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The other shoe

So a couple of years ago, the deep dark secret that women whisper to one another---and that the powers that be studiously ignore-----came out. Abusive men sabotage birth control to tie women to them. MRAs love to whine about hilarious spermjackings (where women perform intricate experiments that are difficult in a top-of-the-line laboratory, much less a cramped bathroom) because of course women are going to endure nine months of pregnancy and eighteen years of hard labor for......$40 a week. That won't even cover diapers. (In reality, men use birth control like they're saving it for a special occasion, so whining about spermjacking is outright lying a good part of the time.)

Well.

That's on top of the fact that as of today, in thirty one states a rapist can sue his victim for visitation and other parental rights over a child created by rape. Just because Daddy's a rapist doesn't mean he's a bad dad.

Well, now the other shoe's dropped, and here's a shocker. Lack of abortion options ties women to abusive men. If you can't abort the rapist or the batterer's baby, you're stuck with him, because you know bitches lie about rape and all that shit. Men, however, who get so much benefit of the doubt because it's taken away from women and given to them, have absolutely no reason to lie about beating or raping women in a culture set up by men for men. Where they get believed when they have every reason to lie.

Abusers know that kids tie women to them. Lord Byron, on the birth of his (legitimate) daughter to his wife, cried out, "What an implement of torture I have in you!" That could be the crest and motto for the abuser's flag. Abusive dads don't care about the kids themselves; they're just things to them, as seen when yet another father kills all his kids to get back at his wife. Funny, when men (especially white men) do anything violent (especially to women) the first cry is always, "But he's probably mentally ill!" (When women with documented histories of mental illness do something horrible, though, the first and often only thought is that she's faking. Because bitches do that.

So Republicans are engaged in a great quest to make abortion incredibly difficult to obtain. Three-day waiting periods, no exceptions for rape or incest, (and at one point they wanted to deny the label of "victim" ONLY to rape victims), intravaginal ultrasounds (who paid for those?), ridiculous regulations demanded of no other surgical procedure------these form the contents of some of the thousands of anti-abortion bills proposed by Republicans over the past several years. Numerous clinics have been shut down across the states, sometimes leaving women with just one clinic in the state, which means that a woman needing an abortion has to find transportation, then endure the three day waiting period, (where does she stay?), endure non-factual, Republican-mandated (and often written) bullshit lectures about "babies", and on top of that go through "side walk counseling" by smug little ignoranuses who think that birth control pills cause abortions and who demand that their fairy tales be given sway over other peoples' lives.

And now the Republicans have decided to go after birth control, with "conscience clauses", where some fundie deliberately trains for a job that he or she cannot or will not perform, such as handing out emergency contraception and/or birth control. In one case, an anti-choice nurse refused to dispense a coagulant commonly used in abortions because it violated her belief that she was entitled to force everyone else to live by her suspicions. In another case, a nurse argued that birth control was wrong and yanked out a patient's IUD. Another case recently featured a nurse applying for a job she couldn't perform because it dealt with abortion and birth control, suing to get said job, even though she would not perform major components of it.

It's not about "babies." It never has been. It's about trying to wrench women back to the good old days when men were men and they knew they could fuck unruly women into constant pregnancies that would keep them too exhausted to develop ambitions.

And Republicans want to bring this back. That idiotic Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling was proof.

As if to prove that America contains nothing but religious hypocrites, by the way, the NFL just whipped out its tin ear yet again when it sought disciplinary action against a Muslim player who basically did a Tebow after he scored a whatever-it-is-you-do-in football. No double standard here.

Meanwhile, I'm sure it's just a coincidence that a study has now proven that women are tied to abusers by children. Well, it's only a secret if you never listen to women. But to the rest of us? Yeah, women listen to other women (for the most part.) We know.

Think of that the next time you hear some Repub go on and on about the sanctity of the family and all that crap.

Comments

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ad_kay
Sep. 30th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Text me, OK? Got a new phone and I think my contacts might be hosed.
ginmar
Sep. 30th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Okay. Just did.b
realinterrobang
Oct. 1st, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
Tangentially, a prof of mine in grad school told me that when Lady Byron sued for divorce (a huge shocker in those days), the records were sealed (and remain so). He further said that about the only reason the Victorians ever sealed divorce records was because of accusations (or evidence) of "marital sodomy," which in context generally implies that George Gordon was making his wife take it either in the ass or the mouth, probably not consensually.

The guy had more sexual pathologies than Kraft-Ebbing in digest form.
shakatany
Oct. 1st, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
They really do want to control women. Have you seen this - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1332354/-Ave-Maria-University-s-Strangle-Hold-on-Women-Goes-Way-Beyond-Suing-Obamacare?
Monaghan no longer owns Dominos Pizza but even so I don't ever want to eat another Domino pizza - I'd probably throw up :(

Shakatany
ginmar
Oct. 1st, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
Wow.
amethyst_hunter
Oct. 1st, 2014 07:35 am (UTC)
Did you hear about the #IAmARepublican hashtag on Twitter? People *savaged* the hell out of that one; it was pure comedy gold. (Example: "IAmARepublican because I'm proud of being an asshole." Alas, I'm sure there are many who fail to see the irony there and are genuinely proud of their assholery...)
ginmar
Oct. 1st, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
Damn, I missed it!
starwatcher307
Oct. 2nd, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
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I'm not on Twitter. But I've learned that if you google "hashtag whatever-it-is", you'll get a page of what are considered the top results. Here's the page for "IAmARepublican"; as Amethyst Hunter says, some of them are fabulous.
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