We’re retiring the mustache cursor for the day. Here’s our new one: a coat hanger.
Newsweek is getting a lot of shit for switching their cursor to a coat hanger today, as the GOP announced that there will be no rape exception (indeed no exceptions at all) in their new national platform of anti-choice politics. I understand why people would be shocked, disconcerted, and even disturbed by this display at Newsweek.tumblr.com, but I’m glad for it. People SHOULD BE shocked and horrified and disturbed and nauseous over the idea of returning to a time in America when women were forced to this absolute cruelest of medical procedures (abortion via coat hanger). People should be pissed, and notice I don’t say “women should be pissed” - PEOPLE. HUMAN BEINGS. Those of us who are breathing should be pissed that one of our own - millions of our own, half of our population - will be put in danger because of positively medieval thinking on behalf of the most removed-from-reality politicians of the GOP.