This is more a first-draft rant than anything. It should be sent through the edit-o-meter many times, but needs must and all. Thank goodness we have a president in office that knows Trans Lives Matter.
The GOP is Obsessed With Genitalia Remember when they wanted to know what you served so they could ban you from trying to serve? And now they want to see your equipment so they can tell you what sport to play. And they want to know how you pee so they can tell you where to pee. And they want to deny you meds and care when you and your doctors know what meds and care you need. And they want to know how you procreate so than can decide whether you will be forced to procreate And if they know what you’re working with (and you’re a straight white male) they will work with you when you mess up or worse They are so pro-life they wish upon you misery and worse if the life you want and know doesn’t fit their myopia. They will protect you from yourself so they can do the harm They are so obsessed with deregulation they will jump to regulate your junk. They are so vigilant about freedom they will tell you who you are. So when they ask you how you pee, tell them to piss off.
©David Siller – 2021
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