Blogger highlight: Women bloggers

Where do I even begin with this one? I guess I have to start with Dizzy Dezzi. She cross posted something at my place, that you are sure to get riled about. During the post, she mentions some other female bloggers that I hold in high esteem. Betmo and Tina are at the top of my list of female bloggers. If I had to choose one female blogger, I would bow out. It would not be fair to make that choice.

Dizzy is the wife of a soldier. She sees things that we don’t. Betmo is a very thoughtful person, and is a free thinker. Tina is a proud Democrat. From these three very different woman, you get the same thing, don’t tell them what to do with their bodies! So if I remember right, you are about to hear from a Libertarian, an Independant, and a Democrat. All women, and each so strong in their own way. Not the knock over the head and drag them back to the cave kind of women. These women rock! Strong in every way. Dizzy refered to me as her big blogger brother, so it’s time to hear from my blogger sisters. My baby sister, and the older sister known as Betmo. Feel free to find a nook in there Tina! 😆 I know you won’t be wanting to be the older sister! Ha!!! - Create custom images
Abortions For Rape Victims? Brownback Says No:Brownback Was Campaigning Before Catholic Group

Campaigning before the National Catholic Men’s Conference, Brownback questioned whether rape victims should get abortions.

“Is (rape) made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that’s been raped?” the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers gathering.

“We need to protect innocent life. Period,” Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.

Tina at fuzzy and blue, weighs in with the following:

Uh, well it will never take away the horrific rape (or the horrible diseases and possible HIV infection that could have resulted from the rape) but it certainly could help ease the burden on the woman because why should she (and perhaps her husband/partner and children) be forced to endure a forced pregnancy, labor, birth, and ultimately, a child– that was never EVER wanted– and only came about due to brutal violence?

I wholeheartedly agree with Tina, especially having been brutally raped, myself.

Any man who would force any woman, but most especially a woman literally forced into pregnancy through rape, to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term is a heartless, theocratic thug. They can’t force rapists to get castrated, but they want to force women to have babies against their will. This is beyond cruel, it is inhumane.

Politicians like Brownback, a man who believes whole-heartedly in Creationism, scare the shit out of me. We do not want nor need imbeciles like him holding any of the reins of power, most especially the presidency, especially in light of the continuing precedents that our current dumb-ass in chief has been establishing.

I’m with betmo when she says it’s time to stop being “tolerant” of other’s beliefs, especially when those beliefs will turn back the clock to Old Testament times.

If rapists can’t be surgically castrated; if crazy people can’t be forced to take medicines that make them more sane; if men/women with too many babies can’t be forced to surgically sterilized, then why is it OK to force a woman to carry a baby she does not want and add to the emotional pregnancy mix the stress of carrying a product of rape to term allowing the rapist parental rights (yes, in some states, rapists or their families can fight for parental rights!) and possibly put her life and/or the well-being of her other children and/or maybe her marriage, in jeopardy?

If a rapist has a right to their own body; if a crazy person has a right to their own body, then women have rights to their own body, to decide for themselves whether or not to carry a baby to term (regardless of how she got pregnant).

It’s that simple.

(Crossposted at Dizzy Dayz)

That’s my blogger sisters in action! The girls have more than one night out now, they are taking the days they want. Looks good on you my ladies, damn good!

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4 Responses to Blogger highlight: Women bloggers

  1. Monica says:

    Wow, I’m so completely speechless and very angry!! These people must really hate women to advocate something this cruel and heartless. Unbelievable. It boils my blood that Brownback and his audience embrace the idea that a woman, such as myself has no right to my own body and that after a criminal act such as rape I would have to be further victimized and tortured by having a child from a rape. I can’t see how anyone would feel that this is proper. These people are completely twisted and sick. People like this CAN’T be allowed to make public policy. I am completely pro-choice. I firmly believe it’s a womans’ right to choose. Period. If that woman decides to involve others in her decision, that’s her right. Government has no right to be involved. Mr. Brownback and his kind have no right to further inflict harm on women who have been violated.

  2. betmo says:

    i am not an advocate for abortion- but i am pro choice. why? mainly because the right and other groups have lumped contraceptives together under the same umbrella. as for rape, i don’t think that the woman should carry an unwanted child to term if she is not willing to do so. in a secular society, we have determined that abortion is legal. my thought is this overall- men need to stop the nonsense and realize that women are fellow human beings. period. women need to get their heads out of their asses if they push for a repeal to roe vs. wade because it isn’t a victory. it is a setback. abortion is not taken lightly. no one i have ever come into contact with who has had an abortion- has ever relished the decision. women are acutely aware of the fact that when they are pregnant- they are carrying another person. those misconceptions need to die out.

    thanks donnie and dizzy 🙂

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    (1) Just wondering. So we force the delivery. The adoption follows. The teenager looks for history and finds a rapist. Suicide? Do they really care about anybody in this equation?

    (2) “a man who believes wholeheartedly in creationism” Do any of the “leaders” of the idiot right really believe in anything they spout to get elected? A more cynical/hypocrtical bunch of people likely do not walk the face of the planet. All the more dangerous because of it, but sincere, I don’t think so.

    I once knew a man who would get a phone call during Sunday dinner, say he had to run to the shop, go get his pipes cleaned by a prostitute, and be home in time to have desert with his wife and mother. I see a politician like Brownback as being more cold blooded than that.

  4. Ginny Cotts says:

    Good perspective on this. I would like us to stop using ‘birth control’ to describe ‘contra’ ceptives.

    There are so many things we could spend money and effoprt on to reduce the incidence of unwanted pregnancies and the need to have an abortion when there are many other options before that is the only one left.

    At this point I also can get my blood boiling on the effects 4 years of war has had on Iraq birth rates, as well as childhood deaths. Picking and choosing how or when you apply your values is the foundation of hypocrasy. What good is religion when it is possible to squirm out of using it when inconvenient?

    I’d actually gamble the guy Darrell wrote about went to church those Sunday mornings too.