Monday, June 30, 2014
Supreme Court and Women in Refrigerators
Wow! 5-4 for Hobby Lobby. Infuriating. I'm not a lawyer so I'm not going to dissect this from a legal perspective. Instead, I will view it as a father and husband who has the audacity to think that my wife and daughters are stars in their own lives and not plot devices used by men to further their own agendas. However, my faith in that was shaken today...but just for a second. The world is changing and the old guard is desperately holding on to power. As Dick Cheney would say they are dead enders in their last death throes. They don't have enough refrigerators to move their agenda forward and very few Magic Negroes (this is not The Legend of Bagger Vance or The Green Mile) to assist with this plot twist and avoid their fate. This ruling is a testament to that reality as is the influx of new voter laws to fight the fraud that never happens. You see, it's a numbers game and as a great man once said, "The arc of the Moral Universe is long but it bends towards Justice." So as I read the logic of the vaginaless judges bravely taking on the good fight at the behest of corporate america against the scourge of working women, I think of another quote from one of our founding fathers, “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” And best believe this revolution will be televised. I have chosen my side. Which side are you on?
Note: Women in Refrigerators refers to a plot device that utilizes the death of a female character in a story starring a male protagonist for the purpose of motivating the male lead to achieve his goal which usually involves beating the bad guy. The term was coined by Gail Simone