Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The War Inside My Body: Or What Ben Carson Thinks.

The Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson promises to give a lot of grist for my sarcasm mill!  Just ponder this fairly recent comment of his:

“They tell you that there’s a war on women,” he said. “There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country.”
A very fine distinction our Ben tries to make there!  If only women had, say, prostates and penises, then we wouldn't have a war about their insides!

But more seriously, Carson hints at the dismal treatment of women in many other countries, and he is correct about that.  Women are not equally oppressed everywhere in the world. 

That's no excuse to let things get worse here or in any other country where older battles were won, because then we have to fight those battles again.

And even more seriously, much of the forced-birth movement is ultimately about who gets to control fertility and changes in population size.  Because such large parts of the "fertility factories" are inside women's bodies, of course the war on women is about those insides.