They say a picture is worth a thousand words and nowhere is that more true than yesterday’s GOP Hearings on Birth Control for Women..The official name was the Oversight and Government Reform Committee..As you can see seated at the table are 5 Men..All telling the country and the rest of the world how women should handle their bodies… maybe it was an oversight or just plain ole arrogance.. In either case there’s simply no excuse for this.
The GOP is trying to spin this as religious freedom issue not a women’s issue which is just as bad.. Because again–‘Where are the women?’
As was noted in this recent article.. two delegates walked out of the hearings..
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep Mike Quigley walked out of the hearing.
They joined social liberals in a chorus of demands to know why women weren’t better represented among the ten-person panel organised by committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-California.
‘Where are the women?’ House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi asked when the hearing was brought up at a news conference.
‘The Republican leadership of this Congress thinks it’s appropriate to have a hearing on women’s health and purposely exclude women from the panel,’ she said.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102411/Birth-control-hearing-Capitol-Hill-led-male-panel.html#ixzz1meVbcg3S
Wow, it doesn’t make sense.
Backlash extraordinaire on all levels these days. From this mess on birth control to the hateful laws in Arizona banning ethnic studies and targeting migrants people to states following the racist lead of Arizona to the hunger facing one in four children in this country and in the world. We are in the mire of well funded insanity.
Nobody is really stupid enough to do this on purpose, right? Somehow it HAD to be an oversight that the panel wasn’t at least half women, yes? Please?