I Can’t Help Myself Friday. Are We Still Burning Bras?

by meg on March 9, 2012

Lately Meg feels like she is trapped in the seventies:

She feels like this chick:

What the hell, politicians and pundits of America? All of a sudden Generation Y are a collective bunch of sluts. Does that make us older Baby Boomers one of these?

We’ll get to Rush Limbaugh in a minute, but let’s take a spin around the country and see what our various legislators are doing to create jobs:


The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and prohibit discussion of homosexuality in class,The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Legislators passed Senate bill HB363 19-10 after a short debate during which many senators expressed their belief that sex education is meant for the home, not school.


The Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow doctors withhold information about prenatal problems if it could make the decision to have an abortion more likely.

Republican state Sen. Nancy Barto introduced the measure to protect doctors from so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits. Barto’s proposal passed the Arizona Senate 20-9 and will now go to the state House.


“…The Virginia Senate adopted a revised bill on Tuesday that still requires doctors to perform an ultrasound on women before they have an abortion, but also says that women cannot be forced to have an invasive vaginal ultrasound.”

You get the picture. So a creepy bunch of old guys have decided that ALL THE ULTRASOUND laws in the United States must be changed swiftly, dramatically, and posthaste.

Then we have the kicker, Limbaugh himself insulting the well spoken and intelligent Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who testified before Congress about birth control availability for college students. I’m sure you can find his tirade on the interwebs, and I refuse to put him up on my website. But since he apparently had dead “sponsor free” air on his radio show yesterday, he has groveled and backpedaled more than any married man I know. At least one that’s been married 4 different times.

Shall we end with a name that can set it straight, namely my fake husband Jon Stewart?

Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna find my petticoats and slap on some red lipstick so I can be the best durned old hooker I can be when my husband gets home later on today. That is, if I don’t burn my bra first.

Colette March 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Yes, it is absurdly ridiculous. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone.

The Zadge March 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’d like to leave a funny comment about all those old white asses, but I’m in shock – YOU WERE A BRUNETTE?????

Bridget March 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Zadge – haha! She is a real brunette!

meg March 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Yes! I was a real honest to God brunette. I’m so impressed you might have thought I was really blonde! I think I would be a true Emmy Lou Harris grey if my hair were left to nature.

Little Miss Sunshine State March 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

My head has come close to exploding at least 8 times this week.
I think there should be a social/political experiment where for 4 years the ENTIRE Congress is made up of women.

Susan March 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Did Jon Stewart lick poop off his fingers?

Her Ace in the Hole March 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Gawd. I live in Utah and so many things are TOTALLY EMBARRASSING about this state of mine. Let’s just keep it simple and leave it at that.
Good thing the awesomeness in Utah makes up for its joke of a House/Senate. It is such a circus. A madcap adventure of clowns.

Just as awesome is your picture from the 70’s. I ADORE.
My 6-year old son knows (in simple terms) what a period is and what a tampon is for. Now I’m gonna go and encourage him to spread the word to the neighbor kids. :)

Nance March 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

Ah, Meg, I’m so grateful to you for this post. It confirms for me that I really DON’T have to write this one; so many smart women are doing it for me, and so well.

meg March 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

No fake husband of mine could do that, Susan!

Dawn in DC March 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

I honestly don’t know what to say, other than: We’ve come so far to be so far behind. This is just ridiculous. I agree with Little Miss Sunshine State, let’s have congress be ALL women for 4 years and see how things turn around.

Dawn@LightenUp! March 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

‘a bunch of creepy old guys.’ Love it. You nailed it.

linlah March 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Petticoats are still in style?

Mrs. Tuna March 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

Once again, I’m embarrassed to say I live in Arizona.

absence of alternatives March 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Funny how your fake husband has the same name as my fake husband and looks like him too! ;-)

Some people are saying that’s why they don’t have anything against this poorly-written soft porn 50 Shades of Grey being the top of NYT best selling list: We will simply go to the other extreme to rescue our sexualities from these insane politicians and religious fanatics.

The Zadge March 27, 2012 at 1:08 am

Can I just say again, YOU WERE A BRUNETTE?!

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