End the war on women

The GOP is trying to go back in time – don’t let it happen

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you probably realize the Republican party has started an all-out war on women.

For years, women have faced inequality in the workforce and other areas in society. Since much of the GOP is composed of rich, Caucasian, obviously chauvinistic men, they are doing everything in their power to take away women’s reproductive rights.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said if he becomes president, he would defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a center for resources on sex and reproductive health, birth control, pap smears, pregnancy/STD testing and much more. Many low-income women rely on Planned Parenthood for their sexual and reproductive health.

According to Planned Parenthood’s website, plannedparenthood.org, 38.1 percent of their services goes to STI/STD testing, 14.5 percent goes to cancer screening and prevention, contraception services at 33.5 percent, other services at 0.6 percent and abortion services at 3 percent.

I am absolutely disgusted with Romney and the rest of the GOP trying to turn the clock back one hundred years or more for women. If it were up to them, women wouldn’t be going to college, but staying at home in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.

Putting politics aside, this is just discrimination against women. Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio host, called Sandra Fluke, a college student who gave her testimony to the United States Congress about birth control being important to women’s health since her friend used it for health issues. Limbaugh proceeded to call her derogatory names such as “slut” and “prostitute.” He came under fire for those remarks and more than 30 sponsors suspended or pulled their ads from his show. Serves that misogynist pig right.

If you’re a young woman using birth control, you might want to pay attention to the media. Your reproductive rights are in jeopardy. There are online petitions you can sign to tell Congress it’s your right to take birth control and take control of your health. Just make sure you know what is going on.

Some Republicans argue birth control is a form of abortion. Birth control is used to prevent pregnancy, not end it. Birth control is also used to help ease heavy menstrual periods. It can also be prescribed for health issues such as endometriosis, a gynecological disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of a uterus, known as the endometrium, grows outside the uterus.

Don’t let these ignorant, sexist individuals take away any of your rights as a woman. It’s your life, not theirs. So take control. Men–support women, don’t discriminate. You wouldn’t be here without us.


I seen  Mitt Romney and his wife in an interview for TV a while back, and she told on camera about how she had to convert to republican when she married him. It’s the same type of mentality that thought slavery was a good thing. It is dehumanizing women and it will not stop there; anyone who is not of European decent, will lose basic human rights if these kind of people are running the country.   

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