Bills of a different kind.
One word keeps running through my head.
You see, from my corner of the world there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to Bill. Had this been back in September last year, the Bill in question would be Bill Cosby. These days, and especially today, that Bill is a bill of legislation signed into law in the state of Alabama. A far cry from Gothenburg, Sweden, but the ramifications in both cases were somewhat mind blowing for women.
And I realized that there are similarities in the separate instances where the two are joined at the hip.
Both Bills were determined to put women in a state where they are unable to decide anything concerning their bodies. Both Bills were also thought out and executed exclusively by men, and last but not least left people with a loss for words over the fact that someone with that amount of power and influence would prey on women for the benefit of their own agenda.
Now, I know that there’s an absolute difference between the #MeToo-movement and the legislative process in Alabama, but for once I deeply question the minds of men, and especially the 25 republican male legislators who passed the bill and made sure that Alabamas attitude towards gender equality took a major step back in time. Mind you, what is even more upsetting from my point of view is that the female governor actually signed the bill under religious pretenses. And this is a law that doesn’t even show clemency towards victims of rape and incest.
A woman signed that.
In a rare case of public display of my true feelings about this matter, I wish to make the following statement:
To the legislative branch of Alabama, and whom it may concern:
If religion is the base of your actions, then kindly show me the passage in the Bible where the rights to the female body are exclusively entitled to men. If you live by Christian values and at the same time support this bill, then recite the parts where Jesus tells Mary Magdalene to fuck off, and proclaims that man as a species isn’t created equal. Where He disses tolerance and good will, while at the same time proclaiming that women always should bow down to the superior sex.
If you feel at all happy about what happened on the senate floor in Alabama, you are basically in that same room with Bill, watching as the Quaaludes are kicking in and the women of Alabama are now powerless to do anything to stop you from abusing them. To think that this decision, and it’s ultimate goal to challenge Roe v. Wade, will make abortions go away might me the most naive and narrow minded idea ever. But you’re probably fine with women bleeding out from coat hangers, or young girls dying from drug concoctions found online, just as long as you can hold on to your statements that “All lives matter”.
Shame on you. You don’t represent the core values as a human being, and you definitely do not honor the golden rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. You just gold plated those words using the inside of Trumps toilet as far as I’m concerned.
My only solid ground in this earthquake of stupidity is that women are strong, smart and brave enough to stand up to this bullshit. I long for the day when the likes of men who feel like women are to be treated as lower class beings are liberated from any legislative or religious position.
I for one will not stand for this.
I had my issues with the song Sweet home Alabama before.
I will never play that song as long as inequality like this has a hold on women anywhere.
That statement again: Fuck you.
Equality for all.