With all the news of Harvey Weinstein and Ben Affleck and the fact we elected a known sexual predator President of the United States (fucking fuck), we should remember that this is all part of a culture that actually rewards rapists and sexual predators.
In this case, a 12-year-old girl was raped by a much older man and she chose to bear the child that was conceived as a result. Her body, her choice.
But when she applied for Government aid, she was forced to reveal the name of the biological father. And then that biological father took her to court for custodial rights. The prosecutor claimed the young woman had approved of allowing her rapist to spend time with his now eight year old son.
Thing is, she didn’t. And the judge didn’t fucking check.
The whole story is out now and the judge has suspended the order pending another hearing but that likely means the young woman has to sit in court with her rapist just to explain why that fucker shouldn’t get parental rights to a kid who isn’t that much younger than his mother was when she was raped by his father.
All I’m saying is that women shouldn’t have to fight these fights, should they? Read More…
I loved “The West Wing” and in that I was not alone. I think many of us – conservative and liberal alike – would prefer to vote for Jed Bartlet. We want that idealized version of a President to be a real person. He wasn’t a perfect person but he was thoughtful and compassionate and oh so damned smart.
When he had made up his mind on something, he’d simply ask “what’s next?” It was a good question because you are never done. There is always a next step.
I would identify myself as a Socialist so of course I was a supporter of Bernie Sanders. He was speaking my language and even if he didn’t get the nomination, I wanted the Democratic Party to know that I’m kind of tired of their rush towards the middle. I know a lot of other people who were excited about Bernie and who, for whatever reasons, hated Hillary.
They still hate Hillary. And now some of them seem to want to hate Bernie too. They feel betrayed because he is endorsing her and will be campaigning for her.
I’m not going to lecture anyone about voting third party. If you honestly think Jill Stein would make a good President (I don’t), vote for her. If you supported Bernie and are switching to Trump or Johnson, I don’t totally get it because he’s a Socialist and they are not. But it isn’t my vote. It’s yours. Use it however you feel is most appropriate.