Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Have You Seen This Woman?



The above photo is of the amazing Susan B. Anthony.  It is one of the few that I found that was not a profile shot.

This post will be short, but the message concise:  GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY!

Consider all the facts, and make your much fought for voice count.

In a recent exchange of messages on Huffington Post concerning the subject of pro-choice and pro-life (two titles I abhor), a contributor, Cosmo 2010 stated:

       "It's really not pro-choice or pro-life, it's pro-civil rights or anti-civil rights.  Women want and deserve civil rights as much as anyone.  And they are entitled to them. Civil rights should never be up for votes or legislation.  Civil rights simply exist, because they are human rights."


     Nobody likes abortion.  But I think the need to keep the option safe and available should be self evident.  I would like to make sure everyone has it as a safe and legal option first.  Then I will do all I can to get rid of the need.  Still, I know that even after those efforts there will be cases that it will still be needed.  Life is precious.  But it's time to realize the reality that we grow up with is not the same in another town, or even next door.  Here at home, I will do all I can to make sure there is never a need for it.  Which includes education for how the body works, the fact that every choice comes with consequence, and being very involved in my daughters' lives.  If, after that, something happens there is no way in Hell I would want one of my daughters to endure what Jessica Davis had to.  If you don't know what I am talking about, click this link: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/abortion-restrictions-in-oklahoma

      It is time to make the words on our stamps, more than words.

     As my endeavor to find things to be thankful about during November, I am THANKFUL to live in a country that votes.  I am beyond thankful for the many women who, fought diligently and sacrificed much to make that privilege possible for me, a woman.  I know it's not the reality for much of the world over.
    Since, I enjoy this right, privilege, and responsibility, thanks to the many women that came before, I hope you will tolerate my closing resting on the laurels of another blog's post.
    Dreams Underfoot, is a blog by a woman in Kentucky, named Susan.  Hope you find her blog as endearing and enjoyable as I did.   On August 19, 2011she posted a timely and important tribute to these women.
     Please visit and read, "to be anything or nothing".  I could not have said it better myself.

Please exercise your hard fought right and privilege to vote.  

Many will be thankful.