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Women's Rights: Freedom in the 21st Century by Lorie Cohen Rowley

With an election around the corner and a male conservative chorus chanting, "We know what is best for women," women have a reason to be concerned and outraged.

More than a century after women crossed the suffrage line and cast their first

political vote, they still find themselves fighting for freedom and equality.   With

an election around the corner and a male conservative chorus chanting, "We know

what is best for women," women have a reason to be concerned and outraged

 

This is a crucial time for women, one in which the progress they have made and

the path they have chosen to ensure equality for themselves is being booby-

trapped by religious zealots. 

 

To paraphrase Karen Armstrong, academic scholar on Middle-Eastern religions,

"Extremism in any form is dangerous since extremists are unable to see beyond

 rigid boundaries that prohibit compromise. "  This is precisely the reason that our

forefathers and mothers left their place of birth and founded a nation in which

separation of church and state was enacted into law.

 

Women need to pay attention to the rhetoric of both parties, especially

when it comes to demeaning women and their rights.   We did not walk this far

and take risks and accomplish what many deemed impossible to be blocked by

prejudice and ignorance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sully August 21, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Not to mention views on rape by some of those on the right, including Paul Ryan.
Procrustes' Foil August 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM
You're right, Sully. I've been fighting for women's rights since I was 6 years old and beat up a 9 years old boy who was terrorizing the girls in my neighborhood. He was beating them and tearing off their underwear. These neocons (like Ryan, et al) are really no different than that 9 year old boy.
Sully August 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Actually, they're a little more self-rightgeous than a nine year old. A nine year old can learn. These guys don't want to.
Joyce woods August 24, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Lorie's message is so important, especially in these times where you can't believe the sound bytes provided by political parties to get their "message" across, I mean get elected. Once candidates have indicated their true beliefs, no sound byte should be able to take it away.

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