Ladies, we are in serious danger. In June of 2022, SCOTUS voted to end Roe V. Wade, banning abortion at the federal level. The decision to keep abortion legal was left to the states. Nearly half of the states immediately took action, either partially banning abortion, or completely banning abortion (regardless if you've been raped or the victim of incest).
SCOTUS isn't done yet in their genocide of women's rights. It is being reported that same-sex marriage, contraception, and interracial marriage are next to be eradicated. What's going to be talked about after that? A woman's right to vote?! Are they going to count 100% white male/female/cis/Protestant voters instead?
SCOTUS makes me seriously sick to my stomach.
Shulamith Firestone is one of the most prolific radical feminists to ever set foot on this planet. Her contribution to feminism is absolutely iconic. If Shulamith Firestone were alive today, she would be furious at what the Republicans and SCOTUS have done. She would tweet that the Republicans are using their white/male/female/rich privilege to "parasitically feed on the emotional strength of women."
She would say that women will become even more oppressed now that Roe vs Wade has been overturned.
Firestone would quote her own groundbreaking book "The Dialectic of Sex," saying:
"Just as to ensure elimination of economic classes requires the revolt of the underclass (the proletariat) and, in a temporary dictatorship, their seizure of the means of production, so to assure the elimination of sexual classes requires the revolt of the underclass (women) and the seizure of control of reproduction: not only the full restoration to women of ownership of their own bodies, but also their [temporary] seizure of control of human fertility—the new population biology as well as all the social institutions of child-bearing and child-rearing. ... [T]he end goal of feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally."
She would tell the world:
"We can no longer justify the maintenance of a discriminatory sex class system on the grounds of its origin in Nature."
We cannot be used in order to meet a quota, we cannot be used to win an election, and we cannot allow a man to use our own emotions against us. Shulamith Firestone would tell feminists today that we need to fight louder and harder. We are fighting a massive war. She would remind us that "Power, however it has evolved, whatever its origins, will not be given up without a struggle." We cannot give up power to the enemy. We cannot settle for living in a patriarchal society, void of all women's rights.
Ladies, "feminists have to question not just all of Western culture, but the organization of culture itself, and further, even the very organization of nature. Many women give up in despair; if that's how deep it goes, they just don't want to know (about it)."
Does anything in the country make sense? Do you really want to submit to a man who sees you as less than he is? You are nothing but slaves to the right-wing agenda. You cannot let him do that to you, to your girlfriends, to your sisters, your mothers, your nieces, your daughters, etc. We deserve better. YOU deserve better. You don't deserve to be in a country that is 100% phallocentric. We need to turn things around. Read up on feminism, vote blue at the polls. RESIST the Aryan doctrine that the right-wingers preach. Spread the word!
Shout louder. We are in the fight of our lives. We need to make Shulamith and the rest of our feminist mothers proud!