I woke up this morning and read the news about the hypocritical Catholic Bishops rejecting President Obama's compromise regarding women's health and contraception. To say the least this pissed me off and set me in a very bad mood before leaving for work. As the day went on it kept gnawing at me as I was trying to keep my pleasant composure for my patients.
This anger for the Bishops stayed with me all day, after arriving home I did what I normally do for relaxation, surf the web. When I was scrolling down the diaries hoping to see maybe they (The Bishops) changed there mind, I came across AnnRose's diary and she really hit the nail on the head which in turn made me respond in her comments. With her encouragement I am posting my thoughts and hope there will be some sort of solutions in how to take action.
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I was what one would call a cradle Catholic. I was born in the 50's and grew up in a VERY Catholic family. Went to Catholic School and had all the Catholic Guilt one could be instilled with.
When I was old enough to go out on my own, I began to try and rid myself of that foolish guilt, it took me many, many years to free myself of it, but I successfully accomplished that task. I must also say, I no longer believe in organized religion and have very little respect for the hypocritical ways of any organized religion..
I have taken birth control in my child bearing years, I have assisted family members and friends by driving them to a clinic for an abortion of an unwanted pregnancy. I am a nurse and heaven forbid, I would not want a woman to have to go to a back ally outfit and pay for the horrid repercussions of a botched up abortion like what has happened in our countries history.
During college, I took an elective called "Bible and Literature". No it was not a class where we heard the instructor trying to preach to us. On the contrary, we had a bible and went through the whole thing learning WHY things were written and who wrote them. What was really clear after this class, was the bible was put together by a group of men from different faiths, and when it came to women, the bible is loaded with teachings on how to subjugate women. Men have and always will fear women. Even in Italian history, it is very well documented that priest even molested the nuns, as well as a young woman before they were to be married. Subjugation is there game, and it has even gone farther than women in recent history, a good example is the thousands of children that have been molested by priests.
Now here we are again in 2012, the Catholic Bishops feel embolden by the Republican Party with the backing of their right wing radical fundamentalist to come out and try to subjugate women again and take it further.... They may be thinking that we have forgotten about their shameful child molestation sins and that's why they are attacking women's health now. But most of us haven't!
That said I think it is time we show them the power of women. I have thought that perhaps we need to start a petition to send to the Bishops and tell them to back off or they will feel the wrath of hundreds of thousands or even millions women with a loss of memberships of the Catholic Church. Or perhaps women should start vocalizing our displeasure with the Catholic Church's Pedophile problem that they have handled horribly as well as covered up. I just don't know how to do this and I am open to suggestions. Again Thank you AnnRose..