Why do these people feel the need to speak? I mean, they really only ever dig themselves a majorly big hole. One for which they cannot possibly get out of. The newest member to the people in this hole, which I call “society’s intellectual garbage can” is Tom Corbett. He is the governor of Pennsylvania. They introduced a law, a lot like the one in Virginia, only theirs is more and less insidious at the same time.
You see, unlike the law in Virginia, they said that doctors didn’t exclusively have to do trans-vaginal, or “intrusive” ultrasounds to show women the fetus before killing it. However, they have to be able to see it, in all cases. This means, when a woman is having an abortion in the first trimester, she will have to be just like all the other women and get a wand shoved into her vag and have a doctor poke around.
But since they didn’t pursue the point that Virginia did, with just shoving a wand into a woman and rooting around in her most private areas, effectively raping her, since she cannot truly consent, it is being forced on her, they decided to try something new. Now, the doctor has to describe their fetus, give them two copies of the image, fill out all sorts of paperwork and bring it back 24 hours later.
You’re probably wondering to yourself, why do this? Why force women into this situation? Why humiliate them like this, when they have already made and incredibly hard choice? The reason is obvious – to shame them. This government has ingeniusly figured out that if they can’t just outright ban women from getting an abortion, they will instead make it so unbelievably difficult and humiliating that women won’t do it. It’s sick, pathetic, and shows that men have absolutely no understanding of women.
You can’t make anybody watch, okay? Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it’s on the exterior and not the interior.
He ignores that for the first trimester, it would have to be on the interior, because an exterior ultrasound won’t be able to see a fetus that early. So yeah, they can just close their eyes while they are being violated. It also ignores the fact that the ultrasound screen will be being shoved in her face, even if she’s not looking. The doctor will also have to describe the heartbeats, if there is one, give her two signed copies to take home, along with paperwork that she has to wait 24 hours to fill out.
But for real, just close your eyes?! Really?! What was that line that Seth Meyers had on SNL?
And really, men have to be smarter when they talk about birth control.
Similarly, men also have to be smarter when they talk about abortion, and especially talk about things being stuck into a woman’s most private area. There are a lot of nerve endings there, and to just root around in it, it’s not something you can just close your eyes to. It would be like me asking you to close your eyes as I shove a butt-plug up your ass, and then fiddle around with it for a while. Yeah, you see how easy it is to ignore. And while I do this, I am describing what kind of asshole you have, and how it is very accomodating to this plug. For real, you try ignoring that! If you think you can, you’re an idiot!
Back to Corbett – you need to apologize, governor. You need to apologize to all the women whose experience you have just ridiculed. This statement of yours answers the age-old question – do men understand women? If you listen to him, then the answer is – no. Not even close. Men don’t have the vaguest of ideas about women, if they think that having a probe shoved into them via vag is something that can just be ignored by closing their eyes.
They also don’t understand women if they think that they can just throw unbelievable amounts of ridicule and pressure their way with laws like this. The people of this government are now realizing that Americans are weak and will listen do whatever they are told, without a fight, so they have now pursued making one of the hardest decisions for a woman even harder with petty shame. Shame them enough to not have an abortion. You people make me sick.
And for whoever will come on here and defend this, know that you are no better. For women – the war against you is begun anew, and it is just getting started. The Republicans are dying. They have alienated the LGBTQ community completely (though the Democrats aren’t much better, since not one of them has the principle to fight for anything), most of the minorities, and now they are making a go at disowning the female vote. The question is – why? Why attack any and all people who will come to your defense?
Well, the answer is simple – perhaps they realize that their base is old and middle aged white men, and these men are dying. They have almost no base left to work with, so now they are singing the only swan song they know – trying to do as much superficial damage to the country as possible.
They know that they can, too, since the liberals and Democrats will only play defense, and will not fight against them.
So you know, I will blame Corbett for these statements, but I blame the American people more for not standing up and putting people like this guy into his intellectual place. And that place, if you didn’t know, is the garbage can.
Until next time, a quote,
“They passed a bill saying life begins at conception. What’s next? Life begins at ‘last call?’ Life begins when you click ‘send’ on your Match.com profile? I mean, really!?!” -Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live