Burning bras and other “feminist” adventures

I am cranky again today. Reason 1? (Pssst! The taaarrrr light is on in the Ninja again. I think we have a defective taaarrr(s).) Reason 2? I am frickin’ sick of traffic. Reason 3? You do not want to know.

But… Reason 3? Google “Michigan House Bill 5711”. You will no doubt find all manner of links. Jezebel calls it “batshittery”, which I agree with plus I love that word. I’m sure you will find a few lot of ultra-conservative folks out there who think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. (That’s what ah said. Bunny Bread.) I’m not gonna link to any of those news stories. I am trying to read the actual *bill* and interpret it for myself. Because I am trying [again] to understand exactly why the current crop of Republican legislators think that they have a *mandate* to mess around with a woman’s right to choose. If they are truly interested in “creating jobs” and improving the economy here in the god-forsaken Great Lake State, then they need to *focus* on “creating jobs” and improving the economy here in the, well you know where. Spending time trying to push through anti-choice legislation is a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Stick with the program and show some *real* progress on “creating jobs” and improving the economy here in the Great Lake State and you may gain some disenfranchised voters. I have voted for Republicans a few times in my life. I cannot do it now.

Feminist? I dunno. I am all for *everyone* — male, female, or somewhere in between — to have the same opportunities to choose from. When you are applying for a job, who the hell should care what gender you are? Or, if you are the primary caregiver for your child, who the hell should care what gender you are? I know that there are non-discriminatory laws in place that are supposed to handle this but I think we have a long way to go. And BTW, the conservative in me does not want to make more laws to make things equal. I want culture change. For a long time I thought I might see that in my lifetime. These days, I’m not so sure.

Okay. Feminist? All I will say is that I have never met a bra I didn’t want to burn! <grin>.

All that said, who is gonna watch Dallas tonight? I never missed a Dallas episode back in the early 1980s. Who shot JR? When Lizard Breath was a baby, she had a Fisher Price person with a big cowboy hat and she referred to him as JR. Apparently there is a new Dallas with some of the old actors. Larry Hagman anyone? He’s 80! Will I watch it? I dunno. I kinda want to but I’m not sure what channel it’s on or if I have that channel (amongst the bazillion channels I do have (and mostly don’t want)). And I think it is on at 9:00 PM. Will I still be awake? Maybe…

Are y’all gonna watch new Dallas tonight?

2 Responses to “Burning bras and other “feminist” adventures”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I can’t look at that House Bill because I’m sure it will make me mad. I have also voted for the GOP in the past, but it won’t happen now. They are too, too far right. (whereas most Dems have moved center to get votes from the not-so-far-right)

  2. jane Says:

    did not watch the new Dallas. will not watch the new Dallas. although I did (mostly) watch the old Dallas, and know who shot JR. 😉