Friday, March 17, 2006


The Missouri House has rejected a proposal for state funding to provide birth control through public health clinics for poor women. Why?

"If you hand out contraception to single women, we're saying promiscuity is OK as a state, and I am not in support of that," Phillips, R-Kansas City, said in an interview.

Of course, if a woman has an unwanted pregnancy - which is her fault alone according to the logic of the above sentence, the participating male having been lured against his will to sleep with the goddamn hussy - the same people who would have barred her from birth control would bar her from an abortion, and the very same people who would bar her from an abortion are the same people who would bar public assistance to her unwanted child.

I've said this differently recently: there are people in this country who are sincerely (and dangerously) anti-abortioncentric, but there is a collective hankering for and a coordinated effort at the reslutification of women's sexuality by conservatives freakishly freaked over sex, by nostalgic wifebeaters and adulterers, and, more importantly, by conservative demagogues ever searching for scapegoats and hate targets. Look at the quote above: promiscuity is a women's sin. Men are victims. This not only relieves men of responsibility for their fuck, it relieves them of the responsibility of the after effects of that fuck. Hey, if the slut had kept her legs shut, I wouldn't have fucked her. It allows the sexual prude to sniff in contempt, the misogynist to come-slap-n-run, and the fat farts in the GOP to demonize women while simultaneously slashing funding to programs that directly aid women (and their children, wanted or unwanted).

Reslutification: good bitches do what they're told, bad bitches deserve what they get. Legislation coming to a State House near you. Soon.


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