Saturday, March 17, 2012

Protesting with "Gynecological Overshare"

The Washington Post had the best description of the protests over Virginia Republicans anti-woman and anti-abortion legislation.  Seems the state conservative republican legislators facebook pages have been exploding with:
"Virginia seems to have ushered in a new protest genre: the gynecological overshare."
 Republican Virginia State senator Ryan McDougle introduced the invasive transvaginal ultrasound bill and has drawn the ire and scorn of thousands of Virginians.  Seems the hapless senator has been stuck to his delete key for hours, removing women's comments from his page.  Fortunately, the Daily Kos has saved some of these priceless protests. 

Daily Kos, Virginia Senator Ryan McDouglel
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Kansas conservative republican governor Sam Brownback has been inundated with comments also.  You'll remember Sam Brownback doesn't like electronic heckling.  After the Kansas governor visited a local high school last November, one of the students wrote an unfavorable tweet about the lackluster governor.  The governors staff contacted the school and the school principal dressed down the young lady and demanded that she write an apology to the governor.  Perhaps, because the commenter was a young women the governor and his staff felt comfortable in pursuing this matter without any consideration for the students free speech rights.  The governor is ready to sign one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, again without any consideration of women's reproductive rights.  Maybe there is a pattern here.  Suddenly, the governors facebook page has been bombarded with very clever and funny "overinformation" protest posts.  Conservative republican staff members will now have to display how fast they can delete posts as part of their job interviews. How long until some woman asks one of these republican experts on women's anatomy a gynecological question in public?  Buzzfeed has captured many of the comments here

The best facebook comments on republican governor Sam Brownbacks page
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