On Wednesday night, I spoke on the floor at the Democratic Convention about what a Romney-Ryan America would mean for women.
An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. In which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again. In which someone decides which victims of domestic violence deserve help, and which don’t.
And six months from now, we could all be living in that America.
– Sandra Fluke, Georgetown Law School Graduate
Fluke expands on the speech she made at the Democratic convention… a speech that was extremely well received.
- WATCH: Sandra Fluke Explains The Republican War On Women (smd12364.newsvine.com)
- A ‘Conservative’ vision for America : ‘WATCH: Sandra Fluke Explains The Republican War On Women In 144 Seconds’ (thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com)
- Sandra Fluke Warns of Romney-led America in DNC Speech [VIDEO] (bostinno.com)
- Sandra Fluke Slams GOP War On Women, GOP Demeans Her Over It (lezgetreal.com)
Hey there folks… ever wonder how the Akins and Ryans and Tom Smiths come to their considered conclusions on rape and incest and the general needs of women?
Why, they have precise technical information like this:
Of course, the statements of “experts” are much appreciated.
My thanks to Rosie Fenton at pic.twitter.com/sReVt96H.
- A Simple Anatomy Lesson (cheezburger.com)
- Why it’s so important for rape to be ‘legitimate’ (dailykos.com)
- Todd Akin : Female Anatomy (madhatters.me.uk)
- Female Democrats fire back at Rep. Akin over ‘legitimate rape’ remark (thehill.com)
- Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith: Sex out of wedlock ‘similar to’ rape (dailykos.com)
- Michael B. Keegan: Why Is Mitt Romney Outraged at Todd Akin and Not at Paul Ryan? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Republican Senate Nominee Explains That Women Don’t Really Get Pregnant From ‘Legitimate Rape’ [Video] (gawker.com)
Both parties seem to think the full-fledged Presidential campaigns are now in force… Romney looks like the Republican favorite (although so many Republicans have appeared really edgy about his capability) and he is moving on Obama. Obama now seems to be taking on Romney.
…and all the special interest groups are letting folks know how they think:
…or dog lovers (Romney will never get past carrying his dog atop his car on a long trip)…
… and Republicans who are more and more dissatisfied with their party and its choice…
It’s going to be a long, uneasy road.
I found this site while tooling around the net in the middle of the night. The Girls on Film is an interactive film blog made by Ashleigh Harrington and Jeff Hammond. They find great movie scenes between men, and recreate them with women.
So here is their version of the Javier Bardem and Woody Harrelson scene in No Country for Old Men:
If you want to celebrate Women on the Internet with a new T-Shirt, go HERE.
…but I have to admit, 2% seems really small to me. And apparently men outscored women (except for one question where they were equal)… that really surprised me.
The Pew Poll was about the current political scene and related stuff. If you want to take it and see where you stack up, go to http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz and take it.
While rolling around the ‘Net today, I happened onto TBogg’s section of Firedoglake and found a great piece for those of us who think Bart Stupak stuck us with an Amendment on Saturday night that severely hampered the rights of women everywhere.
The heading was:Bart Stupak is at play in the fields of your fertility. Here it is:
Bart Stupak, who is apparently a congressman from some horrible depressing dying part of Michigan, does not seem to understand that abortion is a legal medical procedure in the rest of America that isn’t horrible, depressing and dying. So he would like to eliminate the part of the public option that would cover this procedure for poor women, and if his plan also makes it tougher for not-poor women to get this legal medical procedure, well, that gives him a boner too.
Since the Democratic leadership won’t stand up to him (because they are the Democratic leadership, after all) please go make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Bart Stupak’s name here.
Also. Please have Planned Parenthood send a thank you card to Bart Stupak:
Congressman Bart Stupak
2268 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Any amount, no matter how small, will do.
I’m unemployed and nearly broke most of the time, but this is worth five bucks to me… maybe its worth that or more to you.