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  •  A new Women's Revolution is coming! (5+ / 0-)

    Women have been silent for too long. The gen-x-ers, millennials, etc. have reaped what baby boomer women (and those before us) have sown. But for far too long women have figured, "Hey, we're equal now. No reason to act like a bunch of feminists."
    Well, the job is not finished. It wasn't even back in the 70's. Sure women were able to go to colleges they couldn't before, be hired for jobs they couldn't even think of applying for before, play sports, and much more.
    BUT...we still make less than men for the same job, we still must carry the burden of family management, etc.
    But the male-dominated political/social power in this country is trying to roll back everything - including our right to choose.
    Too pretty? Your boss can fire you.
    Want to plan a family? Tough. No pre-natal care for you, or an abortion if something goes wrong - live or, possibly, die - we don't care. But we will rape you with a transvaginal probe for the hell of it.
    No equal pay? Tough, you're not a man so deal with it.
    Our revolutions go in cycles. Minority rights, gay rights, women's rights. Of late we've seen a black man elected to the highest office in our land, DADT is ended and gays are being allowed to really be who they are and love who they love. The next wave is women.
    That is not to say the cycles won't continue. They will. No man or woman, no citizen, will truly be free until we are ALL equal in the eyes of the state.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:37:11 AM PDT

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