You remember that story awhile ago, a grad student out of McMaster University did some research and discovered that guys like women who laugh at their jokes, and women like funny guys better. D'oh, we all said, and guess what -- water is wet and the sky is blue.
See, and I thought, first, who needed that research done? And second, what tool could fail to see what's happening there? Guys want women to like them when they're funny, so women get socialized into liking funny guys -- women don't make jokes around or about men, obviously, since men don't generally take it well when we do. It's a power issue, dude. (Do I need to mention that the graduate student doing the research was a guy-type?)
Well, look here what Bush has done.
The World Health Organization recently, you'll remember, said it did not matter whether abortion was legally available in a country or not -- rates of abortion were about the same. Also, they say, the best way to reduce the rate of abortion is not to restrict access to abortion, but to make contraception available.
So. What does that tool Bush do in response?
Appoints a woman who is opposed to contraception to head the federal government's family planning office.
The Department of Health and Human Services appointed Susan Orr — who has spoken out against contraception — to a post responsible for U.S. contraception programs.
This is more than just bizarre -- Susan Orr headed the Family Research Council.
It's like, shit, a pro-slavery person in charge of the Abolitionist arm of your government.
More than just stupid, I'm saying. It's fucking enemy action.
5 hours ago
Yep. [insert nasty epithet about Bush and his appointee]
(the sound of tonks banging her head against a wall)
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