Yikers. No really, you have to read this because while our pollies say and do some pretty fucking idiotic things where women are concerned (Tony Abbott, Troy Buswell – j’accuse) the US basically has the monopoly on fucked-upded-ness.
a lawmaker from North Idaho asked representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho if they supported prostitution, since, you know, they support abortion. Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d’Alene posed the thought-provoking question to ALCU-Idaho Executive Director, Monica Hopkins, on Wednesday at an ACLU legislative breakfast presentation. The question drew audible gasps (because people must have been blown away by his philosophical mind). Rep. Mendive figured the ACLU, which is pro-choice, must support prostitution because it’s a “woman’s choice.” He explained his brilliant logic thusly:
“I think that there’s kind of a double standard…. With abortion there are two beating hearts, and prostitution, there’s just one. If a woman were going to make a choice to be a prostitute, that’s her decision as to what to do with her body.”
Think it’s time to say ‘hi’ to Julia Goddamn Gillard and her speech on misogyny in Parliament and in particular, from the leader of the Opposition. This lady be on fire, yo’.