22 January 2017

! the DAY AFTER .on. Roe v Wade - Day !

"PREDICTION:  Many men of conscience
will turn out for one feminist demonstration every twelve months. 
They will raise their voices in shout.
They will shout louder, in fact, than all of the women combined. 
They will even get into a scuffle with some other men,
Any other men,
Hostile bystanders, the police;
They will make a noble scene;
They will stage a cockfight
Then they will go home and
try to get in touch with their feelings for another year.

PREDICTION:  Many men of conscience
will ally themselves publicly with a woman of feminist credentials.
They may be friends or lovers,
heterosexual or homosexual,
married or single, 
living together or apart – it doesn’t matter;
what matters is
Their Public Alliance.
She will provide him with credentials of his own;
A plastic laminated wallet card that on it says,
“I have been approved by a feminist woman”
And it will have on it her good name.
He will flash the card when it suits him.
He will keep it in his pocket when he buys pornography.
When he visits her home he will leave a mess."
      - - - John Stoltenberg, y1989

BY NOW ?  By y2017, and the Day After ALL of the World's Women's Marches --- .on. Roe v Wade - Day ?

By now folks, IF they STILL 'd needed to do so, should have changed themselves in to feminists.

And if they have not, why then, ... ... screw it.  We are done.  We are done trying.  

And we are done waiting.  Since Seneca Falls, New York, and y1848 !

AT THE LEAST ! SINCE 19 and 20 July y1848, ie OVER THE LAST EXACTLY 169 - 1/2 YEARS ! for Crikey's sake.

                                        Thank A Feminist  

If you are female and ...  

... you can vote, thank a feminist.  
... you can apply for any job, not just "women's work," thank a feminist.  
... you can get or give birth control information without going to jail, thank a feminist.  
... you get a voice in the raising and care of your own children instead of their being completely controlled by the husband / father, thank a feminist.  
... you get custody of your children following divorce or separation, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to keep your medical records confidential from the men in your family, thank a feminist.  
... you get paid as much as men doing the same job, thank a feminist.  
... you went to college instead of being expected to quit after high school so your brothers could go because "You'll just get married anyway," thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to read the books you want to, thank a feminist.  
... you can testify in court about crimes or wrongs your husband has committed, thank a feminist.  
... you can choose to be a mother or not a mother in your own time and not at the dictates of a husband or rapist, thank a feminist.  
... you can look forward to a lifespan of 80 years instead of dying in your 20s from unlimited childbirth, thank a feminist.  
... your judge, doctor, lawyer, pastor or legislator is a woman, thank a feminist.  
... you play an organized sport, thank a feminist.  
... you can wear slacks without being excommunicated from your church or run out of town, thank a feminist.  
... your boss is not allowed to pressure you to sleep with him, thank a feminist.  
... you get raped and the trial is not about your hemline or your previous boyfriends, thank a feminist.  
... you start a small business and can get a loan using only your name and credit history, thank a feminist.  
... you are on trial and are allowed to testify in your own defense, thank a feminist.  
... you own property that is solely yours, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to your own salary even if you are married or have a male relative, thank a feminist.  
... your husband beats you and it is illegal and the police stop him instead of lecturing you on better wifely behavior, thank a feminist.  
... you are granted a degree after attending college instead of a certificate of completion, thank a feminist.  
... you can breastfeed your baby in a public place and not be arrested, thank a feminist.  
... you marry and your civil human rights do not disappear into your husband's rights, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to refuse sex with a husband, diseased or not, thank a feminist.  

... you can see yourself as a full, adult human being
instead of a minor who needs to be controlled by a man, thank a feminist.  


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