I didn't want to start this conversation with what could be construed as the opening of a screaming match. Even if it is on a virtual page, when a woman is perceived as raising her Internet voice, she is accused of being hysterical, overreactive, agitating, bitchy, bossy, pushy, too assertive, too much or, gasp, un-ladylike. But here we are in 2014 in Colorado, doing battle with people who think women should not have body autonomy -- and it makes me want to scream.
Yup, it's election season and the latest incarnation of that cockroach of a concept that will never die, "personhood," is back, this time in the form of Amendment 67. Amendment 67 wants to criminalize women (and the health-care providers who currently offer safe, legal health care to those women) for making choices about their own bodies.
To echo the many female-identified folks who have fought this fight before me, all I can say is this: I cannot believe I still have to protest this shit.
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