Saturday, January 28, 2017

WHERE DID YOU LOSE THEM?

I am interrupting my journey with my dad through his letters in order to share my thoughts. Maybe I am too apolitical or not culturally refined enough or not socially aware enough. I don’t know. But I just don’t get these Marches for Women that have overtaken the country. Women fighting for “women’s rights.” Color me perplexed. When did they LOSE their rights? As far as I know, women in the US still have all their rights intact. Where was I when the female population lost their constitutional rights?

I still have the freedom of speech. I can say anything, write anything, at any time, without reprisal. I can worship in the church of my choice. I could easily pass a background check and buy myself a pistol and start packin’ heat if I wanted to. Nobody prevented me from voting a couple months ago. If I am arrested for any reason, I have the right to an attorney and a trial jury.

I have the right to get in my car and go wherever I want. I can accept or reject any job I am offered. I have the right to assemble any group I so choose. I have the right to due process of law. I have the right to own a home and property. I can associate with anyone I choose. Oh, the innumerable blessings of my rights!

What do women think they have lost? If they are irked because their pay is not equal to their male counterpart’s pay, is marching down a street with a sign magically going to incite their boss to increase their pay by 10%? Have some chutzpa, ladies! Go HAVE A CONVERSATION with your superior. Face to face negotiation probably goes a whole lot better than marching down a street hoping your boss will be moved to promote you.

There IS one right that women currently don’t have. We don’t have the right to PREVENT the slaughter of our unborn.

To women considering abortion: In exercising YOUR legal right to abort your baby (it’s not a choice, it’s a child), you forever and always silence the rights of another. Another human being who will never know the rights you have.



3 comments:

Susan Bush said...
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Susan Bush said...

Mary,
Thank you!!

FIRST: You were able to put into words how I felt about the Women's Marches. I would have not only supported the marches, or maybe even joined them if they had been marching for women throughout the world who have no rights. There are MANY countries where women are beaten, imprisioned, kidnapped to work in sex trafficking and many other atrocities.

SECOND: You knocked it out of the ballpark when you closed by addressing abortion. They (the fetus') are the only Americans who are robbed of THEIR RIGHTS. Thank you for your bravery in your writing. I pray it will cause some women to pause and consider the truth of your words.

Rachel J said...

YES!!!!