Update: Proposed New Law in AZ Allows Your Boss to Approve Your Birth Control

Think I’m kidding? Do you think that’s something from The Onion? Nope. It’s the real deal, brought to you by the uber-crazies in Arizona:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/13/fired-for-using-birth-control-it-could-be-possible-in-arizona/

I found this article this morning – after I finished the post below about women-as-chattel.

My first thought was ‘WTF???” – of course, right? Any sane woman’s first thought would be “WTF???” But it appears that sanity is a very scarce commodity in the theocratic wingnut state of Arizona, where the insane Republican mullahs reign supreme.  The mullahs— er, make that the State Legislature — may soon enable your employer to fire you if he or she deems you to be having slutty recreational sex. It’s not bad enough that Arizona is a “right to work” state – which basically means that workers have no rights and that your employer is already able to fire anyone he or she wants to for almost any reason, but now? This law would allow your employer to question single women about their birth control. And yes, you slut with PCOS, I’m talking to you.

Can you wrap your head around that conversation? I can’t.

Now, of course, there’s no provision in this heinous piece of shit masquerading as Arizona House Bill 2625 to allow an employer to fire a man with a prescription for boner pills for being promiscuous. Oh, no, that’s different, isn’t it?

It’s always different. Whether it’s forcing women to wear a bag over their heads, mandating state rape with a vaginal probe, throwing acid in her face or slicing off her genitals with a dull and filthy razor blade, it’s always different. Men all over the world justify their brutal repression of women – and we women put up with it. In fact, Arizona House Bill 2625 was authored by a woman, Republican Debbie Lesko, evidently one of the brainwashed women who buy into the notion that women are second-class citizens.

I trotted over to the Google to see what kind of woman would write such a heinous bill. Debbie Lesko looks like she’s in her mid-to-late 30’s or early 40’s, well within the need-for-contraception window. Now, more than likely Ms. Lesko is a virtuous married woman who has sex only for procreation purposes, but let’s say her husband either divorces her or dies. That leaves Debbie Lesko as a single woman with a possible need for birth control.

Well, Debbie Lesko, what are you going to say when your boss asks you about your birth control? I’d like to hear the answer.

p.s. Feel free to ask her that question yourself:  @DebbieLesko

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Don’t HIPPA laws prevent the pharmacy with sharing medical information without a release form? Just how would they enforce this law? This is just another nonsensical law written by the Republics. They aren’t smart enough to write laws good laws.

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    • Posted by leftsideannie on March 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Good point – but hey, you know those crazy folks in Arizona; they never let a fact or a Constitutional right of privacy stand in the way of their theocratic mission!!

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  2. Posted by Patriot Actor on March 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Excellent post. I checked out her website. “Happily married with 3 children”.
    She looks over 50 to me.
    Easy to see the possibility of her never having experienced an orgasm in the three times she’s had sex. And that her husband is not interested in her physically.
    Happily married in many cases could be replaced with ‘functioning parental partnership’.

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    • Posted by leftsideannie on March 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Arizona tends to “overbake” women, so I put her age a little younger; besides, I have first-hand knowledge that conservative women never think these things through. They somehow forget that the humiliating and shaming measures they advocate for other women would also apply to themselves.

      They ain’t so bright, and I tweeted Debbie Lesko to remind her that the sex life/job she saves may someday be her own….just saying.

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