Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site:
Reverend Al Sharpton was doing the obligatory MSNBC on-location rope line in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday evening when a woman of a certain age stood tall and stated what was on her mind about Growing Hope in Politics Nation Live from that historic civil rights venue ... "What about the new Jane Crow?"
Whiplash. #JaneCrow. Eureka, some Southern belle nailed it. [Video at footer of the good Reverend.]
Jane Crow. It's SO sadly, infuriatingly, effing accurate.
Minding the gender gap is about far more than poll numbers and swing states, if the Regressives get their way we will be looking at the same rights for women that our great-grandmothers enjoyed. Be it pay equity or being the acknowledged bosses of our own bodies, the GOP is brashly moving the goalposts back with very little impunity.
Asshattery against women we would rather forget, never mind own as part of our collective Tea Induced history, is a motivating and mounting list of criminal Ick.
- God Given Rape or Legitimate Rape or any lunatic GOP Rape 'qualifier'.
- Binders of Women with Raging Libidos wrangled by Uncle Sugar.
- Trans-vaginal probes and the legislatures who love them.
- Purity Balls and birth control shaming, leading to rape or pregnancy shaming then capped with SNAP shaming.
And it isn't Regressive Ick restricted to the South. A frustrated friend in Kansas tipped me to this letter to the editor in the Topeka Capitol-Journal which sums up the Tea Party offenses against women handily from the heartland.
I can see that the tea party and Republicans have one thing in common — a desire to strip women of their rights as first-class citizens and take them out of the work force. Is this what they want for themselves and their daughters?
Hell Yeah! [But.But.But. … no, they really do want pre-Mad Men Amurrica back.]
Women and their spouses can talk Republican until they are blue in the face, but when it comes time to vote they are responsible for the choices they make in the voting booth.
That is the one place we are totally free, so I beg of women to use it wisely and vote Democrat in November to restore their place in society.
YES! Don't let the work of the suffragettes and the dames that came up before us get systematically stolen back, fellow liberals. The opposition is sly, slick and has more money than their God. Make that vote count and make your indignant voices heard.
Bring on the Lefteous Indignation. Jane Crow has got to go.