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Get out of my uterus! Fighting for women’s rights

This is the battle cry for women all over the United States that are fighting the invasion on their personal privacy. The right to choose contraception is something that shouldn’t be in the hands of the government or religious groups. In fact, as I as am writing this I thought maybe I was talking about Iran, not the United States.

From political candidates to committees made up of all men, the decision to use contraception is being forced out of women’s hands. Why?

I can’t help thinking that there is a more sinister motive behind this attack on women’s rights. Am I crazy or paranoid? Perhaps. But when I think of how much lives changed after the women’s rights movement, I wonder if there are some people that would like to go back to the time when women remained in the home to clean, cook and make and care for babies. Maybe there are some people that think women are taking over jobs that could go to men. Or maybe there are some people that don’t like the idea of women in the military.

Take away contraception and guess what happens—women end up pregnant. Pregnancy could delay a woman going off to college or taking that promotion at work. And yet, these same people make sure that men can get free supplies of Viagra. With all those erections walking around and no contraception, we are in for a population surge unless we can all learn to master the pull out method.

Impinging on women’s rights probably won’t stop with contraception. What rights will be taken away next? Will women lose the right to dress as they please? Will they be told when and how to have sex? If you still don’t think this is an important issue, read this quote from a 2006 interview with Rick Santorum where he talks about his opposition to contraception:

“It’s not OK because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,” he said. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also, but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.”

Maybe I’m not so paranoid after all. Do we really want the government taking away contraception and telling us how a sexual union should happen?

Please, get the hell out of my uterus!

 

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Anna Rexia—Sexy Halloween Costume or Bad Taste?

Halloween is that one night of the year when you can be anything you want to be, either a sexy pirate, scary zombie or a whoopie cushion. As Buffy said, “It’s come as you aren’t night.” And now you can be Anna Rexia.

The Anna Rexia costume is a tight, short, black bodysuit style dress with a glittery, silk-screened skeleton print, bone headband, heart name tag, measuring tape ribbon belt and a matching measuring tape choker.

My first thought was why would anyone want to wear an anorexia costume that really isn’t that attractive? I guess this costume is for people with dark humor and judging by its popularity, there seems to be a lot of people with dark humor. Okay, I get that. I’m all for expressing yourself, but is making fun of a serious eating disorder that is a mental illness in good taste? Is it sexy?

There have been other controversial costumes in the past. I know that a lot of Wiccans are bothered by the ugly witch costumes that are popular each year. I’m not too pleased with costumes that allude that all witches are ugly, but I just brush it off as silly misconceptions by people that have no clue.

It seems no matter what you do, someone will get offended. I’m sure there’s another costume being designed that will upset a group of people this Halloween.

Happy Halloween/Samhain!

 

 

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Weiner Fest—What is wrong with our politicians?

Just when everyone had almost recovered from the shock of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelity, another politician commits a sexual indiscretion, this time via Twitter.

Congressman Anthony Weiner is the latest to join the large and growing club of politicians that have committed perverted, unethical, childish acts. There have been so many of these lately that I don’t even care about them anymore. So, why am I writing about it? I picked this for my topic because a lot of people do care. They are angry and fed up with men who are supposed to be respected by the American people, but do stupid, immoral things that are anything but respectful.

And how can I pass up the opportunity to write about a Weiner sending out pictures of his wiener? He just happens to have an ill-fated name that is perfect for jokes about sexual indiscretion. One sign held by a protestor calling for his resignation read: Circumcise Congress-Cut the Weiner. Weiner’s incident also proves how dangerous Twitter can be in the wrong hands. If only he had sent the picture via direct message to the person he intended to send it to, instead of sending it to everyone that follows him, he probably wouldn’t have been caught. Yet.

What’s wrong with these grown men that makes them act like teenage boys? These politicians are representing us and should set a good example. It’s hard to respect a man, especially a married man, that sends half-naked pictures of himself and then lies about it. And it’s not just the politicians that act like this. There are plenty of grown men in high-ranking positions that have affairs, email dirty jokes or pictures of their junk.

Should politicians that get caught doing unethical acts be removed? Maybe there should be rules put in place for this kind of behavior—suspension without pay or a fine. If fines were put in place, counting the number of politicians committing sexual indiscretions, bad behavior could help pay down our debt. They could call it the Politician Behaving Badly rule.

The latest news since I started writing this post is that Weiner has resigned. Now maybe we can focus on what’s really important. That is, until the next politician is caught up in the vast wave of politicians gone wild.

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Botox For Children?

This story blew my mind. When is it ever okay to give an eight-year-old girl Botox injections? The answer should be never, but not according to Kerry.

It seems that mom Kerry thinks it is safe to give her young daughter, Britney, Botox injections. The mom chose not to give her last name, probably because her behavior has caused viewer outrage—no surprise there. Kerry sure isn’t the ideal candidate for parent of the year.

I guess this mom thinks it’s okay to do whatever it takes for her daughter to win a beauty pageant. She is what I call a CPP—Crazy Pageant Parent. Kerry stated that her daughter wanted to try Botox to get rid of her wrinkles. Wrinkles on an eight-year-old? Really? And when does an adult do something ridiculous because a child wants to do it? She is a child. Someone needs to take charge and be the adult here. Not Kerry, apparently. The child says the shots hurt, but she gets used to the pain. Another troubling thing is that the mother is the one injecting Botox into her daughter’s face. I have never heard of this before. I thought only a licensed doctor could do this procedure.

It makes me wonder what is next for this little girl—DD boobs and huge lips? A nose job and a butt lift? And all before the innocent age of ten. Sigh.

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Charlie Sheen: Hero or Train Wreck?

I can’t figure out why a guy who spends millions on drugs and hookers is garnering so much attention. Is it because he is viewed as a hero for his success as an actor, for earning millions of dollars and then for throwing it all away? Or is it because people want to see a train wreck and can’t wait for him to crash? I admit that some of his Charlie-isms are funny, but seriously?

I don’t know if he is on drugs. Supposedly he passed a drug test. But the stuff he was saying during one interview was just freaky. Tiger blood, winning and goddesses aside, he seems like he is ready to fall into a deep hole—if he isn’t there already.

But why are people so fascinated by him? I couldn’t believe that people were paying money for tickets to hear him blabber on about his life and views at his Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour. Yes, that is the actual title.

Heroes used to be people that gave their life for a good cause or to save another life. Heroes used to be people that gave millions to help the less fortunate or to help rebuild a ravaged country.

Heroes used to be people that saved lives and didn’t want anything in return.

Now people are idolizing Charlie Sheen, Snooki and the Kardashians. None of these people have done anything that is worthy of a hero, unless you count narcissism as a heroic quality.

I guess since I am not a Charlie Sheen fan that makes me a troll. Fine with me. I would rather be a troll than a self-loathing wacko.

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Plastic Surgery Overdose?

I was watching CNN Headline News (Showbiz Tonight) recently and they were interviewing the plastic surgeon that performed ten surgeries, including liposuction, on Heidi Montag. Other doctors have lashed out and called him irresponsible for doing so many procedures on a woman that didn’t need them. When asked if he went too far with plastic surgery on the reality starlet, Dr. Frank Ryan defended his actions, seeing nothing wrong with someone having ten surgeries for basically no reason. It’s not like she was fat or ugly. (I said that last part, not the doc). As I recall, the doctor’s face looked a tad too tight, as if he had a few too many tucks done on his face. Snicker. That might explain why he sees nothing wrong with what he did to Ms. Montag. Dr. Ryan even had the audacity to call Heidi Montag a hero for admitting to her surgeries. A hero? Not.

What’s wrong with this picture? On the left, Heidi Montag before going under the knife and on the right, Heidi after surgery. Does a beautiful twenty-three year old woman need ten surgeries? Now she looks really freaky, kind of like a plastic blow up doll.

Is this a disease like anorexia? Do beautiful people like Heidi look in the mirror and see an ugly person? I wondered about this because there are more people like her that keep getting surgeries until they don’t look human anymore. Look at what happened to Michael Jackson. His nose pretty much disintegrated.

The other thing that bothers me about all this plastic surgery is that pretty soon everyone will look exactly the same—like pod people. That creeps me out. I remember an actress named Jennifer Grey. She was really popular, starring in Dirty Dancing and Red Dawn, and was on her way to becoming a big star. She had a unique look, kind of ethnic, but that’s what made her so appealing. Her nose wasn’t a perfect little nub, but she was pretty. Well, she got a nose job and has hardly worked as an actress since then. I think I saw her in a Lifetime movie and I didn’t even recognize her. She looked just like every other actress in Hollywood and apparently lost her appeal with casting agents. I read an interview she did in a magazine and she admitted that she regretted getting a nose job.

Do some people and doctors take plastic surgery too far? Should doctors be held accountable for doing excessive surgeries? After all, they are the professionals and should know better.

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