What party does your uterus support?

¬†As if the media hasn’t been dismantling women’s bodies into parts for long enough, now our politicians are also doing it.

7 responses to “What party does your uterus support?”

  1. KS says:

    Thanks for the help with posting, Lane.

  2. lane says:

    sure, and thanks for putting this up… chilling.

    TGW … a bright and shiny blog some days… dark and brooding the next….

  3. Dave says:

    This whole episode has highlighted how counterproductive it is to rely on private charities to deal with collective problems. Breast cancer affects millions of women, and potentially affects any woman. We shouldn’t be content with pink ribbons, pink editions of our everyday consumer products, special fund-raising walks, etc. The government should appropriate enough money for research and for screening and treatment for all women.

    Similarly for birth control, abortion, and other women’s health services, although in the present political circumstances Planned Parenthood is essential in filling in the gaps in services that the government won’t. Breast cancer, on the other hand, isn’t at all politically controversial.

  4. KS says:

    Yesssss, sing it, Dave! Well said. I get so sick of all the pink labels used to sell products to unthinking but well-minded people who want to believe they are helping an important or “good” cause just by purchasing their favorite yogurt/cereal/whatever. It’s so easily exploitable, that pink ribbon campaign, and masks the fundamental problem you so eloquently articulated.

    Lane was kind enough to post the link this morning under my name (because I don’t know how, or if I can yet), but it seems to have reverted back to his name, which actually ads some levity to the “dark and brooding” topic. Lane’s uterus was mad this morning!

  5. lane says:

    no not mad, just dark and brooding. but I AM going to go see a therapist.

    (and I will never talk about that on a website.)

    thanks for listening.

  6. LP says:

    KS, I’m happy that you are posting now, but give us more than a link next time – I want to hear what you think! I know from your comments that you can write, so I’m eager to read your stuff.

    It’s never enough for me, is it?

  7. KS says:

    LP, thanks, and I will actually write when I have time and get the lowdown on how it all works. I don’t think I have an acct. yet so I just zinged lane with a link this a.m. and asked him to post it because it seemed so prescient, and I am always pissed about this general issue of fragmenting women’s bodies. A former student first alerted me to the story because this was such a core theme in an intro to women and gender course I taught, and it made her think of me, for better or worse.