America’s Attack on Women: Margaret Atwood’s America

4 Feb

I am profoundly saddened at how our elected officials, our civil servants, are attacking women’s rights in their attempt to redefine rape–they are clearly coming from the misogynistic school of Ken Buck.  Buck, the Coloradan that told rape victims they “had buyers remorse.”  How sad to see the Speaker of the House, who met with Randall Terry, supporting this redefining of rape and refusing health care to women. I’m not seeing Boehner shedding any tears for those women that cannot afford health care or those women that will have to put their health at risk if they should chose to have an abortion.  The radical right no longer believe the following qualify as rape: date rape, rape occurring as a result of being drugged by a perpetrator, while a woman is intoxicated or asleep, after consent has been withdrawn or while a woman does her best not to get further injured or killed?  Can this be possible?  Who voted these people into office? Oh, that’s right the American people.  Is Serena Joy running the country now?  Click here to see the full story and TO TAKE ACTION.

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5 Responses to “America’s Attack on Women: Margaret Atwood’s America”

  1. jenny68 February 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    That whole “buyers remorse” comment fills me with violent rage. I was pretty rough on Marys FB to one of her relatives on this matter. He just didn’t get it….

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      Jenny, We all of us should be enraged with Buck! Clearly he must have been hatched!

  2. webwordwarrior February 5, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Perfect analogy, Michael. On the days we don’t live in Atwood, we live in Orwell. Is this progress? If only Tocqueville were around to ask.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 5, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      Lex, you poor thing. You are showing your ignorance dear. Michele Bachmann told me it is spelled Toke Ville and it is where those nasty liberals go to buy their marijuana. No Progress in this Democracy!

  3. rhulshofschmidt February 5, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Hey Lex – I did my Senior Thesis on Tocqueville and the idea of progress. I suspect that the Oprah/Real World/FauxNews version of America would cause him to render a rather harsh verdict on the “Amercian experiment” that so intrigued him.

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