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Thursday, April 04, 2024

Rebecca Solnit: The conservative obsession with purity and control is being achieved by increasingly punitive means.



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They intend to prohibit it to others while partaking of it themselves. Any argument? Oh, and of course they will have access to abortions if they need one after.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2024-04-03 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The conservative obsession with purity and control

Except when it concerns their own kiddie diddling or public --------.

Right Matt Gaetz and Hoebert?

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-04-03 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I will doubt the thesis of this article until I see Madge Green and Barkeep BoBo cover their ankles and hair, like Muslim women do. Wait? The GOP is going Muslim? Please confirm...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2024-04-04 09:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I am a 60+ YO man. Women you need to start taking these conservative MAGA fascists seriously. You are well on the way to being considered property again by these people. When I was a small child, I remember my father getting VERY angry that my mother had gotten a drivers license because at the time a male family member had to approve the application. In this case, may maternal grandfather signed for her to get her license and bought her a car - dad was PISSED. Dad was a "do as I say, not what I do" kind of man to the core. He had multiple extramarital affairs while at the same time calling my mother's friends whores if they were found to have had an affair.

These types of men who want women to be "pure" will never think that it could, or should, ever apply to themselves. So if this stupidity moves forward, those women in positions of political power in state and federal government need to propose legislation that if a man impregnates a woman outside of marriage he should be charged with rape and required to register as a sexual predator.

To the men who want to demonize women for being human, move to any fundamentalist and extremist Muslim country, you will fit right in because you seamlessly align with their morality.

My sincere apologies to non-extremist Muslims for this example.

#4 | Posted by Hickory at 2024-04-04 10:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

For anyone wondering how some Republicans get from banning abortion to banning birth control and why sex for its own sake is taboo to them, read on:

Molly Jong-Fast
When we say they're coming for birth control this is what we mean:

Ben Zeisloft
Birth control pills sometimes cause abortions by stopping embryos from implanting.

They should be banned for that reason alone, without even getting into the massive societal harm they cause by discouraging fruitfulness and enabling widespread sexual immorality.


Ben Zeisloft

I see that this post is going viral.

I would like to clarify that I retract absolutely nothing and proudly stand by every word.

Many in our society, including Christians, are murdering their embryonic children with hormonal birth control, often in ignorance.

One of the three mechanisms employed in hormonal birth control prevents the fertilized egg from implanting and therefore discards the fertilized egg, which is a human made in the image of God from the moment of fertilization.

To treat human life with flippancy is to treat God with flippancy, shattering his moral law and spitting in his face, and thus rightly provoking his wrath (Genesis 9:6, Exodus 20:13, James 3:9).

If you have murdered your child, whether through negligence with hormonal birth control or through a medical or surgical abortion, you stand guilty before God: abortion is the unjustified taking of innocent human life and therefore murder. . . . Lay down the murderous intentions of your heart toward your preborn neighbors and even your own preborn children. Become a new creature in Christ and be reconciled to your merciful and gracious Creator. Run to Jesus and live!


#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-04-04 10:14 AM | Reply

Meh, yet another example of liberals taking something that could have a million origin stories and only picking the one that matches their ideology while ignoring all other possibilities. And the only reason nobody does anything about it because cons do the exact same thing, all the time. And since neither side has any objectivity anymore, they both cling to their ideologies as the only right one.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2024-04-04 11:47 AM | Reply

both cling to their ideologies as the only right one.

#6 | Posted by humtake

How is not wanting people to have birth control the RIGHT ideology, unless you think the government's job is to enforce YOUR religious rules on EVERYONE?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-04-04 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Paying porn stars for sex is,of course, exempt.
Just like two women having sex with each other isn't gay if a husband is watching.

#8 | Posted by northguy3 at 2024-04-04 12:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages."

Richard Lederer

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2024-04-04 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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