We hear a lot about glass ceilings and male privilege but it doesn’t have to be that way. Women could just take the power away from men. It won’t take year, it won’t take a revolution, it won’t take men giving women power. Women could just take power. All they have to do is just take it.

We have an election coming up next Tuesday and there are more women than there are men. So in theory women could just elect whoever they want and win EVERY SINGLE RACE. I’m not just talking about elections where women are running. I’m talking about elections where women can choose which candidate cares about women’s issues.

On the other hand if women don’t start asserting their rights they are going to lose not just abortions, but birth control. I personally think that a woman has the right to decide n ot to be pregnant for any reason or no reason at all. And women could put and end to this by just voting for the candidate who understands and supports women’s issues.

So – if you want equal pay for equal work. If you want maternity leave. If you want to be able to take care of a sick child or relative. If you want affordable health care that covers women’s health care needs, If you want affordable child care. If you want to be able to walk the streets and be safe. You can have it and you are just one vote away from making it happen.

If women were to take the time, study the issues, see where the candidates stand, and make a decision in the interests of women then we would have a congress, a senate, state officials, governors, all of which care about women’s issues. The situation can be transformed in just a few days with a single vote and all women, and men who care about women’s issues, can take the power away from those who are moving to oppress women.

It is not good for men or women to have the interests of women not on par with the interests of men. If we are going to have a healthy society long term we need to move forward to a world where women have 50% control of society. So i’m asking women – don’t wait till men give you power. Power is not given, power it taken. Take it.


  1. Just close your legs says:

    “I personally think that a woman has the right to decide not to be pregnant for any reason or no reason at all.”

    Abortion is a muderous, lazy, after-the-fact form of birth control.

    Abortion for “no reason at all”? Disgusting.

    How about a drop of super-glue between your knees? (You’ll still have two orfices left for fun and games.)

    • Marc Perkel says:

      I like to kill fetuses (feti?) and eat them. Tastes like shrimp!

      • You're a sick one says:

        What do you do with the bones? Do you prefer any particular race or gender?

        You are are one sick SOB.

        Keep this post and read it every day into your old age. And be sure to show it to your family and friends.

        In fact, put it in your résumé !

        Oh, never mind. Future employers will find your comments online and ask you about them. Good luck with that.

      • Tim says:

        I had to give them up. All the ones from Kaiser tasted like formaldehyde. Ohh, I’ve tried rinsing them out with butane but “damn, there goes the rental again”… stupid USDA just makes things poisonous and then the apartment ‘splodes trying to rectify it. Now, I mostly just eat abandoned squirrels.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      The woman in the picture is the one who attempted a filibuster to prevent passage of a bill to block abortions after 20 weeks, require abortion clinics have the same standards as hospitals, and that doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals. You would think people who supported women would want their doctors to be able to send them to a hospital if something goes wrong.
      But for this woman, supporting the profits of Planned Parenthood is more important.

  2. She's a Feminazi says:

    So she would snuff out an innocent heartbeat… for no reason at all.

    What an inhumane, horrible slut!

    • She's a Feminazi says:

      Wait. No link.

      So you’re saying this Marc Perkel??

      Then YOU are the monster.

      Who’s the girl? Stock photo?

      • NewFormatSux says:

        I think that’s Wendy Davis, aka Abortion Barbie, last seen complaining that her opponent is in a wheelchair. If this campaign lasts any longer, she will be wishing he had been aborted.

  3. JudgeHooker says:

    “You can be whatever you wanna be. You wanna grow up to be a loser, be a loser. You wanna be a winner, be a winner. Its up to you. Remember – you’re a Melon!”

  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    Amusing you are so heavy on Group Identity Politics here and yet at last post denied the very same thing as obvious to most regarding WHITE PRIVILEGE.

    Can’t you see both of these issues are about essentially the same thing?………or…..an aspect of the same thing? Long time discrimination and its effects.

    Marc—I congratulate you for raising some of these issues, but your belief system maintains because you don’t fully engage the responses you get.

    Take a second step: what is your current position on WHITE PRIVILEGE?


    • Marc Perkel says:

      White privilege and male privilege don’t exist. My point here is that women could take power and quit discriminating against women.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with multiple hash marks says:

        Marc, seriously: thank you for your reply.

        We disagree on an issue that I see as “plain.”

        Funny—just about every swinging dick on this forum is certain of their position and sees it as PLAIN to see, and yet on almost every issue, we find diametrically opposed positions.

        My spidey sense tells me there is NOT as much disagreement as the first blush might indicate. RATHER, I think something else is going on. I call it definitional or labeling.

        Try this: you agree women don’t have power. The implication is that men do. Given the jailed rate, the highschool drop out rate, the employment rate, the income level, the life expectancy, that power that women don’t hold is held by mostly WHITE MEN.

        We both agree to the above fact pattern. (yes/no?)

        That “thing” that WHITE MEN have, I call White Privilege with everything that flows from it just as Jon Stewart referenced but did not get into any detail over. What do you call it? And after you put a label on it, what is the difference between what you call it, and what I call it?

        There is a level/depth of analysis on most issues that has to “pierce” the words/emotions that are used to describe it. So many meaningful insights get lost in these weeds……..but there is a common reality underneath it.

        Go for the Gold.

  5. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    But to the OP:

    1. Why should womin past child bering age be personally motivated by family planning issues? Time for their daughters (sons) to make the good fight.

    2. Too many in American have Religious Brain Rot and buy the cretinous anti-sex/anti–pleasure teachings of their burlapped clothed Masters.

    3. Politics has a “general effect” on quality of life issues, but getting along with the Significant Other is much more immediate and pervasive. Why get into a fight over what goes up for a vote anyway?

    ie….women aren’t a voting block. They vote in the majority for womins, issues…but not as a block. Just like about every other demographic/political group.

    Dare I say: just look and use the brains Darwin gave you?

  6. NewFormatSux says:

    It’s quite possible that women and men are about in agreement on abortion, despite the liberal view that comes out of Hollywood.
    Even that is changing. I’ve only ever seen two episodes of Law and Order about a decade apart.
    One was typical Perkel view, with the woman lawyer smiling as her cocounsel got the judge to say abortion is legal.
    Then the second one, the woman lawyer ends up supporting a guy who killed an abortionist, because they abortionist was engaged in Kermit Gosnell style gruesomeness.

  7. NewFormatSux says:

    “If women were to take the time, study the issues, see where the candidates stand, and make a decision in the interests of women then we would have a congress, a senate, state officials, governors, all of which care about women’s issues.”

    Actually, Obama relies on the opposite. getting reelected by appealing to low-information voters with lies about a war on women among other things. If women studied the issues carefully, Obama would be out and so would most of the rest of his party.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

      NFS–in your view, is closing down abortion clinics a war on women or not?

      • NewFormatSux says:

        Women and men have about the same support for abortion. It is merely a ploy to get votes from single white women.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

          Show McCullough how to answer a direct question.

          It might help your thought process as well.

          RightWingNuts: rarely answer direct questions. Its FUD all the way down.

        • ± says:

          I Still agree that the New Format Sux. But on to the topic at hand; I don’t know whether you are a right wing zealot or not, but two things are true:

          1) left wing zealots and right wing zealots are usually unable to answer a yes or no question

          2) YOU did not answer a yes or no question

          • NewFormatSux says:

            ++ people with reading comprehension issues.

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with multiple hash marks says:

            NFS—in a rare agreement with the obvious, ± has joined me in encouraging you to directly answer simple questions. It moves a discussion along, often clearing out some useless weeds.

            I may suffer (sarc on) some reading dyslexia (sic, sarc still on, ref a different post) but I do tend to answer direct and even indirect questions. All for the very reason I stated: it helps the brain to think.

            Lots of “Ideas/propositions/political positions” sound good when stated as a generally. But all too many lose their appeal if you drill down to specifics and you can see WITH YOUR OWN VALUES…that what you might believe and parrot actually just simply don’t work.

            You ignore direct questions, you deny the fruits of your own powers of reasoning.

            On this issue, of course, shutting down abortion clinics is the heart and soul or a war on womin. It ranks above trying to take the vote away from them and maybe be a tie with taking away contraceptive services.

            REcognizing that as a simple OBVIOUS truth, you can then decide whether or not to modify your understanding of the issue or not..but in either case, your presentation should be stronger?

            Try it.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            So you disagree with the answer and conclude no answer was given. If it such a war, then why are women having the same opinion on the subject?

  8. Tim says:

    Real men will just make their own sandwiches, fake their orgasms, and take the power back.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

      Thats a lot of mayo!

  9. Religion says:

    Only upon my fall from the slippery rock shall women be free.

  10. NewFormatSux says:

    Marc Perkel, I think what is happening is that women have read your posts about NSA surveillance and protesting Obama and have decided not to vote for Democrats.

  11. NewFormatSux says:

    Given the recent crash, and how women focus on safety, if women did what you wanted, they would shut down Elon’s comapnies.

    • Tim says:

      Ohh, idk. Evidence-based women have their place in government — stuffing every Freedom of Information Request office in every agency, not finding anything relevant, and then just grabbing something and marking it all strikeout black only to forget to mail it until their best girlfriend’s forever birthday. Oh, and making sandwiches for the congressional pages whom are too tired to make their own after being bent over all day because congressmen don’t typically employ bookmarks.

  12. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with multiple hash marks says:


    ….because cage match is dead, and there are lots of techies that stop by here, and this is something I haven’t read about anywhere:

    My computer case is open as I am constantly juggling the 20 hard drives I have…all for recording tv shows.

    Well–yesterday the computer wouldn’t start and I discovered a LOOSE sata power plug on the Boot Drive so I firmly attached it and went on my way.

    Today…black screen, hard drive missing in initial post. Found out that loose sata power plug was now completely broken off. Its just plastic and repeated but still well below normal wear has caused the plastic clip part to break so the fitting will no longer stay on the electrical connectors.

    Fine, it broke. I put the drive on a different less used connector and it felt good to feel a nice solid connection. Still no boot, still not showing up in initial boot screen. Its “like” the hard drive has been burned up? It spins, but the computer does not see it at all.

    So…I put a different hard drive with a good OS on it and still NO JOY. Put the old hard drive on different power and data cords…still no joy. Put the new hard drive on different power cables and data cables……and its working as I post here.

    Still have some sleuthing to do, but right now it looks like when the power connector was broken and loose it may have cross circuited something in the motherboard itself?

    Well, I’ve been wanting to build a new Intell I-5 machine anyway to get the hardware encoder function….. but not this way!

    Words to the ignorant (as the wise already know): when a power connector (any connector) starts to “get loose” consider not using it anymore as it is likely to break and fark things up?

    Knowledge is power……too soon we grow old.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      Yes, do you have anything working from the other end of the cord that broke?

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

        Can’t tell yet. So far, the old hard drive and old motherboard/power connectors did not work. I find for reasons that I don’t understand but accept (its the pragmatic in me) that a few hard resets of the systems sometimes gets things working again. So far, the old hard drive is back and running as before.

        I think various kind of power interruptions fubars the bios inital post process, but thankfully with a few reboots, it corrects itself. That has happened often enough that “every” fix you try needs to be interspersed with system reboots.

        It will take a week or so to confirm the sata connectors still work and the net result will be: I’m down one sata power connector.

        I think I have a splitter/doubler somewhere.

        • Tim says:

          “”but thankfully with a few reboots, it corrects itself

          Ahh! There is a set of registry entries, HKLM/system/mounted devices , I *think*…

          Those hold a record of every device ever plugged into the machine (including thumbdrives). I’ve a feeling yours is extensive and it can sometimes get fubar’d.

          Just delete that key ‘mounted devices’ and let it rebuild… you *may* wish to run ERUNT first so as to back up the registry just in case I’m fooling you and you don’t like it.


          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

            Thanks Tim…. your depth of knowledge is impressive.

            I do play with the Registry, so I’ll give this alook just for my info.

            Tried to use my registry “find” command to locate and delete the trivo search hijack and no entries were found. How can I have trivo and no registry entries?

            I think my 4 year old OS, cleaned, but never freshly installed, is getting gummed up.

          • Tim says:

            Yur malware cleaner may have *cleaned it*… Otherwise, you may have to search it by its CLSID… {obfuscated like everything else persistant in the spybox microfuck stuff}

        • Tim says:

          I ran into a situation last night with plugging another drive into a sata slot — it ‘renamed’ the drive letters causing many of the shortcuts to ‘white out’.

          So my advice about the registry is probably mostly fubar as unplugging that drive and deleting the key DID NOT cause the drive letters to revert back. I had to do that by hand which involved using disk management under control panel and temporarily naming drives ‘X’ so as to shuffle the names back… I also had to disable the pagefile. it decided to go ahead and allocate pagefiles all over the partitions as the letters changed, otherwise. This really pissed me off.

          ^^ That drive came in a ‘busted’ machine I was taking a look at for a friend. I’ll tell you what, I was askeered when the motherfucker booted back all afu’d.

          Anyways, I risked plugging it back in ‘hot’ (which actually worked) but this time I used the OTHER rail of the SATA connectors so apparently they do matter.

          This machine is a hodge podge of gobbled together partitions with programs which probably should have been on the boot partition scattered all over the place — I’m sloppy that way.

          As with your ‘old install’, I’m the same here. This XP has been up since 2010. But to make matters even more derped, I had recently cleaned out old Registry backups but left one old one for ‘historic comparison’ — Well, the fresh ones were gone. Naturally. Go figure.

          There’s probably alot to be said for just ‘imaging’ drive partitions and stowing them on some big media, huu? But if that media is ‘flakey as an external seagate’ (which mine is) then it’s not really a ‘backup’ with the original gone, now is it?

    • Tim says:

      Ugg. I’ve broken had that mysteriously break on me before. — For me, the break occured on the drive controller board itself.

      There is a little tab in the center (between contactor golds) that helps to squeeze the contacts together. If that is the case, it will still be stuck in the plug. The drive *may* work without it but the connection will not be solid and it will display intermittants.

      It is a bitch to work out — I resorted to a heated up straightpin to ‘melt’ into it a little and rock it out. Now reseat the plug with the tab half way out and it will all slide back into place tight. Naturally, it’s still a PITA to be switching that one in and out…

      I’m not sure why you’d have to build a new machine for *hardware encoding*… I can do that with my friends’ AMD 6850 and I *think* my 5770. Newer cards have a good portion of the die dedicated to it. There ‘may be’ some quality issues that bug you but it would free up the capture card to capture while all that other stuff is going on.


      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

        960 stream processors should be pretty fast? The only definitive encoding speed reports that I have found that I can understand note the new Intel Chips have on die encoding circuits for “the fastest” encoding currently available.

        I enjoy building on micro boards and on die encoding leaves an expansion slot available for other uses. I don’t game, so dont need the frame rate.

        Spending the extra $200 on the processor seems right to me. About 3 months ago, I did upgrade my video card from about 50 stream processor to a card with 300 stream processors. I saw no increase in speed at all. The system did multi-task better however so on a net basis, I think the upgrade was worth it. I would like to try a high end card for various issues, but $$ is a factor for a po boy like me!

        I do enjoy building new systems. so far, all 3 have booted right up from scratch. Always a nice feeling.

  13. Rich says:

    I think the idea is flawed at its very base. Women I know associate with and identify with real people they know- family, coworkers, friends et al, without regard to sex. There’s no reason for a thoughtful woman to care about some broad theoretical group an agitater cooked up for them- “women”, “feminists” etc. It reminds mer of the (self-described) “queer” who finds no real kinship with others at a gay bar. Hurray for smart women.

  14. Mr Anderson says:

    The gender of the puppets doesn’t really matter to the corporations running the show.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

      A perfect post from “Mr Anderson.” Well done. Even on point but the op is about women electorate, not women puppets. So…..close.

  15. NewFormatSux says:

    Even the Democrats who came up with this playbook don’t agree with you anymore Mark.

    In a campaign speech railing against the big money plutocrats bankrolling the Republican campaigns, the big money plutocrat bankrolling Udall’s campaign started heckling him that all he talks about is abortion.

  16. deowll says:

    The assumption in the article is that the issues that concern women aren’t the same ones that concern men. In this case a corrupt and ineffective fed gov run by an incompetent egomaniac who wants to be dictator, run away debt and no real recovery as measured by work force participation after 6 yrs of verbiage and waste is the issue. Oh yeah. Neither our enemies or former friends think obama is anything out than a contemptible zit.


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