Ok, I have been doing my best not to become political on this blog, I vote on what I believe in, sign petitions, and try to keep up on the important issues, but I am tired. These recent gun related homicides, gang rapes of unconscious young women, and all the laws being passed to invade my healthcare options — and the future options offered to my daughters; they are all so exhausting. Heartbreaking to see that people are fighting to protect the GUNS that killed innocent children at their school, the assault rifles used to mow down a movie theater, and the part people want to protect are the GUNS?
What the ever loving FUCK is wrong with these people? I am fairly certain that our Founding Fathers would have protested in the streets if they encountered these same instances, not whined or complained that someone was trying to take away their weapons. Oh get over yourselves GOP party members, the NRA has their tentacles so far into your business that we can’t tell you apart anymore. You have morphed into a hateful, greedy and self-serving group of privileged old men. Actually I correct myself, I am certain this is how you have always been, but now that society is changing for the better, your true identities are running out of places to hide.
We are no longer a country who provides for its people, you have been doing your damnedest to turn it into a theocracy where we are the serfs who jump at your commands, while you sit on piles of money, screw whoever you like, and caress your assault rifles. You can fuck off, this is NOT the world I want my daughters to inherit.
I don’t want them to die in some back alley clinic getting an illegal abortion because you happily support the rights of an unborn clump of cells over their lives.
I don’t want them to watch the news one day to find out that the school where their children go has been shot up by some right-wing nutjob who enjoys weapons so much they want to spread the love.
I don’t want them to grow up hating their bodies, fearing their reproductive abilities, and believing that the desire to have sex makes them a slut.
I don’t want them to be raped and told “oh well, your bad for being a girl, shouldn’t have worn (insert article of clothing) and went to (insert destination). You should have known better.” Being blamed for being “too alluring” or “he got turned on and couldn’t help himself” is a shitty way to learn about the birds and the bees. Rape is NEVER ok, no matter the genders of the people involved, repeat after me, NEVER EVER OK!!! Got it? I never want my girls to feel the pain and shame that I felt, where even trusted church mentors turned on me in my time of need, when I had no one else to turn to.
I especially don’t want my girls to live in fear of becoming pregnant from rape. Currently in 31 states of our fine country rapists are able to sue the victim for parental rights and access to any child conceived from the attack. I don’t want my daughters to watch a pregnancy test change to a positive, knowing how the child was created, and have to wonder if this baby can be used against them.
I don’t want my daughters to be heckled if they have to make this choice to get an abortion by your sheeple followers throwing signs of bloody corpses up as a barricade, in order to make them change their minds. If they ever have to choose this option I would want to be there with them, or holding their hands, but laws that are in effect now mean that my daughters would have to undergo the procedure alone, after numerous questioning, ultrasounds, tests, and pressures. I could only offer my love and support from afar.
I wish there was more I could do or say, but for now I will cuddle my children close, and pray that the world they come of age in is better than this.