The religious rape of American women

19 thoughts on “The religious rape of American women”

  1. It’s funny how the extremists are attempting to claim, as the basis for their discrimination, the “right to religious freedom.” I can’t help but be reminded of past attempts to justify the denial of human rights…

    “[T]here can be no such thing as the “right” of some men to violate the rights of others.” – Ayn Rand: Racism. Those words were aimed at the extremists, on both sides, of the Racism debate back in to 1960s, but I believe they hold true for this debate as well.

      1. Yes.
        Men need to stay out of women’s health issues. (Pregnancy is not a disease – Nor does “preventative health issues” have anything to do with pregnancy)
        Women are quite capable of choosing a doctor and managing their own health issues with their doctor – without government or church direction.
        The Federal government needs to stay out of religious institution’s beliefs and should also stop telling women what they do or do not need (and how to think)
        Women are not idiots or children that need / want their “guidance” (no matter how well meaning)
        Back off – both sides.

      2. In the past I have made custom bumper stickers at I may have to do some new ones … if someone hasn’t already done something appropriate.

  2. Outstanding post, Pied. It could well serve as a Congressional speech on the subject. Or, dare I say it, even a sermon? But forget that – no collar for the likes of you!

    1. Thanks. I’m afraid I could never deliver this as a speech. I’d get way too emotional and be written off as “just another hysterical woman.” Besides, these troglodytes aren’t letting women testify.

      1. Nor I. I read that the panel was all church leaders because the discussion was about a “war on religion.” More salt, served up with an insult to my intelligence.

  3. Well written Pied. To add further insult to our intelligence the pseudo-pious have the nerve to condemn the islamists for similarly ancient [and obviously more anti-female] ideology.

    It’s a conspiracy that goes well beyond all the fake religious dogmas. In addition to keeping women down, the [absurdly ironically named] “pro-life” effort also ensures population growth. Thus maintaining our armed forces. Soldiers have to be born and raised to enlistment age.

    1. the “pro-life” appellation certainly is misplaced, isn’t it. I guess it’s too late, as someone pointed out on my blog, to re-claim it for those of us who believe in supporting the life of the already living.

      1. No, that ship has sailed. What we probably need to do is come up with a new, catchy, appropriate name for them and then use it until it sticks. It needs to be something the media will pick up and use.

      1. Yeah, I kinda blew up the other day. And still haven’t calmed down much since then. Especially after Santorum’s idiotic comments about Obama and religion.

      2. Don’t calm down! Women shouldn’t calm down unless and until Santorum and all those like him get far, far away from Washington politics.

... and that's my two cents