In the previous blog I brushed by the Sara Palin involvement with the right wing extremist, with tongue in cheek.
If the issue of abortion in our Country was simply pro-abortion or Anti-abortion the numbers of women involvement, would probably change, accordingly. By making it pro-life or pro-choice then the “Good Old Boys” can include much more into the doctrine or belief than abortion.
The majority of people see through this ruse but, unfortunately, some of the women that enjoy the most freedom as a result of the efforts made by women previously, are still left, clueless. A good example of that is Sarah Palin that warns about the elderly, when they become useless to society, being put away or done with and their life smothered out of them.
It is hard for us to believe that a woman that is Governor of a State, appears to not be able to understand that she would never had gotten there if it had not been for the, suffragettes, that began the battle for women, by getting the right for women to vote, in the first place. For years now, women amongst us, have recognized that women are much more than a womb. If we dealt on life only, then there might be some understanding amongst women, to the point that we are allowing men from the pulpits to stop us from realizing that pro-choice is not just about the womb and we are not a bunch of male hating bimbos that would defeat the man’s right to work.
Euthanasia just as child birth are choices that a great deal of Americans do at some time, deal with, but for some reason it has been assigned to and made to co-exist to womens’ rights. Even though they are issues that both sexes play a role in. Perhaps if men that insisted women get an abortion, were castrated, in exchange for impregnating the woman and then demanding she abort, the conversation, amongst the extremist from the right, would change it’s tone on election day.
I do not stand alone in my belief, when I say that I do not have a right, regardless of, Mother Church. right wing politics, and “The Good old Boys” belief, otherwise, to make those very tough decisions for families that are in a position to have no choice but to make them.
As a woman, the Dear Lord, gave me both a mind and conscience, to use without being a co-dependant to men. I will need to answer for my own decisions on judgement day and to say the minister, my husband or my Dad told me to; will not be an excuse that is accepted, I am certain. As a matter -of-fact I doubt there will be room for excuses, PERIOD!
I have seen the heartache that many families have to deal with when deciding to take a loved one off a machine, or to give birth to a child that they cannot feed and for me to decide for them, only makes me a self righteuos, arrogant, full of myself, bitch, that apparently God has died in my life, so I therefore have the right to judge for Him. People that deal in common-sense over emotions and reliance on other people’s opinions, get that.
To exaggerate the importance of the left to the point of insanity that is now playing in our Country, that there are death squads roaming in the left side of our politics, out to kill Grandma and Grandpa and women get abortions because women don’t want stretch marks or won’t look good in their swim suits, is subject matter for the ill informed or the insane. It probably does happen, maybe once or twice, but they are few and far between and no where close to the majority. This type of woman would also get an abortion from her Dr. even if it were illegal, more than likely. To pretend that this did not happen prior to, Roe vs. Wade, is to lie to ourselves.
I do know that there are Churches as well as politicians “Good Old boys” that play videos and write phamplets for their members, and that there are firms hired to spread (lies), and for a price, always someone willing to change the perception of American people. We see it all the time in elections, but why is it too far of a stretch for some to believe the same is going on in the Church. Especially when we hear them, see them and know they are telling us how to think and to vote?
Women that teach other women to go back to the Victorian years and play a regular servant making sure that they are well coifed, pleasant, never complain to a male by conversation of a hectic day, have a good meal cooking and to be pleasant at all times to the masculine gender are being guided by one of the ‘Good Old Boys”. If not, then they are quite simply, “out of their minds.”
The truth has always been and always will be that behind every sucessful man, is a woman. What Churches are teaching our young women today, never existed. Women that could afford to be well coifed had hired help doing the housework, middle class women couldn’t afford to be well coifed, and poor women were lucky to have food to cook.
Marriages were arranged with women being 13 to 15 years of age to older men, mail order brides were common especially in isolated areas, Many women died during childbirth, so spinsters or very young girls were traded to older men with children usually for a team of horses, Fathers of daughters forced shot gun weddings when a woman got pregnant,and all men gained custody of children if a woman filed for divorce, most women were not educated as it was seen as a waste of money, along with the fact that women had no rights over person or property, and that played a major role, in the difference in today’s statistics. It also is what we mean when we talk about women’s rights.
Sure men went to libraries to smoke the cigars, talk about politics, tell dirty jokes while women were left outside to knit or discuss women or children issues, but you can bet that even then, a lot of decisions were made in the boudoirs/kitchens of families, when a woman added her final touch to the decision.