Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday Thoughts.....About Women and Why We Matter....
I have been thinking a great deal about women this week, about how we see Ourselves, how we value Ourselves. There is a War On Women going on right now in this Country. It's Ugly and unconscionable and unforgivable. I have been watching the rhetoric of the GOP and how they speak in demeaning terms about us and our Bodies. I have been watching how they laugh and make inappropriate jokes about our bodies and about our Greatest Gift, Our Greatest Power....we produce Children, we are giving our world the next generation. And yet, it should be our Choice , when and if we want to have Children, not rumpled ill mannered white men in suits in DC. And these same wretched shortsighted men should not be deciding how we receive Health Care for OUR Bodies. No One is taking away their Viagra, and may be someone should. And No One is taking away their Prostrate Exams and maybe someone should.
First they cloaked their attacks in their own Abortion Fears and fetal concerns, cloaked in their phony Right to Life Rhetoric, and they could manipulate facts about Planned Parenthood. And not ONE News Media Station came forward and disputed them or dared to actually interview Medical Professionals who care for women at the Planned Parenthood Clinics. And now the GOP has taken their absurd antics one step further, now they wish to deny Women even basic Reproductive Care and Contraceptives. They fail to realize that our reproductive organs do need care and attention, and that our Bodies need PRIVATE medical care. It is quite simply NONE of their damn business, and how dare they cloak it now as a "RELIGOUS" issue, another outrageous outright LIE. The sad truth is that for millions of women Planned Parenthood provides much needed Medical Care, and they want to take that away. So is it an attack on Women or just Poor Women ?
Batshit Crazy even reached new Highs this week when certain lawmakers in certain states now wish to propose vaginal probes and ultrasound for women that have assaulted or raped. They also are examining laws that effect sexual and domestic abuse victims. As a woman I am profoundly embarrassed and disgusted that these old ignorant white men wish to return us to an era when Women were not protected by Laws. We are living in 2012, not 1950 or 1850 and someone should set them straight.
Maybe us as women should set them straight. I strongly feel we as Women should March on DC.
So to the Shortsighted Ignorant Men in DC I say this, ALL Women need love, care and support. We are your mothers, your sisters, and wives. Our Bodies do need proper Medical Care, not just parts of our bodies, our WHOLE bodies. I encourage all women speak up and speak out......Loudly.