Bizarro World and the War on Women

Sandra Fluke is the new super hero poster child for the war on women.  Photo: Derived from "Rally Against the War on Women" © 2012 Peace Education Center, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license

WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2012 - I can’t believe that “war on women” is once again a dominant theme of the presidential race and that the bizarre Sandra Fluke was invited as a prime-time speaker at the Democrat convention. You really can’t make this stuff up.

For those not old enough to have read Superman comics (you know, back before they were called graphic novels), one can turn to Wikipedia— a source more credible than any of those trying to sell us the war on women: “In the Bizarro world of ‘Htrae’ (‘Earth’ spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states, ‘Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!’ In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: ‘Guaranteed to lose money for you.’ Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, ‘Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together.’ This is intended and taken as a great compliment.”

Let’s take a look at the super hero poster child of the so-called war on women—Sandra Fluke, a third year law student from Georgetown University.

First, Fluke was called by Nancy Pelosi to be a one woman panel on the dire costs of contraceptives. A one woman “panel”? Oh, that’s right: Bizarro world. Never mind—let’s skip to the good stuff.

Fluke, who is called a “contraceptive activist,” was past-president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ.

OK, what in the heck is a contraceptive activist? And why is a chapter of something like LSRJ even at a Catholic university?  And how is some totally unknown law student expert enough to be called before Congress to testify on anything? It all sounds pretty fishy.

Yup, Sea World is less fishy than this young lady’s testimony. Contraceptive activist is a euphemism for abortion advocate. (But, you already guessed that, didn’t you?) LSRJ fights “reproductive oppression.”

So, Fluke must fight governments forcibly stopping women from having babies, like in China? No, that’s on Earth. On Htrae—the Bizarro world where everything is backward—reproductive oppression means not giving sexually active students free contraceptives so they can make their own decisions about their “sexuality and body.”

Fluke testified that students may pay up to $3,000 for contraceptives over the course of a 3-year law degree and that 40 percent of female students at Georgetown Law reported that they struggled financially as a result of Georgetown—a Catholic institution—not violating Church teaching by providing free birth control coverage.

Since her testimony, Fluke has spoken in prime time on national television regarding “contraceptive rights” at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, crashed the Republican convention arm-in-arm with the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee to do interviews, and has been campaigning with Obama on the road.

So, this is the face of the war on women: A young woman on a public interest scholarship who attends Georgetown University Law—a top 20 law school estimated to cost about $53,990 per year in tuition, room, and board. U.S. News reports the average private sector starting salary for a Georgetown law grad is $160,000.

Meanwhile, Fluke maintains that if somebody else does not pay for up to $1,000 for each student’s yearly contraceptives, this is reproductive oppression—a war on women.

Yes—Us must believe opposite of all normal things! Us must each be stupider than next citizen. Long live Htrae! Long live Bizarro world!

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