...Including this tweet from @Iowahawkblog:
Remember gals, the GOP hates women. That's why President Obama treats you as hysterical, hormone-addled walking uteri.
And it's not just the President that views them in this light, also his staunchest defenders.
Behold the flappy folds of Code Pink going all Spirit Week at the Republican National Convention:
Ed Morrissey, writing for the Fiscal Times, notes the potential folly of the Democrats playing the "WoW" card thusly:
But it’s even worse than that. The strategy segregates women from other issues as if they only have deep concern in this election over the status of their genitalia. This theme came to ludicrous fruition in demonstrations by Code Pink at the Republican convention in Tampa, when activists showed up dressed as gigantic labia. The scene provided an unintentionally revealing portrait of just how progressives see women in modern American society.
That is the true risk for Democrats who pursue this strategy. After three nights of watching successful and accomplished women in the Republican Party discuss economic policy, job creation, and reform of the federal government for deficit and debt reduction, viewers will tune in the following week to see women considered as interested in little more than sexual reproduction. Voters might well conclude that there is a “war on women,” but that it’s not the Republicans who are waging it.
Seriously. We don't get it. All that "You've come along way, baby" and "Keep your laws off my body" defiant, feminist sloganeering from decades past has been reduced to simpering pleas to a domineering, paternalistic super-state to provide free birth control. Correction: simpering demands to a domineering, paternalistic super-state which will pass that cost on to U.S. citizens whether they like it or not. Nice work, ladies.
And don't allow yourself to be deluded: this isn't about "access" - this is about "muscle". This is a power play, pure and simple. What better way to prove your bona fides as a true believer in soft-authoritarianism than to force institutions to violate their conscience by forcing them to provide contraception, gratis? And you don't even have to be a person of faith to realize the absurdity of all this and wonder why it is you are footing the bill for someone else's sexual habits.
So, color us confused. All this time we were told that what happens in the bedroom was strictly the business of the consenting parties. No longer. Now that we're all vested interests, what happens in the bedroom is not anymore a private matter but that of public policy and that does not sound like a feature of a constitutional republic devoted to the ideals of personal privacy and civil liberties.
heh. Paying for your own Pill: It's the civil rights issue of our time.