One of the most unsettling aspects of the current political environment is the remarkable attitude towards women the conservatives are openly expressing. Rush Limbaugh recently called a young woman whose politics he disagreed with - someone's daughter, someone's sister - a slut and a prostitute and suggested that she film herself having sex for his, and other's pleasure.
Limbaugh is a bully and a clown and a pervert. But he doesn't create legislation like his conservative brethren in elective office.
Laura Bassett has written an article in which she notes that state conservatives, in 2011, introduced more than 1,100 bills affecting women's reproductive rights, enacted 135 by year's end.
Incredibly, some of these bills involved contraception for women. In the year 2012.
It is not a coincidence that all of these bills hit all of the states at the same time. It turns out the much, if not most, conservative legislation and the state and federal level isn't written by elected officials in office. It is written by the
Conservatives have been revealing their attitudes about women in dreadful ways. Do they realize that half of all voters are women? And that today is International Woman's Day?
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