Feb 17, 2012

Are You Kidding Me!!!!


I try to keep my blog pretty light hearted and vent once in a while on topics that I think are important to say...well here is one of them...I am liberal and opinionated.....just warning some of you of the conservative leaning.....

Who do the Republicans think they are hosting a hearing on birth control in which the panel consisted of men!!! Only they thought it would be really super clever to call it a hearing on "religious freedom"...

Are you kidding me!!!

Then Foster Friess, a wealthy Republican buying off Santorium, made the insulting observation that women used to use an Bayer aspirin .."the gals put it between their knees, and it wasn't that costly."  But hey, he was just joking!!!

Are.... you..... kidding.... me!!!

Over the past week I have seen alot of men screaming their lungs out over the President's plan to ensure that contraceptives are available to everyone...Kudos to the President for it...He was not forcing anyone to distribute them.... though to hear Republicans & the Catholic leadership, he is practically forcing them down people's throat against their will...

Where are the voices of Republican women on this????...are you telling me that none of them use contraceptives!! I would love to hear what they think about this!!

The fact that there are more to contraceptives than just birth control, it is the lack of understanding about it disturbs me the most...contraceptives are used for many purposes involving the reproductive system...not just from unwanted pregnancies....just as Planned Parenthood is much more than just about birth control and abortions......and does it not dawn on these people that providing birth control prevents unwanted pregnancy which means there would be no need for an abortion!!!  Hence the title Family Planning...It is just common sense.....

I find it offensive that the same ones who scream about abortion and a women's right to choose, whether she takes control of HER body and issues are the very ones who know absolutely NOTHING about it....

They want to deny anyone to have access to preventative medicine BUT are no where in sight when these babies are born, going without and in trouble..in fact they want to take away welfare assistance from them!!!!

Wasn't it nice to see the leadership of the Roman Catholic church take to the airwaves over the birth control issues for women...well of course they would,,,,they need to have those babies born so they can molest them in the future....in the name of God....

Why am I venting??? Because I do not want my daughter or anyone else's denied access to services that she should have  available to her.....It is her right!!!!  This is what the women of the 60's fought so hard for...

What is next...will these guys want to take away our right to vote as well!!!!


19 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Well said, well written. It is bazaar how arrogant men can be about women's rights.

Thank you for sharing.

the wild magnolia said...

I want to add: I am a republican woman and I agree with your post. I have posted it on my Facebook.

Linda said...

Thanks for letting me know......I have heard from Democrat women but wanted to know what the Republican women think of this... I don't like abortion and find it bizarre that preventing a pregnancy and possible abortion is much smarter than aborting a fetus...but it goes beyond this just being about birth control now....Thanks!! :)

turquoisemoon said...

I follow a blog, Margaret and Helen, two older women (older than me and I'm 64) anyway, one of their recent rants was on, "keeping mens opinions out of womens vaginas..." Oooh...they are wonderful. Thank you for your rant also. I'm a liberal, and pretty far left, and BF is a righty. Needless to say, we get into some pretty heated discussions. He wakes to Fox news, so if I get up to have coffee with him, there's "discussion..." This week, it's all been on birth control, and you're right!!! all these men are involved with this, from religious leaders to the politicians, to the male media...I'm so sick of it! So I say to you...Amen!!!

Enchanted said...

BRAVA!!!!! I, also, have posted your 'rant' on my FB wall. BRAVA.

Lady of the Woods said...

Oh please DO vent all you please. I don't like men discussing women's business...and women need to do something about them. Don't get me started.

Linda said...

Thanks ladies...and I follow Helen & Margaret too...Those ladies rock!! LOL I love them!!!

I am just stunned that this issue has even been brought up....it just burns me up!!

La Gitana said...

Amen Sista

IMGIRL said...

AMEN! THANK YOU!!!!!!

IMGIRL said...

I have placed your badge on my sidebar proudly!

XO
Kim

scarlett clay said...

I can understand your venting..I have opinions, too, but these days, I just get so weary of all of it..you know what I mean? Hope you have a blessed weekend! Your tag is funny 'stupid men' LOL!

Linda said...

Thanks girls for all the comments and support ... I have enjoyed them...I agree Scarlett it is very tiring but then sometimes a girl just has to say what is on her mind.....

Valkrye said...

Hello Linda, You are absolutely right in all you say and feel about this issue. It seems incredible that this is even being brought up at all~ You would think it was the 1950's not 2012. But what makes it worse , is that it has been 'politicized" and you can put the blame squarely on certain politicians who have helped create this madness. Frankly I do not understand either ,why more women especially Republican (although there have been a couple in public office) have not been speaking out against this, when the studies show that the majority of women, no matter what religion, political persuasion , class ect.believe in and use birth control. Something else ,no one wants to address about the real need to have affordable birth control available for everyone , is the frightening fact the planet is vastly overpopulated and many unwanted children in the world already~ It is simply crazy on all aspects of this issue , to try and deny or tell any one they cannot practice sensible and required health practices. Thank you for speaking out~ Even if one gets 'tired' of what seems continual wrangling in the world of social issues /politics ect. you must make a stand sometime for things you know are right and/or are being threatened. Keep the faith! p.s. love your blog!

Linda said...

Thanks for your thoughts on that and you are right...it is being used as a political tool,, distraction,,, to get us off the subject of jobs and getting this economy back on track... but the scary part is they would definitely get rid of Family planning if they ever gained power...a friend of my said...Save the fetus but Destroy the child.....and that is the destructive part of their agenda...it isn't about what is good for people but control over everything to further a so called Evangelical agenda...

I wish more Republican women speak out especially my two Senators from Maine but they are staying quiet...a disappoint for me to say the least...

Bohemian said...

I'm sure you feel just a tad bit better now. There are many things in the way the System works that drives me crazy and gets my blood pressure rising. We are raising two G-Kids because of the System in place. Long story, but suffice to say that for those with serious mental illness, the System protects the right to choose to have the baby, but then wants to deny the right to raise the baby and have Social Workers take it away at birth unless the extended Family steps up to assume the role... without much, if any, help I might add... and you have to fight tooth and nail for the few bits of meager assistance Custodial G-Parents receive {I'm on my 6th Appeal to keep paltry Services my 2 Special Needs G-Kids do receive in place because the System considers us Volunteers since the placement was Voluntary and not Judge mandated!} If we were Foster Parents they would be burying us in funds and services... yet they know that the Foster Care System is so very broken that a vast majority of the children in it's care are abused, molested or neglected! Don't even get me started on MY rant about it all! *LOL* You'd have to find the absurd humor in it or you would just weep continuously!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Alicia Sotherland said...

"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother." Margaret Sanger

Kudos to you Linda!

Linda said...

Excellent Quote Alicia by the very woman who started the birth control movement...in order to save lives!! Thank you for posting this....

I see a Wednesday Women post coming!! :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

I hear you LOUD and clear and feel the same, thanks for venting :) while I am not shocked this attitude is still around, I am that they feel they are able to have a platform for it? 2012 and really where are the women??? Does one have to be a radical liberal to be the only one's offended????

Linda said...

I agree...This is something that cannot have a political dividing line...it is a gender issue...all women should be concerned about this...

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