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Awwwww yeah. Also, hell yeah.

Despite the rending of garments, filing of lawsuits, protests and demonstrations and even threats of violence, something amazing happened this week:

Beginning today, up to 47 million women may be eligible to get free access to preventive health care services as that provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act goes into effect.

Ladies, we have health care. We have basic, preventive, life-saving, life-changing health care:

  • Well-woman visits
  • Gestational diabetes screening
  • HPV DNA testing
  • STI counseling
  • HIV screening and counseling
  • Contraception and contraceptive counseling
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling
  • Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and counseling

It's not everything. It's not perfect. It doesn't help every single American woman who currently doesn't have affordable access to health care. But those of us who are fortunate enough to have health insurance are now guaranteed access to and coverage of these very basic, very good-for-us-ladies care, including, yup, those sweet, sweet slut pills (aka, contraception) that we all like, most of us use at some point in our lives, and can (as the video above from the Guttmacher Institute explains) make all the difference in the world for us to control our own bodies, our own reproduction, and our own lives. It's better for us, and it's better for our families. In fact, it's better for everyone.  

As our vice president would say, it's a big fucking deal.

Such a big deal, according to Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Of course), it's like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor:

"I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that's Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that's the day of the terrorist attack," Kelly said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates."
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Freedom died on Aug. 1 because women with health insurance now get diabetes screening. Oh, the humanity!

The status quo, the standard Republicans fought so hard to preserve, was the absurd notion that women don't need women's health care. During the fight over health care reform, for example, Sen. Jon "Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement" Kyl famously said that since he didn't need maternity care, he saw no reason to require insurance companies to provide it for anyone. Sen. Debbie Stabenow brilliantly responded, "I think your mom probably did."    

And now it is the official position of the Health and Human Services Department of these United States of America that just because Jon Kyl doesn't personally need it doesn't mean it's not important. And that is a factual statement.

It's been a long, hard fight for us, with Rush Limbaugh insisting that any woman who uses, or even cares about, contraception is a slut, and the ever-obeisant Republican Party nodding along. We know that breast cancer screening is also, apparently, a sluts-only thing, since forced-birthers have been running around screaming that abortion causes breast cancer (no, assholes, for the millionth time, it doesn't), ergo, we don't really need to provide or fund breast cancer screening, because if you get breast cancer, you're probably a baby-killing slut and you deserve it. Republicans have nodded along with that one too. Only sluts need health care; non-sluts maintain perfect health through the magical power of Bible study or something.

Yeah. Well. Rep. Mike Kelly can suck it. And Sen. Jon Kyl can suck it. And Rush Limbaugh can suck it. And those whining, crying Catholic bishops can most definitely suck it. Because this week, critical provisions of Obamacare that are for us, for our lady parts needs, went into effect. And millions of American women are better off now than they were a week ago. And if that's upsetting to men who think vaginas are icky and women's health care is pretty much exactly like a terrorist attack and the end of freedom and democracy, and it makes them sooooooooo sad because Jesus Thomas Jefferson 9/11?

Well, that's just the cherry on top, isn't it?

 



This week's good, bad and ugly below the fold.

  • Oh, give it up already, losers:
    A group that seeks to establish legal rights for embryos is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a state ballot initiative on the issue to proceed.

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in April, stopped the circulation of a ballot petition that would define a fertilized human egg as a person under state law, effectively banning abortion. [...]

    Personhood USA, the anti-abortion-rights group, appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday — its first effort to make their case to the highest court in the land.

    But don't take these personhood freaks—or, as Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel calls it, the "Embryos Before Hoes Advocates"—too seriously:
    No need to get your Fallopian Tubes in a twist just yet, though — it's highly unlikely that the High Court will even agree to hear Oklahoma's goofy argument, and even if they do, the only way they'd win is if Justice Scalia clones himself 4 times and disguises the clones as Justices Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Kagan, Sotomayor and somehow knocks the real Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Kagan, and Sotomayor out for a few days, which is way too Scooby Doo dastardly even for a guy who goes hunting with Dick Cheney.
  • Call me crazy, but I really have no interest in a one-man show starring and about a convicted rapist who, oh yeah, also beat his wife until she finally left him. Guess I'm just unusual that way.
  • In an editorial this week, the New York Times pointed out that there is "a striking overlap" between the House Republicans' anti-woman agenda and Mitt Romney's policies. And that's not a good thing.
  • Joe Biden penned a column calling on Republicans in Congress to stop being dicks and renew the Violence Against Women Act. But actually, this little clarification at the end is my favorite part of the entire article:
    ABOUT THE WRITER

    Joe Biden is vice president of the United States.

  • Let's give a little gold star to Mississippi, the state with the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, for starting to think that maybe—just maybe—the state's rigid abstinence-only education program needs some adjusting. Maybe.
  • How about a lady moderator for a change?
    Late Tuesday morning, three teenage girls from Montclair, N.J.—Emma, Sammi, and Elena—trooped into the Washington headquarters of the Commission on Presidential Debates. The trio carried with them a box full of petition pages with more than 118,000 signatures, calling on the commission to choose a woman to moderate at least one of this year’s presidential debates.

    Though not yet old enough to vote, the high-school sophomores are appalled that a woman has not moderated a general-election presidential debate since 1992. Determined to correct what they regard as blatant discrimination, the girls launched an online petition campaign in May through Change.org in the hopes of swaying the commission’s 2012 choices.

  • This happened:
    If Maeve Binchy had been a mother ...

    Does a female novelist need to have experienced motherhood to truly understand human emotions?

    And of course this is always an issue for male writers too, right? Oh, sure that Shakespeare guy was a decent writer. But did he have children?!?!?!?! Puke.
  • Click this right now. Go on. We'll wait for you.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Sluts and Pro Choice.

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  •  As each segment of the ACA comes into force (20+ / 0-)

    and the American Public receives the benefits...it will become more and more impossible for the GOP to gain any traction in trying to undo it.

    I fall down, I get up, I keep dancing.

    by DamselleFly on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:18:27 AM PDT

  •  I'm really starting to wonder if the goal for the (17+ / 0-)

    House Republicans is to simply dilly-dally around long enough to keep VAWA from being renewed at all. I suspect more than a few republicans are opposed to legislation protecting women from domestic violence, but since it's politically unpopular for them to come right out and say it, they are using their objections to the expanded provisions that protect immigrant women, college students, and gays as their excuse. Note that several right wing religious groups have claimed, at one time or another, that they are opposed to VAWA because it "promotes divorce and radical feminism." There are many people on the religious right who are stupid and evil enough to think it's better for the children to stay in an abusive home than it is for them to live with a single mother.

    •  These guys don't have good relationships (12+ / 0-)

      with the women in their lives: wives, daughters, sisters. They are angry and bitter and used to be being treated as stars and their needs pre-empting everything else. Since the rise of the current wave of feminism 40 or so years ago, they aren't getting near as much of that. They blame all women everywhere.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:36:55 AM PDT

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      •  And because of their dysfunctionality, (1+ / 0-)
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        there will be a lot more dead women.  And their orphaned children will suffer enormously.  

        "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

        by Noor B on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 11:48:01 AM PDT

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        •  Hey, when you're economically (0+ / 0-)

          hard-up-against it, and all stressed-out for that reason, the last thing in the world you want is for some woman nearby to get all uppity. I mean, she  might not pour you coffee, or get your slippers...

          It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

          by karmsy on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:22:56 PM PDT

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  •  Actually, Shakespeare did have (14+ / 0-)

    three children but I think the twins died before having children and Susannah's child was the end of the genetic code.  And none of the children had anything to do with his genius.

    Now, Rush Limbaugh, 4 times married, has zero children.  So, are we talking about family planning, impotence despite Viagra or shooting blanks?  Of course, for every sentient being, the thought of Limbaugh having sex is gag inducing.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:19:16 AM PDT

    •  Just spewed yogurt all over computer (5+ / 0-)

      You gonna help clean it up??

      "Mitt Romney can approve anything he wants - intelligent Americans don't approve of HIM!" - my 13-year-old daughter, after one commercial too many.

      by Only Needs a Beat on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:31:44 AM PDT

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    •  I was wondering about this also. Where are (4+ / 0-)
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      the Limbaugh brood?

    •  im glad he doesn't have progeny (1+ / 0-)
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      The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

      by a2nite on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 11:28:02 AM PDT

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    •  The lines all died out, yes (1+ / 0-)
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      Of Shakespeare's children by Anne Hathaway (the first one born only six months after the couple married):

      Susanna, the eldest, married John Hall.  They had one daughter, Elizabeth (and she was the only one of Shakespeare's grandchildren he ever knew; the others were born after he died).  Susanna was 66 when she died.  Elizabeth married twice: John Hall, then Sir John Barnard (making her Lady Barnard).  Elizabeth never had children.

      Hamnet, the male of the fraternal twins, died at 11 years old (unknown cause).

      Judith, the female of the fraternal twins, married Thomas Quiney.  They had three children named Shakespeare (died at six months old), Richard, and Thomas (the latter two were buried nine days apart at ages 19 & 21).  By the time Judith died at age 77, she had outlived her last dead children by some 23 years.

      [Grrrrrr.... A genealogist could lose considerable tooth surface grinding teeth when women are listed by their married names only.  They had birth names!  Use them!]

      For making me think any woman has had sex with Rushie McLimpDick, you owe me gallons of Brain Bleach!  Oh, Gaaaaaaaaaggggggg....

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 03:38:47 PM PDT

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      •  Urg... (1+ / 0-)
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        To be crystal clear:  My mini-rant was directed at whoever wrote the Wiki pages on Shakespeare's children, the daughters, in particular..., not you, gchaucer2.

        Doing genealogy research for 50 years makes me picky, picky, picky in the way women are listed, so I get a wee bit cranky on the format and the proper way to list a woman's name: by her birth name only in genealogy records..., even if it's damn near fucking impossible to find women in some US records when they change their names after marriage.  This is why I love doing research in the countries that used the patronymic naming system: the patronym never changes and it's kept the person's entire life, which means a woman's name stays the same her entire life - the first name for both males and females is the only legal name they had.  The patronym identifies the name of the father (and, of course, the husband's father was not his wife's father so changing her patronym to his patronym would be ridiculous).  The farm name was an address of sorts and it changed if a person moved off the birth farm.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 03:47:54 PM PDT

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  •  I love the video, but am a little surprised it (16+ / 0-)

    still needs saying.  I was a kid in the 70s, and remember seeing in shopping malls, ads or PSAs proclaiming "every child a wanted child," some with photos of battered children.  (Does anyone else remember these?)
    I grew up with contraception being treated as a necessity to a functioning first world civilization, with the understanding that the human world population was exploding, and that it was necessary to spread contraception, not just throughout our own society, but throughout the third world.  It was a discussed problem to figure out how to get third world women, as our own women and men did,  to understand the benefits of contraception to themselves and their families and their societies, and how to combine contraception with overall public sanitation and public health policies that would be necessary to getting contraception accepted.
    Now, we are having to remind Americans that contraception is valuable and necessary for our civilization to function as we have come to expect it to.  I guess every other generation, we have to learn this all over again.
    Please tell me we are not going to also have to have a massive civics campaign to remind Americans of the importance of public water sanitation.  I think I'll lose all faith in humanity.

    "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

    by middleagedhousewife on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:31:41 AM PDT

    •  Educating girls turns out to be the single most (6+ / 0-)

      important intervention in developing countries, for achieving improved health, building village economies, and creating effective civil society organizations, among other things.

      I work on this through One Laptop Per Child and its Free Software and Open Educational Resources partner, Sugar Labs. We have two and a half million XO laptops in the hands of schoolchildren, and have introduced touchscreen tablets for the same purpose. These computers cost much less than decent textbooks, so that we can improve education while decreasing the investment needed in our children. Bangladesh is the first country to digitize all of its textbooks.

      Thus I can and do say that I get to make presents for millions of children every day.

      Hands off my ObamaCare[TM] http://www.healthcare.gov

      by Mokurai on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:37:46 AM PDT

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    •  Think about what we see of women in the (1+ / 0-)
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      media.  Pretty counts, sexy counts, seductive is required.  Not much out there that supports brilliant or strong or effective.  There's some, but it's still mostly about tits and ass.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:08:54 PM PDT

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  •  What's conservative about this attack on women? (12+ / 0-)

    Maybe it's living most of my life in socialist Canuckistan but I can only view contraception and pregnancy health care as GOOD for a civil society. Unwanted children put financial strains on families which can lead to domestic violence and psychological trauma for the entire family. Unwanted children take up more room in schools until they drop out. More children, more welfare costs. Similarly, pre-natal care means healthier children, avoids expensive post-natal interventions for mother and child, etc.

    Advocating against screening for diseases primarily affecting women (men get breast cancer, too), calls into question the GOP position on ALL testing, vaccines, and preventive therapy. Are they suggesting the USA return to the medical treatments of the 18th century?

    •  Of course, the cons want to get rid (7+ / 0-)

      of welfare as well, thus they're not concerned about "welfare costs" -- I can tell you that the Republicans in my family are very much pro-choice, figuring that paying a few hundred bucks for an abortion or to get an IUD inserted in a poor woman is better than 18+ years of welfare payments.

      I'm actually quite excited about advancements in India (of all places) where they're experimenting with a male birth control that lasts 10 years, and just involves an injection that makes the sperm ineffective but doesn't affect the ability to actually get it up. Of course, it would be a money-loser for any of the Big Pharma companies so perhaps a non-profit would need to be formed to bring it over here if it's successful. And then the shoe would be on the other foot -- time for the right-wingers to admit that their opposition to contraception is fully rooted not in morality, but in the desire to keep women pregnant and dependent.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:47:12 AM PDT

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    •  Perhaps you are confused. You want them (0+ / 0-)

      to make sense? ^_^

      No, the treatments in the Bible, of course.

      Gimme that Old-Timey med'cine
      Gimme that Old-Timey med'cine
      Gimme that Old-Timey med'cine
      It's good enough for me.

      Hands off my ObamaCare[TM] http://www.healthcare.gov

      by Mokurai on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:26:00 AM PDT

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    •  Two great peoples divided by a common language n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Hands off my ObamaCare[TM] http://www.healthcare.gov

      by Mokurai on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:27:27 AM PDT

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    •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

      The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

      by a2nite on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 11:32:03 AM PDT

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  •  So my wonderful Democratic (18+ / 0-)

    mother-in-law and I were discussing politics yesterday, including the ACA, and she's talking about how wonderful it is that women can access contraception and other health services without co-pay (my late father-in-law had a vasectomy in the early 1960s when they decided it would be too risky for her health to risk having another child, as much as she wanted a daughter -- she had to settle for me instead).

    I told her, "Of course, Rush Limbaugh says we're all sluts now" referring to the contraception issue.

    Without batting an eye, she replied, "Well, he's a male slut."

    Just thought I'd share that...like most elderly parents, she can be a bother sometimes, but after years with a right-wing racist homophobe for a parent, my life would be poorer without my mother-in-law in my life. :-)

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:35:55 AM PDT

  •  Stimulus effect (13+ / 0-)

    Indirectly this will stimulate the economy as families and single women have $30-$100 more a month in the budget to spend on other things.

    Also women will hopefully be able to choose the method of birth control that makes sense for them medically instead of having to settle for whatever is least expensive.

    Political timing is good as well because by November most families will realize the stimulus effect.   Sooner would have been better, but now works.

    Yeah for lady parts and better health care for women.

    •  Actually when you count the other (7+ / 0-)

      items that are no longer subject to co-pay, especially well woman and well baby visits, that's going to make a big difference in people's budgets, as well as hopefully catching things before they get out of hand.

      When we switched health plans in October (when the spouse retired), we were amazed to discover that the plan already covered all our medications without co-pay; since between the two of us we were spending about $40-50 a month just on the co-pays for our prescription meds, that helped things a lot.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:53:48 AM PDT

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    •  $30-$100 a month for a kid? (0+ / 0-)

      ONE kid
      $100.00 swim team each summer bargain
      $60.00 soccer bargain
      $300.00 a month to feed a teen
      $Car insurance
      $entertainment including XBOX
      $Gas for driving the kid around
      $$$$$ etc. on and on

  •  Had to rec for this (13+ / 0-)

    Rep. Mike Kelly can suck it. And Sen. Jon Kyl can suck it. And Rush Limbaugh can suck it. And those whining, crying Catholic bishops can most definitely suck it.

  •  Sluts are underrated (9+ / 0-)

    Hedge fund managers, on the other hand  - They get way too much respect.

    Every four years corporations magically become athletic supporters.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:48:44 AM PDT

  •  A few details: (6+ / 0-)
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    The no cost birth control may not be in effect until the next insurance plan renewal date (typically Jan 1).  Also, some plans may be grandfathered in (meaning some old conservative white guy says you can't have free contraception) if they were in effect before March 2010 and have no substantial changes in the plan benefits.  Religious institutions like universities and hospitals have until August 2013 to comply.  Actual churches don't have to comply ever.  
    So, to find out what and when your benefits change, call your HR person or your insurance plan.  They have to tell you (by law).  Funny thing is, I have had my office manager call several insurance plans and local big employer HR folks, and pretty much no one has any clue that this rule of the ACA even exists.  

    I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. - Margaret Mead

    by fayea on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:52:00 AM PDT

  •  "Important" - Obama for America TV Ad - YouTube (5+ / 0-)
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    Learn more: http://OFA.BO/...

    Dawn: "I think Mitt Romney's really out of touch with the average woman's health issues..." Alex: "This is not the 1950s. Contraception is so important to women...it's about a woman being able to make decisions..." Dawn "I don't remember anyone as extreme as Romney." Mitt Romney: "I'll cut off funding to Planned Parenthood." Alex: "I don't think Mitt Romney can even understand the mindset of someone who has to go to Planned Parenthood." Mitt Romney: "Planned Parenthood. We're going to get rid of that." Dawn: "I think Romney would definitely drag us back."

  •  Obama has done a good job drawing clear (2+ / 0-)
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    lines which has motivated groups like Planned Parenthood to offer a critique of Romney that aligns with the party's broader message.

    The last time we did this was in 2006 when we got Lieberman booted out of the primary and had a clear, unified message against the Iraq war.  That allowed us to capture the House.

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 09:58:43 AM PDT

  •  See sig n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    Hands off my ObamaCare[TM] http://www.healthcare.gov

    by Mokurai on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:16:49 AM PDT

  •  I'd like to see more attention paid to (5+ / 0-)

    IUDs.  I've had one for forty three years without getting pregnant. Before that I had one for two years, since I didn't want a repeat of having babies 14 months apart.
    Way back in 1969, I had to specify what kind of IUD I wanted installed and, presumably to satisfy the market, a replacement after five years was advised. But, since it hadn't caused any problem and seemed to be working well, I didn't bother with the replacement then or for the subsequent 38 years. For all I know, it's disappeared, but I'm not going to check to find out for a number of logical reasons.

    Pills are obviously a profit center. A life-time IUD isn't.  Health care should not be a profit center.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

    by hannah on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 10:22:07 AM PDT

  •  Fed CT anti women decision (2+ / 0-)
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    You musta missed the 8th Cir's decis upholding lying to women about the higher suicide rate caused by abortion (no objective ev, but it's all good).

  •  Did I miss something in history class? (1+ / 0-)
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    I mean, did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor with condoms or diaphragms or something?  

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 11:46:18 AM PDT

  •  What matters most to me (2+ / 0-)
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    is that women who have been politically disinterested are starting to realize that we're under attack, and the '60's are not where we want to be.

    My daughter has benefited from my feminist activity, but I never managed to teach her why I was so angry and active.

    She's getting it now, as are her friends.  

    Story.

    About 5 years ago some friends and I were downtown at a rally for Democrats.  As we left, a young girl, alone at 10PM yelled something at us about being liberals, and we smiled and nodded.  Her follow-up was something about probably being lousy feminists, too.  One woman in our group said, "Honey, if it wasn't for us, you wouldn't be downtown on your own at night, you wouldn't be driving, and you sure wouldn't be talking back to your elders.  You're welcome."

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:26:37 PM PDT

  •  It's a slippery slope I tell you! (0+ / 0-)

    If the rot isn't stopped now, women will be allowed to say VAGINA in public!!! The horror!

  •  I logged in specifically to recommend this diary (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't do that very often.  Well done KJG

  •  Went to the Biden article... (0+ / 0-)

    And thought it was a pretty good read. But the comments were dominated by MRA-holes. Ecch.

    Insert your own pithy comment/angry screed/wise homily right here!

    by StratCat on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:36:13 PM PDT

  •  ok, what does the phrase " without cost-sharing (0+ / 0-)

    "covered without cost-sharing requirements include:"...from the gov link in the diary..

    what frikking gibberish..if they are saying that this is free once a year, say so, what the fook can this mean when you already have a 600/month $4000 dedsuctible blue shield policy? (well yeah that was a typo, but was it really?)

    cost sharing requirements..no addition to co-pays and deductibles or FREE. Say it. Don't spray it.

    gibberish like this peeves me, and in an otherwise great step forward, to find bureaucrat speak word salad is NOT going to get more women into care..especially from a government site they probably would never ever see and the only ones who do are us nerds here..they are already having to cope with the head ache we get when we try to read the insurance booklet about our policy.

    I need an aspirin.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 12:45:48 AM PDT

  •  All of these "slut" comments by the right... (0+ / 0-)

    lead me wo wonder who is buying all that Viagra and why...No farm animal s safe in GOP land.

    mark

    Retired AFSCME Steward and licensed gun carrying progressive veteran.

    by old mark on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 11:06:03 PM PDT

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