Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Government Sanctioned Mechanical Rape
I don't talk politics a lot. I don't do it publicly especially. This required vaginal ultrasound is really pushing my buttons. My position on abortion is really irrelevant. My position on violating a woman's body….don't touch her if she didn't ask!
There is not a single one of those male senators in Virginia who voted to require a woman to have a vaginal ultrasound before going through with an abortion who would agree to have that probe shoved up his rectum! I think they should write that into the bill. Every lawmaker must receive a rectal probe for each vaginal ultrasound the state requires.
Also, I think the funds to purchase the equipment, pay salaries of technicians, and any other associated costs should come out of said lawmakers' salaries. This complete bullshit excuse for infringement on a woman's right to choose what to do with her body has gone too far. It is nothing more than the equivalent of our government sanctioning the rape of these women with a mechanical penis. These women don't WANT that probe in their vaginas. Isn't that a core component to RAPE?
This is outrageous! This is insulting not only to women, but to humanity. What if this should make it all the way into law? I am lucky I won't be one of the women subjected to this horror, but what if I have a friend who is? There would be a horsewoman of the Apocalypse. Her name would be Karen.
A lot of discussion of my blogs happens on my Facebook wall, which is private. Tonight, it was lively. Indeed, the bill that passed today was amended. It excludes women who had previously reported a rape. In my opinion, if the authors think there is something insulting, improper, invasive that would add insult to injury for a rape victim, then they know there is something wrong with their literature regardless. This watered down version does nothing except appease enough people to get it passed and achieve the end result anyway.