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  •  A few thoughts about privacy and women (4.00)
    I thank my lucky stars each and every day that I was born a woman.  I love men but I am in complete and utter awe of women.  The women I know, the women whose books I read, the women I learn from, the women who inspire me, the women who sing to me, the women who speak for me, the women who march, who commit their lives to helping other women, the women who lead and the women who follow all have something in common with me.  

    All of those women rejoice in women's choices.   All of those women applaud the women who give birth and support and applaud the women who choose not to give birth.

    It's what the women I know do, we grant each other autonomy over our bodies to make the choices we feel are the right ones for us to make.  We honor the privacy every single person deserves to have in this country.  We trust that every woman knows what is best, trust that every woman knows what is her own truth, trust that every woman will follow her own heart and will do whatever it is she deems necessary.

    The women I know have faith in one another, we ask for comfort, we ask for love, we ask for support and we ask for the acknowledgement that what we choose to do is honorable and that it's our decision alone to make.  
     

    Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony

    by caliberal on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 11:23:42 PM PDT

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    •  Spot On! Thank you, excellent, well put (none)
    •  Well Said (none)

      It isn't enough to expose a lie. It is necrssary to propagate the truth. That is the duty of a free press and a free people.

      by Luetta on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:16:55 AM PDT

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    •  Our duty, as men... (none)
      ...is to back you (women).

      IMHO.

      I have nothing to add to this sterling piece of rare eloquence... seems perfect to me as it is.

      The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur. -- GW Bush to PM Tony Blair

      by PJBurke on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 12:22:28 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you and bless you (none)
        PJ, it is stellar men like you who make our fight so much easier and who give us courage to never doubt that together, men and women, we can be the change we want to see.  

        Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony

        by caliberal on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 07:05:27 PM PDT

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        •  And you as well. (none)
          We are the change... if we'll but take hold and do it.

          We are the barrior to injustice... if we but refuse to yield.

          Humanity has only ever been both women and men... and cannot be its best if both are not their best. It is in our mutual and collective interest to back each other.

          I enjoyed your post, and your kind response.  Thank you.

          An Irish Blessing:

          May the road rise up to meet you...
          May the wind be always at your back...
          May the sun shine warm upon your face...
          May the rains fall soft upon your fields...
          And until we meet again...
          May the Good Lord hold you gently in the palm of his hand.

          The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur. -- GW Bush to PM Tony Blair

          by PJBurke on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 09:10:51 AM PDT

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