A bitch is feeling under the everything today.
But I do have some thoughts on the emerging debate inspired by the announcement that Gov. Palin's daughter is pregnant.
This bitch...with a wee bit of reluctance...agrees that a candidate’s family is off limits.
Well, shit…a bitch is used to rock ‘em sock ‘em city politics where everything and the temperament of a candidate’s dawg is on the table, everyone knows that shit and folks usually survive in the end.
Oh, catch thy knee and please continue reading.
Of course I object to totally unrelated personal shit that wasn’t introduced by the candidate being tossed out as if it has anything to do with what that person has accomplished, could accomplish or wants to accomplish while in office.
And of course this bitch isn’t going to tear into a young woman who isn’t running for damn thing just because her mother is.
However…and you knew that was coming…the frenzified back-and-forth over the impact of this story did make this bitch do some inner work.
And I realized that I wanted to touch that third rail so bad it fucking hurt.
Fuck it…a bitch is honest.
The thing is, I wanted to go there because “they” have been going there without a fucking qualm for years…because Gov. Palin is advocating a sex education policy that fails to educate youth about sex…because the young women I have partnered with at local shelters will face motherhood in large part without the support of their family, their community, their government and too damn many of them found out how to prevent pregnancy when they got pregnant.
Yeah, I wanted to go there so bad I could fucking taste it.
But I woke up this morning knowing that the way to combat someone forcing their narrow and flawed values on society is not to do as they do and that they path to funding and support for comprehensive sex education does not run through Bristol Palin’s bitness.
I get it.
But we who support a return to comprehensive sex education and funding for comprehensive sex education in our nation’s classrooms…we who live in communities where sti rates are through the roof and young people risk more than the relentless glare of the national media’s spotlight when they are sexually active…we who believe that knowledge is power need to stand up and declare that shit.
There ain’t no third rail on the reproductive justice tracks…