Another segment on "Almost Tuesday". THis one is about the War on the War on Women.
I had a conversation with someone the other day about women’s rights. He thinks that the “War On Women” is a fabricated narrative that is used to make certain candidates look bad. I looked into this, and I have good news: The candidates already look bad, because they ARE bad!
Trump has a reputation for using unkind words when talking to and about women. It’s caught most fo the news’s attention. But no one seems to want to talk about any of the other candidates statements and campaign promises.
Jeb Bush famously said that we likely spend too much money on women’s health, even though women’s health programs have been steadily de-funded since 2005. He’s always been in the pro-life camp, but he also once tried to appoint a legal guardian for the unborn fetus of a disabled woman who was raped in a state facility. He also has a problem with single mothers. He thinks that publicly shaming them is a good way to reduce out-of-wedlock births. He must have been the only person to enjoy reading The Scarlet Letter in high school.
Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz all voted against the Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Chris Christie cut $7.5 million from Planned Parenthood, and he feared that development of a “viagra pill” for women would create more lesbians. John Hagee thinks that women should be prosecuted when they use the Lord’s name in vain during sex. Ben Carson blamed the #BlackLivesMatter protests on the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and thinks that domestic abusers should not be demonized (He’s still all for discriminate against gay people though). Scott Walker and John Kasich signed a law that would require anyone considering getting an abortion to get a transvaginal ultrasound. THis is a shame, because the term ‘Transvaginal Ultrasound” would have been an awesome name for an all female psychedelic punk band, but now it’s ruined by Walker. Walker stepped up his hate game by omitting exceptions for rape and incest in a proposed anti-abortion bill, which was already pretty atrocious.
Mike Huckabee is likely the worst. He has always been a pro-life crusader and anti-contraception. He is big into shaming women for wanting birth control, and worst of all, he performed “Cat Scratch Fever” with Ted Nugent once. He also famously said that he would not rule out using federal troops or FBI agents to block people from accessing abortion clinics. THat’s right. In order to save lives, Mike Huckabee is willing to kill every woman in America!
You can claim many things, but you cannot claim that there is no war on women when you say YOU’LL USE AN ARMY TO BLOCK THEM.