“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” ~Lois Wyse
What better day to jump back on the writing bandwagon than a day when I get really pissed off at our government?
It is in my nature to try to understand both sides of any argument, even when I find myself clearly opinionated and biased towards one side or another.
I’m just having trouble understanding the perspective of the men who are making laws (like the one in Virginia) against women’s rights. (Don’t worry, we can still vote. As far as I know.)
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, feel free to educate yourself further. As a quick personal summary of what has happened, a law has been passed in Virginia stating that women are required, against their will, to undergo vaginal probing (as opposed to any other technological method that does exist) at the doctor’s office. (Article here) There is also a House Committee (led by Republicans) that, in their efforts to ban birth control on health care insurance for women, have created a committee of all males to repeal Obama’s health care law on that front…and prevented women from testifying in front of the committee (Article here).
This is the part where, for a moment, I am merely speechless.
Then I come to the (rather heated) conclusion that these people want their women rich (to afford to take care of their bodies) and either so pregnant we proliferate like the Irish stereotype or completely asexual (a rather blind view of how the wider world works in spite of our controlling attempts to change it).
As you can see, I am very opinionated, seeing that I am part of the population that have vaginas. (Are we not half the population, give or take?)
I’m all for having differences of opinion; it creates conflict, human nature, other things that are inevitable exciting in life. However, when both sides are not able to speak up for themselves, we have a serious problem. In House Committees who are making decisions about women, women should be able to speak for themselves.
But something else is happening.
I understand this is one of my more inflammatory posts, and I welcome all criticisms and responses any readers might have. One of the most beautiful things about being human is that we can communicate, even when we are not the same.
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- Rush to the Middle Ages – The Attack on Women’s Health Rights (blueingreene.org)
- Abolishing “Women’s Rights” A Top Priority (neosecularist.com)
- The New War: The War on Women (megsworldview.wordpress.com)
- The Republican Party Committing Political Suicide With the War On Women and Their Reproductive Contraceptive Rights (strangerinapicture.us)
- Pakistan’s Senate passed a women’s rights protection bill (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- One Million Strong for Women (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- Women rights bill sails thru Senate (nation.com.pk)
- “Failure is Impossible” says Susan B. Anthony (helensadornmentsblog.wordpress.com)