Women…Politics…RANT

Disclaimer: This post started out as a rant on women’s issues and took a weird turn into general politics that piss me off somewhere

First let me start off by saying to all the women that abuse is NEVER YOUR FAULT.

If you partner beats you, sexually assalts you, psychologically abuses you…. no matter what anyone tells you… it is NOT YOUR FAULT.

That being out of the way…

WHAT THE &*$% IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY?!?!

I am enraged by the current dialogue in this country, both as a woman and on behalf of the good men out there.

What they are saying is basically: “If you display it then anyone should be allowed to touch it” (Under that guise let me take my children into some of their stores and businesses and see how they feel about that policy in more personal terms.)

I, as a woman, shouldn’t have to wear a burqa just so that a man will be able to “control his urges.” A man shouldn’t have to be told that he SHOULD NOT rape someone.

They say, “we have crime in schools and violence in the country because we’ve taken God out of the issues.”

I’m sorry but I think it is just human decency and common sense to know that:

  • Killing someone is WRONG
  • Raping someone is WRONG
  • Beating or otherwise abusing someone is WRONG

As for taking God out of the schools… have you READ the laws??

It prohibits MANDATORY PRAYER. It means that if your kids want to pray they should have at it, but they ARE NOT ALLOWED to MAKE my kids do it too. It is there to protect the freedom of religion that this country was founded on. As for “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” GET EDUCATED:

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855–1931), who was a Baptist minister, a Christian socialist,[3] and the cousin of socialist utopian novelist Edward Bellamy (1850–1898). The original “Pledge of Allegiance” was published in the September 8 issue of the popular children’s magazine The Youth’s Companion as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus‘s arrival in the Americas. The event was conceived and promoted by James B. Upham, a marketer for the magazine, as a campaign to instill the idea of American nationalism by selling flags to public schools and magazines to students.[4][5][6][7]

Bellamy’s original Pledge read as follows:[8][9]

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge was supposed to be quick and to the point. Bellamy designed it to be recited in 15 seconds. As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity[7] but decided against it – knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans.[10]

(That’s right ladies and gentleman, our Pledge of Allegiance was written by a SOCIALIST *gasp*)

The words “under God” weren’t even added until 1948:

Louis A. Bowman (1872–1959), an attorney from Illinois, was the first to initiate the addition of “under God” to the Pledge. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave him an Award of Merit as the originator of this idea.[13][14] He spent his adult life in the Chicago area and was Chaplain of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. At a meeting on February 12, 1948,[13]Lincoln’s Birthday, he led the Society in swearing the Pledge with two words added, “under God.”

So the next time you want to rant, at least take 2 minutes to research the facts so you don’t make yourselves look like even bigger assholes than you already do.

All that being said, I’m not against religion. But I am against it being used as an excuse, as a weapon, as a reasoning for ignorance.

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