Georgia’s at it again

You may remember when I poked fun at the state of Georgia for attempting to remove evolution, Charles Darwin, and many other scientific facts and theories from the biology curriculum for high school students.  Shortly after the public heard about that little gem, Georgia reversed its decision and announced it would leave the biology curriculum as it was.  So what is Georgia up to now?  I think the best way to describe it is sexual discrimination and invasion of privacy.

I'm beginning to think that Georgia's leadership, from the schools to the governments, is inhabited by mindless, soulless, incompetent and wholly unaware individuals who sit around all day looking for ways to screw their constituencies.

What makes me say that now as compared to the whole evolution/Charles Darwin episode earlier this year?

In what can only be described as legalized sexual discrimination and invasion of privacy, the Georgia House recently approved a bill which bans female genital piercings.  Including piercing in a list of genital mutilations to be outlawed, Rep. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, could not believe that adults would even consider such a thing.

Heath said, "What?  I've never seen such a thing."

I'm not surprised by that given his apparent lack of synaptic activity.  Despite the context of the statement, I believe Heath is actually admitting that he's never seen female genitalia.  This would certainly explain his decision to try to control women's bodies through legislation.  We often try to subjugate and control that which we do not understand.

The dimwitted Heath went on to say, "I, uh, I wouldn't approve of anyone doing it.  I don't think that's an appropriate thing to be doing."

OK, this is where I get confused.  Heath has likely never opened a book in his life, but I doubt he's going to try to outlaw reading (actually, given enough time, Georgia might just do that given their recent record on such things).

Inimical laws such as this amaze me in that they often appear out of nowhere and cause me to wonder what problems our leaders trying to solve with such anathema.

More important than the attempt to control women's rights to do with their bodies as they wish is the clear and simple truth that this law discriminates based on gender.  You see, there is no similar law pertaining to men.

What am I missing here?

Oh, yes, I know.

You'll be happy to hear that the bill passed the house unanimously on a 160-0 vote — all without debate.

So once again Georgia has put itself in the headlines by being stupid.  No, not Georgia as a whole — just those in charge of creating laws.

If the people of Georgia don't speak up and stop this from passing into law, however, then we'll know for certain that the entire state is indeed stupid.

Let's just hope they wake up before the book burnings begin.

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