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I HAVE to know, cause I do not get it. especially this last 5-6 months, and the "war on women". (I have a host of new things I should be updating, but i've been very negligent).
It's about as likely as anything not in the onion. ;-) I do wish it had not been a spoof though. ;-)
"War on Women" is certainly a punch-packing slogan/advertising campaign. We shall see if it gets the Democrats enough female votes.
Slogan? Some it's just some made up reality?
FFS, roughly 5 times more bills that directly effect a woman's access to abortion, birth control or other reproductive choices were initiated last year, than in 2009 when republicans were not in power. The four major candidates had a field day trying to see who was better at removing women's rights. And if you start looking at individual states, and the very real attack on fundamental rights to control our bodies, you will see even higher numbers of bills being presented.
this is not a slogan. it's not some 99% meaningless rhetoric. it's a very real attack on women and our right to access health care and reproductive control.
I would say it is more 99% meaningful rhetoric: replace "and our" with "'s" in the last paragraph and you have a fairly accurate assessment of the situation.
Slogan? Some it's just some made up reality? It is not allowed to use a slogan to describe actual occurrences? The process being followed here is: (1) the Republicans make use of increased opportunity to propose largely the same old women's-rights-infringing legislation that they have always advocated, maybe with a bit of window-dressing swapped around for variety; (2) the less idealistic Democrats see a golden opportunity to court the female vote by infusing their old arguments against this legislation with new life in the form of a creepy-sounding new slogan and a dash of identity politics.
One can gnash one's teeth at the bullshit, of course, but such is politics.
I dont' know why you want to remove the "our" from the sentence. it is OUR rights, not men's rights that are being attacked. Last time I looked, men didn't have to worry about medical birth control being removed from insurance, nor having to undergo ultrasounds to get access to basic medical care - when it's not medically warranted; nor having to prove that you were raped, before you can access basic, legal medical care.
To argue "well, we might have lost coverage of some medical issue if Blunt passed" is really just begging the victim.
In other news, liberals are perpetrating the real "war on women."
One would think that a Republican, at least, would understand that the government's options are somewhat limited when it comes to the market, especially the private-sector job market.
But, as we all know, the State is an omnipontent entity capable of solving all problems only when your opponents are in charge of it; when you get in charge, you whistle a vastly different tune.