The last few weeks a very alarming trend is emerging within the GOP, and as a woman I am disgusted! Maybe some women voters don't understand the intricate details of our deficit and in how it came to be. Maybe some don't fully understand the impact it had on our economy when the banking system was de-regulated or the impact of 10 years of decreased revenue via tax breaks vs outrageous federal spending...
We DO understand our bodies. In the last few weeks GOP officials or would-be public representatives have made statements as to what is legitimate rape, rape is just another form of conception, to rape being no different than having a child out of wedlock. Women are told that these statements matter not to our national health. We should ignore the ramblings.
I'm begging every woman not to. When Republicans like Todd Akin believe that when a woman is raped, her body has an automatic shut down to ensure a pregnancy doesn't result are members of our national science committee...Those ramblings matter.
These people with such a basic misunderstanding of biology and an almost hatred of women are helping to make decisions that effect every aspect of our nation. To believe their personal ignorance has no effect when they are making decisions regarding our education or health policies, our laws, would be a failure on the part of every voter.
As a woman, to walk into that booth and not think of ourselves, sisters, daughters, makes it a slap in the face to those women who were beaten, jaile, and starved for our right to vote.
Those brave women who fought so hard for us would break down and cry at the very thought that any woman would not consider the effects such ignorance can have on our nation. To put it plainly, we wouldn't take our car to a mechanic who had no idea how to change the oil, nor should we be electing people to represent our country who have such basic misunderstandings of not only half our nation, but the half that bears our future.
Christina Thomas, Front Royal