Misogyny In the USA by the Numbers. The UN plan to present the full report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in June 2016.
Rampant Sexism, fake Christianity and invented Christian values will lead to Misogyny—as UN inspectors were destined to discover. As in so many areas America is not only far from being number one—but they are falling down the international tables:
So the US is flailing pretty badly. I wonder why. Here the best and worst states for work place environments for women:
- The US is currently ranked 62nd globally when it comes to the gender gap in health and survival.
- The US is currently ranked 54th globally when it comes to the gender gap in political empowerment.
- Although women hold about 52 percent of all professional-level jobs,
- Only 14.6% of executive officers
- Only 8.1% of top earners
- 6% of Fortune 500 CEO’s
Now note that America is ranked an outrageous #62 when it comes to the gender gap in health and survival. Let us look at maternity-related death rates. Whilst every other Countries have seen significant reductions, America’s death rates are sky rocketing!
This is America’s Peer Group for maternity-related deaths:
Yes, we are becoming a third world country—but why:
A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation’s overall treatment of women. The three women, who lead a United Nations working group on discrimination against women, visited Alabama, Texas and Oregon to evaluate a wide range of U.S. policies and attitudes, as well as school, health and prison systems.
So having visited Barbados (just guessing) the United Nations was anxious to assess the next worst country on the list. These three women visit Alabama, Texas and Oregon. I guess this is not going to end well….
“The delegates were appalled by the lack of gender equality in America. They found the U.S. to be lagging far behind international human rights standards in a number of areas, including its 23 percent gender pay gap, maternity leave, affordable child care and the treatment of female migrants in detention centers.”
But their visit to Alabama would prove to be the most memorable. They were interested in seeing how women were treated regarding their reproductive rights. In normal countries—i.e anywhere other than the US, a woman would simply go to her doctor and get assistance. But not here, where women are headed into a cattle pen and prodded with electric shock therapy. Well not quite—perhaps women in Mississippi.
This is actually what happened:
“We were harassed. There were two vigilante men waiting to insult us,” said Frances Raday, the delegate from the U.K. The men repeatedly shouted, “You’re murdering children!” at them as soon as they neared the clinic, even though Raday said they are clearly past childbearing age. “It’s a kind of terrorism,” added Eleonora Zielinska, the delegate from Poland. “To us, it was shocking.”
The U.S. is one of three countries in the world that does not guarantee women paid maternity leave. The recommended time is 14 weeks. Lack of accommodation— “Unthinkable in any society, and certainly one of the richest societies in the world.”
Women are 11 times more likely to be killed by a gun in the United States than in other high-income countries.
Most of those murders are perpetrated by an intimate partner.
They had some pretty obvious suggestions, but it is like talking to a three year old:
“Some states have introduced gun control laws regarding domestic violence, refusing to give perpetrators of domestic violence the right to possess firearms,” Raday said. “This should be a national policy, not an isolated state policy.” Deh!
They recommended that the U.S. include passing campaign finance reform that would allow more women to be elected into office, because the networks that raise money for political candidates are mostly dominated by men:
They suggested raising the minimum wage, which disproportionately affects women.
They suggested a federal law to stop the slew of new abortion restrictions in the states that are shutting down women’s health clinics across the South.
“Religious freedom does not justify discrimination against women, nor does it justify depriving women of their rights to the highest standard of health care,”
The biggest shock for this team was the realization the that women did realize what they were missing. They plan to present the full report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in June 2016.
Here are some example of Sexism
–Corporate managers ignoring an idea if suggested by a woman, but then praising a man as being a brilliant person if they suggest the same idea;
–The GOP House holding a hearing on birth control—and all the people who testify are men;
–Multiple police departments talking you out of reporting a rape;
–Being told that women don’t belong in technology (there was a massive lawsuit in Silicon Valley over sexism recently).
–Country radio stations’ song lists are 90% male singers;
–In Indiana and other places, women are threatened with arrest and imprisonment for miscarriages;
–If men express their opinion, it is freedom of speech; if women express it, they are being too uppity;
–Being a woman IT manager at work, being asked again for the IT manager after you say you’re the IT manager;
“She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.” -Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke wanting her insurance that SHE pays to cover the cost of her birth control.
“If a woman is raped… We have hospital emergency rooms,” Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R) insisted. “We have funded what’s called rape kits that will help the woman, basically clean her out. And then hopefully that will alleviate that.”
“As a man, would it interest you to know that Dr. Brownstein just published an article that links the pill to prostate cancer?” state Rep. Jeanine Notter (R)
“Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a ‘surgical procedure,’” state Rep. Terri Proud (R-AZ) wrote to a constituent.
Federal Judge James Leon Holmes, a Bush appointee, said in an article published circa 1997: “Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.”
Here is the attitude of just one of the Stupidparty Presidential candidates—supposedly the sensible one.
I have already discussed birth control and abortion at some length. The irrefutable conclusion is that those who seek to prevent birth control, and those that a fundamentalist about abortion, end up creating far more abortions, maternal deaths, poverty and disease. Such a position is a heinous crime. But such crimes are only perpetrated by one party. But in order to show a stunning pattern of misogyny I will simply focus on one issue—rape:
SP Disciples vote for the following types of leaders.
Ron Paul, SP Rep. Texas 14th:
“If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, and I would give them a shot of estrogen or—” i.e., in support of emergency contraception to prevent a rape pregnancy (February 3, 2012).
Todd Akin, SP former Rep. Missouri 2nd:
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.”
Paul Ryan, SP Rep. Wisconsin 1st, Chair of the House Committee on the Budget, VP choice:
He personally believes rape is “a method of conception” and not an excuse to allow abortion. Ryan also confirmed that he remained very proud of the Ryan/Akin–sponsored “forcible rape bill.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KazMQGqX_dI
Steve King, SP Rep. Iowa 4th:
In the context of the House bill, he was asked, “what if someone isn’t forcibly raped and for example, a 12-year-old who gets pregnant? Should she have to bring this baby to term?” King: “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way and I’d be open to hearing discussion about that subject matter.”
Steve King continues to spread nonsense about Planned Parenthood and voter fraud—all in the same breath:
“Harry Reid can defend those ghoulish and ghastly and gruesome practices that Planned Parenthood is advocating along with child prostitution and illegal immigration. He can play defense on that. They didn’t do very well in the Senate when they tried to defend ACORN. I don’t think they’ll do any better this time.”
Maybe he should check out studies like from the Guttmacher Institute, which found at least half of all babies born to minors are fathered by adult men.)
Eric Cantor, SP Rep. Virginia 4th and House majority leader:
A reporter asks, “Is rape less heinous to some women?”
(Cantor threatened to kill efforts to remedy particularly high levels of rape on Indian reservations.)
“In other words, for Cantor, limiting the authority of tribal courts is more important than making sure rapists are prosecuted and women are protected from domestic violence. And now that the elections are over, and the GOP received the message that they need to do a better job of appealing to women and minorities, is good to get that clear”
Richard Mourdock, SP Sen. candidate Indiana:
“I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” October 23, 2012 (one day after being endorsed by Mitt Romney).
John Cornyn, SP Sen. Texas:
“Richard and I, along with millions of Americans believe that life is a gift from God”—coming to the defense of Richard Mourdock on October 24, 2012.
Nikki Haley, SP Gov. South Carolina:
On her Facebook page she referred to the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as “special interests”; objecting to this, Rep. Bakari Sellers said battered and raped women are not “distractions.”
John Koster, SP state candidate Washington:
Says abortion should not be legal, even when it involves “the rape thing.”
Roger Rivard, SP State Rep. Wisconsin:
“Some girls rape easy.”
Linda McMahon, SP Sen. candidate Connecticut:
“It was really an issue about a Catholic church being forced to offer those pills if the person came in an emergency rape.” October 15, 2012.
Rick Santorum, SP presidential candidate, angel candidate in waiting:
“I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created, in the sense of rape—but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you . . . rape victims should make the best of a bad situation”—January 2012.
Tom Smith, SP Sen. candidate Pennsylvania:
Pregnancy from rape is similar to “having a baby out of wedlock.”
Larry Taylor, SP State Sen. Texas:
On the subject of rape and incest exceptions he stated “that he heard lots of testimony that amounted to ‘making bad choices’ and then wanting to ‘walk away from them.’”
Clayton Williams, SP gubernatorial candidate Texas:
“If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy.”
Chuck Winder, SP State Sen. Idaho:
“I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on”—March 2012
Scott Brown, SP former Sen. Massachusetts:
in 2005 sponsored legislation allowing doctors and nurses to turn away rape victims if they objected to emergency contraception.
Lawrence Lockman, SP State Rep. Maine:
“If a woman has [the right to an abortion], why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman?” Lockman wrote. “At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t [in most cases] result in anyone’s death.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/lawrence-lockman-rape-_n_4874586.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
Brian Nieves, SP State Sen. Missouri:
Most late-term abortions are not really undertaken to save a mother’s life but are “a matter of convenience.”
Trent Franks, SP Rep. Arizona 8th:
Incidences of pregnancy from rape is “very low.” (No scientific evidence supports this myth.)
Ryan Fattman, SP State Rep. Massachusetts:
Undocumented immigrant rape victims “should be afraid to come forward.”
Kathleen Passidomo, SP State Rep. Florida:
“There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gang raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute.”
Dennis Nolan, SP State Sen. Nevada:
Was caught on tape allegedly offering to bribe the witness in a rape trial to change her story. (You can listen to the audio here.)
Sen. Nolan has now posted an open letter on his campaign website, claiming he feels “compelled to believe the sex was consensual” because the 16-year-old victim had been “very sexually active” prior to the rape, and because (“as a side note,” he says) 42% of Nevada teenagers have been sexually active before age 16.
SP House, Congressional Bill.
“GOP bill would force IRS to conduct abortion audits”
That is what is called a Pattern.