Thursday, February 16, 2012
Somehow I woke up and it's now 1952*.
I am boggled.
I am perplexed.
I am disoriented.
I am suddenly thrust back in time where women's rights seem to be nothing but a distant dream.
Was I always in 1952?
Did the feminist movement not happen?
Did women not fight for their right to control their own bodies?
Did they not fight for the right to use birth control and get the screenings necessary for their health?
Did women not fight for the right to be treated equally?
Whether it is in the work place or on the battlefield, did women not only fight for but earn and deserve equality?
I thought we were well past the days of when a woman was violated and there was this notion of "she asked for it"
I thought those days were long gone!
Did we not fight for human rights too!
Where people weren't fired for their sexual orientation? Never mind having the company that hired them publicly petitioned to fire them based solely on their sexual preference.
Did we not already fight!
Or am I trapped in another time?
Did these things NOT happen?
Because all of the sudden I have a feeling the battle has just begun.
I'm not even quite sure in this parallel universe of 1952 in the midst of 2012 that I even have the right to vote.
Because lately I get the feeling that this Time Machine might bring us back to a place where those rights we fought so hard for will just vanish with one pull on the voting machine.
And much to my horror many of those thrusting us back into the dark ages are women themselves.
It seems like more and more not only women's right but human rights are taking pot shots left and right!
And this is probably the most deplorable of them all:
Fox Pundit Says Women In The Military Should ‘Expect’ To Be Raped
I am afraid that this Time Machine I am currently stuck in might bring us even further back.
Back to the middle ages or even worse...
Into a time where apparently there is an acceptable level of rape.
*Note - I randomly picked the year 1952. There is no historical basis for this year.