Thanks to our Congress, we remain unequal to our fellow male counterparts who make more money than we do if we were to work at the same job in the same position at a company.
Thanks to a Michigan Congress, the word vagina is seen as dirty and unprofessional, when we talk about it, using that word with our doctors every day.
Putting politics before family, sexism before equality, I feel that our deceased sisters before us are turning over in their graves as we speak.
The vote to reject the Fair Pay Act was not what our sister suffragettes fought for.
Being unable to talk about our bodies is not considered a feminist ideal.
The vote to harken our progress was not what our sisters wanted nor believed.
It was the inequality and chauvinism that brought our fore-sisters together while communicating to the masses that we mean something and feel like we have a place in this world.
Isn’t this the same with our homosexual kin or those who have fought for racial equality?
Our society too sees them as unequal.
They too cannot speak their voices without institutionalized insults from the white heterosexual masculine-designed/flawed governing body.
If you look at the protests throughout the 1960s and previous to that, there is much to learn and do (especially in today’s world where our voices are becoming more suppressed than expressed or even remotely listened to than ever before).
Upon reflection of the Civil Rights Movement, The Suffrage Movements, and any other social movements that I can think of, the question remains: Is this what our forefathers agreed upon when they wrote the Declaration of Independence or even the the Constitution?
If this is true in a written document of so many years ago, then why are those that we voted for ignoring and breaking this clearly written rule, law, and/or statement on an economic and social level?
Shouldn’t they be voted out for that?
Did they skip from or sleep in their American Government, American History and/or Civics Classes?
Is it because that now this is an election season that they can flex their muscles and show-off for votes instead of actually doing the right thing or something that is common sensical?
While there are a few who stand for equality, I wonder why the rest of them don’t.
While there are some women in Congress who think and believe they have no problem, they tend to forget that their sisters and daughters are struggling to make ends meet in today’s economic climate by trying to keep their house for the sacrifice of their personal health.
These same women who believe they have it good, have failed to read the struggles of their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, great aunts, and great grandmothers before them who had to work hard for their voices and that their hard work needs to continue since nothing has really changed in our country since their fight.
These women must also realize that they have something that offends a lot of men in the United States: power and a vagina.
It’s almost a shame how most of the world accepts women and pays them for the same job as a man and America doesn’t.
Is it any wonder that they are doing much better socially and economically better than us?
It is the failure to pass something as simple as the Fair Pay Act that gets me motivated to speak out and continue the fight.
It is the censorship of saying a word that has truly lit a fire under me to speak out about something and gregarious as this.
It is the reason I’ll continue to sign the petitions I get in my email box, forward videos on my Twitter and Facebook, write blogs, letters to the editor, join organizations on this issue, and make videos.
I’m doing it not just for my own sake, but as homage to the mentors and other women who came before me, as well as to help pave the way for the next generations after me.
If you are mad as hell and can’t take it anymore, then this is your time to start moving and doing.
Because if you don’t, who is going to speak for you?