Monday, April 16, 2012

Can't win for losing- a battle cry

Do you want to know what I'm really tired of?  I'm tired of rigged games.  I'm tired of being a target for sheer virtue of my lack of dangling genitalia.  Women should not be treated with the blatant disrespect and used as scapegoats for everything under the political sun, but it's happening.

The Romneys have been making headlines by making women their target.  If you work outside the home you are robbing your children, and on top of it, you don't deserve the same pay a man gets.  If you don't, you shouldn't have healthcare or be able to use the social safety net that is collectively known as welfare.  The Republican party, who ran fro office in the last round of elections on a platform of jobs and economic recovery, spend all their time obsessing over sex- how else do you explain their fetish with birth control, abortion, sex ed, and gay rights?  Rush Limbaugh gets to call a woman who speaks up about issues she cares about a slut.  The welfare queen has been resurrected as the penultimate evil, and the Violence Against Women Act is being fought against by many Republican politicians.

It's time for women to take back their half of the earth.  It's time for equal rights, equal opportunity and equal protection under the law.  It's time to push back against misogyny and fear and hatred.  It's time to pray to warrior queens, wise witches, and the Goddesses of protection. It's time to light up the sky with our brilliance and strength and make a future worth having for all of humanity. It's time to demand balance in all things. It is time to be truly human in the eyes of all.

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  1. Amen. This doesn't just apply to American women, though it is for you that these issues are most urgent. All women on the planet need to take bake whatever it is to them that makes them a woman, and hold that line. If we give an inch, "they" will take a mile. Awesome post.

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    1. You're very right, Anastasia, it's all women everywhere, and not just for ourselves. Thanks!

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  2. Yeah! *clapping*

    What burns me is that the Republican leadership wants to take America backward in time--we fought these battles 40-50 years ago!

    Their obsession with turning back the clock shows how morally, socially, emotionally, and intellectually bankrupt the Republican party has become. They have no platform, nothing to take us into the future in a rational and sane way. Romney is so out of touch it would be funny if it weren't so aggravating.

    Women, young people who have their lives ahead of them, anyone who is at all sane, unite and push back against another Dark Age.

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    1. I keep telling people that just because they aren't in the cross hairs doesn't mean they aren't next to potentially lose their rights. Thanks for you comment.

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  3. Up until this election I thought we were real close here legally to equality. Yeah bigotry and stupid attitudes still needed to be fought. As did certain social attitudes that led to things like woman making less. The main reasons for that are things like woman taking extended time from the work force for children so they are not at the professional level as their male peers and/or it seems women suck at asking for raises and negotiating salaries. So I see the unequal pay as the lesser issue currently because in some ways its created by woman. That's my knowledge of the majority of the reasons for career level pay differences in the US. I'm sure elsewhere differences due solely to discrimination exist.

    Now all this damn legislature on health care coverage etc is a whole different story. I'm potentially very worried for the future.

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    1. I, too, am very worried fro the future. If rights can be taken from one group, everyone stands to lose them.

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