Women’s History Month (…Republican Style)

March 1st, 2012

A follow-up to The Inquisition, inspired by the beginning of Women’s History Month today and the Senate’s defeat of the GOP’s proposed Blunt Amendment to allow employers to exclude health insurance coverage of birth control, or any other medical care that the employer finds objectionable for religious or ethical reasons. Thankfully, the amendment was defeated in the Senate today on a largely party-line vote. 

 

Republicans are celebrating women’s history

By trying to take women back into history.

If we go back a dozen years for each of the month’s 31 days,

By the end of the month we’ll be back in Medieval Days.

 

The “Let’s Go Back to the Past” Republican gang

Did its best to start the Middle Age March with a bang.

They proposed an amendment to the highway bill

To allow employers to deny female employees the Pill.

 

Getting rid of birth control would take us 47 years back,

But that’s just one small part of the GOP’s anti-woman attack.

The amendment is actually quite comprehensive,

Allowing exclusion of anything anyone anywhere finds offensive.

 

And it’s bad enough Republicans use government to tell women what to do–

Now they want employers be able to control women’s health decisions too.

Thanks to Dem opposition, the bill didn’t pass,

But Republicans still have the rest of the month, women to harass.

 

And speaking of the Middle Ages and transportation,

In their attempt to make America a pre-Enlightenment nation,

Perhaps those anti-woman old farts

Would also prefer we go back to ox carts.

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PS: The theme for this year’s Women’s History Month is women’s empowerment, so it’s fitting that the Party of No is celebrating by doubling down on women’s dis-empowerment.

 

 

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