Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Women fight back against the theocrats

Trying out this new embed twitter feature. In theory, you should be able to see and interact with it just as if you would be if you were actually crazy enough to spend your time on twitter.

Taking the clues from Daniella's twitter account it seems this is a women's protest in support of Planned Parenthood. Which is not to be confused with the even larger protest this weekend in Wisconsin marking the anniversary of Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin Republican's opening assault on workers rights. Which in retrospect could be credited for birthing the whole populist protest movement that culminated in the Occupy Movement and is still growing many offshoots.

On a somewhat related note, the estimable Gary Trudeau has been a great supporter of women's rights for as long as I can remember. Which is a pretty long time. This week's Doonesbury takes on the odious transvaginal ultrasound laws that are springing up like dandelions in GOP held statehouses. Apparently there's quite a number of editors who won't print the comic strip this week because they think talking about this state sanctioned rape of pregnant women would offend their readers. I certainly hope these media gatekeepers are also equally offended by the law itself and editorializing against it, but not holding my breath. In any event, in case you somehow can't find Doonesbury on line, here's the whole week of Doonesbury panels in one place. Fair warning it's in pdf. If you hate that, just go over to Slate and see the daily postings.

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