Thus far, 7 states…ALABAMA, ARIZONA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSOURI, MISSISSIPPI, and UTAH…are asking independent-minded women to take themselves and their business elsewhere. These states are still controlled by white men who claim God’s mantle in denying women the right to decide what they can do with their own bodies. Unfortunately, there are women in these states who support the same agenda. Whether it’s because that’s what they’re use to doing, or because they too believe God has asked them to serve as his stand-in on earth.
Perhaps it’s time for women, who believe in their own equality under the U.S. Constitution, to choose where it is they reside and where they spend their hard-earned dollars. Granted, not all such women can exercise their rights due to circumstances beyond their control. However, for those of us still able to exercise our equal rights, it is imperative we stand against their oppressors. We can boycott those 7 states. And any others that follow suit. It is a small sacrifice in the furtherance of women.
When are women finally allowed our rights under the law? If not now, when? Why does the fate of all humankind rest only with men? Why did 25 white men decide the fate of all women in Alabama?
America was founded by those who escaped persecution from religious fanatics. Like those ancestors, women are being subjected to the tyranny of so-called Christians. Folks who want to strip the rights of some in furtherance of their own dogmatic beliefs. Not satisfied with controlling their own lives, they feel empowered to control all lives according to their own whims. Again, they do so in the name of God.
I believe in the God who gave us free will. The God who bestowed upon us gifts with which to make our own lives. He who loved all creatures equally. He who will judge all when we stand before Him, bereft of all material trappings. Only then will we be judged for our earthly deeds.
Who are these men and women who dare take God’s place, and stand in judgment of others before He makes Himself known? They set themselves up as “false gods” before us. He will deal with them when they stand before Him.
Meanwhile, God charges us with the duty to help the oppressed. Those whose voices and whose lives are made miserable by the oppressors. God does not ask us to judge them for that is within His realm, and His realm only. We are but His disciples, called upon to lift up the downtrodden.
We can protest such oppression, but if it is within our economic power to boycott the oppressors then we should have the courage to do so.
Remember…GOD IS ALWAYS ON THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSED.
Let us reflect upon that truth…
Thank you. So nice of you to say so…
Thanks for this post. I wholeheartedly agree that we women need to put our money where our mouth is. Sadly, that means I will miss a conference I want to go to in Missouri, but I am letting the organizers know why.
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I take my hat off to you! You’re a leader among women. Let’s grow more like you…hugs and aloha.
You are amazing! Thank you for being you.
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OMG! A voice from the past. Miss you too. Hope your life is all it should be. You are so deserving of the best. Who are you leaning towards in 2020? I love Buttigieg…so smart and logically practical and down-to-earth. Also love Warren…smart, can stand up to men and has walked in the shoes of single moms raising kids. Lots of hugs to you and Rick…your bff.