Male Dominated Government, Please Stay Away From My Uterus! by Angenita Williams-Childs

First it’s abortion. Then it’s changing the meaning and penalties of rape. Now it’s attacking women’s health by denying contraceptives. Enough is enough. I need men to stop trying to regulate what I can, or any woman for that matter, do what we want to with our uteruses. When is it ok for a man to tell you what you can and can’t do with your own body? Isn’t that rape? Tupac said it best, “Since a man can’t make one, he has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one.”

The draconian laws of some organized religions failed to change with the times. Am I knocking religion? No. I list my religion as a Christian. I do have a problem when religion is used to control what someone does when it comes to their health.  If a woman is raped, why wouldn’t the morning after pill be available to her? I mean would those conservative men like it if she had the baby, and put it up for adoption just to be a product of the system, and have abandonment issues? Or worse, the mother could be a teenager, destined to live off the system in poverty, and raise her child in the same manner. What about  the woman who has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome where birth control pills offer her relief from heavy bleeding, painful D N C’s, and hard menstrual cramps? Deny her relief from her “womanly issues?” I consider that causing harm to her right to feel normal.

If we introduce laws that follow religious doctrines, we are opening up doors to discriminate on everything based on religious freedom and interpretation. Religions vary on what they believe in, and each religion feels it is the right religion which makes many religions discriminatory by nature. But when does religious freedom have the right to interfere with a woman’s health? It’s funny how the Catholic Church remained silent when priests molested young boys, but are willing to risk women’s health because they don’t believe in contraception. The priests are supposed to take a vow of celibacy, right? Did it stop them from having sex? No. Why didn’t it? Because they, just like the rest of us, are human, with human desires, needs, and wants. It’s a shame that violating kids was allowed, but it’s ok to take away a woman’s choice to have them. There aren’t many women out here who want to be barefoot and pregnant. I wish a man could carry a baby for nine months, and push a seven-pound baby out of them. Maybe then they would understand why contraception isn’t a bad thing. I mean, if a woman can’t get birth control, would they be willing to pay for a vasectomy?

Keeping it real, sex feels good. If it didn’t no one would do it. But, not everyone is meant to have children. Contraception has given people the option to enjoy sex without procreation. Although some have sex recklessly, many couples,  as in married and monogamous, have sex to express love and intimacy, and all do not wish to have kids. Can’t two adults just enjoy each other without interference from the government? And can they work for who they want to, and still have the choice of whether or not they want to have kids?

Stick to the real issues, Republicans. You’re not fooling anybody. You’re grasping at straws trying to do something, anything to keep Obama from winning. The economy is turning around. Outlook is a little better.  Troops are home with more on their way. Thanks President Obama. They are just fishing to find something, anything to knock you off your swag. In the words of Quint Black, “Shake them haters off.”


2 comments so far

  1. Kia on

    LOVE IT!!!

  2. Lioness Vizions on

    Reblogged this on Lionessvizions's Blog and commented:

    It seems as if women’s rights are consistently being violated…

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