"You've come a long way, baby."
A cigarette campaign which became the mantra for the 1970's Movement is starting to sound like a distant dream.
Today's headlines on International Women's Day should be jubilant. Instead, we see:
The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victims.
Women in Texas Losing Options for Health Care in Abortion FightShutdown likely of the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, which serves 130,000 women with grants to many clinics, including those run by Planned Parenthood. Gov. Rick Perry and Republican lawmakers have said they would forgo the $35 million in federal money that finances the women’s health program in order to keep Planned Parenthood from getting any of it.
The state’s legislature passed a bill that would ban public schools from teaching contraception as a way of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
The president’s decision to speak at Barnard has triggered an onslaught of vitriol and name calling against its students that rivals Rush Limbaugh’s 'slut' insult of Sandra Fluke—and often comes from women.
Ariana Klay’s assignment to Marine Barracks Washington should have been the cherry on top of an already illustrious military and academic career. A National Merit scholar and superstar athlete, Klay was recruited by the Naval Academy, becoming the first member of her family to attend college...Seven months later, she says, a senior Marine officer and his friend came into her home, a block from the base, and gang-raped her.
last but not least,
Have we "...come a long way..." or is it two steps forward one step back?
Let your elected officials know they are not speaking for you when they are not.