Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fight the No Choice Team

Paul Ryan repeated many false claims with vigor in his speech at the RNC. He said Romney-Ryan would preserve and protect Medicare for the present and future generations, that Obama is raiding it. Nothing could be further from the truth - remember Ryan is the guy who authored and passed a House budget which would privatize Medicare for those under 55 and would cut benefits for Medicare recipients.

Help the Feminist Majority organize and fight back.

Ryan also told other fairy tales. Much of the media was not fooled - reviews called his speech out for being "filled with economic inaccuracies." The fact checkers said it contained "several false claims and misleading statements."

Let's face it. The Romney-Ryan ticket spells disaster for millions of women and continues to engage in mass deception. Women voters must know before it is too late.Please help the Feminist Majority organize in the field and online. Help us fight the deception.

Make no mistake about it—the GOP is attempting to cut off all access to abortion, defund all family planning programs, and is attempting to go backwards on women's rights, human rights, you name it. The final Republican platform supports:
The Human Life Amendment to the US Constitution, which would ban all abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the woman and would ban some forms of birth control
Banning same sex marriage
Rejecting affirmative action
Rejecting ratification of the U.N. Convention (treaty) to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Rejecting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Sex segregation for academic classes in public schools
Replacing family planning programs for teens with abstinence only education
Strict voter ID laws.

I shudder to think if this GOP would control the House, the Presidency and the Senate. What would happen to women? Help us make sure this doesn't happen.

As Romney and Ryan try to misrepresent their position on Medicare, birth control, abortion, women's rights, we must fight back.

For women's lives,

Eleanor Smeal
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