U With the Uterus 

Hey! You with the uterus! 

Stop right there!

Drop that insurance card!

Hands in the air!

You suspected pregnancy 

And bought a urine test

Don’t try to pass it off as new— 

The condition pre-exists!

Mammograms and Pap smears

All your women’s needs

You expect them to be covered 

In your health plan? That’s just greed.

Rich old white male politicians 

Won’t vote to subsidize the cost

Of care to keep you healthy here

In America— democracy is lost

Though they all had mothers 

Who birthed them at one time

Do their moms see what happened 

To their Repugnant offspring? It’s a crime.

A tax cut has priority 

Over compassion and ethics

Viagra however— treats a condition 

Which never pre-exists

So, you with the uterus, 

Happy Mothers Day!

Of that uterus, what happens to it— 

By the way, you have no say

Though the senate won’t approve this bill, 

Their version keeps women under attack

Because it’s not orange, no it’s Women 

Women are the GOP’s new black

Sarah Palin Has No Class

It wasn’t really that long ago when Sarah Palin seemed to burst onto the political scene out of nowhere to join John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid as Vice President on the republican ticket. She was an attractive woman draped in expensive couture purchased by the Republican Party to project an image of hip female youth. It was a gimmick, a failed attempt to draw in the young, and the female demographic— votes Obama already had in the bag. 

Mystery and intrigue swirled…and then she opened her mouth. It was clear that choosing Palin was a purely sexist stunt on the part of the Republican Party. She was selected based on superficial perceptions— the inexperienced new governor/soccer mom from Alaska, whose foreign policy experience was summed up with her nasally statement: “I can see Russia from my house.”  She was there to ad a measure of female youth to the old white guy ticket. You never got the feeling John McCain was happy with the choice either. 

McCain and Palin’s slogan was “change”. To which Obama famously responded: 
“You can put lipstick on a pig, It’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.”

Now we get to the point of my post. This classless photo of Sarah Palin, with two washed up rockers, posed mockingly in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton is a perfect example of a jeer gone wrong. Palin is the fool in this photo, and I’m not talking about her too young clothes. She’s clearly not smart enough to know how bad a photo like this makes her look, mocking a woman who won the popular vote by 3 million, a woman who should by all rights now be the first female POTUS. Shame on Sarah Palin, a pig with lipstick indeed. 

A Limerick for Bill O’Reilly

**BREAKING NEWS**

Though Donald Trump said he approved

Bill O’Reilly has still been removed

From his top rated show

Fox News let him go

A har-ass-hole at last is reproved

*Lets hope he negotiated a health insurance package. 

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When Chocolate Cake is Really Beautiful…

“O beauty, passing beauty! Sweetest sweet!  How can thou let me waste my youth in sighs?”  ~Alfred Lord Tennyson.  

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*Warning- the following post may be offensive to people who respect Chocolate Cake.

I’ve taken the liberty of altering just a few of Donald Trump’s comments about women…although he would never denigrate chocolate cake in the same fashion:

“You don’t give a shit if a piece of chocolate cake can play a violin like the greatest violinist in the world. You want to know, what does it look like.”

“A piece of chocolate cake that is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.”

“It doesn’t really matter what they write, as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of chocolate cake.”

Pieces of chocolate cake, you have to treat them like shit.”

“Must be a pretty picture, chocolate cake dropping to it’s knees.”

“Grab them by the chocolate cake.”

“When I come home and a beautiful piece of chocolate cake is not ready, I go through the roof!”

“I tell my friends to be rougher with their chocolate cake.”

“For a man to be successful, he needs a beautiful piece of chocolate cake at home, not some cake who is always griping and bitching.”

“You never get to the face because the chocolate cake is so good.”

“Nobody has more respect for chocolate cake than I do.”

Our POTUS – be proud.

What is Going On at Berkeley? 

Prettily situated on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious school affiliated with over 70 Nobel Laureates whose areas of expertise include physics, chemistry, economics, and literature. 



The school accepts only the brightest 17% of the population, and shakes down in-state residents for $35k while outsiders pay a whopping $62k to attend for a single year. Pricey as it is it certainly isn’t the most expensive school you could send junior to, but it’s high on the list. If you are considering attending, you likely know the school is no stranger to controversy. The Free Speech Movement of the 1960’s started at Berkeley. 

Whether you are among those who think the school is overrated, or you’re part of the faction who pridefully consider it an underrated treasure, there is quite a bit of ugly taking place on that beautiful Northern California campus. 

Most recently, the April 15, 2017 anti-Trump tax-day protest turned violent, leading to 35 arrests. One arrest that didn’t take place, but should have, was 30 year old white supremacist, and member of the “alt-right” movement, Nathan Domingo who is caught on tape sucker punching a woman in the face. Berkeley can’t be held accountable for every Neo Nazi ex-con who shows up for a fight, but…

Back in February, a demonstration turned violent when protesters set fires and destroyed more than $100,000 worth of property that forced the cancelation of a speech by then-Breitbart Tech editor whose only claim to fame is inciting hate, Milo Yiannopoulos. 

These recent violent demonstrations aren’t the only unseemly events taking place at Berkeley. 

You may want to consider the alarmingly high rate of sexual assaults taking place both on and near campus at UCB before you write out your tuition check.This school that should be known for academic excellence is instead known for it’s high rate of sexual assaults. 


The dates listed for each incident show they all took place within a relatively short period time. How much of this is related to POTUS 45 and his normalization of sexual assault? 



Whether it’s a rape in front of a club, or a punch in the face at a protest, the dismissal of violence against women in the months since Trump’s views have come to light is apparent.

 

These attacks took place at the same time ‘Access Hollywood’ released the infamous audio tape of Donald Trump bragging about committing these same crimes.

When enrollment drops enough to affect the finances of the school, then perhaps the problem will be addressed. 

The Rights of Women are Human Rights

“While Europe’s eye is fix’d on mighty things,
The fate of empires and the fall of kings;
 While quacks of State must each produce his plan,
 And even children lisp the Rights of Man; 
Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,
 The Rights of Woman merit some attention.” 
~Robert Burns, 
The Rights Of Women, 1792


Thousands of women are gathering today for the Women’s March on Washington, and over 600 cities around the world have organized their own marches in solidarity, to shed light on women’s rights. It is ludicrous that we have to say women’s rights are human rights, but we do. Yesterday we inaugurated a man, now President of the United States, who has been recorded bragging that he has the right to, and does, whatever he wants to women. 

Violence and oppression against women is not new, but Donald Trump and everyone who voted for him sent a clear message to victims condoning sexual assault. Today victims have a voice.

Who are the victims? Victims are everywhere, they are people you know. 

  • One out of every 5 women in America has been the victim of rape, or an attempted rape in her lifetime.
  • Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
  • 44% of victims are under 18
  • 80% of sexual assault victims are under 30
  • Every 2 minutes another American is sexually assaulted
  • 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police 
  • Approximately 80% of women reporting sexual assaults knew their assailant.

Who are the assailants? They are among us as well. 

  • 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. Most lead everyday lives, go to school, work, and have families and friends. 
  • The odds are 3% that a rapist will spend a single night in jail. 
  • According to the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Statistics, the rate of repeat offenses by a rapist is 38%.

The aftermath of sexual assault is different for every victim. Responses often include feelings of: powerlessness and loss of control, emotional numbness, denial, disturbed sleep, self blame, loss of confidence, shame, mood changes, low self esteem, depression, flashbacks, fear, anxiety, hostility, anger, and alienation. Victims of sexual assault are 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

Today is about shedding light on this ugliness and standing up to face it.  Donald Trump’s misogyny is not “locker room talk,” it is sexual assault and it is not okay.

“First, in the Sexes’ intermix’d connection,
 One sacred Right of Woman is, protection. -
The tender flower that lifts its head, elate,
Helpless, must fall before the blasts of Fate,
Sunk on the earth, defac’d its lovely form,
Unless your shelter ward th’ impending storm.”
 ~Robert Burns

March on ladies.