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."

1 Comments:

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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