Friday, February 17, 2012

Keep Your Filthy Paws Off My Silky Drawers

So what will you remember about the beginning of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings on contraceptives? Mine will be the image of five self-righteous men lined up behind a table sitting in judgement on a women's right to control her own body. And let me tell you, people, that is what all this bulldooky boils down to, control. It's not about sex, it's not the unborn, and it's certainly not about religious rights. It's about just who has control over a woman's body, the authorities (be they governmental or religious leaders) or women themselves.

We teach our children that their bodies belong to them and that no one has the right to interfere with it. We specifically teach them that the parts of their bodies that are covered by their swimsuits are off limits to other people. Those parts are labelled private and anyone who is too interested in those private parts is labeled a pervert. So, following this train of thought to its logical conclusion, doesn't this mean that the religious and political far right,  who seem obsessed about women's private parts, are also perverted? Yes, and they should back off, they're creeping me out.

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