"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, February 25, 2011

Deterred by the darkness

A few hours ago, well before midnight, I sat down with every intention of writing out a thoughtful post about misogynistic legislation that is being pushed by so many legislators around this country of ours. I sat down because I believe it's our duty to speak out against the bile these people are spewing. As I started to type, I got interrupted buy a horrible sound, both a cry and a scream. Poor Gabeycakes, my little 5 yr old had a nightmare. I got him out of bed and he just kept crying and crying. The poor little guy was shaking. He never was able to clearly articulate what was wrong, just that he was scared. He finally settled down and I was able to get him back in bed...but that little emotional rollercoaster just sucked up all my brain power and shut me down for a bit.

Since I'm too brain dead to write terribly coherently about such an important topic, I'm going to ask you to go over to Keiko Zoll's blog, Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed, and read about the ill conceived legislation that our politicians are trying to force feed us. Please, please read her post Um, Why does the government hate women so much? This post is guaranteed to make you angry. It is guaranteed to wreak havoc with your emotions. It's going to take you on a rollercoaster ride. But, this is one rollercoaster ride that can NOT be allowed to silence us. We must be vocal. We must speak out. We must not allow this legislation to be passed.

Now go on...go read it! And, then take the time to spread the word. Tweet it, facebook it, blog it. We have power. We have a voice. And, we must not be deterred by the darkness.

7 comments:

DaisyGal said...

AMEN!!!!! I was and still livid about the legislation and I have done all those things u asked with Keiko's insightful and thought provoking post.
I hope Gabe is feeling much better..nightmares r no fun!.hugs

Another Dreamer said...

Totally agreed!!! I've been brewing my own post and haven't given it a go yet. Think I should do that today since more and more personhood laws are creeping up from other states, and PP is under attack... and as a woman, I feel like we're being back farther and farther into a corner.

Nina said...

I guess I don't understand. Isn't Roe v. Wade a supreme court case that we already won? And, if so, doesn't that override any stupid silly little state law? If the country allows it, then the state can't have much to say about it, right? I don't know if that's too simplistic, it probably is.

Another Dreamer said...

Nina, I think what they're trying to do is bypass Roe vs. Wade completely. "Abortion" is illegal, but personhood laws would make the embryo/fetus a human and abortions "murder". Murder is illegal. They're being sneaky and not thinking about other ramifications of such laws (or maybe they are and just don't care).

Dora said...

Standing up to be counted. My post is now up, too.

Hope Gabey has a good night tonight. Give him a smooch from me!

Nina said...

Well, if they really want to split hairs, how's a judge/jury gonna decide if what you did was illegal when you used a legal procedure to do it? Does that sound stupid to anyone else? I mean, really? Some people have no ability to see a perspective outside their own. Self righteous jackasses.

Kathleen said...

agreed! i live in WI and am dealing w/ a VERY bad situation here. our governor is a douche bag! stopping over from iclw (#47)