A Woman’s Hunger Strike for rights draws scorn AGAIN

Barbara and BettyJean

A shout out to Gloria Allred for bringing attention to the ERA. Below is a press release from Gloria Allred:

 Attorney Gloria Allred Begins Hunger Strike (90 meal solid food fast)  In support of the Equal Rights Amendment In Advance of 90 Anniversary of Women’s winning the right to vote in the U.S. 

 Attorney Gloria Allred announced today she has began a 90 meal fast to draw attention to the need to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would guarantee equal rights for women.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first proposed by Alice Paul in 1923. Although it was previously introduced into Congress and passed on to the U.S. Secretary and House of Representative and sent to the states in 1972 for ratification, a time limit was placed on the Amendment and ultimately it was not ratified by enough states before the time limit expired in 1979 or within the time extended by Congress to 1982. (35 states ratified and 3 more were needed.)

 The ERA has been since been reproduced with Congress (HJ.Res.61) but is still in the process of gathering co-sponsors.

Ms. Allred’s 90 meal hunger strike fast, in which she will give up solid food for 90 days, will end on August 26, 2010, Women’s Equal Rights Day. That day marks the 90th anniversary of women’s winning the right to vote in the U.S. by the addition of the 19th Amendment suffrage to the U.S. Constitution.

A big shout out to Greta for bringing attention to the ERA.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/look-who-is-on-a-hunger-strike/

A big slap to the face of Greta bloggers who bring attention to the misogyny that is still thriving.

Selia
How absurd. I thought women had equal rights. Who knew. I guess Gloria. I’ve always thought hunger strikes were funny. So are protesters. All just looking for a few minutes on camera. If you really care about an issue, do something REAL about it.

Ron
Blimey ! And here I was hoping that she wanted to repeal perhaps the biggest mistake ever made in our country: Giving women the right to vote!

 free the media
with any luck at all, she’ll be so successful that she will disappear like the Wicked Witch of the West and we will no longer be subjected to this media whore  

By Barbara
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IMAGINE –this is what women are up against still today! What can be more prejudicial against human rights than the above statements, following on the heels of Hillary is a Bitch and Sarah is a Cunt ? These are not isolated statements – they are the norm. What’s worse, they are tolerated far and wide across our country and by our media and they must be stopped! Why are there no marches in the street  and more support for Ms. Alred?  RIDs should be supporting her for the sake of all women. Why do masses support false racism and why do masses support illegl immigration but not sexism? Why? I demand to know why we women are tolerating this?  Why?

I’ll tell you why- we have become soft and cowardly/. We are not our mothers and grandmothers daughters. – We haven’t got the cahoonas! I suggest you get up off your asses and start acting like the Women of the suffragist era and fast! You are acting instead like fools!

Meanwhile, people of color are screaming racism where none exists, even our own President has jumped to racist conclusions twice now and has had to apologize. Illegal immigrants are allowed to stream over our borders and lie, cheat and steal at will, and God forbid we disapprove- we are racists but stand up for a woman’s human rights and we join the cunt club.

Terrorists are allowed to build cells and take flying lessons so they can hijack planes and destroy over 3000 lives, terrorists have been given 80,000 dollar free tuition in our universities and now are plotting against us and training Islamic terrorists to come kill us and dare we question these things – we are Islamaphobes . But stand up for a Woman’s human Rights –and they will nail us to a wall as Bitches. You are getting the ass end of everything anyway – stand up and fight for love of Jane- Fight like a woman!

There are riots in the streets if one hair on the head of a black man is ruffled while committing a crime or a Hispanic is shot while crossing the Rio Grande by a white cop. He will be called into question because as our President says ‘there is a history of white prejudice where white cops act stupidly.’  It may be so however, what happened to innocent until proven guilty if white … or woman?

There are Mobs of people all over the country celebrating what is perceived to be a victory for illegal immigrants – there is something wrong with that picture! A POTUS fighting for the rights of illegal anything .…

It is just so damned different than when women were marching and fighting for their human rights. Let me remind you. Perhaps someone might remind the President what American women went through and are still going through and just how damned stupid he is. And perhaps he can tell his cronie jackass friends that the civil rights battle for the black women never got settled. And perhaps black and brown women will understand that they are still enslaved – and they don’t seem to mind being slaves just as long as they are not COLORED SLAVES! 

“And by the end of the night, they were barely alive. Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden’s blessing went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of ‘obstructing sidewalk traffic’.http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/pr…

They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air.

They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cell mate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.

Thus unfolded the ‘Night of Terror’ on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson’s White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women’s only water came from an open pail. Their food–all of it colorless slop–was infested with worms.

When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.

* Note at that time the press was not bought and paid for as it is now – now it is up to us to take back our country and we can do this – if we stick together. RIDsNow

With LOVE from BettyJean- IMAGINE -The majority United

2 Responses

  1. Seriously we really need to start demanding women’s
    History be taught. I was never taught but hey its 2010m
    For a woman like Selia to claim” Hunger strikes are
    Funny”. Without knowing that she is where she is
    Because of Women who did just that.
    Education
    Thanks BJ great job.
    Marcia Papas was awesome last night.

  2. Deciding to focus on our own freedom isn’t selfish; it is the greatest gift we can give to humanity.

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