Women want to be raped, women who want to be raped want to be pregnant, no need for rape centers or counseling, planned parenthood can go, too, as well as medical insurance coverage for birth control, and oh yes, let’s just take the vote back from women while we’re at it, keep them barefoot and pregnant, some in the kitchen and others out back in the shed when we need some alternate pleasures – ’cause we all know it’s a man’s world in this great Republic of ours…
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Senator Hawring paid Marissa $700.00 to keep quiet. He couldn’t remember if he had groped her, but other women made claims that he had sex with them. He paid them much more than that to keep it secret. He laughed heartily because the hush money wasn’t coming from his pockets.
It’s tragic when any woman becomes pregnant against her will. At that point, there are three people involved, one with no voice or vote.
Ah, but who’s voice will speak for “the one with no voice or vote”?
The mother? The rapist father?
Is it really three voices? I count only two, if there is “..one has no voice or vote” – or, it seems like everyone has, or at least wants, a voice.
Who should speak? The grandmother or grandfather? The future potential husband and/or step father? The Republican or Democratic candidate or incumbent? The drug companies? The Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Spiritualists, Shamans, or others? The ACLU? The NRA?
All very reputable, respectable in their own right, and capable of sophisticated opinions.
Who shall speak for the unborn…?
And who speaks for the born – the mother and the rapist father?
The rapist father loses certain rights by virtue of his acts, but –
cannot the mother speak for herself?
When I was a young lad, I happened to meet a young boy. Born a crack baby, rejected a dozen times before he reached half that many years. I used to think it’d been better if he’d never been born. But then I thought who was I to decide that he should never see the sunrise or feel grass under barefeet.
here’s one link to what I wrote of so long ago.
As to who… I believe the original charter of the church as a widows and orphans clause.
and will the collective “we” (the church or whatever authority which alleges to speak for and decide for the individual) provide any of the following for the mother or child, as needed: a home, food, child care, medical insurance, burial costs, parenting, college…
anyone without that list has a life not worth living ?
Didn’t say that.
I am implying that if we are going to force women (or anyone) into decisions that they don’t want, or pass laws forcing a conception to fruition, then we, society, have a special responsibility to them, mother and child (or whoever it might be), for helping them with those decisions. Otherwise, we should not pass these laws.
I believe that we need to go a step farther, I believe that helping others who are in need is the ultimate point of life. As Freud wrote, the point of life is: “To work and to love.”
To use a Biblical reference that I like, Isaiah 9:10:
“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?”
Now I admit, I am prejudiced, in that I read the Bible with less of a traditionalist’s point of view, and more with an eye towards those passages which underscore a compassionate stance towards the needy, the poor, and the oppressed.
I suspect you feel the same way too, especially when it comes to protecting an unborn life. We may not be that far apart.
But we are men, and how do we force someone, in this case a woman, who did not wish to be impregnated, did not ask to become pregnant, to carry a child against her wishes to full term, and then demand that she take full responsibility for the child – tell her that that life is now her problem, her sole responsibility?
Hmmm. It seems to me that there is much to ponder here….
I think we have a responsibility to “care” for others, especially when we mess in their lives; and whether we do or do not, once others are in need, or have an affect our lives, we have responsibility to help them, too. It is not good enough to simply say, “Well, that’s their problem.”
I’d like to also hear others’ ideas on this – especially women.
I guess I am just a childist – especially for those without voice.
everyone’s got to be something…. 😉