No wordless Wednesday here:
I'm feeling stepped on...so out comes my soapbox
I went to get a salad for lunch and in the15 minutes it took in my car I heard enough discussion on the current debate of women's health issues that I stormed into my work with lunch in hand and declared:
"I am really concerned about the quality of life women will be facing"
I work with ALL MEN and the first thing that was said in response to me stepping onto my soap box was " I don't understand why these politicians are even involved in women's health issues"
ahh I am glad I work with some progressive men
OK so I am starting to get concerned...more then normal, maybe I am feeding into the chaos...but from what I am hearing and witnessing...things are going apeshit crazy!
This is the spark that has started my fire and desire to speak up:
The recent comments from Todd Akin, and the AMAZING open letter from the multifaceted and talented Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues creator)
I spent over an hour listening to the RNC last night via NPR news.
I was driving home and it was quiet and I had undistracted time and although the evening events lasted longer then an hour...that is what I had.
NPR had no commentary, just the ability to listen, and I wanted to hear what was being said.
I try and be as educated as possible when I go to vote, I have only missed voting once since registering and that was 20 years ago.
I want to hear both sides, and understand the points of views...
Not a lot of specifics were talked about last night in the hour I listened
...but what was said left me unsettled and scared.
I will continue to listen and watch, but I can say so far, no good.
I am a BARREN WOMAN and I feel like my vagina and uterus is up for discussion, casual conversation and that options about how I choose to live with it are not secure.
I came home to see this wonderful post by Pamela, and felt the same way, I am not being addressed.
When I spoke with The Barren last night when, I said to him, I am feeling like I am on shaky ground.
"I am warning you now; I might start hauling around a bullhorn and soapbox to declare how I am not happy. I am not going to tell others what to do, but I am going to tell political persons what they are doing to me is not OK".
He said: " good deal" and smiled
Uterine power activate, form of strong and vocal woman