Tag: abortion

I Would Rather Die on My Feet Than Live on My Knees

I Would Rather Die on My Feet Than Live on My Knees “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” Those were the words of Gorges Wolinski, famed cartoonist of the Paris publication, Charlie Hebdo. Wolinski was among the 12 dead at the Paris publication on January 7, 2015 at the hands of extremists, determined to send a message to anyone daring to challenge their ideology. And challenging the ideology of others was a mainstay at the Paris weekly. Charlie Hebdo was no stranger to controversy or violence. Unmoved by those who would seek to...

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The Opinionated Bitch – The Man on The Road Less Traveled

The Man on The Road Less Traveled My writing has been sporadic for the last six months, not because I have nothing to say, but because I felt no was listening. The more I hear blatant lies coming out of the people responsible for leading this country out of the wilderness, the deeper the ideological divide among Americans. This divide is calculated and purposeful. As evil plots go, it’s working flawlessly. There would be beauty in its simplicity were it not for the toxic cesspool left behind. This country has been driven into an ideological ditch and no one...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On My Absence

The Opinionated Bitch – On My Absence I have been noticeably absent from my column for about 8 weeks.  For those who look forward to my weekly rants, I apologize.  For those who breathed a collective sigh of relief, tough.  I’m back.  I would, however, like to offer an explanation.  Simply, I got tired.  Oh, I never tire of writing and always have an opinion, but have wrestled with a level of frustration I’ve never before encountered in the American psyche because I realized we are a nation at war – with each other.  Forget the Middle East.  Iraq. ...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On the Life and Unnecessary Death of Savita

It is with deep sadness that I announce the death of Savita Halappanavar, 31 a resident of Ireland, on October 28, 2012 at a Galway hospital.  A native of India, she was residing with her husband in Ireland at the time of her death.  Dr. Halappanaver was a dentist and was married to Praveen Halappanavar, 34, an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway.  She was 17 weeks pregnant at her passing.  Her husband told reporters the couple was excited about her first pregnancy and she was “on top of the world”.   Praveen Halappanavar took his wife’s remains back to...

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This Week on BROADSIDED – Todd Akin Speaks and the Women RESPOND!

We had another show planned on BROADSIDED this week, but Missouri Congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin made some ‘legitimately stupid’ comments about rape that made Ron Paul’s ‘honestly stupid comments about rape earlier this year pale in comparison.  Congressman Darrell Issa held a hearing all about women’s health but failed to include any women while Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to slut-shame Sandra Fluke and by association, all women who take birth control.  There have been over 1,000 pieces of legislation put forth nation-wide attempting to restrict a women’s access to contraception, health services and reproductive choices...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On Why It’s Not About Rape

My visceral response to Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s ridiculous commentary on Sunday regarding “legitimate rape” and a woman’s ability to secrete something in her body that would prevent pregnancy, was to mock his stupidity and I did plenty of it.  A good nights sleep and a pot of coffee later, I awoke to the revelation that his views run far deeper than the tin foil hat thinking so common among Conservatives.  This isn’t a discussion about rape at all.  This is a continuation of the attack on women’s reproductive rights.  It’s about abortion. Todd Akin’s quest for power has...

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