Okay look I don’t want to turn GMP into a political rag. We got plenty of that shit already. There is no political litmus test when it comes to goodness. You can look like a Martian and write in Batman for President as far as I’m concerned. But there are certain issues where politics and gender do intersect and on those I think we need to be talking about that here.
So I understand abortion is a tough issue for a lot of folks. Truly. I don’t pretend to know when a life becomes a life, though I will say that executing grown mostly black men is taking a life just IMO. So this whole Komen fiasco seems to me to be fair for us at GMP to dig into and question. Yes breast cancer can afflict men but it is primarily a women’s issue. And the right to choose is about a woman’s body even though it’s mostly men who want to take that choice away.
So how do we have less abortions? Teach our young people to have safe sex (I do like sex but my wife and I have three kids are are too old to conceive at this point so any time spent trying to teach me about contraceptives is wasted). Seems pretty cut and dry to me.
Not so fast…
So we somehow get back to not just “him”, meaning Rick and Mitt and Barack, but HIM. This election isn’t about our wars in the Middle East, about poverty, about our failed education system, about the economy. Silly me. It’s about GOD.
What we have learned is that safe sex isn’t about contraceptives it’s about no sex according to Born Again Christians and the Catholic Church. I just have one tiny problem with that. It’s my friend Joe. He was raped over and over again by a Catholic priest and was the first one to come forward, creating a international scandal through his telling the truth.
I hate to do this but I am going to have to quote a guy I’m sure many people hate, but always seems to put a smile on my face because he is just as crazy and outrageous as I sometimes am (and to be fair I like his wife just as much as him):
Your latest nuisance comes in the form of an anti-contraception activist and 18-point loser, Rick Santorum. I’m not here to tell you how to do your job, but you ought to get your hands on a copy of Ricky boy’s book. He’s really hung up on birth control pills, huh? Not to mention, he seems to be pretty down on women having jobs outside of the home. That didn’t play out too well in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
You see if I had to put myself in a political box I would say I am fiscally very conservative but socially as progressive as they come. I would be a Republican if Bill Weld was still allowed into the “big” tent. But until that time I am thinking of asking Andrew Sullivan to run for the Big House. If we can’t get a woman in office just yet getting a gay man who talks sense when it comes to the big issues of the day would be a welcome change in my book.
Please tell me where I am wrong.