Tuesday, May 3, 2022

What Kind Of Country Do We Live In?





I am so very, very furious at the leaked Supreme Court draft that came out in the media today. I have somehow thought that reason would prevail in what we call the highest and holiest of courts in our country but obviously, this is not to be the case. This is one more thing that we can pin on the orange man with no soul. And the thing that probably galls me the most about that fact is that I have no belief that he has any qualms whatsoever about what happens to the "unborn" and in fact, I would bet everything I have that he's paid for plenty of abortions. This is absolutely nothing more than the patriarchy attempting to clamp down on what it sees as a threat to their eternal control of women. And the women who support this end to a woman's rights to control her own body are the handmaidens of that patriarchy. And it's not just a woman's right to control her own body- it's her right to control her own destiny. Her own life! 

Well, I know I'm preaching to the choir here and I'm sorry but this is so heavy on my heart, my mind. In all other regards, I have had a beautiful day. It's been leisurely but somewhat productive. I've walked, weeded, swept, hung clothes outside, played around a little on my ancient, out-of-tune, missing-some-of-the-black keys piano, watched Darla and her babies as they've traveled around the yard, and picked some vegetables which will be my dinner in one form or another. 



But even as I've done these things, these mostly pleasurable things, I have heard the message of what is about to come which quite simply is this- Get back in your box, bitches. Not even your womb is your own.
And there is a smoldering in my gut that leaves no room for grace. 

Ellen, at Stuff From Ellen's Head, wrote a post about it all this evening and it is excellent. You can find that here.
Thank you, Ellen. 

Yours In Grief And Anger...Ms. Moon









34 comments:

  1. Absolutely seething!!! A dark day indeed!

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  2. yes, I am stunned today. Just....stunned. REALLY? WTF ?
    Susan M

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    1. but those 3 little furry chicks injected a much needed bright spot to my day! Susan M

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    2. I would say- unbelievable- but with everything that's gone on since 2016, not really.

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  3. I am LIVID! I so badly want to scream to those who support this bullshit!
    —-Catrina

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  4. The whole shit show has not been passed or decided on ... Yet! The protests going on this evening had better get a lot of attention and the guilty parties had better do a heads up cause women are PISSED! If they don't go vote when they can and vote Blue ... all the pissed will do no good because it will mean the right-wing bastards win and your vagina is theirs!!!

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  5. All I can think to say is vote, vote, vote, blue, blue, blue. And to all the R women afraid to vote their conscience, your husband doesn't need to know how you voted. Lie.

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    1. What I'd like to know is how many Republicans vote anti-abortion but have either had one or helped a daughter to have one?

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  6. Our State is now trying to go backwards and reverse Roe -vs- Wade, we need to be very careful who we elect and what they truly stand for. As we found out in 2016, it only takes one to begin to unravel any progress made in Decades for us to move forward as a Nation, instead of backwards to archaic practices and laws that oppress Women, Minorities, Immigrants, LGBTQ Community... and have Religious Fanaticism filter into Politics, where it doesn't belong. I don't mind anyone practicing their Religion as they choose, but don't shove their Religious Extremism down the throats of us all and force compliance to Beliefs we all may not share and don't want any interference with in our Rights to choose and have the Freedoms so hard earned.

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  7. In a country that is still relatively free from such nonsense, I match your grief and anger. HOW DARE THEY! after all the centuries of fighting for women's rights, this is such a HUGE step backwards.

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    1. I am so ashamed of my country. Red-faced embarrassed.

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  8. I am furious about it too. Haven't read Ellen's post yet but I'll go over there now. Dave and I are growing more and more certain that we don't ever want to come back to the United States, which is sad.

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    1. It is sad but I don't blame you in the least. No one needs this bullshit.

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  9. I agree with Joanne that we need to vote, vote, vote to keep the Republicans from power.
    You and Ellen have expressed so well what I feel too. Thank you.

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  10. Couldn't agree with you more Ms Moon!

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  11. My wife is so angry she turns the radio and t.v. off when the news broadcasts come on. And that, for her, is rare.

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  12. You and Ellen have expressed my feelings very well. I wonder what will happen. I agree with Joanne that we have to vote Blue!

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  13. I'm going to put myself out there and say I've had an abortion. I had children and another was threating my mental health and therefore the health of my children. It wasn't an easy decision but one taken early. One thing that hurts is that everyone thinks they know my mind. Any medical thing ends up I must be anxious because I had an abortion. No. It wasn't easy. It was hard and horrible but I absolutely know it was the right decision. Sending strength to the US girls and women

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    1. Bless you and your honestly. Thank you. I think that for many women, having already had children and knowing what it takes to care for them properly is instrumental in knowing that another child would not be the right thing to do to ourselves or our families. Just saying...

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    2. Thank you for understanding

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    3. I wish none of us had to know but the fact is- we do.

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  14. Thanks for the link Mary. It just sucks that we can't even count on gains we have made.

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