Gay Men Unite Against the War On Women

21 Apr

The Many forms of Misogyny

Another brilliant article by James Queale, TSM Contributor

Knowing about women and women’s rights should be at the top of everyone’s
list. That is why it is saddening to me to see women who have internalized
oppression stemming from a very misogynistic world.With the recent war on women by the Republican party, misogyny is
continually leading in the headlines. Whether it is Jan Brewer’s new “life
begins at the beginning of your period” bill or just recently when Michele
Bachmann spoke with no sense of irony saying:

What we want is women to be able to make their own choices…We want womento make their own choices in healthcare. You see that’s the lie that happens under Obamacare. The President of the United States effectively becomes a health care dictator. Women don’t need anyone to tell them what to do on health care. We want women to have their own choices, their own money, that way they can make their own choices for the future of their own bodies.

Seeing the word “choice” would suggest that Michele Bachmann is now
pro-choice. But, that is not the case. This is a woman that in matters of
rape or incest would still have abortion banned. Where is a woman’s right
to choose? This is a clever way to seem pro-choice while at the same time
taking away freedoms. Don’t you get it? We are more free with less freedom.
Makes perfect sense.There is a never ending lineup of Republican women who are falling on the
misogynistic sword. We need to combat the lies and misinformation and
educate. The attack on women has been ceaseless and we can’t let them win.

11 Responses to “Gay Men Unite Against the War On Women”

  1. Jani April 21, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Which is exactly why this whole stay home mom vs working moms is a CHOICE piece blew up. GOP is covering its ass. Classic sleight of hand….Don’t look at this, look at this!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 21, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      You are spot on here! Yes, it reminds of the W administration: “Don’t think about the war in Iraq, oh look over there–the Gays are taking over.”

  2. Jeanne Treadway April 21, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    It seems that the essay and the headline refer to different stories. Gay men joining us as allies in the war on women is very different from the idiot Michel Bachmann.

    I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 21, 2012 at 8:31 am #

      I hope James will jump into this conversation, but I think he is trying to expose the hypocrisy and internalized oppression that Bachmann displays. Thank you for reading and thank you for commenting.

    • James Queale April 21, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      @Jeanne – When @Michael chose the title, I assume he was taking from my last statement which was a call to action. Though it says “gay men unite,” (which both Michael and I are) everyone should unite as well. So, the title is not as misleading as you may have originally thought. I hope I cleared things up. 🙂

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 21, 2012 at 11:08 am #

        You also did us a great service by showing how misleading the original title was. I hope I have fixed that properly now. Both Jamie and I and our respective partners are gay and truly believe that ALL gay men need to fight misogyny.

  3. nevercontrary April 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I like the title. I like gay men. The only thing I don’t like is this Michelle woman. Are we sure she isn’t a robot here to lead us into the zombie apocalypse?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

      Bonnnie, you are so silly, I just love you! Yes, our Michelle is truly a Stepford wife.

  4. Nancy Campbell Mead April 25, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    April 28 (this Saturday!) UNITE AGAINST THE WAR ON WOMEN Rally – State Capitol, Salem from 10am to 1pm. To sign up to take the FREE BUS from PSU, PCC-Cascade or Mt. Hood Comm. College, and for more information:​Unite-Against-the-War-on-Women/


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