“Creepy anti women laws” shown in perspective.

Comedian and writer Lizz Winstead puts these creepy laws into perspective:

Winstead launched Lady Parts Justice last week in response to GOP coordinated war on women’s bodies, health,  and privacy. Winstead offers more in explanation:

Look, it’s time to stop being polite and start asking, “What the fuck do you think you are trying to pull here?”

It is time to ask, “Why the fuck are men and women who are inexcusably incompetent continually being elected into statehouses, governorships and THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS? And how the fuck is it that this asshole serves on THE SCIENCE COMMITTEE of The House of Representatives?!


Women are not faking rape and they don’t have magical powers to deactivate rape sperm. We are not pregnant before we are pregnant, we can’t have an abortion if we are not pregnant

I’m multiple levels of grateful for this. With this forever election, memory spans in a continuous media cycle get short. Here’s what I remember: I remember a Missouri Congressman running for Senate try to distinguish rape as legitimate and illegitimate. I remember the GOP vice presidential candidate say that rape is a form of conception. While everyone continues to unpack the first presidential debate, assessing the stakes for candidates Romney and Obama, poll creeps that swing right and away from the left, and the brass of Romney to fire PBS while looking Jim Lehrer in the face, my long term memory is in tact. I haven’t forgotten that there’s a conservative platform that wants to legislate my decisions about my body. Small government concentrated at the tip of transvaginal probe.

Don’t get fucked this November. Vote.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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