Today SCOTUS did the abysmal act of allowing Hobby Lobby to break the LAW and deny women contraception because of tYeah,what she said!
Today SCOTUS did the abysmal act of allowing Hobby Lobby to break the LAW and deny women contraception because of their religious obejections.....Welcome to Theocracy Americans. Tea Party, Taliban, Taliban, Tea Party. Who can tell the difference?
Give me a fucking break! Soooo much bullshit here people.
1. Contraception is not mentioned in the bible. So, how can this be a religious objection?
2. Women's contraception will not be covered, but Viagra and vasectomies get a pass....hmmm. Something is rotten in isle three right next to the crucifixes manufactured in China, where abortions are state funded and mandated. Hobby Lobby has no issue in supporting THAT with their dolla bills.
3. Slipperiest of slopes. Who's to stop any corporation/employer from denying health care to anyone with this excuse?? Anyone familiar with Christian Scientists....anyone?
4. Um....these women are paying premiums for this healthcare, not Hobby Lobby, so I don't get what the fuck H.L. is pissed about paying for, WHEN THEY ARE NOT PAYING FOR IT!
5. Birth control pills are not only prescribed to control birth, it is also a medication. Morons.
6. What is wrong with controlling birth anyway? There are 7 billion people on this planet. That's plenty. More than half of those people suck.
7. The best way to avoid abortions is by birth control being plentiful....I've met a few women we should pay to take it.
Today we have moved one step closer to the world Margaret Atwood created in The Handmaid's Tale. A very sad day. I await the trolls.
Now we return to our regularly scheduled rant review.....
WARNING: This review is being written after I worked a 13 hour day, with another one on the horizon tomorrow, and a glass of wine and while watching the Rachel Maddow show. Current events have put this book on the forefront of my mind, and damn it I got to get this out.
I have never written a review on The Handmaid's Tale because I love the book, and it is so hard to write about a book you love.
Ehh, what the hell.
OfFred was a normal everyday woman with a career, a name, a life like all women have come to expect and take for granted in this age. When the Religious Right came into power, they began to put into practice their insane beliefs which strip women of their identity, their rights, their body, their very name. Women are to be called Of(whatever asshat they belong to), instead of, say Beatrix. Reproduction is an issue because all the toxins in the environment have rendered many women infertile. But if you are fertile, woe to you, you get to be a baby factory against your will, get promised to some jerk you don’t love or even like because someone deemed him important enough to breed. Oh, come on!
This book was written in 1986, FYI. I thought it was scary and sort of possible when I first read it, but farfetched. This could NEVER happen in the United States of America. Never would it be allowed to happen here, we are too educated.
I turn on the news (in twothousandandfrikntwelve) and certain religious factions on the right are trying to defund Planned Parenthood, because they perform abortions which is only 3% of what they do (with NO federal $ going towards them). Mostly PP provides healthcare to women who wouldn't get it otherwise………..icky poor women.
Now it’s birth control? Seriously? Birth control??????? Did I wake up in 1950? Am I stuck in a Atwood novel? 98% of Catholic women (technically I’m one of them) use/used birth control. Even they are asking WTF?
I’m not sure what these people are trying to do. There are more women than men and we vote……unless that’s the next right on the chopping block.
I thought it would be a good time for an addition to this review following the Republican convention. You know the party who just nominated Mittens Romney, the man with his pants constantly on fire, and, Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan, the guy who co authored a bill with the douchenozzle from Virginia defining something called "force able rape" (just in case you might be confused ladies). The party that believes we have magical vaginas who can tell the difference between rapey sperm and non rapey sperm? The implication being if you get pregnant you must have wanted it. Yes ladies, "just lay back and enjoy it" (some Republican actually spewed those words about rape). After all, "rape is just another form of conception."- Paul Ryan. ...more
I don't rightly know to tell the truth. I listened to about half of the book and upon realizing I still had asWhat did I think of this book.....hmmm.
I don't rightly know to tell the truth. I listened to about half of the book and upon realizing I still had as much to slog through as I already had, I gave up. I really tried to follow it. I was doing really well, but then I realized at some point that I didn't know what was happening. But this, I decided was okay because nothing was happening....at all.
But I kept going for awhile. I would hear a character's name that I found mildly interesting and would pay attention, but then I would drift off again.
Something I've noticed about women of this era fainted at the drop of a hat. Just walking down a hallway and BAMB! Fainted. Seem's like an emotional shock is all it takes for a woman to loose consciousness. I find that I go about my daily life fully conscious until I decide not to be any more. It just doesn't happen randomly.
I don't know if people really spoke in a repetitive manor back in that time period, or if the authors (because nothing ever happened) wrote that way for filler. Nothing annoys me more than repetition*. I know one thing for sure, there were characters named 'Peggety' (I have no clue if this is the correct spelling, because I listened to it) in this book. 'Peggety' was said over and over and over...... Arrrggghhh!
I also learned it was perfectly acceptable that a man name David could have a nickname of Daisy, no one thought it was weird that he was suddenly being referred to as Daisy.
***I began to wonder if this was a 'thing', this hating with a white hot anger, repetition and certain sounds (and movements), so I looked it up and it WAS! It's called Misophonia....Oh well, what's another neurological disorder?...more
I decided to get this book as a part of Kindle Unlimited. To be fair,This is one of the worst books I've ever read.
I'm not kidding.
I decided to get this book as a part of Kindle Unlimited. To be fair, this is not my normal read, but it was one of the most popular downloads, I checked it's ratings on goodreads, it had a shit ton of ratings averaging 4.25 and I've read a lot of wonderful books classified as YA, so I said to myself "What the hell." But soon I was asking myself "What the hell??"
Here, enjoy a nugget of shittasitic prose....
“At least one thing is certain: Chris and I are inextricably connected. Do I have factual reasons to know this? Proof? Assurances? No None. Some people believe in God; I believe in Chris.”
'I believe in Chris." ????? WTF?
I also began to wonder about the title, Left Drowning. That maybe it was in reference to all the bodily fluid byproduct from all the masturbation and sex Blythe and Chris engaged in during the course of this book. How innocent bystanders may have been harmed by the shear volume.
Oh the humanity.
Nothing, not one word written in this book was sexy and/or hot. I cannot stress this enough. Sure, there were cocks, and pussies (not the cute feline kind), asses and cocks and clits...oh my! All of it was gross.
“We run through the remnants of our pain, and more importantly, we run for our present and for our future. Together we kick heartbreak's ass.”
What I worry about most is how many people loved this book and found it profound in some way and rated it five stars. Normally, it do not judge people by the books they enjoy, but good god people, this is not great literature.