There are so many threats against women in America today.
Between trying to earn our reproductive freedom and explaining that we deserve equal pay, it can be difficult to remember that we’re not second-class citizens.
We have to take care of ourselves, because it seems like our government and our companies aren’t going to help.
Because there are so many things that can go wrong in our bodies, we need to monitor them and take the best care of ourselves possible.
About 42 million women are living with some kind of cardiovascular disease. About 200,000 women die each year from heart attacks, which is five times the number of women who die from breast cancer.
Two weeks ago, Rosie O’Donnell, one of TV’s favorite lesbians, suffered a heart attack.
Welcome (back) to Gainesville, folks! Sorry for all of the global warming during the summer, but we’re sure we’ll have a milder fall. Even though the weather will be nice, do yourselves a favor, and don’t expect much from the football season. Expect a light chance of touchdowns and a downpour of yellow flags.
So now it’s time for the sorry-for-the-abrupt-transition-but-we-don’t-want-to-rush edition of…
Darts & Laurels
First off, we’d like to send a possible thank you to our good buddy Isaac for threatening the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week … Tropical Storm Isaac, that is. That’s why we’re giving a good the-RNC-needed-a-shake-up LAUREL to Tropical Storm Isaac.
Fingers crossed that he’s not late to the Grand Ole Party!
Also, we’re throwing a leave-our-puppets-alone DART at the RNC. Andrea Davis, the spokeswoman for the Tampa Police Department, said that protesters aren’t allowed to bring puppets, because “their heads have been used to hide weapons and other matter, fecal matter.”
Although you won’t see them in the crowds outside, you can still see plenty of puppets who are full of s—t on stage.
Can you remember the last time you heard about Missouri? It’s just one of those lonely, forgotten fly-over states — until last week.
Rep. Todd Akin stuck his Midwestern foot in his Midwestern mouth when he tried to express his opinion about a St. Louis television station.
He seemed to think that women rarely get pregnant via rape.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said.
Phew, what a relief.
Y’know, maybe that’s why most conservatives are against birth control and contraception: They must think that it’s almost unnecessary. We women are apparently in much more control of our bodies than science originally taught us.
It’s about more than just chicken, people.
This Chick-fil-A debate has been around longer than the past month; the company’s policies are no secret.
Chick-fil-A’s chief operating officer and president, Dan Cathy, created the WinShape Foundation in 1984. WinShape is the charitable facet of the restaurant company.
In 2009, WinShape donated almost $2 million to anti-gay groups, including the Marriage and Family Legacy Fund. The MFLF was created with help from Chick-fil-A’s senior vice president, Donald Cathy. MFLF is the “implementation and funding arm” of Marriage CoMission, a coalition of groups to counteract the “downward spiral of marriage and the traditional family in America.”