Last week, Rush Limbaugh called a law student testifying about birth control a "slut" and a "prostitute" over the airwaves. Republicans are running "state sanctioned rape" bills in Virginia and Texas. Republican presidential candidate front-runners are all supporting a "Personhood" measure that would ban most forms of contraception, not to mention abortion.
What in the world is going on with these attacks on women today? Last I checked, the calendar said 2012, not 1952. It's scary, and has to stop.
The 2012 election is shaping up to be a referendum on women, here in Colorado and nationally.
Just this past weekend, Colorado Republican Senator Greg Brophy tossed his own sexist insults into the mix, defending Limbaugh for his vile comments and saying, "I don't want to buy your booze, pay for your spring break or your birth control. Call your Dad for that."
It's sickening. And it's hard to believe that in 2012, such prominent figures in American and Colorado politics could say such absolutely offensive and demeaning things about 50% of Americans--and American voters! Let's not let them get away with it.
Click here: sign our petition demanding an apology from from Sen. Brophy. We'll share your names and comments with Senator Brophy. Because he needs to know that women, and the men who support them, won't stand for this blatant sexism any longer.
It's 2012. It's time we stop this insane war on women and focus on what really matters--creating good jobs and a strong economy for everyone here in Colorado.