Back in the early 70's women burned the old rule book; the one that says motherhood and marriage are our destiny. We were self reliant and we took the pill. Lots of women didn't have that marriage and motherhood dream and lots did. The pill allowed women to fulfill their dreams of becoming lawyers, writers, engineers, school administrators and scientists. They took the pill and marched toward their dreams. Some women, like some men, were free to roam from relationship to relationship. Some women just want family planning. Some women and some men want to control the timing of their parenting.
Today a Republican House Panel discussing contraception did not have a single woman on its panel. A bastian of males once again are trying to control women's bodies. The biased sham of a hearing reminded me of all those women with babies on their hips who desperately sobbed when discovering they were pregnent again.
Women in the 21st Century are self reliant. Congressional Republican men are standing on the manhole cover again while women try to rise to their potential. There are a great many women from the 70's who amassed a lot of scar tissue fighting for reproductive choice.
Do women really have to cross this gauntlet again?
I'm not one for longing for the past.