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we’re all gods; we should treat each other as such.

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Some questions about Women’s bodies…

…as found on Ms.blog , and aimed at those who try to make choices for others.

Dig it.

1. How many years do you consider to be a fair prison term for a woman who has an abortion?
2. How many years for a doctor who performs one?
3. Will the punishments be greater the second time around?
4. Where will the state get the money necessary to prosecute one-third of all American women for this crime?
5. Forty-two percent of women who have an abortion have incomes below 100 percent of the federal poverty level (that’s $10,830 for a single woman with no children, if you’re counting). When women are forced to have children they cannot afford to raise, will those children become wards of the state or simply new Medicaid recipients? Where will the state find the money necessary to support them?
6. Will you be willing to watch your wife die in front of you when her life is threatened by an unsafe pregnancy that no one is allowed to do anything about? Your daughter?
7. Will rapists have to pay child support to women who are forced to have their children?
8. Will the child of incest be in the custody of its rapist father or the father’s teenaged daughter, his mother? In fact, 18 percent of women who have an abortion in America are teenagers. Will they be required to drop out of high school to raise their children or will the state provide free childcare?
9. Will upper-class white women be prosecuted as vigorously as other women who have abortions?
10. You are aware that upper-class white women have abortions, aren’t you?

hollering

really?

whats wrong with people. i’m always taken back and a bit offended – because i feel like it makes me guilty by association – when i see men holler at women. fucking so called ‘cat kills’, kisses, this that and the other in broad day light to complete strangers – another human being – someone’s mother, sister, or daughter. like they don’t have one themselves.

like you’re calling a dog over or something. an object maybe. someone like your mother.

confront it. it doesn’t have to be so. respect is overdue.

‘i’m going to get at least 10!’

tonight, i had the honour of sitting down with a real wise 17 year old brother. he has been opening up to me for a couple of hours; told me about his mom’s time in prison, as well as his father’s. he told me about how his cousin molested his sister, and the gang history which existed in his family. he told me a lot. i know he has lived from past his years; he was warm, genuine, and legit.

he was also respectful and considerate. that’s why i was shocked when he said ‘i’m going to get a latina’

‘what do you mean you’re gonna get one’? i asked backed, but he was already mid sentence into ‘a brazilian one too!’.

i interjected; ‘how can you do that? women aren’t objects. you can’t ‘get’ them. they’re not animals to be caught’

he was quite for a few seconds. it was starting to click. i told him how women are the oldest colonized group; from the cave days to the internet age, and beyond. talked about media representation. his friend, 12 years old, was holding some magazine – must have been cosmo or something – with botox pumped, breast baring young women covering the pages. we analyzed, and talked about the design that has been put onto the women’s gender, and how societally their value has been embedded into their sexuality, and how falsely so.

botox at 8

then a relapse.

‘i’m going to have 10. yeah… at least 10 girlfriends’

‘but what if you meet the right person the first time’

‘yeah.. someone who will like me for who i am. someone who knows the real me. that will do anything for me, and i’ll do anything for her.’

he was reconsidering.

‘respect: it’s all you need for love’