Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"We Have a Different Standard for Women"

At approximately the same time that Congresswoman Virginia Foxx was bucking up the local Republicans at their county convention last Saturday, telling them that the Rush Limbaugh-led war on women “is not about contraceptives, folks. It is about the First Amendment. Do not let people distract you into thinking that,” the New Hanover County Commissioners down in Wilmington were distracting us all into thinking that there's an all-out war on women and their personal choices.

In a vote to turn down a $8,899 grant in family planning funds that would “provide medical services related to family planning, including physician’s consultation, examination, prescription, continuing supervision, laboratory examination and contraceptive supplies,” the New Hanover County Commission scolded young women for having sex and agreed with Rush Limbaugh that they'll be damned and go to hell before they encourage any sluttish behavior, and clearly, giving "contraceptive supplies" to young women would just encourage sluttish behavior.

The grant money required no matching funds from the county.

"If these young women are being responsible and didn't have the sex to begin with, we wouldn't have this problem to begin with," commission board chair Ted Davis Jr. opined.

It's an all-male commission. But not all-Republican. The Vice-Chair Jonathan Barfield is a Democrat and said, in agreeing with Davis, that he was "one of those abstinence guys." But except for Barfield, all the rest are Republicans.

Begging Ms. Foxx's pardon, but men this obsessed with "the sex" that women are having need a little contraceptive therapy of their own.

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