Friday, May 19, 2006
Weird, Weird Women
This article has me absolutely raging today. I am not a walking UTERUS. I am NOT pre-pregnant. My kids are almost grown. Yes, it's true I can still get pregnant but that does not mean the CDC and the Federal Government are going to dictate to me how I should live.Since when is medical advice equivalent to a mandate? Roars of approval ensue:
I'll be damned if I will sit still and let the CDC impose rules for my life because I am a "breedable" woman when no such rules exist for any MAN in this country.
It is sexism at best and REPRODUCTIVE SLAVERY in reality.
6. It's come down to choice no longer means abortion.What does that mean? Does the poster think that suggesting taking vitamins is a threat to abortion?
Welcome to the Republic of Gilead.
7. Sister I will go down fighting for you and me both!!Felled on the frontlines by an informational brochure?
10. Three cheers for opinionated, pissed-off bitches!!!!Any comment I would make would be obscene, and I think we should all recognize that a miraculous intervention by supernatural agency prevented me from writing what I'm thinking, because no power on earth could prevent me from expressing what I'm thinking about this man's marital relations. Also, what I'm thinking is probably true.
I married one and I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world.
Your rant is absolutely right on. I am stunned at the variety of ways the neocons think up to oppress us. You'd think we could trust what the CDC tell us, for Chrissake. But noooooo. They're onboard with the whole "get back in the kitchen, woman" agenda like the rest of them.
Hunter Thompson was right calling America the Kingdom of Fear.
11. We tried to warn them didn't we? Attacks on womens reproductive rights.....on minorities...on gays...but they didn't listen....Shoot yeah. Let's take all those nasty sexist diagrams of the female reproductive system right out of those sexist health textbooks, too. It's all propaganda designed to convince vulnerable teenage females that they're baby factories. Just romp right in to your local school and rip those pages out of the textbooks. That'll strike a blow for freedom!
Now they are trying to dictate to women how to manage their bodies... ....It is sexism....
13. I am turning 40 this year.Okay, this one at least tries to make a meaningful connection. I don't think that recommending vitamin supplements constitutes an attack on Roe V Wade, but at least this one realizes that there's a rational gap and tries to bridge it. Give her credit.
I have one grown, one nearly grown.
I am divorced, I own my own business and what I do with my life is in MY hands.
This is how they will kill Roe v. Wade.. by eroding it little by little.
Another poster today suggested that we might see wrongful fetal death charges if we "didn't follow the guidelines" and had a miscarriage.
229. WTF is "pre-pregnant"??!!Heh,heh, heh. Actually, an NRA card might do her more good on the battlelines the earlier poster discussed. I suspect this is really a man because of the "pry my cold, dead fingers" bit. Funny, right? You're thinking what I'm thinking, right? Freudian slip of the post, right?
Freedon of choice, people! You can have my jurisdiction over my own body when you pry my cold, dead fingers from around it! It's crap like this that's made me a card-carrying member of Planned Parenthood.
And now, the Voice of Rational Evil breaks into the bacchanalia:
14. I'm sorry, but I don't see the problem here.Naturally, the call to war is heeded and an assault upon the enemy stronghold is mounted:
If it was a law being passed, that's one thing. From what I can tell, however, these are guidelines intended to increase the chances a child born to a sexually active woman has a minimum of health complications. As the article says, most pregnancies are not planned and there's a critical period when a woman becomes pregnant and knows she's pregnant where significant damage can be done to a fetus. Everything here seems pretty innocuous as a recommendation - stop smoking, better eating habits, vitamin intake, all things doctors usually mention to patients in the first place. I don't see the suggestion here that women are second-class citizens. It's simply a fact of nature they carry offspring and should therefore look after their own health if they're sexually active.
15. You are a man, obviously.???? The rhetorical guns fire. He fights back, is rebuffed, the guns roar. We pick up the battle:
reap what you sow.
85. Go force your "lifestyle changes" on somebody else, perhaps on another website that likes things like that for women. DON'T presume to dictate ANYTHING to me regarding potential children (which I DON'T want).The squealing mob has him down, but he keeps struggling....
88. How has anything been dictated to you?He is told that he is absolutely the only person on the website advocating a "ridiculous opinion". He mentions the word "logic". He should have known not to uset the word "logic" among a group of hysterical women. Next he'll be talking about a future time orientation....
Please point out where I suggest the mandating of any binding rule or law on women. Until so, I suggest YOU go to another website that respects arguments like yours that rely on overblown hyperbole.
Finally, a lone cavalry horse is seen on the horizon! Gasp! It's being ridden by a woman...
171. Until now..She is ignored, logic is ignored. The Maenads swarm in for the final kill:
I am a woman, so I do get a say in this. I think men should too, as they are born out of women who should take care of themselves. There is not one iota of bad in trying to RECOMMEND guidelines to follow if you may become pregnant. This is not a LAW. This is not being enforced against a woman's will. No folic acid is being shoved down anyone's throat.
106. Is that ALL you got?And now the final, fatal blow is struck by a vagina warrior who has indeed found her brain in her vagina, or left it there, perhaps:
Ok I'm calling bullshit.
Let's pony up some PROOF of your ridiculous arguments.
I've had it with your opinion... I gave you an article. Now do the same for me.
208. Your ideas are ill-informed. You have no uterus.The strength and intellectual vigor of this poster's comment completely won me over.
I would think you would want to learn from those that do. Attain some enlightment about women instead of telling women what they 'should' think. N'est pas?
From now on I'm winning every argument with a simple "you have no uterus". If I'm arguing with a woman I'll change that to "you have no testicles". I should be in Congress by November, if I apply this rule stringently. After all, I'll win every debate against my opponent.... I'll probably be the only person consistently telling the truth in Congress.
Watch for me on C-Span. I'll be the one wielding the thyrsos and wearing the fake panther print suit. Robin Givhans will love it. I expect I'll run for President in 2008. Just imagine Kerry or Gore standing across from me at the debate, red-faced as I slay him with a "You have no uterus, therefore you have no argument!" The audience of women will rise to their feet with a roar of approval. This is gonna be great. I'll be queen of the world until I meet an hermaphrodite.
Hermaphrodites don't have spores, do they? Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
Now if you accept a view given in some other arguments that the fetus is a parasite, then I guess it makes sense. One would not want a healthy parasite after all.
Several of the most outraged commenters had permitted their parasites to live and were even raising them to adulthood. I doubt that they really consider them parasites if they are willing to discuss them. After all, if a doctor told you that you had a very healthy tapeworm, would you be discussing that in public?
Mark Twain on parasites:
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
Perhaps it would be safer to do this by email?
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