My PDA Family: Equality Cannot and Will Not Be Held Back
Mother of six, grandmother of 15, great-grandmother to 10
Did I not use my womb enough?
Through two-plus years of pandemic and all the garbage flung during the Trump period, I watched and hoped somehow this country might wake up and shake off the old, white-guy mentality and its cruelty. Though women’s rights have expanded slowly through my lifetime, my nation has now, with its Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, officially become a place where women are much lesser citizens. Again.
What right have these people to strip my right to control my own body? What’s next, women? What’s next, men? Will this finally make some lazy people vote? Or will we allow ourselves to slide back to some weird fantasy version of women as chattel? Look it up, if you don’t know what that means — if you won’t vote, then you’ll need to know what the future holds because of your neglect of democracy.
I’m angry. I’m hurt. But today I am no longer getting closer to equality. I am sliding to my grave watching and listening to men decide my granddaughters’ rights. To paraphrase, it’s “bullshit.”
Now will you care? Now will you vote? Now will you fight? The answer remains ahead.