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A shirt that is called a 'wife beater'?  Seriously?  That is so wrong.

http://wifebeatershirt.com/

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excentric397
Aug. 26th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
That's the problem, I think, more than just the idea of being married rather than partnered. Civil partnerships do no confer the same rights as marriage does. Excluding a portion of one's citizens from the same rights every one else has is wrong. In the United States, it seems to have been an ongoing battle for equal rights, only the particular group being discriminated against changes now and then. Right now, the Republican party not only wants to keep same-sex couples from having the same rights as the rest of us, they are trying to take away the rights women have fought for and only very gradually won. They want to roll back the clock to when women were chattel, and only rich white men who presented as straight had any rights at all. This is not the America I was raised to believe it was, and it makes me sad and ashamed.
pmw10261
Aug. 27th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Women's rights are always being pushed around, we finally got universal paid maternity leave last year, lots of placed and business had had some sort of maternity leave, from the basic, we'll keep your job for you, to full pay, or part pay for a set period of time, usually 6 to 18 weeks, now I think you get a year at the unemployment rate. I was flabbergasted with what the Sydney Synod of The Anglican Church (church of england in Australia, I thing it is the Espisoplic Church in the states) has changed the marriage vow, for the woman to say she will submit to her husband!!!! It is only the Sydney Synod (at the moment) they are one of the few Synods that don't allow the ordination of women, but still - submit (shakes head in worry) More women here go to university, finish secondary school, but the average wage for a female is still lower than a male. Yet in some states all tiers of the Government has a female head of state, local, state, federal Vice regal and royal. - it is a real dichotomy of were women and women's rights are.
excentric397
Aug. 27th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
I guess we only thought that the 21st century was the beginning of the future. It seems instead that it is a return to the dark ages. Are we as women that frightening to men that they need to oppress us at every turn? Seems we are evolving, but they are not.