Thursday, March 15, 2012

GOP violent misogyny as great art...

Nothing in classical art more clearly captures the brutality of the Republicans' attacks on women's rights than Nicolas Poussin's painting of the ancient Romans' abduction of the Sabine women. What better way to show the GOP's opposition to a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act? Once a bipartisan measure when enacted in 1994, we're now seeing how crazily the conservative male chauvinists on Capitol Hill have swung to the narrow opening in their cave. It would be a special reminder to them if the Democrats wore lapel pins containing Poussin's great work.

And while we're at it, just when we thought that no one could match Rush Limbaugh's stooping to conquer Ms. Flute, we get graphic evidence on TV that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett had a facile answer for women who must now have ultrasound exams before they can have an abortion. Even though the bill he just signed to mandate such procedures requires the women to view the copies of the internal probe, Corbett gave them an option:
"You can't make anybody watch, Okay, " he sniffed. "Because you just have to close your eyes."
He said what?!?!?

We think there is more to be gained from all of this if ultrasounds were mandated for rightwing male brains before they opted to make total asses of themselves.

2 comments:

David Hess said...

I'm surprised that Gov. Corbett didn't offer to pay for the ultrasounds out of his campaign slush fund. But that, of course, would've been the decent thing to do. -

Yana Olson said...

your word ... It would be a special reminder to them if the Democrats wore lapel pins containing Poussin's great work... it's really sound true...!!