Sunday, May 30, 2004

Sunday Night Musings

I stole this post from Trish Wilson's blog. It's an oldie but a goodie, and well worth remembering, especially so close to Memorial Day. Not all who fought for us were soldiers.

Thank A Feminist

If you're female and... can vote, thank a feminist. get paid as much as men doing the same job, thank a feminist. 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. can apply for any job, not just "women's work", thank a feminist. 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. play an organized sport, thank a feminist. 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. get raped and the trial isn't about your hemline or your previous
boyfriends, thank a feminist. start a small business and can get a loan using only your name and
credit history, thank a feminist are on trial and are allowed to testify in your own defense, thank
a feminist. own property that is solely yours, thank a feminist. have the right to your own salary even if you are married or have a
male relative, thank a feminist. get custody of your children following divorce or separation, thank
a feminist. 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. are granted a degree after attending college instead of a
certificate of completion, thank a feminist. can breastfeed your baby discreetly in a public place and not be
arrested, thank a feminist. marry and your civil human rights do not disappear into your
husband's rights, thank a feminist. have the right to refuse sex with a diseased husband [or just
"husband"], thank a feminist. have the right to keep your medical records confidential from the
men in your family, thank a feminist. have the right to read the books you want, thank a feminist. can testify in court about crimes or wrongs your husband has
committed, thank a feminist. 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. can look forward to a lifespan of 80 years instead of dying in your
20s from unlimited childbirth, thank a feminist. can see yourself as a full, adult human being instead of a minor
who needs to be controlled by a man, thank a feminist.

-- Author unknown.


This article makes periodic trips around the Internet.
Whoever first wrote it, THANK YOU!