The birth control skirmish is not the only regressive, anti-woman, anti-science battle being waged in this country.
You can say that again!
February 18, 2012 |
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It's been an exhausting few weeks for reproductive rights supporters. Most recently, we've been treated to a new round of a battle over birth control, as the debate over whether employees at religiously affiliated institutions should be required to receive insurance that covers birth control without a co-payment -- a right employees of all other U.S. companies will have under the Obama administration's new healthcare law -- rages on in Washington.
Many of us can't believe we're having a conversation, let alone a full-blown debate, about this issue in the year 2012, but here we are, watching women get shut out of this week's hearing on the subject, listening to men wax poetic about the "good old days" when low-cost birth control meant holding an aspirin between one's knees and enduring childish rants from a cabal of overly powerful Catholic bishops who, in the astute words of Jon Stewart, have "confused the war on...religion with not always getting everything [they] want.
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I feel bad for the women folk who still only make about half what the men do in wages all week, but don't get to lay around and watch ball games and drink beer on the weekends.
Oh well, it will trickle down sooner or later.
Maybe they can scrub the toilets of the elite.
In BOTH toilets.. rite and left one!
You think THE GOP give a sheet at all?
Only bout themselves maybe.
Only by combining knowledge will we get to the TRUTH.
lol so much for that ^^