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  •  You're preaching to the choir... (2+ / 0-)
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    DSPS owl, sherlyle

    You're right on every count Tracy... but after meeting up with lots of women family members from Texas this past week for a funeral... a lot of women don't want to see what both of us do.

    I'm a guy... and a woman's rights activist since the late 80's, but watching what has happened since the 2010 elections and seeing little reaction until the Komen debacle and limbaugh fiasco gets me down a bit.

    I've written my members of congress, letters to the editor, posted on blogs, and even designed protest paraphernalia and put it on line to sell like my work below... anything to keep the issue visible and alive!

    •  I think my spouse (1+ / 0-)
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      got me your T-shirt and bumper sticker for my birthday this month. :-)

      •  Any suggestions? (1+ / 0-)
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        I tested a lot of designs and slogans on the items and have gotten the biggest responses on "Stop the war on Women" and "I vote for women's health" like the one below.

        On Kossack suggested using "Family Planning" but it seems that has gotten little response. Any suggestions you care to make would be welcome.

        •  I like the idea .. (0+ / 0-)

          But the yoga-stretching impossible woman type is not something I would buy.  Yes it is women's health.

          In Indiana, both candidates for the Senate are anti-choice.  Check out the candidate who is the "democrat":

          "Joe Donnelly values family traditions and human life; therefore, he is working on making inappropriate content on the web, television, and radio unavailable to children. Donnelly is morally opposed to abortion, and is trying to make adoption more accessible to families"

          He basically wants to go back to the days when the church forced women to give birth and then gave away their children.

          So could you come up with a design that is more like, "You AntiWoman Democrats Suck".

          I am just not feeling the love down the ticket right now.

    •  Were they Conservatives (3+ / 0-)
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      Flint, Nicci August, Calamity Jean

      Trying to avoid noticing the extent of the damage done?  We are all biased about our biases :)  Such biases seldom survive in life and death situations, and bringing children into the world is a life and death situation day after day particularly when there is no healthcare coverage and one of your children is disabled and needs medical interventions or a roof over your children's heads and food in their tummys in an economy like this one.

      •  Hell yeah! (4+ / 0-)

        Both were professional women and dismissed the help for the poor out of hand. Their answer on contraception was "hey I can afford $3,000 a year for my own birth control."

        I pointed out that Planned Parenthood provides 750,000 pap smears and double that for breast exams to poor women every year and for many women those exams are the only physicians appointment they will have.

        Both said SO!

        What really pissed me off was that I know one of them used PP as a graduate student because she couldn't afford tuition and healthcare coverage... frackin' short memory and sadly lacking in the empathy department.

        •  It isn't considered cool to use PP (1+ / 0-)
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          I think many of us try to forget when our economic situation improves and we can use a private physician.  When we still lived in Colorado though I continued to use PP for my gyn needs because they are good at it too, I didn't have any big problems in that area and never had an abnormal pap so it was just easier to go to PP, easy to get an appointment in a timely manner, and they are damn good at providing the services they provide.

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