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States that Hate Women Most (Re-Blog from Progressive Blogic)

14 May

My only surprise at the 10 Worst States to be a Woman AlterNet came out with is that Indiana didn’t rank higher. It seems they are leading the fight against Planned Parenthood.  According to the article, around 1,000 bills have been introduced in this legislative year to restrict women’s reproductive health. That’s not just sexism. That’s straight-up misogyny.

Ultra conservative Republicans and Democrats — because let’s not kid ourselves that it’s just Republicans pushing and voting for these regulations — advocating these kinds of laws are totally out of step with mainstream America. It’s not just one party or the other–I see through the tenuous attempts of “liberals” who preach one thing than do another.  It really makes me cynical about politics in general–I’m pretty certain all of them are profligate.  I have to have faith that following these bills that eliminate access to pap smears, vasectomies, cancer screenings and birth control, there will be a backlash that will remove all of these hateful and corrupt people from office.

The 10 Worst States to be a Woman (+ my bonus commentary):

  • Mississippi (no big surprise–this seems to be worst state for everything)
  • Texas
  • South Dakota (WHAT?  People live there?!)
  • Indiana
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas (What else could we expect from the home of Fred Phelps?)
  • Minnesota
  • Georgia
  • Arizona (I wonder why. . .)
  • Louisiana