Is It A Scary Time To Be A Woman?

September 21, 2012

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Sandra Fluke speaks at the convention

Two weeks ago the Democrats held their Convention. The focus seemed to be auto bailouts, pandering to Unions, making fun of Republicans and, of course, free birth control. Please.

The issues that they should be focusing on important ones…our debt that is spiraling out of control, the unemployed and underemployed…you know, the REALLY important things.

I watched the Princess of the Democrat party, Sandra Fluke, discussing how her birth control should be paid for. I really wish she wouldn’t have used the collective “we” when referring to women because she didn’t represent me or my values.

Living in Iowa, I’ve seen all of the ads. The most pathetic one of all starts out, “It’s a scary time to be a woman.” Really? Because no one can find work? Oh, wait, you mean because Mitt Romney doesn’t believe that our tax dollars should go to a private “women’s health” business.

Look, ladies. Let’s think about this. It’s not scary just because you may have to pay a $9 co-pay on your birth control. I know that now, compared to 4 years ago, I spend more than $9 a month on the same amount of gas that I’d put in my minivan. I know that my grocery bill has increased more than $9 each trip for the same items.

Maybe it is a scary time to be a woman. I’m scared that some women are actually buying into this. But what makes my head spin is hearing the women on the left scream “My body, my choice” and yet, we’re expected to subsidize it? You can’t have it both ways. Either it is your body and you take care of it yourself, or it is not and you get free stuff.

I don’t want “free stuff” from the Government, because it’s not really free. Someone has paid for it. And I’d rather not be indebted to the Government for anything.

I prefer FREEDOM over free stuff.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evan
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 22:53:58

    It’s really interesting seeing the different viewpoints of women on this whole thing. I’ve watched it on Facebook, and its varied from not bothered by the GOP’s actions, to causing a switch of support. I’d love to see a study that tried to find what made people feel a certain way (for example, are people who are more entrenched in dogma less likely to be bothered, while those who are casual party supporters more likely to let one issue sway them?).

    As an example, 5 minutes before reading this story, I read the following quote from one of my female Facebook friends, who shall remain nameless:

    “Let’s see, GOP is passing laws about my lady bits that I don’t approve of, refusing to do anything that resembles anything that even looks like it might be bipartisan, Mittens can’t seem to say anything without looking like a Donkey (isn’t it time to switch the animals representing the parties?), last week the GOP voted down a jobs for military vets bill, today they voted down an environmental bill dubbed “stop the war on coal” though it had to do with a lot more than coal, they didn’t address a number of things they should have, then they left. Please, tell me why it is that after having supported the GOP my entire voting life, I should continue to do so. I’m just not feeling the love any longer.”


  2. Evan
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 22:57:59

    I should point out that I don’t think she was referring just to the contraceptive issue when she mentioned her “lady bits.” There were other issues where I saw her become increasingly outraged.


  3. Onij
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 23:33:11

    Are you kidding me!?:

    “The female body has ways of stopping rape-related pregnancy…” – Akin

    “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” – R. Santorum

    “I’m as pro-life as a person gets. You’re not going to have a truce.” – Paul Ryan, on why abortion should be banned even in the case of rape, incest, or endangering a woman’s health. When asked about jailing women for having an abortion he said, ‘If it’s illegal, it’s illegal.”


  4. Sarah Bowman
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 10:44:21

    Oh, Onij…I never mentioned abortion in my article. But since we’re throwing out quotes, here’s one.

    “Thou shall not kill.” – God


  5. Onij
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 01:29:26

    Okay, let’s try this again:

    Sarah: “is it a scary time to be a women?”

    Me: “Are you kidding me!?:” Followed by three (of many) crazy quotes, made of women’s bodies by… wait for it…! LAWMAKERS (and potential ones).

    “There are questions that should be answered with a counter-question.” – Buddha


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