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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #48)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 03:13 PM

70. I'm screaming, too. I'm BEYOND fed up.

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Women ARE getting left behind. It's as though the bad guys are running out of people they can look down upon, or try to oppress so THEY can feel bigger or stronger or greater or whatever-er. So we women are all the "safe" targets remaining.

AND THAT JUST SIMPLY HAS TO CHANGE, DAMMIT!!!!!

We're MORE than half the population. Why we don't flex those muscles more ferociously and relentlessly - I DO NOT KNOW.

What if we had a sex boycott?

What if SOME of our sisters in Congress and the state legislatures started sneaking language into various random bills that would...
1) unravel the Hyde Amendment.
2) make PERMANENT, somehow, a woman's right to choose.
3) start legislating government intrusion into one's urologist's office, regarding that sacred male real estate - the penis, and the scrotum. They sure don't mind groping around our ovaries and vaginas, do they!?! (Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. Part 1)
4) whatever restrictions on women's health care that therefore also prevent access to mammograms and pap smears and other NON-abortion-related services - SAME THING should happen to prostate exams. (Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. Part 2)
5) legislation tying cuts in federal/state/local spending on those programs supporting poor families and single-head-of-household (usually a woman) to cuts in the military. A trigger. ONE-FOR-ONE. You do one, then the other automatically gets a corresponding cut.
6) legislation barring ANY discrimination against a woman seeking insurance coverage for contraceptives. Don't CARE what the business is. Don't CARE what the "religion" of the boss or the owners are. If you can't find it in your heart to do that, you're in the wrong business.
7) legislation that automatically nullifies ANY additional future attempts to restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy in the first or even second trimester if medical issues dictate. AUTOMATICALLY NULLIFIES. Kinda like the damned Hyde Amendment has rendered a lot of protections we'd seek on this issue dead-before-it-even-gets-off-the-ground. The damned Hyde Amendment makes a LOT of our efforts non-starters - by its very existence. WE need one of those "REVERSE Hyde Amendments"!!!!! Besides, the Hyde Amendment needs to be done away with.

And I'm sure there are more little sneak attacks. Hell, THEY do it! THE BAD GUYS do it all the time. Make 'em think twice EVERY TIME THEY INITIATE ANY - repeat - ANY BILL AT ALL. ANY bill at all that originates from the GOP side.

It'll at least foul up the works and slow them down. Kinda like stop signs in my neighborhood. They DON'T stop the speeders. But they DO force them to slow down - even just a wee bit. And just that two or three seconds extra means there's enough time for some dog walker or mom with baby stroller or nanny with toddlers or elderly couple out for a walk to get safely out of the road.

WHY CAN'T WE DO THIS???? Fighting the way we have been so far hasn't worked. Hasn't worked AT ALL. They should see us women coming in the hallways of the statehouses and Congress - and start grabbing for the Maalox bottle. Let 'em see how it feels when EVERYWHERE they turn and EVERYTHING they try to do against us is met with shit, and complications, and problems, and obfuscation, and delays, and foot-dragging, and fine print, and NO FREE GLIDE toward law. We need to fuck up their works. BIGTIME.

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