Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Their site is very busy – about 1 out of 3 times I’m unable to connect.  That may be telling.

In watching the GOP wannabe’s over the last year there have been several times that I’ve thought “Didn’t we fight this battle 25 years ago?”  The Republican War on Women attempts to roll back much of what we’ve been fighting for over the decades.

You see, I am old enough to remember BEFORE Roe v Wade.  I remember the conversation with my then 45+ mother, afraid of an unwanted pregnancy.  I remember the talk of coat hangers and alleys.

I remember walking to Planned Parenthood (which at the time was on the “other side of the tracks” in my hometown) seeking healthcare and contraception, because I was embarrassed to talk to my very-cool, super-liberal, mother about “that stuff”.

Just last night Georgia’s Women Democratic State Senators walked out of the session in protest of the current war on women in our State Legislature.  Contraception, abortion, equal access to health care are on the GOP agenda.

I also remember marches, and protests!  Join an amazing coalition of organizations (listed below the fold) for Walk In My Shoes | Hear My Voice: A Unity March around the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, March 12, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM.  11AM meet at First Presbyterian Courtyard; 11:30-1:00 March Single File around the Gold Dome.

All these folks stepped up.  Won’t your join them?

 

 

One Response to International Women’s Day

  1. JMPrince says:

    The Quiet Revolution That Transformed Women’s Work
    “The birth control pill… had the direct effect of reducing both the risk and the cost of having sex. It therefore also eliminated an important reason for early marriage, making investment in a career-oriented education more feasible.”

    http://www.nber.org/digest/sep04/w10335.html

    The real change the pill wrought; it made higher education possible for many more women, educating a generation and adding mightily to the economy. JMP