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Are You Athena, or Medusa? Self-Examination (It’s not what you think…)

What kind of women are we?

Medusa was a beautiful woman serving in Athena’s court.  Her beauty drew the unwanted attention of Poseidon who raped her.  Medusa flees to Athena for help, but jealous Athena punishes Medusa for the crime she was not at fault for, siding with the man in power. Boy have we seen that lately. Many women do not support other women.  Most of us have felt the knife from a “sister” at some time.  It may be a spiritual battle of some kind.  Men’s motives are not yet clear. What have women done to deserve such shabby treatment?

The BACKLASH has began…many are doing their best (Madeline Stowe was in Virginia).  Moral Mondays in Virginia and a fight in South Carolina and the WAR in Texas, but it is going to take all women in fifty states, both Blue and Red to keep male aggression and rage from growing intolerable. In order for men to not be able to use abortion against women in all the other areas of life, women will have to unite. We don’t have to agree, but we have to unite.

The Movie THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, novel by Michel Faber, title from an 1847 poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson entitled “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal“.

In the good 'ole days when we used Borax up the vagina. (Upside down on our backs!) The Protagonist throws herself down a staircase to abort in order to stop the master of the house from throwing her into streets to starve because he’s gotten her pregnant.  She breaks her ankle on the stairs but will need to lie on her back upside down to complete the abortion. In order to survive.

 

Conversation with Dealer:  “Hey, man…I need a little marijuana, and throw in a few birth controls pills.” 

Why does the Religious Right strive to be holy? For God’s benefit or their own?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  What kind of future do you want for your daughter?