What is Washboard Express?

Washboard Express is a way for me to express my own opinions, to be a provocative gadfly, by writing a "letter a day" to the President. I may miss a day here and there, because sometimes my family with be my first priority, but my goal is to write a total of 365 letters, representing one full year. To say I have opinions about most things would be to understate the obvious. Those of you that know me, know this is true, those who don't know me, will learn that it's true. The Washboard is a reference to going back to basics and "keeping it clean," so if you would like me to post your comments or opinions on this blog, I only ask that you be respectful. So go ahead, express yourself, and I look forward to an exchange of ideas and opinions.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Vagina Vigilantes vs The Penis Police

I’ve had it up to my eyeballs with “men” talking about and voting on women’s reproductive rights. It is my opinion that since men never can, and never will be pregnant, then they should shut the hell up on the whole subject.

Women are the only ones at risk for unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, and they should be the only ones to determine what to do about it. Our bodies are the only bodies at risk if something goes wrong with the pregnancy, and only our health is at risk if we are unable to afford to get proper care.

I think it’s about time the women in this country formed a group of “Penis Police” to go after the guys who rape women, and who get women pregnant and then disappear after all of the fun and never having to face the responsibility for their part. Their “boys” are allowed to swim freely wherever they want without any consequences, and yet we do nothing to impose restrictions on their “freedom”. Well maybe we should, maybe it’s time to hunt them down and castrate them or at the very least perform a vasectomy if they impregnate anyone other than their wife. Maybe the Penis Police could hunt down all the guys that jack off on a regular basis, because after all, those "boys" could have potentially been a baby maker. Isn't it about time that the men in this country have to worry about where they inject their penis' the same way women have to worry about the consequences of having their vaginas invaded?

The Vagina Vigilantes (mostly old white men or bible thumping thugs) think nothing of standing on corners with their vile posters, or shouting obscenities at women entering reproductive clinics, or stand up in pulpits across this country and tell women what sinners they are if they have an abortion. I’ve read so many letters to the Editor from men condemning women for having an abortion, and they have the nerve to write letters praising the illustrious Representatives that voted to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s right Dan Lungren, Wally Herger, and Tom McClintock (all ‘white’ Republican males) voted for the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. In fact all the Republicans in the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

Why should these Vagina Vigilantes be allowed to vote on anything involving a woman’s body? Oh they’ll say that it’s their tax dollars that are funding these groups and it’s their job to control those tax dollars. Well let me ask them this… whose tax dollars are used to defend the rapist, the murders who shoot abortion Doctors, the children in Foster Care, and the unwanted children born to mothers who cannot take care of them and didn’t want them in the first place? How many murdered children do we have to read about before we address the real issue of child abuse in this country? The answer is, we all pay for it, and it will get exponentially worse if we deny women and men a place to go for contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, critical health screenings, and yes, abortions if that’s what the ‘woman’ wants.

But I’ll make you guys a deal… you keep your votes off of my vagina, and I’ll keep Lorena Bobbit off of your penis… deal?