I’ve avoided certain topics. You know, the ones that create all the controversy. Religion, politics…they have no place on my blog.
Until now. As a woman, I can’t afford to NOT speak out against what is happening all around us.
Please read this article. It’s not going to make you feel good. In fact, it’s likely it will piss you off.
WE NEED TO BE PISSED OFF.
Georgia state representative Terry England compared women to livestock. TO FUCKING LIVESTOCK. To suggest that a woman be FORCED to carry a dead or dying fetus, because that’s what pregnant cows and pigs do, disturbs me in a profound way.
To FORCE a woman to be penetrated by an ultrasound probe before obtaining an abortion is such a sickening invasion. Pennsylvania, along with 11 other states are considering the option that a woman MUST have a vaginal ultrasound, which is performed by using a condom covered, 6 – 8 inch long camera, before she can obtain an abortion. I’ve had the dildo cam before, I needed the ultrasound to determine the best course of action for a medical issue. I can say, with everything I have, that it DOES feel like a violation. To REQUIRE that a women subject themselves to the dildo cam with no medical reason is just plain fucking twisted.
To allow employers access to a woman’s sex life so that they can dangle her paycheck over her head unless she behaves in a way that THEY deem moral seems so ridiculous that it can’t POSSIBLY be true. Unless we are talking about Arizona, where a bill that would do just that has been introduced.
Anyway..you read the article, so there’s no point in rehashing what you just read.
I don’t care if you are left or right. If you are a woman, these things should disturb you. They should frighten you. And if it DOESN’T bother you? Then, my sister, I have no idea how to relate to you.
Why is the right trying so hard to suppress women? And that is all this is about, the suppression and dehumanization of women.
Why are these men so afraid of us?
This is about CONTROL.
I read a lot. Stephen King is one of my all time favorite writers. But NOTHING he has written scared me more than The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
My sisters..this is where we are headed.
We need to protect ourselves.
Please educate yourselves. Pay attention to what is happening around us.
And for fuck’s sake…V O T E.