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Wacking-off in the Womb

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Now the Republicans are claiming that fetuses masturbate in the womb, so we don’t dare abort them. I suppose this is their way of appealing to us godless secular humanists who have long denied that fetuses have a soul, to convince us that fetuses are hedonists just like we are, so we certainly don’t want to kill our own kind… or something like that. I haven’t quite figured out the rationale for why they have suddenly jumped on this absurd argument which has landed them so much ridicule and derision lately.

 So if its not about having a soul, but about whether or not a fetus feels pleasure and pain, then why is the pain of a fetus so much more heinous than the pain of cows, pigs, and chickens in confined-animal feeding operations. The abusive conditions in CAFO industrial agriculture are so egregious that the Republicans have passed laws through the state legislatures to gag whistle-blowers and prevent them from taking videos of the extreme cruelty that confined farm animals must endure as they are raised for slaughter. They don’t want consumers to see or know about the degree of suffering farm-animals are subjected to by the ag-industry, so they have simply made it a crime to show us the truth. These are the same people who are right in our faces with graphic images of the horrors inflicted upon aborted fetuses.

 Pain is pain! Why are we willing to inflict it upon our domesticated animals without circumspection or guilt, but we are perfectly willing to sacrifice the human rights, the health, or even the very life of a pregnant woman rather than allow pain and suffering to be inflicted upon a fetus while terminating a pregnancy? Abortion protesters routinely picket abortion clinics carrying protest-signs with pictures of aborted fetuses in order to shock us with the violence and cruelty undergone by an aborted fetus, but we are now forbidden by law to even see equally graphic images of the pain and suffering of farm animals within a CAFO industrial-farm.

 They argue that human life is sacred, but apparently not sacred enough to end war, capital punishment, or guarantee universal health-care and work-place safety to preserve it! So obviously it is not all that sacred to them! We find reasons to end human-life every day for the sake of societal expediency. We have done it for millennia! A woman has the same right to end her own pregnancy, without interference from Republicans or their ilk! The war against abortion is just another battlefront in the conservatives’ war against women, another way to keep us subjugated to the dominance of males! Remember this anti-women Republican agenda when you vote in 2014!

 (c) June 20th, 2014 – Bethany Ariel Frasier

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The War Against Women

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Black Hand Trail walk

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I rail against Republicans a lot in my posts. Well, beyond their clear and obvious intent to subvert American democracy for the purpose of installing a plutocracy of wealthy corporatists, my opposition may have something to do with the fact that every single law they attempt to jam through state and federal legislatures appears to be aimed directly at me. Everything I do seems to offend them! I co-habit with my boyfriend out of wedlock, so they introduce a bill in Virginia to outlaw co-habitation between un-married couples. I occasionally walk topless in the woods or sunbathe topless so they introduce a bill in North Carolina outlawing bare nipples and aureola. Even nipple-slips can be punishable under their new law. Unless I have a baby attached to my bare nipple, I’d better have my tits properly hidden or I’m a criminal. I’m both Native American and bisexual, so they specifically strip protection of Native American women and LGBT women from the proposed Violence Against Women Act which they have been doing everything in their power to keep from passing at all. As a rape survivor I’m also offended by the reprehensible rape language Republicans have been using in the national media to shift the blame for rape from rapists onto women and doing everything in their power to cut off rape victims from fair avenues of justice in prosecuting their attackers and ending their access to proper health-care and abortion access in the event their rape results in an unwanted pregnancy. In state after state they’re legislating petty, prudish, but mostly misogynist measures against women’s freedoms. They’re going after our access to birth-control, our reproductive rights, equal access to health-care, even our right to vote! Several Republican commentators including Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have openly advocated for stripping women of their voting rights. One Republican state legislator even proposed recently that women should voluntarily give up their right to vote because they don’t know what is best for them! Republican men do of course!

Republicans are against equal pay for women, they block us from career advancement with the glass-ceiling, they tell us to hide our shameful bodies, and if we get pregnant from rape to be thankful for the “new life” we’ve received as a gift from God. What is WRONG with these people?! In a worldwide recession where millions are out of work, they refuse to pass any legislation to ameliorate the jobs-crisis and instead dwell obsessively on controlling women’s bodies, humiliating them with forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds, and shoving them back into the barbaric days of back-alley abortions by de-funding Planned Parenthood, passing “trap” laws which regulate abortion providers out of business, gutting sex-education programs, and blocking women from access to birth-control. A proposed new Republican law in Arizona would give employers the power to request that their female employees who are being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they’re using them for non-sexual reasons and allow them to fire their employees for using birth-control to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The only state in the entire United States which hasn’t passed any of these ridiculous Republican-backed laws that infringe on a woman’s reproductive rights is Oregon! Despite the fact that Roe vs. Wade has for nearly 40 years given us the legal right to obtain an abortion, it is all but impossible for most women in America to terminate an unwanted pregnancy even when their lives are medically in danger or if their pregnancy was the result of being raped! Why in the world are Republicans against the Taliban? They share exactly the same misogynistic attitudes towards women! Any woman who votes for any Republican candidate in any political race in America is insane. Republicans are the enemies of women and must be voted out of office at every opportunity or else America will soon become The Handmaid’s Tale. (Read it if you don’t know what I’m talking about!)

(c) February 27, 2013 Bethany Ariel Frasier

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