Could it be there is a chastity belt in your future?
Could Rick Santorum and Virginia's Bob McDonnell be any more out of touch with this epoch?
Actually, I'm not exactly sure how long an epoch is, but nothing either of them says carries any association with anything I believe or have experienced, and I lived most of my life in both halves of the last century.
Unfortunately, those who are being born in this century are going to have a lot to deal with if the religious nuts who are, in the main, white, middle-aged males buttressed with Viagra, and who are swanning about on the political stage advising women they are just so much meat.
Are you a woman who dares to entertain the idea of ending an unwanted pregnancy? It's legal but, damn it, before you can take advantage of this right, you must submit to the governor of Virginia. Lie down, spread your legs and let some guy probe you with a wand that isn't his own.
We are being told contraception is bad. It leads to - heaven forefend! - inappropriate activity like sex for fun and pleasure. We can't have that! Any woman who dares to want to get laid just for the hell of it might, in a few years, find herself in the public square with her hands and feet locked in the stocks while upstanding male churchgoers chuck rotten eggs at her.
Or, remember the ducking stool?
What kind of a society of guilt-ridden masochists and sadists are these bulwarks of religion trying to turn the population of this one-time democratic-loving, freedom-pursuing - and, Christ, yes, religious-free country into?
This is a resurrection of the Inquisition.
Ladies...get out your pitchforks and get into the fight.
(This was repeated from February 22, 2012 blog entry that was termed "spam" by someone and the URL was removed)