Now before you go getting your pantaloons all in a wad, no I’m not talking about me. I repeat the Greek Girl is NOT Pregnant. (That is not going to happen at least until after I have my 1st Grammy). Now unless you’ve been living under a rock you would know that Jersey Shore’s resident princess Snooki is however knocked up. Oh and in case you might be wondering, I think she might be registered at your local tanning salon.
All joking aside I’ve been noticing a lot of hoopla about “contraception” in the news lately. I mean who hasn’t?… unless of course you’ve been under that dang rock again hiding from Snooki (and I can’t blame you on that one). Seriously though, the thing that I’ve been noticing is that there seems to be just a wee bit of hypocrisy going on in this whole debate in the media.
Oh boy where is her Greek noggin going this time? You see there appears to be a whole bunch of people who seem to “get” sarcasm when it suits them. For example if Bill Maher or Jon Stewart make a remark about someone it has to be “sarcasm”, right? When it doesn’t benefit them, they can take a line or series of them in this case and twist them entirely out of proper context and blow them ridiculously out of proportion. Yes I am talking about the Rush Limbaugh comments about Sandra Fluke. Now I was not listening, however being the good greek girl that I am I did what any good investigative reporter would do… I went to youtube to see for myself exactly what he said. Was it the best choice to illustrate the sarcastic dry point he was trying to make?… Not my call, but I still got what he was trying to say.
Listen you do not have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend that as a person you are responsible for your own dang self. I really do not care if we are talking about a struggling law student from a poor family, a law student from a very wealthy family, or anything in between… In my coconut, her whole argument to congress about why she needs to have her birth control paid for was nonsense. If there is a medical necessity ie: ovarian cysts or something else like that and a woman needs to medically be on birth control, then yes by all means insurance should cover it. Otherwise, if you want to be on birth control because you want to have sex without a conscience, then pay for it, wether it costs up to $3,000.00 a year as she stated to congress, or get it at your local target where all generics are $4.00, or you could do something really radical and discover an ancient Greek girl secret… a calendar.
A what? You read it right, I wrote a calendar. You know that genius little invention that helps you keep track of things, like say your ummm female cycle. If Sandra Fluke or anyone else does not want to get knocked up like Snooki, maybe they ought to check that out. There – Problem solved.
Where the hypocrisy comes in is where was the moral outrage when people like Bill Maher not sarcastically mind you, but full on out called Sarah Palin the following: the c-word, a category 5 moron, a dumb twat, and even went so far as to call an innocent baby Trig Palin an “inbred weirdo”.
Where was Gloria Allred when Ed Shultz called Laura Ingram a “right wing slut” on his radio program? Or how about when Keith Olbermann said that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp “should have been aborted by her parents”? Or when he called conservative blogger, commentator and author Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick”? I donno call me crazy, but we have a word for this in the Greek language, folks it is called hypocrisy. Back to the dictionary we go…
Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.
The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek ὑπόκρισις (hypokrisis), which means “Jealous” “play-acting”, “acting out”, “coward” or “dissembling”. The word hypocrite is from the Greek word ὑποκρίτης (hypokrites), the agentive noun associated with υποκρίνομαι (hypokrinomai κρίση, “judgment” »κριτική (kritiki), “critics”) presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment.
(just so you knew I wasn’t kidding when I said it came from us Greeks.) ;D
OK see what I mean? All the moral outrage about the Sandra Fluke comments from Rush Limbaugh, and what do we hear from the feminists and the people who cry for social justice when someone launches an all out character assassination on a “conservative woman”? What do you hear?…. (insert cricket sounds here)
So what am I getting at? No matter what side of the political aisle you like to sit on – if it’s wrong for one side then it’s wrong for the other. It’s wrong all around, you can’t have it both ways. At the end of the day the only person that should be held accountable for your body, is you. It makes no sense for women to be blinded to the reality that in the 1960’s they were burning bra’s because they didn’t want to be controlled – yet now they are asking the government to quite literally not just enter their bedroom but their womb.
All the while what are we saying to our youth in this whole argument? That men don’t need to be responsible, have all the sex you want, it’s OK as long as you are on the pill?… Good grief! It seems like the moral compass of society is a little out of whack – just sayin.