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For years women in America, and everywhere else for that matter,  have been fighting rather unsuccessfully to retain control over their own bodies and to retain reproductive rights that are theirs naturally by right of birth but have been stolen away from them by power mongering and in many if not most cases very sexist men.

Yet women have power unused that could be exercised for not only their own good but for the good of everyone.

Want universal health care and a complete unequivocal end to war? You can have it next month.

A lot of men will probably call me a traitor to my own sex for suggesting this, but we men have done an awesome job of making a complete mess out of the world for everyone while subjugating women everywhere, and it's about time I think that we got put in our place for our own good as well as for the good of all women too.

You women reading this have more power than you ever exercise.

You want an end to war, universal healthcare, and full control over your own bodies and reproductive systems?

You can have all that and more in a month. Us men will scream and whine and complain and gnash our teeth and run around in circles stamping our feet and crying, but in the end we'll give you women anything you want. We always do, when push comes to shove.

If all of you women band together today, put your foots down, and en mass make it clear to all men everywhere that we will have zero reproductive rights from today onwards until you women have whatever you demand, it will be a done deal.

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  •  Sounds like the plot of Lysistrata. (3+ / 0-)

    Only that was a farce.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

    by zenbassoon on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 11:39:04 AM PDT

  •  this is (2+ / 0-)
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    Edger, a small quiet voice

    truth.
    the only problem is that many women will not/cannot put their foot down.
    and then there are the cases where physical abuse will occur if a woman tries this.
    BUT
    by & large if all women everywhere did this BIG change would happen.
    immediately.
    if not sooner!
    (^.^)

  •  Most women have been trained to fear (3+ / 0-)
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    Edger, sweettp2063, RiaD

    thinking or saying anything that will upset men.

    And most men register their upsets loudly and belligerently at the drop of a hat. The threat of male violence is always there, together with memories of an angry and pain-inducing daddy.

    If women are to be free, we need to be able to raise children without fathers and their abuse. But men still control the resources and money in society, and they want to spend it all on war and competition with each other, not on child rearing.

    I don't think this can ever change without a highly disruptive change in reproductive technology, making it possible for two women to have a child without a man.

    This can be done today with mice, but it requires too many oocytes per viable outcome to be used as a human reproductive technology today.

    But maybe in 20 more years...

  •  Maybe a little ambitious (2+ / 0-)
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    Edger, RiaD

    but not too far off the mark. I'm thinking of the Union of the Committees of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia, a Nobel prize winning group of women in Russia who exposed human rights violations in Russia's military. They actually organized while it was still the USSR, one of the earliest and most prominent civil society organizations to grow out of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    So yeah, organized women can do some powerful shit.

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 03:02:06 PM PDT

    •  Oops (2+ / 0-)
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      Edger, RiaD

      Nominated for a Nobel prize, but got the "alternative" Nobel, the "Right Livelihood award."

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 03:06:37 PM PDT

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    •  Perfect example, Joan (2+ / 0-)
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      Thanks for that.

      RAWA - the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan is another good example that comes to mind of women who aren't taking the crap us men are dishing out...

      ...established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the sagacious leadership of Meena who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan, by Afghan agents of the then KGB in connivance with fundamentalist band of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar . RAWA’s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women’s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation.

      Antemedius | Liberally Critical Thinking

      by Edger on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 03:31:53 PM PDT

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      •  (cont...) (1+ / 0-)
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        Before the Moscow-directed coup d’état of April 1978 in Afghanistan, RAWA’s activities were confined to agitation for women’s rights and democracy, but after the coup and particularly after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in December 1979, RAWA became directly involved in the war of resistance. In contradistinction to the absolute majority of the vaunted Islamic fundamentalist "freedom fighters" of the anti-Soviet war of resistance, RAWA from the outset advocated democracy and secularism.

        Antemedius | Liberally Critical Thinking

        by Edger on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 03:34:48 PM PDT

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  •  OMG, a photo of Xena! I love Xena! (1+ / 0-)
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    I want my granddaughters to be just like her when they grow up.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 04:11:33 PM PDT

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