- Posted October 18, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
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Romney and Conservatives Have Their 'Binders' On For Women's Rights
What's the difference between 'property rights and chapel bells'?
Many women don't know until they sign on the 'dotted line' what type of marriage it's going to be.
Most women, don't 'own' well.
Laura Nyro, an American songwriter and singer, said it best in her song: American Dreamer
"Autumn's child is catchin' hell , for having been to naive to tell , property rights from chapel bells
"there's nothing we can do , we could not get there in time it's too late - she signed on the dotted line"
Oh shoot em' up cops and robbers - oh America
The manager smiled , he said -"we're gonna straighten this mess" he had a picture of Spot and Jane on his desk
so I signed his strange contract with the transparent lines... "there's nothing we can do , we couldn't get there in time
it's too late , she signed on the dotted line"
The lawyers cried thru the telephone rings , the doctors sighed- "she's imagining things"
when he came thru the window with those crazy eyes -
Dick Tracy in disguise, he said " You need a guiding hand - you're soft and you're fine - sign here on the dotted line"
How many women are ready to 'sign on Romney's dotted line'?
We've all seen the stories, watched the movies and seen the results of a culture in which half the men in America think women are there to facilitate the needs of men.
Some women play into this ideology. They like being 'taken care of'.
And that's OK if it's by choice.
But the rest of us live in reality.
Women work, raise children, have their own thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants that are often unaddressed by the Republican Party and conservatives.
They believe women 'have a place' and they want to keep them there.
Many conservatives don't agree that women should be free to make their own choices.
They say that the 'traditional family' is what keeps America strong.
At the same time, they ask all of us to accept personal responsibility, unless you're a woman.
Then you should defer to your husband for his consent and advice.
Some conservative women are OK with this. And that's fine.
But Liberal women aren't. Independent women aren't OK with having their freedoms taken away by conservative men that think women shouldn't be free to choose.
Mona Lisa Smile, a movie, starring Julia Roberts, illustrates the ongoing conflict we have in America.
Plot: "In 1953, Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts), a 30-year-old graduate student in the department of Art History at UCLA, takes a position teaching "History of Art" at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts because she wants to make a difference and influence the next generation of women.
At her first class, Katherine discovers that the girls have already memorized the entire syllabus from the textbook so she instead uses the classes to introduce them to Modern Art and encourages spirited classroom discussions about topics such as what makes good art and what the Mona Lisa's smile means.
This brings her into conflict with the conservative College President (Marian Seldes) who warns Katherine to stick to the syllabus if she wants to keep her job.
Katherine comes to know many of the students in her class well and seeks to inspire them to seek more than marriage to eligible young men.
Joan Brandwyn (Julia Stiles) dreamt of being a lawyer and enrolled as pre-law so Katherine encourages her to apply to Yale Law School, where she is accepted. Joan, however, elopes with her fiancé Tommy (Topher Grace), and is very happy.
She decides that what she wants most is to be a wife and mother after graduation and asks Katherine to respect her choice."
Yes, we should all respect one another's choices.
If a women chooses to live a conservative, traditional life with her husband, have kids and vote the way her husband tells her, that should be all right.
But, all women don't believe this way.
They see themselves as independent and free to vote for whom they believe will protect and advance their rights as women.
Liberal women still get married but their relationship is one of equal partnership and independence. Both she and her husband share responsibility in raising their kids and finances.
It's not just her job to see to the needs of their children.
Republicans and conservatives don't understand this type of liberal relationship. They don't understand same sex marriage.
Conservatives want to make the World into what they envision is best for all women.
It is wrong for evangelicals in the U.S. to demand this of women here.
It is wrong for the Taliban to demand it of women in their countries.
Romney comes from a religion that has traditional, conservative views of the role of women.
There's nothing wrong with this for those women that chose to be a part of this willingly, as Ann Romney does.
But, it is wrong for Mitt Romney and conservatives to try and force women that don't agree with their views of the World into compliance with conservative values.
This is where the Liberal rubber hits the road.
Leave liberal women alone.
They're fine living with out all the conservative's dogma.
Create jobs, fix the economy and leave the choice of lifestyles to the individual woman in the United States.
Romney has no right to force his views on those that don't agree. Liberals don't.
We believe that if you want to be a conservative and live that type of life, then do it.
Our ways and laws don't infringe on your rights as conservatives but your laws and ways do infringe on Liberal's rights.
If you don't agree with abortion, don't have one. It's that simple.
If you stand for Pro-life, then start by promoting programs that allow those in poverty to have a good life. Feed the millions of hungry children around the World. Educate the poor so they can break the bonds on poverty and ignorance.
Emancipation Day should be changed to be the first Tuesday of November and become a national holiday.
Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862.
It is annually held on April 16.
We should make Election Day a new National Holiday.
Emancipation Day should be known as the day we all vote to emancipate ourselves from the tyranny of those that would take away our freedoms.
All free women should think hard about what electing Mitt Romney will mean.
He has something in mind for women - a hostile takeover of your rights.