Wednesday, February 22
Stay away from my lady parts!!
But really, that this is even a CONVERSATION is stupid. Why should women, half of the country's population, be fighting for our own health care procedures, medicines and the power to make our own decisions? WHY IS THIS A FIGHT AT ALL? Jeezus, leave us alone! We want birth control? Stop fighting against us! We want an abortion? Until the day comes when a man carries the baby, this is not a discussion that ANY man should take part in. We need a mammogram or breast exam and Planned Parenthood is the only place to get one? Stop threatening to take away our health care options!
I mean, honestly, who the fuck do you think you are that you think you have ANY say in what I (or any woman) does with my body? WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MY UTERUS? Stick to your own issues! Let me deal with mine, WITHOUT YOUR INPUT. You have no play here.
And that this little group of white, over-50, men actually CAN change the nation's position on women's health issues is even more frightening then the fact that the conversation is taking place. How are we, as women, not screaming from the rooftops about the inequality of this? Why are we letting these conversations happen without us? We need to be LOUDER! We need to be CRASHING DOWN DOORS! We need to be MARCHING IN HALLWAYS WITH BIG SIGNS! We need to be ON TV EVERY NIGHT! We need to be the ONLY ONES HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS!!
I hate that this is happening right now. It's 2012. We're a first-world country that everyone likes to boast about, with our equality for all people, and human rights. How is it that our populace allows entire groups of people to be pushed aside and discussed as if they have no opinions or rights of their own, and are thereby subjected to less of a voice in the course of their own lives?
Posted by Kimmie G at 9:37 PM