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Response to wildeyed (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:16 PM

54. It's always been personal

 

And it still is. We older feminists fretted that it would come to this because our daughters (and theirs) seemed to know --and care -- so little about how it was. I HOPE people are properly terrified and outraged. It's an essential next step.

And after that, what we need to do is start pushing for our rights to be BETTER taken care of instead of these constant efforts to curtail or limit them. IOW, if abortion is constitutionally protected, why aren't we fighting for abortion clinics to be everywhere instead of allowing them to dwindle so that that alone reduces access? If birth control is constitutionally protected, why aren't we agitating and lobbying for it to be, say, federally funded for all women, no questions asked? Why aren't we agitating and lobbying for more battered women's shelters -- they too have dwindled in past years and the NEED has not.

Why aren't we fighting for advertisers to stop using scantily clad models to sell things that have nothing to do with women's weight, health, fitness or anything else about women (e.g., cars, beer and domain and hosting companies)? Whey are we allowing the oversexualization of our children, our pre-pubescent GIRL CHILDREN?

Why aren't we fighting to have women's studies included as part of every basic curriculum, starting at least in high school?

And so forth and so on.

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