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Things that are Pluckin' My Last Nerves

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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 I am a 50++ yo white lesbian living in WVa and I can tell you from long past and no so long past that some of the good ol' boys still suffer under the delusion that all a lesbian needs to be made "right" is a good screw. I have news for them, every lesbian I know would consider that rape. In my younger days, during the seventies when I was discovering who and what I was I knew that every night my friends and I left our favorite gay bar that we would be faced with drunks slobbering rude remarks, others making very improper suggestions and if there was any trouble,  any at all, the cops had no problem arresting us and had no problem showing us their feelings, Somehow, most of us managed to make it out alive (in more ways than one). Now a bunch of gay folk going out on a Saturday night is a normal thing. In accepting gay people this country has made progress, this country is getting better. Now comes the fly in the ointment.

Republican legislators and governers have spent a great deal of time, the past 5 years, trying to find and create ways to keep (rather put) all us free thinking women back in our place. They have introduced and passed legislation in these states that will literally cost some woman her life. They want your employer to be able to decide whether you get birth control (could be against his religion). You may not even need the pills for pregnancy prevention but for some hormonal issue, Is your boss at Chik fila really the best one to decide what medications you need? They are trying to push through some of the most draconian anti-choice laws this nation has ever seen. Some of these laws would leave some of those states with only one clinic for all the women who might need or want their services. They are trying to force women to undergo ultrasounds, for no other reason than to try and shame her...it has not one damn thing to do with giving her time to think about her decision. Newsflash, by the time most women find themselves at that clinic she has done little other than think about her situation. First the measures were to ban abortions after twenty weeks, now some want that to go to 6 weeks. Some women don't know they are even pregnant then. The whole misogynistic lot will not be happy until life begins at the erection. We all know from tv commercials for Viagra and Cialis that the WORST thing in the world would be for the dick to eventually stop working. Men as you age, your testosterone goes down, it is part of growing old. Why can't you simply allow nature to take its course? After all, you are all behind letting nature take its' course when a woman is pregnant.

That's another thing that plain pisses me off. All these "pro-life" people are for the majority part, full of crap. They aren't PRO-life, they are pro BIRTH. They way they seek to do away with programs and benefits, including more education, that this new mother could use to make her life and the baby's life better , it becomes quite apparent that after that baby is born they don't give a rat's behind about either the mother or the baby. I will maintain til my death that one of the most hypocritical positions in the universe are those who say they are "pro-life" only to become the rabid head cheerleader at the executions of those on death row. I find the discconnect appalling and repugnant. Oh and for those who will drag up Jesus not speaking out against capital punishment from the cross, His silence did not imply consent. His stopping the priests from stoning a prostitute, as was law and custom, and turned it around on them. According to the laws of that time they were carrying out the punishment the law demanded. Jesus demanded a quite different law, love your neighbors as yourself, pray for those who would harm you, take care of the naked, the sick, the hungry, the disabled and down trodden.

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JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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I don't understand the anger over employers not offering birth control. Every health insurance I have ever been on private or through an employer has never covered birth control. I didn't cause an uproar. If I wanted to take birth control I paid out of pocket. It's not the expensive.
grandmab125
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM

 S. I. G. H......

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM

nice to meet you :D. i'm a 26 yearold married, mother of 2 & i agree with most of what you said but then again i am a pretty big feminist. looking forward to seeing you around more and getting to know you better!

cindilou13
by Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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Every woman I know, lesbian, straight, or anything else, would consider that rape!  It's men who are the idiots lol. 

I agree with 95% of what you said. 

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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We have elected a lot of gynecologists to office..

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