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I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! A Call to Arms to Fight For Women’s Rights AGAIN!

While many of us who fought ferociously for women’s rights in the 60s were busy climbing career ladders, raising our children, pampering our grandchildren 🙂 the religious zealots on the right were equally busy desperately trying to find ways to roll back the gains that were made!

The religious zealots first attacked the word “feminist” associating it with extremist actions in an attempt to shame women who spoke up and openly admitted that they supported women’s rights. This worked so well that numerous “young” women proclaimed with pride that they WERE NOT FEMINISTS! I was concerned about the movement but thought “well, so many laws have been put into place to protect these unknowing women in the market place that all would be ok and that nothing could reverse the sexual revolution that allowed them NOT to be called whores just because they chose to have premarital sex like many men”!

After making such successful gains against the feminist movement, the religious zealots began searching for code words they could use against the women’s rights movement as a ruse to lure in support from decent, well-meaning people. They finally found one that has been very successful for them, the excuse that they don’t want their tax dollars being spent to support things that are against their “values“, a code word for religious beliefs!  Unfortunately, this ruse has been so successful that it has now expanded to not just include tax dollars but to allow those in the medical profession to use their “values” (religious beliefs) to withhold medical benefits and prescription medicines from women! Even well-meaning, decent people are being duped by the code word “values” and really don’t think about the immorality of allowing those in the medical professions to use their religious beliefs to trump the needs of their women patients especially poor women!

There are MANY things that my tax dollars support that go against MY “values”, many of which are fervently loved by those same religious zealots!  But, of course, they don’t want anyone thinking about withdrawing support for those things. It’s time we stopped putting up with this ruse and tell those religious zealots that abortion is legal; if you don’t like that, then get the damned law changed IF you can! But, stop using YOUR religious beliefs to impose your “values” on others by withholding tax dollars; it’s a cowardly, childish method for getting your way when the majority of people don’t agree with you!

Once the “don’t use my tax dollars for abortion because it’s against my “values”  (religious beliefs)” ruse was so successful in the entrapment of decent people to get them to support religious persecution of women, the religious zealots moved to take it one step further.  Having gained strength through duping well-meaning people to support them, they are now like a bully that has the support of those watching them physically and mentally abuse their victim.  They are introducing laws at the local, state, and federal level that would have been absurd and shameful just a few years ago, laws that actually require a woman to have an object thrust into her vagina if she’s considering abortion!  These laws are coming at such a rapid pace that it’s frightening!

Those of us who have been busy with our lives and thought the women’s movement no longer needed our constant attention were wrong!  Once AGAIN, it’s time to let those religious zealots HEAR US ROAR!  So, come out of your homes and work places mentally and physically and join the voices of women in the growing movement to STOP these religious zealots AGAIN from attacking the freedom of women to have regular access to medical benefits they deserve and to have the right to choose whether their bodies are used to reproduce!  We must stop these people, mostly misogynistic men, from abusing and persecuting women without penalty.  Some of us may be old, tired warriors but once again we must come out and let them hear us ROAR!

War on Women is RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION and UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

The war on women being conducted by lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level is taking away their health care benefits and the right to make their own reproductive choices.  The laws being passed by these irresponsible, authoritarian, mostly male Hitlerites are based on THEIR religious beliefs and are nothing more than RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION OF WOMEN in this country!  ANY law that requires/allows any action/inaction based on religious beliefs is UNCONSTITUTIONAL; and it’s about time women stopped allowing this persecution, especially religious persecution of those women who are least able to fight back, those in the lower-income group.

These new laws that take away women’s healthcare benefits or their right to make their own reproductive choices are so offensive that I actually have to research them further when I hear about them because I just can’t believe it!  And, when I do research the latest one that I have heard about,  I find that some idiotic lawmakers presuming to represent the public have decided to use their own religious beliefs to force others to behave according to THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS!  I find it absolutely impossible to believe that such laws would be suggested much less passed by any group with any awareness of the consequences of their actions.

The latest offensive, religious persecution law I read about on Twitter was passed by the Missouri House of Representatives!  The law allows medical professionals to deny women access to contraception! Really! WTF!   USWarOnWomen.wordpress.com states “Under the law, medical professionals cannot be fired or discriminated against for refusing to provide contraception or perform abortions if it conflicted with their personal views, while employers do not have to cover contraception.”  I say again, WTF!  What in the world were these lawmakers thinking, writing a law that states “IF it conflicts with their personal views” as though they have the right to allow someone who holds a woman’s life in their hands the right to use their religious beliefs to overrule her own!   And, of course, THEIR PERSONAL VIEWS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS!

I think MOST caring, thoughtful people would find a law that makes a woman have to allow someone to thrust an object into her vagina if she’s considering an abortion to be beyond absurd!  A law such as that basically legalizes physical abuse of women!  Who in the hell in the year 2012 in the United States would think such a law would even be allowed to be introduced?  Who would think that such a law would even be discussed by anyone with half a brain?  Who would even consider voting for such a law?  I’ll tell you who!  The ones introducing such a law, discussing such a law, and voting for such a law possess warped and evil brains that get enjoyment out of others’ pain especially women’s pain!  They LOVE power and their twisted brains lead them to believe that they are always right!  Their obstinence comes from their RELIGIOUS BELIEFS and no one is allowed to even question the legitimacy of those religious beliefs!

Such “Scarlet Letter” laws were abominable in the early years of this country but they are absolutely unacceptable in the year 2012!  WE WOMEN WILL NOT STAND FOR SUCH IDIOCY MASKING ITSELF IN THE NAME OF THE LAW!  These laws are nothing more than RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION OF WOMEN and they are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!  We need to publish in every outlet we can find the names of ALL who introduce and vote for such laws; their names should be distributed to all women (and many very supportive men) so that we can do all that we can to make sure that they NEVER hold public office again!  We need to call, write, email every local, state, federal prosecutor to demand that they immediately stop any and all of these religious persecution laws from being enacted; and, if the prosecutors do not take action, take down their names and distribute them because many of them hold elected positions and we need to make sure that they never hold public office again!

We should not think that this is just a passing fad and that these laws will never be enacted because they most certainly will be enacted.  Women have been persecuted for many reasons in this country and some women were physically tortured in the process of getting the right to vote.  We cannot allow warped minds who get off from religious persecution to continue to enjoy their most current persecution of women.  The only way to stop them is to expose them for what they are and to make sure that all who are affected by these insane laws are aware of them and use their right to vote to take these bastards out of office now!

An excellent source for information about these laws and other subjects that affect women’s rights is USWarOnWomen.wordpress.com.  I would like to thank them for providing such a thorough resource!  I only wish I had found the blog before now! 🙂

HILARIOUS! :-) “Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror” Author Unknown

The “Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror” hit my email one day a few years ago when I really needed a laugh and make me laugh it did until I had tears in my eyes!  If you enjoy it half as much as I did, you’ll feel so much better after you’ve read it! 🙂

*Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror*

A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady
has moved into my house.

I have no idea where she came from, or how she got in.
I certainly did not invite her. All I know is that one
day she wasn’t there, and the next day, she was.

She is a clever old lady, and manages to keep out of
sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirror,
I catch a glimpse of her. And whenever I look in the
mirror to check my appearance, there she is
hogging the whole thing, completely obliterating my
gorgeous face and body. This is very rude. I have
tried screaming at her, but she just screams back.

If she insists on hanging around, the least she could
do is offer to pay part of the rent, but no. Every
once in a while, I find a dollar bill stuck in a coat
pocket, or some loose change under a sofa cushion, but
it is not nearly enough.

I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I think she
is stealing money from me. I go to the ATM and
withdraw $100, and a few days later it’s all gone. I
certainly don’t spend money THAT fast, so I can only
conclude the old lady is pilfering from me. You’d
think she would spend some of that money to buy
wrinkle cream. She needs it. And money isn’t
the only thing I think she is stealing. Food seems to
disappear at an alarming rate – especially the good
stuff like ice cream, cookies, and candy. I can’t seem
to keep that stuff in the house anymore. She must
have a real sweet tooth, but she’d better watch it,
because she is really packing on the pounds. I suspect
she realizes this, and to make herself feel better,
she is tampering with my scale to make me think I
am putting on weight, too.

For an old lady, she is quite childish. She likes to
play nasty games, like going into my closets when I’m
not home and altering my clothes so they don’t fit.
And she messes with my files and papers so I can’t find
anything. This is particularly annoying since I am
extremely neat and organized. She also fiddles with my
VCR so it does not record what I have carefully and
correctly programmed.

She has found other imaginative ways to annoy me. She
gets into my mail, newspapers, and magazines before I
do, and blurs the print so I can’t read it. And she
has done something really sinister to the volume
controls on my TV, radio and telephone. Now, all I
hear are mumbles and whispers.

She has done other things – like make my stairs
steeper, my vacuum cleaner heavier and all my knobs
and faucets harder to turn. She even made my bed
higher so that getting into and out of it is a real
challenge. Lately, she has been fooling with my
groceries before I put them away, applying glue to the
lids, making it almost impossible for me to open the
jars. Is this any way to repay my hospitality?

She has taken the fun out of shopping for clothes.
When I try something on, she stands in front of the
mirror and monopolizes it. She looks totally
ridiculous in some of those outfits, plus, she keeps
me from seeing how great they look on me.

Just when I thought she couldn’t get any meaner, she
proved me wrong.

She came along when I went to get my picture taken for
my driver’s license, and just as the camera shutter
clicked, she jumped in front of me! No one is going to
believe that the picture of that old lady is me.

– Author unknown

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From the Sisterhood of Bitchdom :-)

Years ago I copied the following from a random email I received.  It was being passed around and there was no author attached to it; so, if you know the author, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you do too! 🙂

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch. When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch. When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch. Being a bitch means I won’t compromise what’s in my heart. When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch.

The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone’s maid, or when I act a little selfish. It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won’t become anyone else’s idea of what they think I “should” be. I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. Dammit, I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that! So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash  every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won’t succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B – Being

I – In

T – Total

C – Control of

H – Herself

 

B = Beautiful

I = Intelligent

T = Talented

C = Charming

H = Hell of a Woman

Send this to all the bitches you know, or anyone you feel should become a bitch!  From the Sisterhood of Bitchdom!!!   May we all get what we want, when we want it and how we want it, because we sure as hell deserve it!!

Have a great Day!!

WELCOME to One Woman’s View without Rose-Colored Glasses!

Hello! So glad you dropped by my website.  I haven’t been actively posting for a long time but recently became active on Twitter and have found I need more than 140 characters to express my reactions to things I read, hear, and see. 🙂

For more years than I care to state, I was a loyal, very biased and somewhat extremist member of the Democratic Party.  My rose-colored glasses were ripped off in 2008 when the Democratic Party, that I thought supported women’s rights, outright betrayed the first highly qualified and experienced woman for President, Hillary Clinton.

And, please, don’t jump to a conclusion that I’m a racist just because I didn’t think that Obama was ready for the job.  I was just as enamoured with him when he gave his speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention as anyone who heard it.  I just felt like and still feel that the Democratic Party chose an inexperienced MAN over an experienced WOMAN; and it was like a slap in the face to many of us who had fought for years for women’s rights and thought we were in a political party that supported us!

Now that I have left the Democratic Party, I can see clearly how both parties and the media manipulate the news and lie to the public in an effort to get or to maintain political power and it sickens me!  So, I will frequently be critical of representatives of any political party or members of the media that I consider to be using their positions to lie to the public or are misrepresenting something their opponents have said or done.

Of course, I haven’t changed so much as to ever support a conservative member of the Republican Party; after all, I’m still a strong supporter of civil rights, women’s rights, and the 99%! 🙂  But, I will from time to time appear to support a Republican IF what they have said or done is being misrepresented by the same media types who convinced the public to vote for an inexperienced man over an experienced woman and who also helped to elect George W. Bush (highly unqualified) over Al Gore (highly qualified)!

So, many of my posts will involve politics in some way but topics may jump from politics to science/technology news to new inventions/innovations to just outright hilarious things I’ve seen or read.  Of course, there’s a strong possibility that you will have a reaction to my reaction so please feel free to comment and drop by often. 🙂

Can Obama BUY the Presidency? YES HE CAN!

Public campaign financing is supposed to guard against the Presidency being bought by any one group whether that group is 300,000 strong or 1,000,000 strong!  The population of theUnited Statesis 300,000,000 and no one group should be able to run roughshod over the population just because they have enough money to do so.  The Presidency should not be for sale!  Democrats have fought for years for public campaign financing that would prevent any group from being able to buy the Presidency.  If a campaign gets its funds from the public, it is the public that is served.  If a campaign gets its funds from a group (no matter how large or small the group is), it is the group that is served NOT the public.

Obama’s campaign ran roughshod over theClintoncampaign outspending her sometimes by as much as 5 to 1; and the so-called “free” press did not do its job because many had stars in their eyes due to the money that was being thrown around.  Obama was able to “buy” many more Superdelegates than theClintoncampaign.  No campaign should be able to “buy” support but the media remained mute on the process mostly because the media was making money on both campaigns.

Now, we are supposedly in the general election mode and Obama and his one million strong are running roughshod over McCain and there appears to be no one who will stand up for the remaining 299 million citizens who should have a voice in this election.  The media that should be the watchdog for the 300 million citizens in this country and should have dogged Obama about his opting out of public campaign financing instead are complimenting him for his political acumen!

There is NO EXCUSE for the citizens of this country and its supposed watchdog media allowing the Presidency to be bought whether it is being bought by a group of 300,000 or a group of 1,000,000!  There are 300 million people in this country and 1 million people should not be able to dictate the rules just because they have enough money to do so.  Republicans have managed to dictate the rules in some elections because they had more money than the Democrats.  It was wrong when the Republicans bought the elections and it is wrong for the Democrats to buy the elections.

Obama’s opting out of public campaign financing shows he is just another politician capable of buying the Presidency and choosing to do so!  Guess the remaining 299 million citizens in this country had better just get used to Obama and his 1 million strong dictating the rules because there is no media outlet that is not subject to the all mighty dollar!

Matthews Pompous Ass Re Appeasement and Chamberlain

Chris Matthews is a pompous ass!  I stopped watching Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann due to their rabid support of Obama and nasty attacks on Hillary Clinton.  I now watch Morning Joe due to Joe Scarborough’s balanced approach to the Presidential race; but, twice this week I have had to listen to Matthews absurd and ridiculous support for an Affirmative Action President!  I’m sick of his crazy rants and think someone needs to make sure he gets a long rest from the air waves.  Chris Matthews is obviously out of control!

 

I did watch the clip of Matthews attacking his guest erroneously (5/15/08).  The guest he attacked was not the one who brought up Chamberlain; but, Matthews, seizing what he thought was a topic he could use to skewer a guest who disagreed with him, struck out ferociously and stupidly.  His guest was supporting Bush’s point that the President of the United States should not sit down and talk directly with the likes of Ahmadinejad.  The guest that Matthews attacked was not the one who mentioned Chamberlain; but Matthews, with his supposed expertise in history, started hammering his guest to say exactly what Chamberlain did in 1938 or 1939. 

 

Matthews’ point was absurd and did not pertain to the point his guest was making.  And, of course, when the guest could not specifically say what Chamberlain had done, Matthews swelled up with disgusting satisfaction and cut his guest off and then made a disparaging statement at a time his guest could not reply!  Matthews is basically a coward who will not bring on guests who truly disagree with him; and when he accidentally gets a guest who will go tit for tat with him, he makes a fool of himself by trying to nag the person on a minute point about history that has nothing to do with the actual topic!

 

Matthews also made the ludicrous point that “appeasement” is giving in to something “under the gun” and that talking with Ahmadinejad would not be appeasement!  Matthews said “where’s the gun”?  Apparently Matthews does not think of the nuclear bomb as being the biggest gun on earth today; what an idiot!

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