Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The handmaiden's tale

I'm shocked... ...to find out that Congress cares more about the unborn than the born. OK, I knew that the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act is, in essence, an attempt to force doctors to tell women seeking abortions, "Congress says you're evil." But I didn't know that among its definitions is this:

WOMAN - The term 'woman' means a female human being who is capable of becoming pregnant, whether or not she has reached the age of majority.

Sisyphus Shrugged calls this the "trophy wife creation act" (and what a fine piece of coinage that is). Marriage is only betwen a man and a woman, and "she" is only a woman if "she"'s ovulating. I can't tell who this is more of a slap at, females past menopause or the ever-increasing number of third-graders who get their periods.

They keep coming up with ways to make American society look petty and decadent, and this is a self-fulfilling goal. As Steve Gilliard says (of Wal-Mart), "A race to the bottom eventually gets there."


At Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, Blogger herself said...

What does one expect when one's country (sooth, one's world, pretty much) is ruled by the Y chromosome? I don't blame everything on men, but fercryinoutloud... if women had drafted (let alone even wanted) this legislation, it would not have *required* a definition.


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