Christine de Pizan

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Told Ya: These Guys Don't Think Women Are Human

When Women Became No Longer Equal, Part 14: A Veterinarian Knows That Women Are Just Like Livestock

Get a load of this guy, who has done "thousands of ultrasounds on animals" and says he knows more about "fetal development" than anyone, especially women. (Well, to be fair, he says he "probably" knows more about "mammalian fetal development" than anyone in the room he's addressing--the Wisconsin House Chamber.)

This is Wisconsin State Representative Joel Kitchens, an expert on the personhood and humanity of women because. well, he's done "thousands of ultrasounds on animals." I guess it makes sense--for Republicans like him, a woman is just a brood mare.

Also, he knows that "abortion is not healthcare." Tell that to the 66,000 sexual-assault victims in the fourteen states where abortion has been banned who have, since the 2022 Dobbs decision, suffered "rape-related pregnancies." I'm sure each one of them is feeling better about being forced to give birth to her rapist's child because you did ultrasounds on horses and cows. (Dobbs was decided on 24 June 2022--that's 66,000 "rape-related pregnancies" in the eighteen months since . . . )

Way to go, big dude.