I am rapidly becoming disgruntled. First, my own body is vexing me. My monthly visit from Aunt Flo happened last night while I slept and made a complete mess. It looks like I sacrificed a lamb in my pajamas. Moreover, Flo’s visit is always bitterly unwelcome nowadays. My reproduction is over, so I am DONE with my uterus. It needs to get a clue, people. Furthermore, the baby has almost weaned and now that I am looking for a new bra I am dealing with the fact my boobs are two inches smaller and two inches lower than they were before I had kids. They look like helium party balloons three days after the party. It’s sad, y’all.
The news is not cheering me up, either. For starters my would-be profession, anthropology, is the lowest paid and least respected of all the sciences. Oh, goody. Then again, all we do is explain the incredibly complex interactions and negotiations of individuals and their rapidly changing cultures. No big.
Then there is the utter bullshit that the Violence Against Women Act couldn’t pass through the GOP controlled House. Why, oh WHY, did the Republicans vote against a bipartisan bill co-written by one of their own members? Well, apparently the far right wing of the Grand Old Party was just all kinds of squicked out that the Act would provide protection for battered immigrant women as well as women in same sex relationships. Eric Cantor was just appalled that the Act would include additional protection for Native American women raped by non-Natives (which is what happens in 75% of the cases) by extending tribal jurisdiction in those cases.
Some far right asshats even had the audacity to squall that the Democrats were just being mean to put protections for The Wrong Sorts of Women in the Act. They were being set up to look like bigoted, misogynistic taint-sniffers!
“I favor the Violence Against Women Act and have supported it at various points over the years, but there are matters put on that bill that almost seem to invite opposition,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, who opposed the latest version last month in the Judiciary Committee. “You think that’s possible? You think they might have put things in there we couldn’t support that maybe then they could accuse you of not being supportive of fighting violence against women?”
Here’s a news flash Mr. Sessions. If you think that lesbians and brown women don’t deserve equal protection from assault as their white, straight counterparts then you ARE a bigoted misogynist and no one needed to set you up to prove it, dipshit.
And as a final lump in my grumpy-gravy, while millions of people whose homes and communities were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy are waiting for Congress to vote on some funds that will help them rebuild, the stupidest Republicans in congress scuttled the vote on Sandy Relief and have introduced another futile bill to repeal “Obamacare”, AKA the Affordable Health Care Act. Nice move, twatwaffles.
Imma need some chocolate.