What’s that? The Republicans’ War on Women isn’t real? We’re just making things up in order to be spiteful? Oh yes, that’s exactly it.
Women still make approximately 77 cents to the dollar that men earn, and yet every single Republican Senator voted against the bill to rectify that.
We hear constant claims about “forcible” or “illegitimate” rape, with no word about what the other kind would be, implying that if you weren’t dragged into an alley by a stranger and beaten to within an inch of your life, what you went through doesn’t count.
These are just a few examples, for an extended list of the battles the GOP has waged on women, Stop The War on Women has given a great one here.
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother, and why I don’t just forget about all of this bullshit, pack up and move to a deserted island. Not that I think it’s pointless or that I shouldn’t bother, more that it just makes me so angry I want to just close my laptop and walk away. The fact that it is almost 100 years after women earned the right to vote, and we’re still dealing with so many problems, it just makes me sick. On top of that, there are so many people who don’t even realize there is a problem. That’s more frightening than angering actually.
If so many people are turning a blind eye to the problem, how can we ever expect to get anywhere?