3/18/2008

RANT: Cosgrove's Nip Slip


Virginia Delegate John Cosgrove is more than a Gerald Rivera look-like. He’s today’s cockasaurus rex.

Back in 2005, he proposed a bill requiring women who miscarry to report it to local law enforcement or face 12 months in prison for ‘failure to report a death.’ Let’s consider that 15-20% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Quick! What’s the first thing you want to do when you lose a child? Oh, haul yourself to the police station to turn yourself in wasn’t your first thought? That’s weird.


Online activism shut down that shit quick. Thank. God.


The newest bit of Cosgrove-proposed legislation? Strippers should be required to wear pasties. I’m not sure how I feel about the stripping profession in general, but I do know that they’re called “topless dancers” for a reason. If I were a stripper (which I am not), I surely wouldn’t want some Virginia-version Rivera telling me what to wear on my rack. That’s fo’sho.


Is anyone else creeped out that this dude is passing laws about nipple-covers? Are sparkly (and they will be sparkly) nip-stickers really any less “obscene”? Is anyone else having a wtf moment knowing that this man was *elected*? These are your tax dollars, America.


In this world, right now, in our backyard, there is genocide, murder, famine, epidemics of every sort, religious oppression, global warming, dwindling natural resources, extreme poverty, human trafficking, forced sterilization, hate crimes, lynching, political corruption, expedited loss of biodiversity, animal cruelty, slavery, racism, sexism and every other kind of –ism. The god damn black plague still exists!



But Cosgrove will save you from seeing nip.

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