sexual activity well into their 70s or 80s (why?) but women must bear the children implanted in them as a result of inadequate health insurance coverage, ineffectual contraception, or rape. I’ve been wondering for a long time when t\The Handmaid’s Tale was going to become the script for some crazy bastard(s). I think we’re almost there.

  2. Did you see Dan Savage’s coda in this week’s Savage Love?

    The GOP’s message to straight Americans: If you have sex, we want it to fuck up your lives as much as possible. No birth control, no emergency contraception, no abortion services, no life-saving vaccines. If you get pregnant, tough shit. You’re going to have those babies, ladies, and you’re going to make those child-support payments, gentlemen. And if you get HPV and it leads to cervical cancer, well, that’s too bad. Have a nice funeral, slut.

    What’s it going to take to get a straight-rights movement off the ground? The GOP in Kansas is seeking to criminalize hetero heavy petting, for God’s sake! Wake up and smell the freaking Holy War, breeders! The religious right hates heterosexuality just as much as it hates homosexuality. Fight back!

    Amen to that. We’re all in this war together.

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