I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more

Have you noticed that the rhetoric from a lot of Republican men on women is just over-the-top misogynistic these days?  Just what I needed for bedtime reading(via tweet from facebook/FDL friend Suzanne TwoTon) or why I’m glad I don’t live in Montana if this what the men are like:

Some comments a Kalispell legislator made last week about the value of pregnant cattle in relation to a bill about pregnant women have caused a stir.

When speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee about HB 167 (which would criminalize the death of an unborn child), Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, noted the value of a cow increases if the cow is pregnant.

That comment didn’t go over well with two women from Planned Parenthood of Montana and the state chapter of the National Abortion Rights Action League.

Lindsay Love and Julianna Crowley complained about Regier’s comments.

“Putting women in the same category as animals is inherently disrespectful,” the women said in a letter. “The comparison to livestock is even more degrading because farm animals are property and are managed as commodities for farms and corporations.”

The women said that Regier’s “antics are just one more example of the misogyny and anti-women rhetoric that floods the hallways of the Montana Legislature this session.”

Maybe it’s just the  roid rage from what they’ve been pushing into my IV drip, but I doubt it.  I wonder if they shoot lame men the way they shoot lame horses too.


20 Comments on “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more”

  1. WomanVoter says:

    They would like to take our rights away, they would like to take our voting rights away, in fact they think they own our bodies…STOP THE GOP, register to vote!

    Let’s STOP misogyny!

  2. Outis says:

    I would like the response from women to this kind of fu@$ing sickening behaviour to be stronger than “disrespectful” or “degrading”. It’s time to put away the kid gloves and decorum, because if you’re respectful or not they’ll hate you anyway.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Sadly, these men really do see women as property–like farm animals. Women are more valuable only when they might bring another male into the world.

    I’m surprised they don’t pass a law to have all menopausal women euthanized.

  4. Adrienne in CA says:

    Are gelded horses more valuable too?

  5. dakinikat says:

    Here’s a link to an article at MoJo by Kate Sheppard on The GOP’s Plan to Fund Anti-Abortion Activists:

    Basically, they want to fund those harassment procedures from religious groups using your federal tax dollars. It’s the anti-Hyde amendment

    Congressional Republicans have made a big deal about slashing funds for Planned Parenthood and other family planning programs, claiming that these cuts are necessary to address the federal deficit. But one of those lawmakers has been pushing his own measure to provide additional federal funds to so-called crisis pregnancy centers—unregulated and uncertified clinics that try to deter women from seeking abortions.

    A bill that Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) introduced in January would provide federal funds for the purchase of sonogram machines at organizations that counsel women against having an abortion (the American Independent reported on this bill last week). These crisis pregnancy outfits, sometimes called “pregnancy resource centers,” are often run by religious groups; many have been found to provide women with false and misleading information to dissuade them from having an abortion.

    The preamble of Stearns’ bill makes it sound as though any nonprofit, tax-exempt organization could apply to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for grants to purchase ultrasound equipment. But the bill comes with stipulations. To be eligible for this grant, a facility would have to show every woman seeking services the ultrasound image and describe to them the “general anatomical and physiological description of the characteristics of the fetus.” The facility would be required to provide women with “alternatives to abortion such as childbirth and adoption and information concerning public and private agencies that will assist in those alternatives.” It also must offer its services free of charge. That last condition would disqualify abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, which charges on a sliding scale based on a woman’s income.

  6. Minkoff Minx says:

    These flaming asses of the GOP are f*cking a$$holes.

  7. dm says:

    Sadly, it’s not limited to Republican men. Don’t you remember some of the more infamous comments prior to the 2008 election? BO was quite good with the insinuations and double talk…as a matter of fact, that year saw women being vile and contemptible against women…does anyone remember the “Palin is a *unt” teeshirt? Lots of YOUNG women wearing that…sad, really, really sad.

    • paper doll says:

      I certaily remember the T-shirt and the sad women wearing them. They seemed not to have a clue the shirt was for THEM and their male partners were just useing the Palin cover as an excuse. Who ever is running the Over Lord’s show knows people and plays them very well

  8. Minkoff Minx says:

    Montana Legislature: Sessions

    Here is the a-holes website. I am sending him an email. Jerk…

  9. okasha says:

    On the other hand, or hoof. . ..

    Almost all male livestock are castrated. Montana certainly doesn’t need those Republican legislators to produce the next generation for the state.