A Feminist Thought: Binders Full of Women

I couldn't resist doing a post on this.  I try not to get too terribly political via the internet, but I guess it's unavoidable with elections around the corner.  Obviously, my big focus when I look at Obama and Romney's campaigns are their stances on women's rights. Here's an overview:

(His stance is a bit hard to nail down, since he's a huge flip flopper on all issues.)
-supports the right to abortion in cases of rape and incest
-supports the Blunt Amendment, which would restrict access to birth control
-thinks Roe v. Wade was a bad ruling
-would repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would cut no-cost birth control
-thinks life should be defined as beginning at conception
-would cut funding for Planned Parenthood
Read more here.

-signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law
-with the Affordable Care Act, many insurance plans fully cover birth control and recommended preventive care
Read more here.

As for the VP's:

Fun infographics from Women for Obama

The whole binders thing is just so ironic.  In theory, Romney could have gotten a lot of positive press for what he was doing.  He realized (after a women's group told him) that he needed to bring in women to balance out his team.  That's affirmative action.  The way he said it - totally destroyed any chance of sounding like he actually gave a shit if there were women working with him.

So - party affiliation aside - I just simply don't support a candidate that isn't looking out for my (and over half the country's) rights.

I'll leave you with these last thoughts - Viagra has been covered by insurance since 1998, when it hit the market.  The Pill has been used since 1957, and just got coverage in 2009.   Also - domestic abuse is a preexisting condition.  If you weren't mad yet, you should be now.

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