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  •  Reproductive rights are about money and power. (6+ / 0-)

    The GOP doesn't give a damn if we women churn out a dozen kids or none.....

    except for one thing. If we have the choice to have children or not, we have the choice to compete with men.

    A woman who has no control over when or how often she gets pregnant is a woman who is handicapped when it comes to competiting with men. She has the time constrants and sheer physical effort of taking care of those kids. She has the physical effort of handling a pregnancy. It is very much harder for a woman with children to adequately support herself and them, so she is much more likely to need a male supporter, and be at least in part, subservient to his demands. She can be kept, as the old saying goes "barefoot and pregnant." In other words, poor and powerless.

    But a woman who can say, "I'm not going to be married and pregnant by age 16. I'm going to college, tech school, get an apprenticeshipand then I'm going to work, and learn enough to make myself valuable to an employer. I'm going to save money. I'm going to buy my own house. And if I decide to marry, I'll just have one child or two, not child after child after child. I will have choices. I will have power."

    That is what drives right-wingers crazy. The idea that women can have power. And money. And choices. Even to the point that they might gain authority over men.

    It's about power and money. Like everything else, with these people, it's always about power and money.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:36:19 AM PDT

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