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15 April 2006 @ 11:39 am
If You're Not FUCKING LIVID, You're Not Paying Attention...  
Now that I am working in healthcare, specifically women's and children's healthcare, I'm sure you are going to see quite a bit of outrage directed at George W. Asshat and his Wealthy White Wanker Brigade.

For instance, this gem:

The Bush Sadministration is trying to block release of a new vaccine. This vaccine eradicates HPV. Let me repeat that for effect. This vaccine ERADICATES HPV, the virus that causes genital warts and that is a primary cause of cervical cancer in women.

The reasoning that the Bush Sadministration is actually giving for blocking the release of this life-saving vaccine is that they don't want to "disinhibit" women from having sexual intercourse.

WTF?!?!?!!

So let me get this straight, Mr. Asshat Congressman... You want to block the release of a vaccine that will save thousands and thousands of women's lives because you don't want to encourage premarital or casual sex? What about the women who get HPV from their ASSHAT CONGRESSMAN HUSBANDS WHO FREQUENT PROSTITUTES ON THEIR LONG, GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED LUNCH HOURS??

Find out more here:

http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2006/04/im_not_the_only.html

Ugh.

Something has to be done about the Wealthy White Wanker Brigade. Vote these assholes out of office.

We can't sit by and not do anything anymore. Our lives and the lives of our friends and loved ones are more and more at risk because of this country's concentrated effort to return us to the MIDDLE FUCKING AGES!

If you are a US Citizen, please at least take a few moments to write your representatives on this issue. We have to let them know what we think about their asinine decisions.

http://www.house.gov/writerep/

I'm going outside into the endangered fresh air and walk off this anger.

Twoodles.

Erin

ETA: I wrote to my representative, David Price. I'll let you know if I get a response.

ETA2: My wonderful father has taken up the banner and is fighting the good fight in his online circle too. He found another brilliant article on the subject here: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050530/pollitt
 
 
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Katie: ScullyorKatieoracledelphi617 on April 15th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
omg! I had no idea! What the hell are they thinking??? Jeebus!

Oh, you know I'm writing a letter to my representative. However...I'm waiting a little while until my anger cools to a simmer so my words make sense to someone outside of my brain. ;)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, ma'am!
seftiri: Don't Fuckseftiri on April 15th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, ma'am!

Absolutely my pleasure! I swear, sometimes I think this administration would be happier if the year was 1006.

::sigh::
Shut up and smile: End Bushmorningafter2 on April 15th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
*bites tongue hard to keep from swearing* Jesus... what I want to know is how much he thinks women who engage in casual/premarital sex already are going to care... and for that matter, why it's any of his fucking business whether they do or don't.

I am so writing to my representative about this.
seftiri: Feel the Flamesseftiri on April 15th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
I am so writing to my representative about this.

Thank you! The more, the merrier! These people have got to be stopped. Medicine has no business being run by the Moral Majority.

::sigh::
Shut up and smile: Casey tormentmorningafter2 on April 15th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Gah, trust me, you couldn't stop me from writing. >_< The message that stance sends out is "if you have casual sex you deserve to die". (Okay, that's the message I got from it.) It's unacceptable.

*sigh*
seftiri: Don't Evenseftiri on April 15th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Actually, the message is if you are a woman who has casual or premarital sex, you deserve to die. HPV can infect men and men can get the genital warts but because they don't have cervixes, they don't get cancer. HPV is also the only STD that condoms does not stop.

So the actual message is: Slutty women deserve to die. Period.

Apparently slutty men get antibiotics.
ralst: Regina 2ralst on April 15th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Politics, medicine and religion. The three cornerstones of misogyny. I'd prepare for many an outrage if you're now working in the heathcare profession, as this sort of thing happens all the time. Women's lives, you see, just aren't as important as men's.
seftiri: SmirkYeahRightseftiri on April 16th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah. But then where would they be without us?

One of my favorite sayings is from a Native American people:

"Our people are no more when the heart of the last woman amongst us lies bleeding in the dust."

It would be a good thing if some of the western power hungry societies remembered this.

PS...Great icon!
deify_bd_wong on April 15th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
At first, this made me lolz, because I thought that even Bush couldn't be such a douche/dumbfuck.

Then I found out I was wrong. "A vaccine that could potentially save thousands of lives? OMG LACK OF TRADITIONAL VALUES REGARDING SEX!!!!!!"

Besides, as I said on a different post regarding this issue: No one thinks to herself, "Gee, I got the HPV vaccine. Now I can fuck my entire block up, down, and sideways! Yay for not being susceptible to cervical cancer!"
seftiri: Don't Evenseftiri on April 16th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Besides, as I said on a different post regarding this issue: No one thinks to herself, "Gee, I got the HPV vaccine. Now I can fuck my entire block up, down, and sideways! Yay for not being susceptible to cervical cancer!"

Exactly!! That is as ridiculous a thought as if I were to say, now that I have been vaccinated for Hepatitis B, "Yay! Now I can eat food that has human fecal matter in it!"

Uh...no.

Never. gonna. happen.

Asshats.
deify_bd_wong on April 16th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Because HPV is the reason I'm not a huge slut, LOLZ AMIRITE?
rave_review on April 16th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
The fuckin' bastards!
What the hell? No risk of HPV suddenly makes one a slut?
Ire - Successfully ignited.

(Hardly related sidetrip: This afternoon I heard a HPV public service announcement on the radio, read by Liz Rohm.)

Thank you! I hadn't heard about this new crap from Bush yet!
Rebeccatheniwokesoftly on April 17th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
This sickens me. I heard about it a few weeks ago.

Just ugh.
Angelina Ballerina: Bebe - OMFGgreenovalfruit on April 17th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
...


Bastards.

Honestly, I feel for you guys. I mean, our PM is a little prick who deserves to take a VERY long walk off an EXCEEDINGLY short pier but Bush needs to be gieven an enema to wash his brains out. Though I doubt it would help.
froggumz: Limervsapemanfroggumz on April 17th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
The only thing that keeps me from moving to Canada is this small fact -

932 Days
22380 Hours
1342830 Minutes

Then we can make him go away. Ah, such a happy thought. I have spent my whole life in a state that is so right-wing it hurts, but talking about this with some of my people at work today they are all less then impressed. What an asshat.
Brittneyhello_clarice7 on April 19th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Bush should try being a woman with cervical cancer. Or a woman who wants and/or needs an abortion. Or he should try being gay (well he shouldn't really, because I doubt anyone would want him)... You get my point.
Tiffany: rawr!piekid on April 20th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
Another link to a Susie article, rather short, written a couple of days after the article your dad found.

http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2005/06/give_me_virgini.html

This one has a corresponding audio program. I'm thinking of getting it.

Does this issue crop up every year or something? Fucking insanity.