I'd really like to be writing about something else.
But there is epic unrest this weekend.
Can't put my finger on why exactly.
On Saturday a couple hundred thousand women descended on Washington to protest.
Signs were carried.
Voices were raised.
In America the right to assemble and protest is a right and a privilege.
The violence associated with the protest on the day of the inauguration is not a right. It's really bad form, and shouldn't be a part of any of it.
"Violence doesn't solve anything," Mom always said.
It most certainly takes away from the message.
Yet, women SHOULD be marching against the new administration. The things that were said during the election were more than polarizing...
...they were downright nasty.
And yet, there are women in celebration in some areas. I see it on social media.
I don't really understand it.
There has to be some unease, doesn't there?
Planned Parenthood is in real danger.
The abortion laws will be reevaluated.
In other words, decisions that women are quite capable of making will be made for them in some respect...
...and that must be off-putting.
I'm trying to look at it from all angles. I do know that the fight for rights has been ongoing and hard fought.
Considering that we may be backtracking to a time when women were told to shut up and let the men do the thinking...
...that's why they're marching.
Not to mention the whole "Grab 'em by the p$&$y thing" may have been horribly received.
There is an old magazine clip that goes around on social media from time-to-time. It's an instruction manual for women to make their man happy. It goes something like this:
1). Greet him at the door with a drink and his slippers.
2). Make sure you look good as he has had a long day and is tired.
3). Make sure that the house is clean and that his dinner is almost ready, but give him time to relax. Let him tell you what time he'd like to eat.
4). Don't bother him with trivial stuff. Let him talk when he wants to talk.
5). Rub his feet.
The funny thing is that I always show it to Kathy...
...and she laughs.
Yet that was the real way of life back about 60 years ago.
A woman knew her place!
Back when America was great????
The march is all about the modern woman saying:
"Shove it up your ass!"
Another interesting aspect of all of this.
I wonder if I can get a quick foot rub.
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