“Maybe none of this is about control. Maybe it isn’t really about who can own whom, who can do what to whom and get away with it, even as far as death. Maybe it isn’t about who can sit can who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs spread open. Maybe it’s about who can do what to whom and be forgiven for it. Never tell me it amounts to the same thing.” Chapter 23 – Margaret Atwood, A Handmaid’s Tale
Dear Stephen Harper:
I see what you’re doing and I don’t like it one god damned bit.
Cutting the time the public has to respond to environmental assessments, dismantling social programs, under funding Aboriginal education programs and this….motion 312. You and your politics sicken me.
As feminists, we are the victors of small battles but we’re miles away from winning the war against your kind. And by that, I don’t mean men (some men are awesome, supportive allies) I mean conservatives, religious right, classist, white people who suffer from entitlement issues.
In a previous post I wrote called: my body, my rights, I mentioned motion 312 – this is a Canadian Conservative government initiative to decide when ‘life begins’ in the womb.
A body of male politicians will be working on this report with no input, it would appear, from the 51% of people in this country who it affects most.
This is what women in this country are doing about it:
I am not just ranting about this, I’ve done something about it as well. I wrote my local Member of Parliament saying that this was disgraceful and I did not want her to support it.
I read online she is choosing not to support it because apparently, she has received from pressure from her constituents. YAY!!!
Personally, pregnancy is not something I have to worry about on a day-today basis, but my straight female friends do.
If they don’t have access to safe and affordable birth control and reproductive health options, then I’m going to join in the fight. My straight friends were allies in the fight for same-sex marriage, I support their right to choose.
The more voices, the harder it will be to ignore us…I’m not easily ignored Mr. Harper 😉