Friday Nite Lite: 4th of Something

Good Evening

Here you go:

FIRE POWER – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 07/04/2014


Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - FIRE POWER

Dud Fireworks – Truthdig


Conservatives’ Women Troubles by Tina Dupuy

In the wake of the truly misguided Hobby Lobby decision, which endowed a legal entity with the right to discriminate against working women of child-bearing age via a newly discovered corporate religious freedom, I was reminded that puritanical America is alive and on Twitter. What I found on my mentions feed were a lot of people (some women, mostly men) who felt like they wanted to offer the following advice: an aspirin between your knees is a great birth control…and affordable.

Translation: These Hobby Lobby women shouldn’t need birth control because they shouldn’t be having sex.

Some tried to sound more fiscally conservative and say, “I don’t care what they do as long as I don’t have to pay for it.”

Translation: They shouldn’t be having sex.

Women and their liberal brethren are upset because a billionaire employer gets to dictate which medications their female workers have to pay for out of pocket. But to the Right, it’s a rarely missed opportunity to re-litigate the 20th Century’s gradual acceptance of women first as voters, then as unregulated private citizens (Roe v. Wade), and then as equal participants in recreational sex. Not just being sexy; not as sexual objects; an not just as whore or virginal mother constructs, but as actual women being free to partake in their natural ability to desire and enjoy intercourse (and not be an outcast).

Some have pointed out (myself included) that if you are truly against abortion, you should be FOR what counters the need for abortion—reliable, cheap and widely available birth control. This assumes (wrongly) the pro-life movement is really about “life.” When it comes to children, their concern stops at birth and when it comes to women, their finger wagging starts at sex.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John R. Rose, Byrd Newspapers of Virginia – 07/04/2014

Cartoon by John R. Rose -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Charlie Daniel, Knoxville News Sentinel – 07/04/2014

Cartoon by Charlie Daniel -

Nick Anderson: Fireworks – Nick Anderson – Truthdig


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9 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: 4th of Something”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Wonderful cartoons, JJ. Thank you.

  2. Beata says:

    Thank you for the cartoons, JJ!

    I hope everyone is enjoying their community fireworks or just relaxing this evening. My cat freaks out from fireworks so I had to give her a few drops of Bach’s Rescue Remedy. I may take some myself.

  3. List of X says:

    It feels like this post was a little short, so please allow me to add my contribution 🙂
    10 Corporate Policy Changes Following The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision:

  4. List of X says:

    And happy 4th of July, everyone!

  5. dakinikat says:

    I had to come inside. My street has been overrun by white entitled 20somethings and all the ones with dicks are blowing up stuff in the middle of the street and scaring the dog. I want my unhip scary ghetto back.

  6. joanelle says:

    Thanks for this post, JJ. Based on their responses, conservatives believe in no sex other than to make babies – sure.