A more than two-thirds majority of voters–including those who voted for Republican/Tea Party candidates in the November 2010 election–strongly oppose the House Republican leadership’s declaration of war on women.
As if we didn’t have enough foreign wars, it looks like a cultural war over abortion is ready to ignite in 2011.
Going home for the holidays is always stressful, but if your family members have been regularly attending tea party rallies, you know that this one is going to be a doozy.
Despite some progress in reducing the incidence of gonorrhea in the United States, spyhillis and chlamydia continue to rise; women and girls make up an ever-increasing share of all those infected with HIV worldwide, and despite promises re: jobs! jobs! jobs! the Tea Party and conservative Republicans are gearing up to pat down your uterus daily.
AIDS denialist given a radio gig, Tea Partiers argue over abortion and gays in the military, New Jersey legislators debate whether women’s health is all that important, and what is “silent birth”?
One group wants to stop talking about social issues. For the other, it’s the only thing that matters. How will the two continue to work together?
It’s Veterans Day so I’m reminding myself (and others who need it) that our female vets are in need of gender specific health care upon returning home from combat; Sarah Palin and the Tea Party want less government – unless it has to do with abortion restrictions; a drug manufacturer of breast cancer treatment drugs adds cancer-causing agents to its drugs; and anorexic women face more unplanned pregnancies than do women who don’t suffer from the disorder.
It’s the morning after and voters are in for a frightening surprise: the 112th Congress’s silent bait-and-switch social agenda.
Yesterday’s election did not represent an anti-choice, anti-health reform, nor anti- environment mandate. But don’t worry, they’ll make one up.
What links the twin movement conservative obsessions of banning abortion rights while fighting against all gun control? Hint: it has little to do with fact-based policy choices, and everything to do with anxious masculinity.