Why can’t Rush Limbaugh be stopped? Do any of you listen to him? If you do, I would love to hear why.
Rush is back in the limelight once again for making seriously dangerous comments about women. It wasn’t enough that he called young women wanting birth control “sluts” and that he panders to the ultra conservative whack jobs that are lurking on the fringes of politics, now he has said:
‘You Know How to Stop Abortion? Require That Each One Occur With a Gun’
Yuppers, that was said on his radio show.
How do you think abortion via gun would be performed?
- A nice painful gut shot for the mother? I’ve read enough crime books and seen enough reality shows to know this is a painful and often deadly way to be shot. Is this what a woman deserves for wanting an abortion?
- Vaginal insertion and a blast? It could be said that using a gun as a substitute for a penis would be the correct weapon for an impotent man. Thank God insurance covers Viagara…
Or shall we just make it legal to randomly shoot women on the streets because one day they might consider having an abortion? Or they might talk about abortion?
I’ve just got to point out that if The Sluts have access to birth control they might not need to be shot…
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade, making abortion legal. This, along with the birth control pill, changed the way women could choose to live their lives. They had choices. They could plan. They could do things they weren’t able to do before.
It also sparked a 40-year debate on the morality of abortion. When is a fetus a human being? What is conception? What does “between a woman and her doctor” really mean? What are the rights of the father when the mother physically carries the baby?
In recent years, it has brought troll-like men like Rush to the forefront of the debate. The media can’t get enough of these idiots and their ill-chosen words and biologically inaccurate facts. Male politicians gather to discuss women’s reproductive rights—without a single woman present. Yes, they have taken the chance of discussing this issue sanely out of reach.
Years ago a female politician told me that the women who worked so hard to get Roe v Wade passed were worried that the younger generations of women were taking it for granted. I’m beginning to agree with her. It’s a battle that should be fervently and passionately fought by every female in America.
Because Roe v Wade is so much more than the legalization of abortion. As I mentioned above, it’s the gateway to women’s rights. Back in 1973, I image those women would never imagine a 2013 America where women still make less money than men, are forced into poverty more often than men, and that the Violence Against Women Act (just a dream I’m sure) wasn’t renewed. They surely expected bigger, brighter, more positive futures for their progeny.
We need to be vigilant. We need to be active. We need to make our world safer for our daughters and granddaughters. It’s not about abortion. It’s about being allowed to be an equal partner in every part of our lives.