Friend of the Blog Melissa sent me a heads up about the April 28th “We Are Women March,” and I’m glad she did. It gives me a chance to fulminate about the state of affairs for women these days.
Fed up with the rhetoric, not to mention the legislation, denying women our rights regarding issues of contraception, abortion, domestic violence and more, an organization called UniteWomen.Org has stepped up to say, “Enough.”
They’re mobilizing marches all over the country on the 28th, galvanizing women everywhere to voice their anger.
Such marches shouldn’t even be necessary. Feminists fought the good fight back when I was just starting out in the adult world. I thought the right to choose, the right to equal pay, the right to determine what happens to our own bodies were all foregone conclusions.
Not anymore. For anyone who doubts that the above rights are in jeopardy, click on the HuffPo link and watch the videos of women speaking out. It was one thing to listen to guys like Santorum, Gingrich, Limbaugh and conservative members of Congress insult women, but now that Romney is the GOP’s candidate and even he’s against everything I believe in, things are downright scary.
I’m waiting to hear if there’s a march planned for little old Santa Barbara on the 28th; so far they’re just in LA and Sacramento here in CA. But even if there isn’t a march, I’ll be with my sisters in spirit. No doubt about that.
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