Monday, October 30, 2006

Thank A Feminist

If you're female and...

you can vote, thank a feminist....

you get paid as much as men doing the same job, thank a feminist....

you went to college instead of being expected to quit after high school so your brothers could go because "You'll just get married anyway", thank a feminist....

you can apply for any job, not just "women's work", thank a feminist...

you can get or give birth control information without going to jail, thank a feminist. ...

your doctor, lawyer, pastor, judge or legislator is a woman, thank a feminist....

you play an organized sport, thank a feminist....

you can wear slacks without being excommunicated from your church or run out of town, thank a feminist....

your boss isn't allowed to pressure you to sleep with him, thank a feminist....

you get raped and the trial isn't about your hemline or your previous boyfriends, thank a feminist....

you start a small business and can get a loan using only your name and credit history, thank a feminist...

you are on trial and are allowed to testify in your own defense, thank a feminist....

you own property that is solely yours, thank a feminist....

you have the right to your own salary even if you are married or have a male relative, thank a feminist....

you get custody of your children following divorce or separation, thank a feminist....

you get a voice in the raising and care of your children instead of them being completely controlled by the husband/father, thank a feminist....

your husband beats you and it is illegal and the police stop him instead of lecturing you on better wifely behavior, thank a feminist....

you can breastfeed your baby in a public place and not be arrested, thank a feminist....

you marry and your civil human rights do not disappear into your husband's rights, thank a feminist....

you have the right to refuse sex with a diseased husband [or just "husband"], thank a feminist....

you have the right to keep your medical records confidential from the men in your family, thank a feminist....

you have the right to read the books you want, thank a feminist....

you can testify in court about crimes or wrongs your husband has committed, thank a feminist....

you can choose to be a mother or not a mother in you own time not at the dictates of a husband or rapist, thank a feminist....

you can look forward to a lifespan of 80 years instead of dying in your 20s from unlimited childbirth, thank a feminist....

you can see yourself as a full, adult human being instead of a minor who needs to be controlled by a man, thank a feminist.

2 comments:

Birdia said...

Thank you for writing this post. There is not one day I do not feel grateful for the freedom I have as a woman.

Teresa said...

Thanks for your comment - these arn't my words - but I think that they are well worth sharing with all