The Woman in Red: Protector of the Uteri, Defender of Vajayjay Rights and Fighter Against the #WarOnWomen

Good Morning…

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I suppose you can guess from the title…it is time for another episode of the Woman in Red. Only this time it will be a little more than a few tweets, lets just say this will be a “full” treatment. Yeah…this time you get a real full blown story!

(As for the morning reads, well…I haven’t really been paying attention to the news lately. Think of this as an open thread and post links to news stories down below in the comments.)

Now…meet Peggy Allen ——->

She is smart as hell, and like you,  she knows just what the GOP is up to.

According to the Guttmacher Institute: More State Abortion Restrictions Were Enacted in 2011–2013 Than in the Entire Previous Decade

That is a shitload of anti-woman legislation.

Peggy has decided to use her special superpowers for something more than  volunteering as an escort at her local Planned Parenthood or spending time  blogging and protesting against the GOP’s war on women.

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<——— Peggy Allen is The Woman in Red, protector of the Uteri, defender of Vajayjay Rights and fighter against the war on women.

Just this week alone you can see some examples of the shit women have to deal with, and it isn’t just abortion issues…its poverty, birth control, health care and so many other things:

Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

Marital Status Doesn’t Cause Poverty—Not Having Money Does

Four Insurance Companies Accused of Widespread Sex Discrimination

House Judiciary Committee Passes Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill

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Missouri Representative Introduces Parental Notification Bill

Marlise Munoz’s Husband Sues to Stop Hospital’s ‘Cruel and Obscene’ Treatment

Teens sentenced to weeks in sexual assault case that ended in suicide

Argument recap: Buffer zones? Maybe yes, but how big? : SCOTUSblog

Texas Spends Nearly $650,000 Defending Anti-Choice Laws

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House GOP: Let’s Audit Rape Victims for Tax Fraud

Michigan GOP Passes Rape Insurance Law, Because Outreach

GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn’t Be a Crime

House GOP: Tax Abortions to Create Jobs. What?

Can ‘Roe’ Survive the Roberts Court?

First on CNN: GOP urges candidates to stand ground on abortion

 

The list goes on and on…and if I kept on posting links to this shit I would never get to the strip.

And what do you know, today is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

Protecting Access to Women’s Health, 41 Years After Roe v. Wade | Sue Dunlap

GOP readies for 2014 with new tactics, familiar messages – CBS News

Thousands of abortion foes set for March for Life in Washington – The Washington Post

Roe v. Wade Turns 41

Anyway.

The Woman in Red comic is Public Domain, which is fortunate, because that means I can do whatever I want with her. It is lucky too that I found some images and copies of her comics online, otherwise this creative little anti-PLUB comic romp would never have gone further than those few tweets.

As an added bonus, just this morning I found this link to an article by Jessica Valenti: Back The Fuck Up: Protect Women’s Rights by Getting Out of the Way | The Nation

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(Original photo: AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Feminists are constantly on the defensive. Whether it’s fighting back against sexist media depictions of women, working to hold ground on reproductive rights or arguing that rape is an actual thing that really happens—feminism’s fights are largely reactionary. In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it occurs to me that we need something a bit more proactive to protect women and their rights. So I’d like to suggest that we implement a national call—a feminist addendum in the social contract—for people to Back The Fuck Up.

Read Jessica’s piece…I think it goes perfectly with our supershero, The Woman in Red, and I think Jessica’s idea kicks ass!

So without any more waiting or whatever, here is….

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Yay!!!!!

It’s an open thread!


47 Comments on “The Woman in Red: Protector of the Uteri, Defender of Vajayjay Rights and Fighter Against the #WarOnWomen”

  1. Hope y’all have a wonderful day, and enjoyed the strip! Seriously…I love Jessica Valenti’s idea about the slogan #BackTheFuckUp we all need something to get the idea across, and I think that about says it perfectly.

    • bostonboomer says:

      JJ,

      This post is brilliant! The Woman in Red is a true supershero, the perfect face for the war against the #WarOnWomen. Plus, your captions are perfect!

      I went and read Jessica Valenti’s piece and thought it was great. Then I read some of the comments. The woman-haterz are right there, even at The Nation. I’m fed up with it. Back The Fuck Up!

      Nina Totenberg thinks Eleanor McCullen of Operation Rescue looks like a “typical cheery grandmother?” Really? Back the fuck up, Nina! McCullin’s first amendment rights are violated if she’s not allowed to get in a scared young woman’s face and lecture her about dead fetuses?

      BACK THE FUCK UP!

      • RalphB says:

        Totenberg knows they won’t be yelling at her. Still chickenshit.

      • So glad you like it BB…and perfect timing, I didn’t realize today was the Roe v Wade anniversary. I hope more people catch on to that catch phrase…it had just the right amount of anger and attitude. I love it.

        And again, thanks for liking my manipulation of these old comics, it is something I think is funny to do. But seriously, that character of Peggy Allen was more of a feminist detective role model than a lot of the shit out these days…(meaning the woman victims in crime dramas)
        Why are crime dramas like The Killing so hooked on rape?

    • RalphB says:

      Back the Fuck Up! I like it. Past time for women to be proactive. Men have nothing to fear from strong women and I don’t know why that seems hard for some to understand.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Hip Hip Hooray!!!

  2. RalphB says:

    I posted on last night’s thread that attacking Wendy Davis with cheap sexism was gonna hurt Greg Abbott with the voters he was most likely to lose. I believe this makes my point.

    tpm: Republican Ally Says Wendy Davis’ Bio Wouldn’t Be An Issue If She Were A Man

    … “If this involved a man running for office, none of this would ever come up,” Haskins told the Star-Telegram. “It’s so sad. Every time I ran, somebody said I needed to be home with my kids. Nobody ever talks about men being responsible parents.”

    “They wouldn’t be talking about Wendy if she weren’t a threat,” she added.

  3. RalphB says:

    Little known fact; the literal translation of BENGHAZI! in Arabic is “Hey! Look over there!” 😉

  4. RalphB says:

    Imani ABL ‏@AngryBlackLady 35m
    Oh, you’re worried the government is tapping your phone, dudebros? I’m worried that the GOP is trying to set up shop in my nether regions.

  5. dakinikat says:

    GOP asshat of the day:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/22/gop-rep-force-women-to-have-babies-because-abortion-robs-men-of-fatherhood-rights/

    GOP rep.: Force women to have babies because abortion ‘robs men’ of fatherhood rights

    Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) told conservative activists on Wednesday that women should be forced to carry their babies to term because abortion “robs men” of their right to be fathers.

    …. Hartzler asserted that if abortion hadn’t been legalized, “perhaps we would have had a cure for cancer now.”

    • dakinikat says:

      There’s no shortage of contenders on a daily basis!!

      GOP Rep.: Wife Should ‘Voluntarily Submit’ To Her Husband

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-wife-voluntarily-submit-husband

      Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) believes that although a wife is supposed to “voluntarily submit” to her husband, she is not inferior to him, according to the Washington Post.

      “The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice,” Pearce wrote in a December memoir “Just Fly The Plane, Stupid!” that cites the Bible. “The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.”

      Pearce also writes that while the wife is not inferior, she must nevertheless be obedient to her husband.

      “The wife’s submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband,” he said in the book.

    • dakinikat says:

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/22/chicago-gop-hopeful-autism-and-dementia-are-gods-punishments-for-lgbt-rights/

      One of the Republicans lining up to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for her seat representing the 9th District of Illinois told the Chicago Daily Herald that God is “angry” with the United States and has sent scourges to punish the American people.

      Candidate Susanne Atanus believes that autism and forms of dementia are punishments sent by God because of the growing support for marriage equality in the country and the prevalence of abortion.

      “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said at an endorsement session with the Daily Herald on Monday.

    • RalphB says:

      These people are just outright batshit crazy and letting their freak flag fly. If voters don’t get rid of them, we’re fucking doomed.

    • NW Luna says:

      So what’s stopping those men from adopting? Taking a job in daycare? Volunteering at a kids’ charity? Plenty of ways to do fatherhood nurturing without making an incubator-slave out of a woman.

      Funny how in real life most fatherhood rights seem to not include changing diapers.

    • Fannie says:

      Yeah, and become another Family Values Man of the Century……..like Senator Bill Young who abandoned his 3 kids, 5 grands, 4 great grands…………….and got another woman pregnant out of wedlock. John Boehner says he was a great family man. Yeah, right.

  6. Fannie says:

    It’s a woman’s right to choose abortion, and I am proud to have been a part in the early movement of Roe vs. Wade. I wish I had all the letters I wrote, and all the petitions that we passed around California. I wrote US Senator John V. Tunney, visited US Senator Alan Cranston, and had lunch with Bizz Johnson. We talked to friends, relatives, and informed everybody of the amendments and all the proposals. We demanded our rights, and it wasn’t just for the rich and powerful, it was for all women, poor women, of all colors and walks of life.

    10 May 1974

    Dear Friend

    Thank you for expressing your views on the subject of abortion. At present, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling is the “law of the land.” It permits an abortion, with certain limitation. Until some change is made in this decision through the legislative or judicial process, abortion is permissible.

    Congressman Hogan of Maryland has introduced a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing the “right to life” to the unborn. He also has filed a petition to “discharge” the Committee from further consideration of his bill and bring it to an immediate floor vote.

    I have not signed the petition because I believe this a very serious matter, one which deserves the benefit of the full legislative process. The importance of a Constitutional amendment is demonstrated by the fact that it must be passed by both the House and the Senate by a two-thirds vote. Furthermore, three-fourths of the states must ratify the action of the Congress. A matter of such significance deserves full public hearings and debate.

    The legislative process has begun. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments is holding hearings on an abortion amendment. Thus we must allow the process to follow it’s proper course.

    As this and other legislation comes before the Congress relating to abortion, please be assured that I will give your comments my serious and careful consideration. I appreciate your concern, and promise to take that action which would best benefit our nation.

    Harold T. Bizz Johnson
    Member of Congress

  7. dakinikat says:

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana have filed a federal lawsuit against a public school in Sabine Parish that harassed a non-Christian student and has a long history of proselytizing students and promoting religion. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two parents, Scott and Sharon Lane, and their five children, including their son, C.C., who is a Buddhist of Thai heritage.

    According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, C.C enrolled in Negreet High School, which serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, earlier this year as a sixth-grader and quickly became the target of harassment by school staff. His science teacher, Rita Roark, repeatedly taught students that the Earth was created by God 6,000 years ago, that evolution is “impossible,” and that the Bible is “100 percent true.”

    Roark also regularly features religious questions on her tests such as “ISN’T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” When C.C. did not write in Roark’s expected answer, “LORD,” she belittled him in front of the rest of the class. While studying other religions, Roark has told students that Buddhism is “stupid.”

    When Plaintiffs objected, Sabine Parish Superintendent, Sara Ebarb, told them that “this is the Bible belt.” She suggested that C.C. should “change” his faith or transfer to another district school 25 miles away where, in her words, “there are more Asians.” Ultimately, C.L.’s parents did transfer him to another school to protect him, but school officials at that school also unconstitutionally promote religion.

    Beyond Roark’s classroom, the school also regularly incorporates official Christian prayer into class and school events. School officials display religious iconography through hallways and classrooms, including a large portrait of Jesus Christ, and an electronic marquee in front of the school scrolls Bible verses as students enter the building.

    The lawsuit asks the court to issue an order prohibiting the school district from continuing to promote religion or disparage Plaintiffs’ faith and to require the district to reimburse the Lanes for the cost of transporting C.C. to another school

    https://www.aclu.org/religion-belief/lane-v-sabine-parish-school-board

  8. Fannie says:

    Dear Friend:

    Thank you for taking the time to write me about your support for the January 22, 1973, Supreme Court Decision on abortion, in which the Court invalidated under the Constitution all state laws that prohibit or restrict a women in obtaining an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy.

    I am deeply concerned by an action that seems to so many people to constitute governmental sanction of the destruction of human life. I am particularly concerned by the Social and Ethical implications of any such action now, given the general atmosphere of violence and callousness toward life in our society and in our world.

    At the same time, I recognize the inconsistencies and inequities involved in many state laws which permitted abortions for “therapeutic” reason. They often had the effect of depriving low in-come persons of equal access to medical procedures readily available to the more affluent. Such laws often resulted in utter tragedy for women, who, unable to afford travel to another state or abroad to obtain an abortion, turned in desperation to illegal abortions and suffered butchery that often destroyed both the fetus and the other.

    In the case of Roe, et, al, V. Bolton, Attorney General of Georgia, et. al., the Supreme Court based it’s decision on the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land. Consequently, the decision cannot be altered or revoked by statute.

    In response to the high Court decision, several members of Congress have prosed resolutions calling the a constitutional amendment. I am not at present inclined to support such measures.
    I believe we must approach amendments to the Constitution with the greatest caution and not proceed in the heat of response to a specific unpopular decision of the Court– even though that decision may be one which results in strong controversy and deeply felt emotional and personal objections

    Alan Cranston US Senate
    May 10, 1974

    • bostonboomer says:

      Wow. I never knew Alan Cranston was anti-choice. Was that latter sent to you, Fannie?

      • Fannie says:

        Yup, and I wish I had a recording of my visit to his office…………….the best part of that DC trip was hanging out with Shirley Chisholm. Had lunch with Bizz, and joined in the Indian Protest there too.

  9. bostonboomer says:

    Is anyone following the riots in Ukraine? It’s armaggedon over there right now. Photos:

    http://www.novayagazeta.ru/photos/61906.html

  10. RalphB says:

    TBogg’s piece is a hoot.

  11. NW Luna says:

    JJ, I love your Woman in Red comix! Hilarious.

    We are way overdue for Back the Fuck Up. Now.

  12. NW Luna says:

    A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, state officials said Wednesday, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked.

    State officials sharply criticized the company at the center of the Jan. 9 spill for failing to report the presence of the second chemical and ordered them to disclose everything that leaked into the Elk River from their storage tank by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    Freedom Industries responded by the afternoon that only those two chemicals, which are sometimes paired during coal processing, seeped into the river.

    And we should believe them because?

  13. NW Luna says:

    The president of Eastside Catholic School has resigned amid the fallout from her decision to dismiss the vice principal for marrying his gay partner. ….

    Her dismissal of Zmuda triggered a sit-in protest by Eastside students that spread to another local Catholic school, led to rallies in front of the Seattle Archdiocese’s offices and launched a global campaign whose supporters hope to nudge the school and the church on issues of sexuality.