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.