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  •  Not to forget: (1+ / 0-)
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    missLotus

    Make it mandatory watching for the males, too. Conservative men have been wreaking the havoc and they are the ones who initiate and continue to wage war on women's rights - as, you know, a Repub woman is only a allowed to be in the same room with the fellas when she obeys them and opens her mouth solely to agree with her husband/father's or God's superiority.

    Better information and education for men across the US is crucial because it's obvious that a lot of socially progressive and centrist men haven't given these issues as much thought as they ought to either. These are not exclusively "women's issues", which implies a certain absence of culpability for men. These are human rights first and foremost we're talking about and they are serious social, cultural and economic issues. Placing the burden of change solely on women is akin to giving in to the misogynists dominating this patriarchal world because almost everything is already stacked against us and reversing a cultural tide is impossible when the intended targets just shrug their shoulders because it supposedly doesn't affect them.

    •  First, we need to educate them re physiology (2+ / 0-)
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      missLotus, Janet 707

      of human bodies. I was flabbergasted at the amount of ignorance. They were not lying, they truly DID NOT KNOW. If they don't have even a clue about how human bodies work, they are dangerous ignorant people.

      How many people believed them? What the blazes are these elected ignorant people and people that believe them teaching to other people and children?

      How many abused women and girls heard this crap, what did it do to them?

      This is not sex education, this is basic biology.

      I studied biology. I've dissected animals. I've dissected some human organs. Studied picture after picture of dissected organs. Learned form, fuction.

      Stood outside Planned parenthood and other clinics with my embryology textbook. With a simple OB-GYN booklet, written for young premenstral women. Men and women equally had very little knowledge. (First time I was called a demon and condemned to hell.)

      Cannot understand women who have borne children not being curious about their bodies.

      I was around when the first edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" was published.

      2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Harry, the people have spoken. To all Democrats: do not reach across the aisle, your hand will get cut off. Steamroll.

      by CuriousBoston on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 03:39:30 PM PST

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