Monday, 6 October 2014

The Ongoing War on Women

"Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid."  -- Winifred Banks, from Mary Poppins

A few years ago, a bill was introduced in Georgia that appeared to indicate that a felony charge would be slapped on a woman who has a "non-natural miscarriage", i.e. an abortion by another name.

In South Dakota a bill was proposed to make it legal to murder anyone who performs abortions.

In Maryland, funding for a a low-income kids' preschool program was cut because "Women should really be home with the kids, not out working."

In 2011 the U.S. Congress tabled a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers.  It was reintroduced in 2013 - by a woman.

What is wrong with this picture?

It's looking like the so-called democratic nation of the U.S.A. is beginning to take cues from Muslim countries and rein in the women around them.  Men seem to be increasingly afraid of us.  Why?  Perhaps because they see us as a threat to their authority.  We are not just baby-making machines any more.  We are equally intelligent and we can do just about any job that a man can do, be it a janitor or a scientist.  If we are pushed, we push back.

I've noticed online discussions saying that women are meant to stay at home with the children, be uneducated and submissive, and provide for the men's needs.  In this country.  Never mind the Middle East where this is considered "normal".  If a woman wants to control what happens to her body she gets screams of "Abortion is murder!" - even from other women.  There continue to be places where a woman can be *legally* beaten up, raped, or killed for merely talking to someone.  It makes me sick.  (sarcasm)  Why don't we just go back to the days where young women wore chastity belts and young men wore spiked contraptions around their genitalia to discourage arousal?

I'm forever grateful that I have wonderful men in my family and circle of friends who love and support me no matter what decisions that I make.

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