*stepping onto soap box*
As I warned earlier – I’m a bit of a feminist when it comes to my thinking of how people should treat each other.
In this great nation of ours, people expect to be free. I mean – that IS what we advertise ourselves as right? Land of the Free.
Unfortunately – this has been a struggle from the very moment we formed this great nation. Free yes…but for all?
Should it be just the men. The white men. Maybe the right-handed white men (because the left hand was considered up until the 1950s to be the hand of Satan). Maybe the right-handed white men who were Republicans, or who went to a certain church, or who make a specific amount of money at a minimum?
Unfortunately again…what is written above there is pretty damn close to the truth of how our beautiful county and the people who reside in it are being shown; time and time again.
Today had me on a huge rant. I mean HUGE. So huge that when Soul called me, she had to beg off the phone as she knew I was going to jaw for sometime and she needed to nab our neighbor for something pdq and would miss them. No worries – I can pick up right where I left off the conversation. LOL
It all began with a friend’s post on facebook wishing Susan B. Anthony a happy birthday.
I became curious. (always the earmark for trouble)
I looked to the Google search page to see if they had created a Google Doodle celebrating Ms. Anthony’s 191th birthday. However – there was nothing but the standard Google logo on the screen.
I thought…well – they must have done one for an earlier birthday and searched the archive of Google Doodles to be sure.
Alas, none were found.
Now – they have a TON and I mean a ton of Doodles for Sesame Street – but nothing for the woman who began such a profound movement in this nation that the earth trembles still to this day from her fist shaking the air!
This along with states voting whether I can marry someone I love (who is NOT a relative, nor an animal, nor an inanimate object and is of legal/consenting age).
This along with our government – nay – our churches posing as government saying whether or not a woman who has 6 kids already because her husband refuses to wear a condom and refuses to abstain from sex must issue another child because a church wants her to keep having “children of God” …most of whom she can’t feed or pay for their care. Thereby causing her to go on state assistance and we all KNOW how much the Republican party loves that! A tiny pill taken once a day would fix this. A tiny pill taken would reduce the costs of maternity medical expenses put to the state and then financial assistance – estimating $784 a month to care for a baby – that welfare would be paying out.
They (the church posing as politicians) claim it is an interference to the laws of nature. And yet – if a man has a child conceived while using Viagra…is that ok? What about women who are unable to conceive without aid of in vitro or are unable to conceive at all!
When oh when did women’s bodies become chattel again??? When?
This image was online today by a friend of mine. (unable to post creds..sorry) but when you read it…it sends a shiver down your back if you are a woman…hell if you are a human being with an evolved mind!
THESE are the people who want to control MY body!
They want to say when I need medical care and what kind of care that would entail.
Coming from a lower/working class family whose mother was denied by her church the usage of birth control pills that her doctor urged her to go on after she miscarried so badly it tore her body…and the church said no. That was back in the 70’s. 30+ years later and that church still upholds that decision even though my mother became pregnant 3 more times and losing yet another “child of God”. My parents tried everything the church recommended with the exception of abstaining from sex as that was NOT recommended by the priest.
In our government – at a hearing about a medication to be used solely by women – 100% women only – women were refused to testify. And those on the panel…male religious leaders.
These are the witnesses at the congressional hearing.
So to Ms. Anthony…I wish you a very Happy Birthday…and may you not roll over in your grave too much longer.
I know speaking for me and my friends personally – we’re voting these assholes out in November and taking back OUR bodies.