December has been a horrifc month. I’ve written little about the massacre of 20 children on the USA or the gang rape of a woman in India. I’m not going to write much now.
What I am going to say is this. I am a woman. I have three daughters. I have raised or am raising six children. It is time for the women of the world to unite. Swati Parashar has rightfully asked for more western women to speak out against the violence faced by women in developing nations.
Yet we have insane people shooting innocent children in a western country that refuses to control gun ownership, but will pray to “God” about him taking little children.
We’ve seen gang rapes in France and a young girl shot in Pakistan. Here in Australia we’ve had the terrible aduction, rape and murder of two young women in Melbourne and we have a Royal Commission into the abuse of children, many of whom committed suicide later in life. I’ve said before I believe there is a link between the subjugation of women and the abuse of children.
Time for women in all nations to rise up and demand an end to the insanity. Don’t bother making any damn comments on here that it is the victim’s fault. Such comments will not be published. Think very carefully about why you even think such stupid thoughts and DO NOT bring religion into it either! Edit: It has just been brought to my attention this can be misinterpreted by new readers. What I meant here was DO NOT offer religious “justification” for subjugation of women.
Women like Dr Anita Shukla should hang their heads in shame.
Many women may be too young to remember Helen Reddy. An Australian, actually. Listen to the words. Time to make this our anthem again, I think.
We are strong. We can do anything. So let’s do it. We will not tolerate insane treatment of women any longer. Not at home, not at work, not in our own country, not in other countries.
To the many wonderful men globally who support the fight – WE LOVE YOU!
A very moving article to read from a woman who has lived the Dehli environment, especially for westerners to comprehend, is this one: http://daddysan.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/the-subjugation-capital/
Where can you go to stand up and be counted? There are many organisations across the world. My friend Helen has written a great article with facts and links. Go to Power to the Women of the World. Helen links to Million Women Rise. Visit.
Visit www.facebook.com/DestroytheJoint . For non-Australian readers, Destroy The Joint was born from women’s fury (in Australia) at being told we were destroying the joint by a radio announcer who doesn’t like Australia’s FEMALE Prime Minister.
If you have local resources, include them in the comments!