The more I heard Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Tiller's cold blooded killer's ex-wife speak, the madder I got.
The President was very eloquent when he spoke (in Cairo) of women’s rights. I applaud his speech; but, somehow I don’t think any man has any idea what women’s rights are really about … not when I hear the crazy nauseating rhetoric, and witness, read or hear about the ever increasing violence against women and violence against those who defend women’s rights.
See, I’m a survivor of rape. I’m just one of the many, many, many survivors of rape. We’re the ones who really get what women’s rights mean.
Years ago, poor women were dying from back-alley abortions and self abortion (that means you stick a sharp object into your vag…).
Rich women didn’t have to worry about putting themselves at risk because they’ve always had access to reproductive rights whether it was legal or not.
Violence against women is on the increase; it is not declining. Every minute a woman or young girl is raped and/or battered or murdered or sold into slavery. Some women are denied basic civil rights and freedoms depending on where you travel.
Before sitting down to write, there was shocking news of a 14 year old girl who was gang raped. Sexual slavery exists in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and in almost every country around the world including the United States.
Women it seems are increasingly treated like shells or things or vessels; vessels or bodies that are simply factories for fertilization of eggs (or carriers of fertilized eggs); or they are hand maidens, or someone’s sex toy, or some trophy, or some man’s boot slave that he violates whenever he feels like it. Don’t kid yourself if you think this doesn’t go on. If you think it doesn’t exist, you’re in denial.
This process of reducing women and young girls to just a body, or vessel or shell is ever present.
Women are losing the battle to have dominion over their own bodies.
Pro-lifers want to own her body, some governments or lawmakers want to own her body, the batterer wants to own her body, some husbands want to own her body, and some slave ring does own her body.
Poor Russian women and young girls are tricked and sold into sexual slavery and whisked away from their families and they basically disappear from the face of the earth; she becomes a shell of a body where many men violate her daily.
Women and young girls are continuously preyed upon by men and portrayed as sex objects.
If you women feel you are truly free, walk down the street alone at night or alone in some parking garage; or leave the side door to your house open for a half hour and see how safe you feel.
Perhaps you’ve signed up for the “notification of sex offenders” which alerts you when “one of them” move into your neighborhood. Have you noticed an increase in the numbers recently?
The most vocal opponents of women’s rights are men (the Randall Terry’s’, Men Against Abortion”, cold blooded killers like Scott Roeder). Ever wonder why? Perhaps you didn't read my previous paragraphs.
WOMEN WAKE-UP AND UNITE AND FULLY EMBRACE WOMEN'S RIGHTS BEFORE YOU END UP WITH A RIGHT IN NAME ONLY; OR WORSE, WITH NO RIGHTS AT ALL.
UPDATE MARCH 28, 2011:
The Dylan Ratigan Show, March 24, 2011
Who Killed Dr. Tiller
Myth: Women oppose abortion in equal or greater numbers than men. - Democratic Underground
More American Men Support Gun Ownership, Oppose Abortion
Attitudes of adolescent males toward abortion, con... [Soc Work Health Care. 1977] - PubMed result
Ricky Martin on Children Being Sold into Sexual Slavery - Oprah.com
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FRONTLINE: sex slaves | PBS