I’m serious. You suck.
All of you.
Republicans, Democrats, the House, the Senate, even you, Mr. President.
I’m getting over a bad flu, I’m cranky as hell, and I do not have patience for this kind of shit, so please god, take your heads out of your asses, straighten the f*ck up and do what we sent you there to do.
I don’t care if it’s bipartisan, I don’t care if it gets rammed down the throats of the Republicans, I don’t care if you trim a few billion here or there, just fix this stimulus bill and get it passed…
WITH the contraception spending put pack in.
For example, Republicans, stop pretending you don’t understand how birth control might help the economy. It’s not rocket science and besides, asKatha Pollitt points out:
families? This is no time to be saddling people with babies they don’t
want and can’t provide for, who will further reduce the resources
available for the kids they already have and further limit parents’
ability to get an education or a job. In a Depression, birth rates go
down for a reason. People. Have. No. Money.
Dems, stop pretending your legs are painted on and suddenly you can’t stand up and defend spending on family planning just like you defend spending on vaccination programs.
For years, reproductive justice activists have argued that the
religious right’s real agenda is not just to eliminate abortion, but to
end the historic rupture between sex and reproduction that took place
in the 20th century.
I understand why that rupture is unsettling. Ironically, I
was on my way to lecture about Margaret Sanger in my history course at
U.C. Berkeley when I heard the news. Sanger was vilified for wanting to
give women the choice of when or whether to bear children. In short,
she challenged all of human history by proposing an historic rupture
between sexuality and the goal of reproduction. If reproduction ceased
to be the goal, sexuality might become yoked to pleasure and that is
quite unsettling to many Americans.
That is the legacy the religious right has fought against, and it’s that agenda that cut funding for family planning.
Maybe calling it period controlwould work after all.