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  •  When the GOP first caught my ire: (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Well beyond listening to their Pundits slam American Military Women over the decades, there was this concerted effort to legalize the stalking of women who go to family planning clinics, the attempt to legalize the harassment of women at these clinics, as if this one group of medical procedures did not qualify for the same kinds of privacy laws as say a male finger wave, or the turn your head and cough move. That just pissed me off for starters, and this was old.

    Then there were the burgeoning attacks on Birth Control Access. Gosh that is older than a decade. There are large contingencies of females, who seem to be totally oblivious to this for the entirety of this time, until Todd and his merry band of rape-pirates decided to toot their own horns about magic lady parts and legitimate rape.

    But the concerted attack on sex ed in public schools, the whole abstinence only movement that has been publicly funded by the Faith Based Initiatives crap, and the Fake Crisis Pregnancy Centers--that's some old news. It's been going on for years now.

    Having the Holy Arm of the GOP-Churches pushing this crap in voter guides every election cycle --presidential and other made it very clear that the GOP was targeting women on the behest of certain extremist religious leaders and their manly minions.

    The constant 18 percent gender gap for women most likely represents women like me who never stopped watching these clowns, even when they didn't hold a majority in the either the house or the senate, even when they didn't have a president to push their BS.

    All this crap that has been shoved out into the open, has been there all along. I was there or should I say, here in the US the whole time, and I saw, I bore witness to these platforms.

    I am glad that --for whatever reason, other large groups of women, finally woke up and realized that the crazy had reached a fever pitch, and then did something about it.

    Because 18 percent of a vote is good, but it's not enough to counter policy being pushed by other percentages of men and women voting together to push women back into the days of Anthony Comstock.

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