Fox News Compares Helping Battered Women To Getting A Manicure
In a move that surprised exactly no one, Fox News has launched a shrill protest against the Obama administrations’ decision to have health insurance companies provide counseling for abused women with no co-pays (among several other benefits for women).
While it has always been clear that reason and compassion are not Fox’s strong points, one would hope that battered women would be a subject they might tread lightly around. Then I remembered that, on Fox, a rape/murder is the fault of the victim for dressing sexy.
Whatever was I thinking?
From Family PAC Federal Vice President Sandy Rios on Fox:
“Is the White House out of their mind? Does the West Wing not know what the left wing is doing? We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?”
Ah. I see. Getting help for battered women is just as frivolous as pedicures. Perhaps they should just accept their lot in life and get back in the kitchen and cover up that black eye like a good, submissive woman should? I would pay good, hard money to see this parasite walk up to a woman that received the help she needed and tell this survivor that she didn’t deserve it. How do you think that would go?
As for Sandy’s ingenious math, perhaps she can explain how a couple of hundred of dollars worth of birth control cost taxpayers more than years of WIC and Medicare for women that can’t afford an unwanted pregnancy? And before some genius social conservative demands that unmarried women shouldn’t have sex anyway, what about the married women who can’t afford children? Should they be denied birth control as well? They’re married so they can have allll the sex they want, right? What if they don’t want kids? What’s that? Sex should be for making babies only? That sounds suspiciously like a religious argument. You know who else wants to regulate all consensual sex and use religion as the final authority on governmental policy? Muslim extremists and Christian extremists.
I’d hate to think Fox would have anything to do with people like that….but I wouldn’t bet against it.