There has been a war on women waged by the right for years that recently has been brought out into the open thanks to the fundamental right‘s recent hard push on legislation. As a woman this war on women’s rights terrifies me. The more and more that comes out in the media the more terrified I get to the point if I do not remind myself to stay calm I start to feel a panic attack coming on.
How can I stay calm? I stay calm by educating myself on what the Christian Right is trying to pass at the state and federal levels, making calls and writing letters to my elected reps., social media with groups who support women’s rights, and becoming an active participate in defending my civil liberties as a woman and an American.
The fight is on and the Christian Right as woken a sleeping tiger. Women and men who support women all over this nation are starting to stand up to the anti-woman groups and saying enough is enough. There is now a call to march: National March Against The War On Women. This march will take place April 28, 2012 in every state capital. I will be proud to be marching with my three sons and my husband (if not in training).
We still need more women to wake up; hard to believe there are still women in the dark to what is going on. I didn’t believe it myself until last night. I belong to a form for military wives and I posted about the march that will be taking place to which one woman did not see how there was a war on women in this country. I gave the following examples I just pulled together in five minutes that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface:
On state house Republican in Indiana refused to sign a bill honoring the Girl Scouts because he felt they promote homosexuality, radical feminist ideology, and communism.
Democrat (in name only not ideology) introduced an anti-abortion bill in the Agriculture Committee in Illinois....sooooo yeah now we as women are on the same level as farm animals to some.
Virginia reps tried to pass a bill for trans-vaginal ultrasounds without the consent of the woman…state sanction rape
Now Virginia legislator tried to back track and tabled the bill for a year but we are not stupid; it is in hopes we forget so they can pass it later.
Budgets being destroyed for poor women's cancer screening:
Sara Palin's home town making rape victims pay for their own rape kit:
The attack on Planned Parenthood, the out cry when President Obama signed the equal pay legislation into law, the out cry from some on the right about women being officially allowed into combat rolls. Remember the Mississippi person hood appointment's. If that had passed it would outlaw most forms of BC. The committee the Republicans put together on birth control: only men on that panel to talk about our bodies!!!!
I have a theory that women who only watch Fox news and read from only GOP news sources are still in the dark because lack of coverage. Now I can not prove this because every time I try to watch Fox to see what the right is reporting and how they are spinning it I feel dirty and the need to vomit after.
We need to stand up and fight; let our voices be heard but we also need to educate more women about the war being waged against our freedoms. I feel my Facebook post last night sums up how I feel perfectly:
My husband does NOT control what I do with my body....I will NOT allow some dickhead at the Federal, State, or Local level in government control what I do with my body without a fight....It is getting warm outside....TIME TO OCCUPY FOR WOMEN!!!!!
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