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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:27 PM

It's Time!

That's it! I have had about all I can take, of the utter stupidity and sanctimonious bullshit ,that the right continues to force upon us. The GOP are rapists. They are enablers of the rapist's. They are trying to force another bill on women,The Sanctity of Human Life Act, championed none other than Paul Ryan.

They are forcefully raping us of our rights as women. They are forcefully raping us, with their out dated ideology. They want to give a fertilized egg more rights than they would give a living, breathing woman!

Why do they hate us so! Why?

They violate our rights, as living breathing Human Beings, with these cold blooded malicious attacks. They violated us again when they denied passage of VAWA. I want to weep, when I hear this cold blooded, closed minded ideology of the right.

They have no compassion...their souls are dead.

March, is Women's History Month! It's time to make a stand.

History just seems to keep repeating itself!

The Women's Movement - Our History

"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, together women ought to be able to turn it right side up again." - Sojourner Truth


A brief history of the women's movement.



"Purple is to lavender as woman is to feminist" - Alice Walker


Organized feminism did not really kick off until the first Women's Conference hed in Seneca Falls, America, in 1848. To begin with, the Women's Movement evolved out of social reform groups such as the Abolition of Slavery, the Social Purity and Temperance movements. Women began to realize that in order to transform society they would need their own organizations to do so. They campaigned upon a whole range of issues; from guardianship of infants, property rights, divorce, access to higher education and the medical professions, to equal pay and protective legislation for women workers - many of which women are still campaigning for today!

The Suffragettes

Increasingly, women recognized that campaigning was limited whilst women could not make their voices heard directly. The vote took 70 years to gain. It was not until 1928 that all women - not just those over 30 and of the right property qualifications - could legally vote. Despite arguments that women should accept merely local suffrage, or universal male suffrage, or limited suffrage, the suffragettes persevered. The rise of the Militant suffragettes and the contribution of a mass of women workers during war time pressurized the Government to grant limited suffrage. Now it is debatable as to how much impact the vote has actually had in campaigning for women's rights. But it was a CRUCIAL LANDMARK IN OUR HISTORY.

1940s and 1950s

The war had challenged stereotypes in the workplace and so women began to enter the employment market in much larger numbers. It soon became apparent that some of the burden of family responsibility needed to be shifted onto the state. Together with the trade unions, the women's movement fought hard for a welfare state system which would provide this and act as a safety net for society's most vulnerable. This is perhaps one of the GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CENTURY.


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http://feminism.eserver.org/theory/feminist/Womens-Movement.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/30/our-bodies-ourselves-turns-40-why-the-women-s-sexual-health-book-still-matters.html

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Cha Jan 2013 #5
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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:43 PM

1. yes, well past time...

"They are forcefully raping us of our rights as women"

from a previous post






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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. I don't know if I have the words...

Thank you, handmade.

It is our time.

We need to take it back!

I went to the site and added link...
http://onebillionrising.org/

SheShe

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:55 PM

2. i weep with you

and for all of the women who have had to fight so hard to just be treated as equals. i am 61 and i paid my 1st taxes in 1967. $113 earned that year. There has been much progress made since then. I am proud of all of the women in prominent positions in Gov now. so i have hope that there will be much more progress in the next 40 years. Ron Paul is a symptom of a society that has not paid attention to the crazies that have taken over. so many who just didn't pay attention to what was happening to our nation. i believe that people are beginning to wake up. we as individuals need to pay attention to who is running and vote with intelligence. even a local city/county/state office has far reaching affects. 2014 is just around the corner. the best that could happen is that many of the crazies are voted out and there are others with more common sense put in their place. i agree it is time for women everywhere to stand up for their rights and voice their opinions and make sure THAT WE VOTE!!!!

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Response to JanT (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:20 PM

4. Women Unite!

A Poll....
Who didn't buy this book!!!??!

Our Bodies OurSelves


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:11 PM

5. I missed this.. thanks for

the link in your other thread, she. And, thank you, for this powerful reminder of what Women have had to go through to get to where we are today. No knuckle dragging, hypocritical Koch teabaggers are going to take it away.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:38 PM

6. Handmade's video, was like a kick in the stomach.

My breath has still not come back. From abuse, we can triumph.
There are things I know about that.

Women's History month is almost upon us. We need to be heard.

We need to start something here. At DU. Petitions? Show of Solidarity? What?

Peace to us all.
Thanks Cha

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