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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 05:43 PM
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41. sickening trend
Has anyone else noticed that since the right took over, we've had a resurgence in anti-feminism? Girls gone wild videos, young girl celebrities who are empty shells remade into barbie dolls, etc? Even their news casters look like this.

Don't get me wrong; I am NOT anti-femininity or anti-beauty or anti-sexy. But we are cranking out young girls who believe their only power lie in their sexuality (and not their real sexuality, but the one measured by its ability to get attention from the male) and have no qualms shedding all personal boundaries because of it. This phenomena speaks to the belief system of those in charge. What is underneath this? IMO, it's a deliberate attempt to recreate ownership of the female womb and in doing so, it becomes necessary to devalue all else. These are fundies who see women as breeders, not people.

So our military acts on these beliefs. Odd that a soldier is supposed to be honored and revered for their service, but it is OK for a woman to be beaten, raped, abused and left dead in such a nauseatingly hate-filled way and the folks in charge will IGNORE it? Where is the honor of a woman? Where is the great reverence we are supposed to show for John McCain because he is a vet? If someone dared to scratch him, we'd hear an uproar from around this country of outrage. But here is a young woman, beaten and raped, and we hear nothing.

My heart is broken for her parents and friends, my heart is broken even for the empty, soulless people who did this to her for what kind of person do you have to be to do something this atrocious? Is this not torture? To die as you are being raped and having acid poured into your body to cover up the crime? This is the worst form of abuse and torture I can imagine.

Shame on this government. Shame on the military and shame on the people responsible.

I am so focused on getting this country back and establishing a norm wherein things like this can be addressed in a proper forum. We are not a democracy, we are not civilized, we are not free. And when we teach, through our actions, that this kind of behavior will be tolerated toward the other gender, other race, other religion, other anything, we are too far from humane. I hope for the return of justice, humanity, sanity and civility.
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