“You Can’t Be a Princess” | Journalists from ABC’s “What Would You Do?” planted hidden cameras in a Halloween store and filmed shoppers’ reactions to a boy who wanted a princess costume and a girl who wanted a Spider-man costume.
This makes me ill.
These uncivilized actions reveal the true nature of anti-choice goals. They want a return to the days when women had few choices in life. They don’t like women having too much freedom, especially in controlling their reproductive lives. They’re convinced that women can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. And they certainly don’t like women having sex for fun without paying for it.
You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.
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To wrap up this Fem Friday, I wanted to find out the stance of each candidate on these extremely important issues of women’s rights, straight from the source of their own websites.
Barack Obama’s site has a tab right at the top, called “Get the Facts” and there, you can find voting information, major issues, and details about the Romney-Ryan plan. Under “Issues,” Women is listed as one of the top 7, and then you can click to view more issues.
If you click on “women,” (which is arguably not the best title for this category, but you can’t win them all, I suppose) you will find details on Barack Obama’s stance, past votes, and plans for the future on everything involving women’s rights.
On Romney’s website, I searched and searched to find any category that would cover women’s rights issues - and just couldn’t uncover anything that even came close. Since I realized I wasn’t going to find what I was looking for all in one place, I went to the individual issues. I tried “jobs and economic growth,” but there was nothing mentioned about equal pay for equal work. I tried “healthcare,” but found nothing about coverage of contraception or cancer screenings. The only category I found any useful information was “values,” where it explicitly explains that Romney is anti-choice under any circumstances, will work to overturn Roe, and fully supports the Hyde Amendment, among other atrocities about stem cell research and the sanctity of marriage.
Anyway, there you have it folks. The info straight from the sources each candidate approved to be public on the Internet. I can’t say for sure how accurate their claims are, but I’d be willing to bet there isn’t much embellishing here.
I mean he’s changing up so much—backtracking and sidestepping. We’ve gotta name this condition that he’s going through… I think it’s called “Romnesia.” That’s what it’s called. I think that’s what he’s going through.
Now, I’m not a medical doctor but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.
If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not you’d sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work—you might have Romnesia.
If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let your employer deny you contraceptive care—you might have a case of Romnesia.
If you say you’ll protect a woman’s right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said that you’d be “delighted” to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases—man, you’ve definitely got Romnesia.
Now, this extends to other issues. If you say earlier in the year I’m going to give a tax cut to the top 1 percent and then in a debate you say, I don’t know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks—you need to get a thermometer, take your temperature, because you’ve probably got Romnesia.
If you say that you’re a champion of the coal industry when while you were Governor you stood in front of a coal plant and said, this plant will kill you—that’s some Romnesia.
So—I think you’re beginning to be able to identify these symptoms. And if you come down with a case of Romnesia, and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you’ve made over the six years you’ve been running for President, here’s the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.