Friday, November 17, 2006

De mean man needs to hear from you

Your blogstress would like to make the following announcement: she has never been demeaned by the distribution of family planning to her or anybody else. In fact, if you are giving out free condoms, she will gratefully accept them, as they're getting a bit pricey these days.

The impetus for your Webwench's declaration is found in the following lede paragraph from a Washington Post article by the most attractive Christopher Lee:

The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women."
It's one thing, in an anti-choice administration, to choose a deputy assistant secretary for population affairs who opposes legalized abortion -- pretty awful, but intellectually consistent. But unless you believe affairs of population to be most beneficial in an expansive state, the president's appointment makes no damn sense. We're told it's about playing to his base. But I thought the base was evangelical Protestants, not right-wing, Latin-Mass Catholics, who comprise a pretty small minority.

Your blogstress suggests protesting in the tea-bag tradition by sending used condoms to the Department of Health and Human Services, attention Eric Keroack, deputy assistant secretary for population affairs. Add the note, Demean this!

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