Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nina Turner: Another Shero Emerges

Last week, Texas Senator Wendy Davis became a household name and a national hero when she went eleven hours doing a filibuster on a radical, sweeping anti-women's rights bill.  During that time, she could not eat, drink, use the bathroom, sit or even lean on the table.

Because of Davis, people are becoming more aware of other sheroes around the nation.

One such woman is Ohio State Senator Nina Turner.

Turner first started making waves at the end of last year when she rebranded the GOP acronym and made it into a women's right slogan:

Turner has again made headlines with her fight fire with fire attitude, introducing the Viagra Bill:

"We should show the same attention and love to men's reproductive health as we do to women's," Turner told HuffPost. "And my bill does that."

Specifically, Turner's bill would require men to receive psychological counseling to verify that they have a medical reason for taking erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra, before they can legally obtain a prescription for it. It would also require doctors to inform men, in writing, about the potential risks of drugs like Viagra.

The bill borrows language directly from Ohio's controversial "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after the fetal heartbeat can be detected -- often before a woman even knows she's pregnant. But Turner said her bill is not just an answer to the heartbeat bill; she has been outraged by number of bills and amendments over the past couple of years, including one recently proposed to ban physician assistants from placing or removing intrauterine devices (known as IUDs), a common form of birth control, based on the Republican sponsor's moral opposition to that method of contraception.

"We need to fight fire with fire," Turner said.
Do read the whole article, it lists example of women who are as mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore.

The Republicans have taken on more than they bargained for with their misogynistic, racist and elitist power grabs. What they should be grabbing is their water wings, even though I doubt it will do them much good in the face of the tsunamis of righteous anger and indignation coming at them from all directions.

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