From Iran to the United States
Thank you for using your voice to bring attention to the the ongoing protests in Iran. The women and men and high school students of Iran continue to protest to this day. They are brave and are putting their lives at risk for standing up for freedom and basic human rights. So many protesters have been killed and imprisoned since the killing of Mahsa Amini. Please keep up the reporting. Using our voices helps beyond measure to not silence their voices.
We as women need to be honest about education theft.
Abortions were not made illegal. What it did was it left it up to the states. The SC did not say it was illegal. And yes, people do need a gun. You may be able to go to a store and buy the meat you want but some people only eat if they harvest it themselves. And if you have ever lived in a place like Alaska, it can take two days for the police to arrive to a lot of the isolated villages they have. And that is not a misprint. It can actually take that long. And in some of the rural places in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota etc the sheriff's can be at least 30 minutes away. There is nothing wrong with law abiding citizens having a gun.
I know this may sound extreme, but from what I've witnessed in male bominated countries from Iran, Iraq, Saudi and even the far-right wing of the US, women will never gain their rights until they take up arms and slaughter their oppressors, be they political or religious. Men by their very nature are cowards and only a very very few lead, most gather in groups and scam others to enforce their rules. Israel knows. Iceland knows. It's time for women to know. STAND AND DELIVER.
I find it something how women are not a monolith but when it comes to snatching women from the deep in of the pools, we BLACK WOMEN can understand that as women, mothers, civic leaders we ALL deserve, want and should have the same and make sure we can.
By the way, in the 14 US Representative District in New York State, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, unexpectedly defeated multi term Congressman Joseph Crowley in the 2018 New York Democratic Primary. Mr Crowley was basically absent from that Congressional District most of the time. Mr Crowley had a house he stayed in the State of Virginia. Mr Crowley was a typical establishment Democrat who could have possibly become Speaker of The House. Anyway Ocasio-Cortez is regularly in her district and lives within that district. She is one of the first Progressive Democrats to defeat an entrenched establishment Democrat. Ocasio-Cortez had to endure hostility from other members of The US House of Representatives for her first 2 years of office. When she was reelected in 2020, she finally got a lot more respect from The US House of Representatives even though she is still hated by a number of people in The US House of Representatives. She was successful in getting legislation sponsored and passed in The US House of Representatives. I am not sure how successful she was in getting legislation she has introduced to get through The US Senate. She was successful in filling in as chair of The US House of Representatives Oversight and Reform committee when both the regular chair and her original chair designate had to step away from the chair desk.
I wonder how much power and influence Hillary Clinton could have had on The US Presidency if she had been elected 45th President instead of Donald Trump. I think there is too much sexism in The United States. Too many men, I don't think will elect a woman as President of The United States. Hillary Clinton was an establishment Democrat who was very pragmatic. Unfortunately she and other establishment Democrats have long ignored the plight of the poor working class in The United States for decades. Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were both considered candidates that could excite a significant base of voters. Unfortunately Democratic leadership was successful at keeping Bernie Sanders from being nominated as a Presidential candidate. I am personally not sure if Kamala Harris could ever win a Presidential Election in her own right. She would definitely implement things that were never tried before. Like I mentioned before, I think too many men will not vote for a woman as President of The United States. In the event that President Biden all of the sudden cannot carry out his duties as 46th President of The United States, Kamala Harris, by default, will become President of The United States to fill out the remainder of Joseph Biden's Presidential term.
In addition to persecuting and killing women, the Iranian government deplorably persecutes people of the Baha'i faith. The atrocities include destroying their cemeteries! Desecration is inadequate to describe these horrendous policies.
Once again, well said, Mr. Rather. I can't believe I'm here and having to defend what was a right when I was a teenager; the right of a woman to control her own body. I will continue to defend this right for my daughter & the generations to come.
Last year I became a single parent. The hardest day of my life was to have to come home and inform our children that we lost their dad of COVID. The money he saved us went back to White Supremacy. As women, especially in our inner cities we are tired and frustrated with education malpractice and curriculum discrimination and then being held accountable and responsible for what America legislatively withhold and omits. I am the face of the sequester, I am the face of the homelessness, I am the face of the nutritionally challenged, I am the face of the underemployed, I am the face of the college educated, I am the face of America, I am the face of a devoted voter, I am the face of a wife (widowed now as of last year), I am the face of a mom, I am the face of an advocate, I am the face of one who love her community, I am the face of a substitute teacher, I am the face of one who care about the broken, abused, hurting, and mis-educated children and families, I am the face of one who know that our children and families can have, should have and deserve better within our educational system, I am the face of one who REFUSE to accept NO or WE CAN'T as an answer, I am the face of one that just don't get how those in decision making positions, organized on "behalf" of those in impoverished areas do not execute executive order on behalf of those who are voiceless and should be advocated for along with those who were born and raised in these very communities but chose to leave and NOT look back, uplift, and infuse the very residents they speak ill of or look down upon with the tools they need to see beyond their impoverished community, I am an educator who want, desire, and should have change in the schools so that I too can reside in a community where the children we educate TODAY can be the future LEADERS of tomorrow that understand that THEY TOO have a significant role to play other than being CONSUMERS in this global world! Our children are in this school system where in THEIR world, TECHNOLOGY is KING; and they don't have a COMPUTER SCIENCE teacher at the elementary level.
I was taught that "education" was my ticket out of poverty, education held the key to wherever I wanted to go. I was told to look like this, speak like that, you know perfect the game to "get ahead" and that didn't work and now I am talking to MY AMERICA! We have sat around for a while and allowed our Board of Education, State Boards of Education, and Department of Education to knowingly, intentionally, willfully, legislatively, generationally and chronically fail us like it is normalcy, they willfully violate federal and state laws and statues, and policies. These entities should be held accountable for failing OUR families generationally, habitually, and without second thought. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
Your article brings to mind the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She is also an example of a woman who used her position well to bring change to the world and empowered women.
I am reading Dahlia Lithwick's new book now. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to get your copy now. It is a provocative read, and it is giving me hope that we might survive the current threat to our republic. And, if we do, it will be because women stepped up. As a man I say, Thank God!!
#Roevember is coming. Women will take our message to the ballot box 🗳
Women, will you with me, SHOW YO ASS?
Come on and DO continue to collectively show our ASS!
We are on an ASSignment of spreading love, acceptance, justice, equality and kindness to all of mankind throughout the world, let's collectively show our ASS!
We have been chosen to ASSemble the ignorant, discombobulated, unsure and afraid and educate them on what righteous living, principles, good character, values, and morality should look like, let's collectively show our ASS!
We are positioning ourselves to ASSimilate and try to in depth see, hear, touch, feel, and understand something we deeply know and some can't TAKE, but any way, let's collectively show our ASS!
We have been called out to lead the ASSassination of bigotry, divisiveness, immorality, illegality, racism, hatred, unknown rage, intolerance and phobias, let's collectively show our ASS!
We have made a cognizant decision to ASSociate ourselves around like minded as well as unlike minded to begin sincere and intellectual dialogue on decades of lies and erroneous narratives America has fed us all and that our great country has stood upon, let's collectively show our ASS!
We are chosen to be the ones who ASSure the young that there is hope, a rainbow, a sunshine and a devoted group that is willing to keep chipping away until justice prevails, let's collectively show our ASS!
We choose not to ASSume anything but no matter how brute and straight up, we need to learn to welcome all to the table of sisterhood because our ears may get scorched, our heart may be pierced, our steps might be steep, we can step back and get a breather but those of us who can appreciate the table that is spread and the seat with our names on it, let's collectively show our ASS!
We are women and we are groomed to ASSort the good, bad, ripe, ugly, spoiled, contaminated, purified and gather them all and in our facilitation, education, and strong will, we are known to change minds over time, let's collectively show our ASS!
We women are the greatest ASSets known to mankind in this fight for our family, community, world and liberation so let's collectively show our ASS!
As the quote goes, "JUSTICE WILL NOT PREVAIL UNTIL THOSE UNaffected IS JUST AS OUTRAGED AS THOSE AFFECTED!"
Now, can we go out together and show our ASS? :)
“If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority.”
― Barbara Jordan
I used to wonder how is it that affluent white schools that's miles away from our inner cities had the good, best and better this, that and the other and these same schools are models by taunting being Blue Ribbon Schools and Character Upholding Schools are silent on the immoral, unjust, illegal and legislated education malpractice and maltreatment of our children and also hold us accountable and responsible for curriculum discrimination and then the college scandal came out. It is now time that America address us African Americans as the assets we have always been to this thankless and ungrateful country.
Nice article. What gets me is how we try to reduce race problems & gender problems by writing and talking about them instead of people accepting what is natural - there should be no problems!