Nationwide, the debate regarding womyn’s healthcare continues to rage on. I am hesitant to even call it a debate, however. Really, it appears to be an attack on womyn in general. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as any surprise, at least to me.
Meanwhile, in Arizona, my home state, the State legislature is considering a law that would require womyn to provide information regarding their use of birth control with their employers. And it could even require the employee to provide a reason to their employer for using birth control. It’s a bullshit law, that even has Senator John McCain opposing it. It would greatly overstep privacy laws. Luckily, the smart progressives in the Grand Canyon state have temporarily sent it back to committee, but it can still come back. (If you want to tell Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to veto the law, should it hit her desk, click here).
And right here in Virginia, a law just passed stating that doctors are no required to tell womyn if there is something seriously wrong with their fetus.
These attacks all are set with a backdrop of attack after attack on Planned Parenthood. First, was the entire change.org petition that was started when Catholic Bishops pressured when the Susan G. Komen foundation to stop providing funding to the womyn’s healthcare organization.Then former Governor, and GOP Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney said the organization should lose it’s funding.
Now, womyn have come a long way in the past hundred years. They have gained the right to vote, protected their privacy in Roe v. Wade, and for the first time ever, more womyn are in college than men. However, now they are on the brink of loosing it all.
All because of a few. Let’s face it ladies, like the gays, your image of being a serious political force has been diminished. Certainly, it’s not all your fault. But stiletto heels, sex-appeal, short skirts, and shows like “Pretty Little Liars” do nothing for your cause.
There is some responsibility that womyn must accept for this debate. In the United States Senate, only 17 are womyn. It’s far worse in the United States House, with only 75 out of 435 female. That’s disgraceful at best, ladies.
Healthcare is a right that should be afforded to everyone. But with all rights, there are responsibilities. If womyn want to be afforded the same basic protections in the workplace as men, and want access to birth control and information their doctor might have about them, then they have to demand it.
(And it’s our job to help them.)