Monday, 12 March 2012

"Please wait in the shaming room."

Doonesbury cartoon

Doonesbury, always at the cutting edge of the US progressive body politic, had its syndicated comic strip banned in some of the newspapers in which it is syndicated.
[...]cartoonist Garry Trudeau has defended his cartoon strip about abortion, which several US newspapers are refusing to run, saying he felt compelled to respond to the way Republicans across America are undermining women's healthcare rights.

The strip, published on Monday and scheduled to run all week, has been rejected by several papers, while others said they were switching it from the comic section to the editorial page.

In an email exchange with the Guardian, Trudeau expressed dismay over the papers' decision but was unrepentant, describing as "appalling" and "insane" Republican state moves on women's healthcare.
The issue? US state laws that force women seeking a pregnancy termination to subject themselves to an ultrasound scan, or sonogram and to view it, in the presence of medical staff.

fern hill has blogged extensively about such sexist harassment.

No shaming, no abortion. The religious rightwing political zealots in the US want to make sure that all "sluts" are punished for having sex.

Why not just force men to wear chastity belts - male ABSTINENCE!!!!

But that might not go over well with all those swinish, gynophobic Republican dickheads.

1 comment:

Beijing York said...

I really love the chastity belt idea. Added bonus, revitalizing the manufacturing sector. WIN WIN.

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