Let me start off by saying that I acknowledge that this blog post title is coming from a place of EXTREME white, female, cisgender privilege. And I’m not going to apologize for that or get any further into that. Because I can’t help where, how, and under what circumstances I came into this world. And neither can you. We work with what we have. And I also think that in light of the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade, it’s not helpful to blame or bash other women, or men, or races, or classes, for what has happened. Even if certain races, classes, and genders are to blame. Instead, I think it’s time for the sane and kind human beings of this country to come together and protect one another. Because I’m really very afraid to be in this country right now. And I think the people with their souls still in tact need to stick together.
I’ll also tell you right now that if you agree with the overturning of this law, you should stop following me right now. I won’t debate this or hear your side of the story.
THIS ISN’T ABOUT ABORTION, OR PRO-CHOICE, OR PRO-LIFE
Anyone who thinks this law is about abortion specifically, is kind of missing the bigger picture here. Because what this is really about is disempowering women. By any means possible. Powerful men are so very threatened by feminine power, and have continued for centuries to find ways to dampen, and snuff, and suffocate.
Read my related article, “The World Is Petrified Of Strong Females.”
Overturning this law that protects a woman’s right to manage her physical body (regardless of any moral implications), robs her of her power. And since when is morality something that’s been considered in the constitution? Guns can rob a human being of their life and yet the constitution currently legitimizes them. No one in power gives two shits about life or morality. And the overturning of this law is simply a reflection of patriarchal madness.
I’M AFRAID TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY NOW
I was walking down the street yesterday, feeling like my very being was in danger. And I don’t know if I will ever become pregnant or have children. But again, I can feel and sense that this law is not about that really. It’s about pure evil. And this evil is being unchecked, over and over and over again. And this frightens me. Because if people’s rights are in danger, and the human beings in charge do nothing, then we are living in anarchy.
Children have been (and are still being) kept in cages in this country. Fact. Innocent human beings with brown skin instead of white have been murdered by those whose job it is to protect them. Fact. And now, many women will die because their protection is now gone. Or worse yet, women’s lives will be in ruin.
It matters not why a woman gets an abortion. Some just don’t want to have a child. And others need a medical abortion in order to live. Regardless of the why (it’s no one’s fucking business), a woman needs to be able to choose. And if you think abortion is immoral, that’s fine. But it’s not a crime to be immoral! People do immoral things every day in this country and none of it is regulated. Welcome to America, the land of the free!
LOOKING TO OTHER STRONG WOMEN FOR SUPPORT
Apologies for the link happiness that is about to unfold. But I do think it’s so important right now for all of us to share as many resources with each other as we can. Resources that provide guidance towards positive action. And that also provide emotional support.
I’ve mentioned Ellevest many times before, and I stand behind this company and their fearless leader, Sallie Krawcheck. I’ve mentioned her in my posts, “Establish Financial Independence Regardless of Your Love Status,” and “Navigating The Male-Dominated Financial World As A Female.”
And after this terrible Roe vs. Wade news, I found myself looking to those around me. Because I’m so afraid to be in this country right now. And I want to hear from other brave women. I’ve been looking to Marianne Williamson, and AOC, as well as other influencers I follow and trust.
Below is a snippet from a recent newsletter by Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest, in reaction to this news. And she makes an incredibly logical and “patriarchal-friendly case” for keeping Roe vs. Wade in place. Okay, maybe not “patriarchal-friendly,” since the patriarchy wants women out of power. But she makes a case for people who love money. And the patriarchy and money, last time I checked, really fucking dig one another.
“The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has estimated that abortion bans and other reproductive health restrictions cost state and local economies $105 billion annually by reducing people with uteruses’ ability to participate in the workforce. If all state-level abortion restrictions were to be eliminated, employed women would earn $101.8 billion more.”
“The IWPR research also found that, if all state-level abortion restrictions were eliminated, over a half million more women would enter the labor force, and their participation would mean an additional $3 billion in profits and a 9.12% private-sector earnings growth nationwide — and that’s not even counting the potential contributions of others with uteruses.”–The Economic Case(s) for Abortion Access, Ellevest
I REALLY DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS
Honestly, I’m really just afraid to be in this country right now. Afraid for other women, and afraid for young girls. And I don’t know what to do or what will come of this. I don’t think it’s going to be good, and I’m not going to sugar coat this. If you aren’t afraid right now, of course I don’t want you to be afraid. But I also think it’s important to really know what’s going on here. And to know that we’re no longer operating under a system that values value. This system doesn’t value right and wrong. And we are indeed headed towards Fascism, if we aren’t already there. We don’t (yet) have a dictator in place. But we do have a government that has dodged popular opinion and popular votes. They’ve found loopholes and blatantly lied in order to push their Aryan nation agendas. And I’m petrified.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
Thank you for reading and for supporting this blog as always! xo
Featured photo by Rad Pozniakov on Unsplash
Female protesters photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash