Alright, so if you needed even more proof that there is a push against women in this country, here’s the latest blow for basic civil liberties.
I am so angry right now I am having trouble focusing.
The argument I have been hearing from the other side, regarding the birth control from religious employers thing, is remarkably hypocritical. Have they yet to challenge the insurance-covered Viagra, providing boners for those whom god has chosen are too old or damaged to have them? Well, see, that’s because men having sex and men’s sexuality is much more important, sacred, natural, and since they don’t have to carry babies it’s ok if they keep making them. But us, us women, the other HALF OF THE POPULATION, our sexuality is to be controlled and contorted so that we can be whatever it is that men need.
Ok, I really hate using rhetoric like that, the whole men vs women thing. I would like to have it noted that I do not believe that it is and all men vs all women battle. But there is a large group of men in this country, predominantly religious, rich, white men, who want to get things back to where they have more power. If my body is no longer a tool for baby making than, oh no, I might actually be a fully functioning citizen. I might just be equal if my body is no longer simply a tool to make more humans.
What I hate most about all of this is that I have lost every idea of motherhood being beautiful or powerful or good at all. I see it as the thing that is being constantly used against me and the one part of my anatomy that will always be used as fodder to keep me controlled.
I don’t want to feel like I have to be more than my uterus anymore. I want to like it. I want to be proud that I can incubate human life. But I’m not. Because I am terrified that I won’t be in charge of it anymore. And that it will be used to take my other rights away.
So you want to fight for your “freedoms”, eh, Churches? Your freedom to gain profits tax free? You freedom to avoid prosecution? Your freedom to elect your own as every single President we have ever had? And now, your freedom to deny legal, private, completely normal, medication from your female employees. Just your female employees.
I don’t want to live here anymore.