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More Dumplandia Bigotry

21 Sep

The overtly homophobic and transphobic Dump Administration is arguing at the Supreme Court that homophobic businesses should be allowed to deny service to LGBTQA people. Of course, if this were to pass and the bigot-businesses were open about their prejudice, then I for one would have no intention of being their customer.

Susan Warren wishes to pass the Equality Act, the polar opposite of what Dump and his minions are trying to do.

Homophobes are intimidated by people whose lifestyle is different from theirs, just as racists are intimidated by the same thing plus people who are a different skin tone than they are. So this really isn’t surprising. And we can’t forget that the Nazis targeted not only Jews but also homosexuals, Romany, and prostitutes.

Apparently, homophobes are so behind the times that they still say “gays” instead of “queer or genderqueer people” or “homosexuals, bisexuals, omnisexuals.” Of course, just the fact that they’re homophobes indicates that they’re out of touch with the times and with reality. And I don’t seriously expect them to embrace the terminology associated with queer studies; I suppose expecting them to say “queer rights” makes as much sense as expecting them to say “intersectionality” or “gender equality” in a respectful manner. There’s something weird and creepy about humanoids who are so arrogant, closed-minded, and bigoted that they’re against people who are not heterosexual and/or follow gender binary and probably don’t even think they have any right to exist or to be themselves.

But enough blogging; I need to write to my senators.

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Victim-Blaming Politicians

8 Aug

I received my first packet from Hand-Written Revolution, and after filling out postcards based on the writing prompts (including writing to that psycho Betsy DeVos and that other psycho, Steve King–not the horror writer), I wrote the following letters to my Senators:

Dear Senator,

The Secretary of Miseducation, Betsy DeVos, is such an extreme victim-blaming misogynist that she has consulted with so-called “Men’s Rights activists” (translation: men’s “rights” to oppress and rape women) about pretending that victims of campus rape falsely accuse their rapists. She wouldn’t have been nominated by Donald Dump if she were a real woman rather than a power-tripping, stupid white male trapped in a woman’s body. On-campus rape is a very real and nightmarish epidemic, as is rape in general. Only a psychopath would pretend otherwise. Being the victim of rape is horrific enough without additionally being put on trial and insanely accused of making it up. In this country, one out of every six women has been raped, and so have some men.

If this monster were a competent Secretary of Education, she would be addressing the real problem: the epidemic of campus rape and rape culture. If she were competent, she would do all she can to prevent campus rape and help the victims, not make their life more hellish. This monster needs to either wake up or resign, as do all the incompetent monsters Donald Dump nominated.

And here’s the other letter:

Dear Senator,

Representative Steve King is more frightening than a horror novel. He wants to cut funding for food stamps and Planned Parenthood to cover the costs of an overtly racist and xenophobic wall between Dumplandia and Mexico. His claims are erroneous, sadistic, sociopathic, and idiotic, as is his using fatphobia against poor people.

Defunding food stamps and Planned Parenthood is class and gender warfare. Defunding them for the sake of building that wall is nothing less than class, gender, race, and international warfare.

 

The Assault on Healthcare Continues

15 Jul

…with remarkable incompetence. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so terrifying for the entire country.

I wrote this to my senators and representative:

Dear Senator,

The sociopaths have done it again. This new so-called health bill is just, well, pretty much the same as the last one. They’re determined to take away healthcare from women and the poor. Please do all that you can to prevent this.

Since writing the above, I’ve read that they’re doing away with Obamacare and not even replacing it with anything. Their incompetence is as vast as their absence of compassion.

Beware of Social Media

15 Jun

I need to take a break from Instagram, probably for about a week. It used to be about cat photos. But now I’m “following” (such a stalker-like word) so many feminist accounts, that it’s about arrogant and willfully ignorant trolls commenting that there is no wage gap, that there are only two genders, and that Muslims are a bunch of terrorists. No, no matter how smugly you pontificate, your delusions and lies aren’t going to come true.

The part about Muslims is especially baffling since the fiasco of an election. Um, the majority of terrorists in the United States are white supremacists who were born in this country. Dump has emboldened them: they’re out of the woodwork and terrorizing this country, even invading elementary schools and killing children of color. Every time the topic of white supremacists comes up, I imagine a force field around my property. I’m only twenty-five percent Ashkenazi (European Jew), and I don’t seriously think many of these bigots would take one look at me and instantly know I’m Jewish—after all, different ethnicities have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes—but it’s terrifying, not only for my family and me but for the whole country. That is not what the country formerly known as the United States should be like. Of course, I realize: it’s Dumplandia now.

Lately I’ve been keeping up on daily news, largely thanks to notifications from The Guardian’s app. And I’ve been reading political/sociological/activist nonfiction, such as this book next to me, Wolf Whistle Politics, edited by Diane Wachtel. It will be good for me to take a little break, for a few days, from bombardments of Dumplandia and read Buddhist books, instead.

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The Department of Illness and Human Disservices

2 May

I had a respiratory infection for much of April and otherwise was wrapped up in intensive novel writing with a little help from Camp NaNoWriMo, so I took a break from politics for a month. But I’m back, and here’s my latest letter to my senators and representative:

Dear Senator,

Donald Dump has nominated yet another deranged moron, Teresa Manning, to the Department of Health and Human Services, which apparently needs to change its name to the Department of Illness and Human Disservices.

Manning wrote a “pro-life” book (in other words, misogynistic and unscientific propaganda), ludicrously claiming that birth control doesn’t work and that abortion causes breast cancer; these are both absurd lies. She doesn’t respect women’s right to control their own bodies and dishonestly pontificates to convince the gullible into agreeing with her about taking away reproductive rights. This fool should not oversee our nation’s health.

This latest lunatic appears to be a cisgender female, which translates as a privileged, wealthy, white man trapped in a woman’s body who had her tubes tied.

 

Please do all you can to prevent this latest extremely unqualified nominee from getting the position.