Hiya. This must be ‘Hey, Republicans, piss asiangrrlMN the Hades off’ day (or is that every day?) because I read something this afternoon that instantly caused my bewbies to ‘asplode**. Remember our batguanocrazy buddy from Georgia, Bobby Franklin? I’ve written about him before when he wanted to make it illegal to have a miscarriage**. Well, he’s baaaaaack. This time, he’s pontificating on his FB wall about…Libya? For real? You mean he’s not talking about wimminz’ uteri for once? Well that’s a relief. He was becoming tedious on the–what? Oh. He actually IS obsessing with the lady bits again. Salient quote:
This is nothing but pure evil. How would we like it if other countries launched attacks upon these united States (sic) because of our regime’s war on our unborn? May the Lord have mercy on us!
So many things to address. First of all, any country with the wherewithal to launch a sustained attack on us HAS legal abortions. Second, why do you hate America so, Representative Franklin? Third, Your Lord is a really nasty jackhole. You know, this Libya situation is really complex. This is the question we need to ask, Bobby.
I have no idea why in Hades Franklin is even musing about Libya, but his obsession with wimminz’ uteri is really creepy. I may have more to say on this later. Or not. I have other fish to skewer. Oh, added bonus song just for Representative Franklin. You are crazy, man. Get help.
Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin hates women, and what’s more, he’s obsessed with stripping women of their rights. The last time we heard tell of Representative Franklin, he was trying to pass a bill that changed rape victims and victims of stalking into accusers until the defendant was convicted of the crime, but oddly enough, he didn’t deem it necessary for any other crime. Plus, he wanted to mandate that a victim of a stalker had to have a landline and give that number to the police in order to be contacted if her1 stalker was released from jail. Why a landline? Only God and Bobby Franklin know why a landline is needed for this onerous deed. Only the FSM knows why Bobby Franklin is such a malevolent, misogynistic fuck-face who wants to hurt as many women as possible in one fell swoop of his pen. Too uncivil? Too unkind to the “Gentleman” from Georgia? Then feast your eyes on his newest bill. My angry black overlady posted a brief post about it early before her head ‘asploded and left her body, so I’m here to clean up the mess. Ew. Angry Black Lady bits are strewn all over! Here is the original post from Mother Jones that sent ABL and me over the goddamn fucking edge. Yes, she excerpted much of it, but I wanted to link it again so everyone can see what a spineless, cold-hearted, evil, and crazy jackhole Franklin actually is.
Franklin got mocked and widely trounced on for the other bill, and it seemed to go nowhere. Whew! Said I. One more ignorant, repulsive, woman-hating piece of shit legislation down, eleven-billionty to go. I didn’t give Franklin another thought as he was not worth the energy and the mind space. Besides, there were so many other astoundingly anti-woman bills flying fast and furious on the federal level that I barely had time to catch my breath, let alone think of some pissant humanity-hating piece of shit representative from Georgia.
Until today. My angry black overlady put a call out to me to read the link above, and I nearly punched a wall. Bobby Franklin was back in the news, and again, it was for his astounding and apparently all-consuming hatred of women. Georgia’s unemployment rate is 10.2% (national is 9.4%). In 2008, their SAT scores ranked 45th in the nation. In other words, Franklin has plenty of things to occupy his time and his work hours–he does not need to be focusing all his energy hatred on women like this. (Click to flip Rep. Franklin the bird)
I doubt that a bill that makes a legal medical procedure liable for the death penalty will pass. The bill, however, shows an astonishing lack of concern for women’s health and well-being. Under Rep. Franklin’s bill, HB 1, women who miscarry could become felons if they cannot prove that there was “no human involvement whatsoever in the causation” of their miscarriage. There is no clarification of what “human involvement” means, and this is hugely problematic as medical doctors do not know exactly what causes miscarriages. Miscarriages are estimated to terminate up to a quarter of all pregnancies and the Mayo Clinic says that “the actual number is probably much higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn’t even know she’s pregnant. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn’t developing normally.”
Holding women criminally liable for a totally natural, common biological process is cruel and non-sensical. Even more ridiculous, the bill holds women responsible for protecting their fetuses from “the moment of conception,” despite the fact that pregnancy tests aren’t accurate until at least 3 weeks after conception. Unless Franklin (who is not a health professional) invents a revolutionary intrauterine conception alarm system, it’s unclear how exactly the state of Georgia would enforce that rule other than holding all possibly-pregnant women under lock and key.
Click here to read the rest. I have to go — I suddenly feel some pressure building in my –
Let that sink in for a minute. If your brain hasn’t exploded already, proceed with caution. I make no guarantees about the intacted-ness of your grey matter upon reading the rest of this post.
The downgrading of “victim” to mere “accuser” applies only to rape, as far as I can tell. If you’ve been mugged, or robbed, or defrauded, you’re still a victim. (And poor you, by the way.) If some person has violated you sexually without your consent, however, you’re just an accuser: we don’t quite believe you yet; we need to know how much you had to drink; we need to determine whether you were wearing slutty boots, fuck me heels, or booty shorts; we also need to know whether or not you’re just saying you were raped because he didn’t call you the next day.