Demotion of Women to Non-Persons Fails. For Now.
Good for Mississippi for voting that garbage down.
But it’s a bit flabbergasting that a question of basic rights is being voted on at all. What’s next? A vote on keeping slaves?
Because, you know, the right to your own life is fairly basic. It’s why you can kill someone in self-defense.
Except, apparently, if you make the mistake of living while female. Think about ectopic pregnancy for a minute. It occurs when the fertilized egg starts to develop outside the womb. It has a very high fatality rate without treatment, higher than most forms of untreated plague, for instance. According to our Christian Taliban, if someone saves your life in that case, they’ve committed murder. In their minds, it’s like removing the feeding tube from a dependent patient.
Women are feeding tubes to them. And we, in all seriousness, go around voting on whether women are more than that or not.
Cry, the not-so-beloved country.
Dropped by to say ‘Cyber Hug’. Thanks for the post, it really means a lot to me. 🙂
Woman Voter on November 9th, 2011 at 12:47
Thanks, WV! It’s a sad post, really. Human rights shouldn’t be up for question.
quixote on November 9th, 2011 at 15:13
I am still searching through this site to determine who is writing it. Whoever you are, you (or all of you) are good thinkers and good writers. Nice job on this one.
Thoma on November 10th, 2011 at 05:54
Thoma, thanks for the kind words. The windmill-tilter writes the non-fictional blogs, and the realist writes the more believable stuff over on the fiction side. Two sides of one fairly polygonal critter.
quixote on November 15th, 2011 at 15:13