Rock the Slut Vote

As I am sure my regular readers are aware, according to Rush Limbaugh, most of the women in America are sluts.

I have previously discussed my issue with the word slut in this post, but I am heartened by this movement.  Rock the Slut Vote.  Take a look at their checklist.  Do you qualify as a slut?  According to that checklist, I am a super slutty slut.  While I hate the word, and I hate the fact that it is used to denigrate women who make decisions about their own sexual health, I support this movement.  If you also qualify as a slut, then you should too.

This movement is not about taking back the world “slut” like the slutwalk movement.  This is about getting women to understand that right now, the Republican party is collectively waging a war on the reproductive rights and sexual health of women.   This is about getting women to go out and make their voices count.

You know that the Republican party has gone too far when a Republican Congressman has added his voice to the cry.  As the sole Republican at a recent Equal Rights Amendment rally, Representative Richard Hanna told the women in the crowd to vote and donate to his political opponents, the Democratic Party.

I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault. I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help. [...]  If equality had been enshrined in the Constitution for these past 40 years, I wonder if we would still be hearing today from right-wing presidential contenders that women should not serve in combat, that women should think twice before they seek to work outside of the house, that women should not use birth control, and that women who do are called names that are not fit to repeat here. [...]  This is a dogfight, it’s a fistfight, and you have all the cards. I can only tell you to get out there and use them. Tell the other women, the other 51 percent of the population, to kick in a few of their bucks. Make it matter, get out there, get on TV, advertise, talk about this. The fact that you want [the ERA] is evidence that you deserve it and you need it.

What a gorgeous statement.  If you identify as a Republican, or a Conservative, and you don’t feel that your personal beliefs regarding sexual health or equal rights are being represented by your congresspeople and senators, then make a donation to the other party.  Vote for the other party.  Tell your representatives how you feel about their statements in the media.

In other news, if someone buys me this, I will post a picture of myself wearing it as soon as I receive it.  Comment below if you wish to do so, and comment below if you have something to say about this movement.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Contraception, Feminism, Media, Sex Positive and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Ilona Kamensky

    Please keep posting, keep fighting!

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