Open Thread | 2024’s Election Will Be About Body Autonomy

In 2016, women like myself made the case for Hillary Clinton.

When everything else failed, we asked
“ What about The Supreme Court?”
We were told snidely, that ‘ you can’t scare us with the Court.’

Same folks whining.

Women like me said that Roe v Wade was on the line, and a vote for Hillary was a vote to preserve Roe.

We were called ‘ hysterical’, because the Court would never rule against a 50 year precedent.

Then came Dobbs.

Guess we weren’t exaggerating or hysterical after all.
We then told you that it wouldn’t stop at Dobbs. That the entire States Rights reasoning was bullshyt and the GOP wanted a NATIONAL ABORTION BAN.

It’s obvious. That’s why they went after the abortion drug. To deny women their rights even in states that support abortion rights. They went judge shopping, found a right-wing judge, who never should have ruled on the case, and got that ruling in Texas. The only reason that the Supreme Court slapped it down was because they couldn’t cleave the abortion drug from all the other drugs under the FDA’s Purview. And, to do it, would be to destroy Big Pharma.
They are rewriting things in the Red States to control the opportunity for the voters to decide for themselves about abortion – see Ohio. When abortion has directly been on the ballot – pro choice has won every single time, even in Red States like Kansas.

They do not care about the stories of women almost dying because of needed abortions from pregnancies gone wrong.
They are now trying to cook the books when it comes to ‘complications from abortions’, using anything to fudge the actual statistics.

The attack on abortion is only the beginning. This is about the control of women.

Hence the law in Idaho ‘preventing’ pregnant women from crossing state lines. That this harkens back to the FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT bothers them not.

That this is driving Ob-Gyn’s from Red States where now you have large swaths of certain states that contain NO OB-GYN’S. WHO WILL DELIVER THESE BABIES? WHO WILL GIVE PRE-NATAL CARE?

Of course this will mean that the Maternal Mortality Rate is going to go up.

Please understand that they are now pushing the bullshyt theme that Obesity causes Maternal Mortality, instead of not having access to adequate healthcare while pregnant. Watch them. They’ve gotten their marching order lies, and they are beginning to yell about ‘ Obesity and Maternal Mortality.’ Trying to cover up that their ill-conceived and ill-written laws have real life consequences, and unfortunately, dead mothers are part of those consequences.

They do not like women to have the freedom to live our lives freely.

They are coming for birth control.

They are coming for Affirmative Action (in case you don’t know, the biggest beneficiaries of AA are White Women).
They are coming for no-fault divorce. Making it difficult for women to leave marriages that they don’t want to be in.

They want women dependent on men. They want them out of the workplace. Take away their birth control, so that they can’t control their sexual autonomy. Eliminate the possibility of abortion, which forces women to be attached to men that they don’t want to be. The no exceptions of rape or incest. The fighting against getting rid of CHILD MARRIAGE. The disgusting defense of CHILD MARRIAGE from the GOP in these states. The disgusting justification of forcing CHILDREN to have babies resulting from rape or incest. Only to their rabid, ideological cohorts do they sound sane. To everyone else, they sound like a horror show. The laws being passed to prohibit ‘cohabitation’ by people who are not-related to one another.

The passing of the bill in Texas to allow religious people to be in schools instead of formally trained and licensed counselors. Counselors, who, BY LAW, are REQUIRED TO REPORT A STUDENT’S PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE TO AUTHORITIES. These religious people ARE NOT. Where do you think that’s going to leave these vulnerable and preyed upon young teenaged girls?

Follow all the dots. This is about controlling women. This is about turning back the clock and stripping women of the freedom that they have won over decades of victories. I can’t tell you how upset it makes me to think that Peanut could live in a country with fewer freedoms than I did. It enrages me. And, yes, I talk to her all the time about it. And, about living her own life. Establishing herself first. Getting her education and career before she remotely even thinks about marriage and children. I tell her that if she decides against having children, that I fully support her CHOICE. But, that she better understand, that it’s all HER CHOICE. And, nobody else should decide for her what she wants to do with her body.

Yes, 2024 will be the election about body autonomy. Period. Are you on the side of those who want women to exercise the freedom to live their lives as they please? Or, are you going to vote for a party that wants to strip you of all vestiges of body autonomy and economic autonomy?

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9 Responses to Open Thread | 2024’s Election Will Be About Body Autonomy

  1. rikyrah says:

    The Mayor of Chicago lives in Austin. That is so wild to me. 

    • rikyrah says:

      Austin is a neighborhood on the West Side.
      The Mayor of Chicago will get up and go to sleep on the West Side of Chicago.

      Blows my mind.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Candidly Tiff (@tify330) tweeted at 8:58 AM on Mon, May 15, 2023:
    I will not post that politico article “Can a Vice President Harm a Reelection Campaign?” It’s 🗑️…But i will say say that if VP wasn’t on the ticket with Biden in 2020 he likely would have been short in GA, WI, MI and maybe AZ.

    The answer is simply NO. VP actually helps him.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Busy (Royal Expert) (@Busy_royals) tweeted at 2:40 PM on Sun, May 14, 2023:
    The hilarity of Prince William going to the media to tell the public that King Charles coronation was an old mess and he had nothing to do with it. But not to worry he’s already planning his coronation 😅😅😅 All the while undermining the newly crowned monarch with instareels

  4. rikyrah says:


    .Kaiser@Celebitchy (@KaiseratCB) tweeted at 8:43 AM on Mon, May 15, 2023:
    Prince Andrew ‘refuses’ to vacate Royal Lodge, he doesn’t want William to have it

  5. rikyrah says:

    Mike Rothschild (no relation) (@rothschildmd) tweeted at 6:19 PM on Sat, May 13, 2023:
    I’ve never seen a work of dystopian fiction as dark and nihilistic as the current reality that if you’re a young conservative, you can kill anyone you want to and become rich and famous off it.

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Stare of Frederick Douglass (@SpaceProgKid) tweeted at 4:26 AM on Sun, May 14, 2023:
    White folks: Biden is such a race baiter!

    Also white folks: We need to back Daniel Penny!

    Also, also white folks: We live everyday in fear of retaliation from Black folks for the harm we’ve caused them for centuries even though racism totally doesn’t exist!

  7. rikyrah says:

    About the Florida anti-immigration law.
    I honestly do believe that the design was to arrest the undocumented, throw them into Florida’s for-profit prisons and then have them do the work.

    The undocumented getting the Hell up outta Florida before the law goes into place has thrown A wrench in those plans.

    As for using the present prison population… Once again, I refer you to Alabama and what happened to them when they tried using prison labor after they passed one of these same types of laws.😒🙄

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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