In the land of the free and the home of the brave-redux

OriginallybPosted on January 1, 2009 by freemenow
Posted on by freemenow

Another rant by BettyJean Kling

For the first time in my life I am not so sure I am proud to be an American today.

  

I was sitting here at my computer having just come home from the hospital after hearing news that my daughter may never come out of her coma. I have been crying all the day long and I have no place to put these tears or this fury and as I sit here trying to make sense of it all. I read blog after blog and life is going on for others and it is politics as usual and my heart screams “what about Louisa?” Two weeks ago the blogs were full of her story and everyone was all about what could we do to stop this violence against women. Not just for Louisa and not just for Denise but for all women. Last night I posted 4 stories from one small county about violence against women.  I got one friggen comment, granted it’s a holiday- but it is no holiday for the abused and dying – trust me – we do not have a day to waste not a minute.

 

As I searched the blogs to see who else is writing about violence against women instead of the damned birth certificate that will never yield a damned change in Obama’s presidency, and searched the blogs to see who else is writing more about how to stop violence in the media and/or advertising instead of more about why we should not have funded the already funded bailout. I did manage to find one blog http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/ And the Number One Sexist Ad of 2008 Is. . .

 

 

 

This ad shows the following graphic of a gang rape intended to sell shoes to women. Are women actually buying these friggen Dolce and Gabbana shoes? Please tell me women are not actually supporting manufacturers who depict violence against women! What kind of a message are we sending men- that we like to be gang raped and pay big money to dress for it?

 ad22

 

 

The blog piece also referred to two other graphics worth showing.

 

 Channel’s ad has a wife beating scene 

 

ad12 

 

Cavalli has Pirates holding Machete’s to women’s throats.

ad31

 

 

Are we going to tolerate this? How long are we going to tolerate this? Would anyone else tolerate this? Would blacks tolerate their people in ads in nooses or a white women chaining up a black one as in the Remy martin ad shown below?

 

 Why do our women tolerate this or better yet why do we buy these products; Do we need this perfume Channel, do we need these Dolce and Gabbana shoes, or Cavalli products?

 

Let me point out a few more as found in a piece Huffington covered, Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-leo/five-trends-the-advertisi_b_149354.html

 

 

 

Alex Leo a female writer starts it off with this gem of an opening- I am not even going to touch that one it is so ridiculous first female top chef and all- hahahaha- wow that sure was a big year for us gals but she really does nail it on the five graphics – she is right on target – I suggest you read every word and then join our army and let’s get moving!!! These ads also include Remy Martin, BMW, Nikon and Mitchum.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A A few weeks ago I wrote about a Remy Martin on the subway they have plastered the ad74walls with posters depicting a white woman with a chain wound around her neck and a black woman “playfully” holding the chain in her mouth, as if about to yank it.  I got few if any comments on that post- why? where is the outrage- how many of you bought and gave Remy as gifts? 

 

 

 

 

these women are obviously putting on a show for an outsider, not having a passionate lesbian love affair for themselves. These types of ads gain traction in cultural periods of female advancement–capturing the fantasy of “putting us back where we belong.” 

 

 

 

 

  

ad52Not to be outdone Nikon is selling cameras by bringing us girl on girl action- or as Leo writes  regarding the camera giant “a staple of the photography world … should be held to a higher standard than Tila Tequila. There are many meanings to the term corporate responsibility and one of them is not to fetishize female sexuality.”

 

What message are we sending our youngsters about females?

 

 

 

 

Suddenly, in the background I hear the National Anthem — and as the Rose Bowl starts I quickly and automatically jumped up as always and there behind me my daughter rouses from her half sleep and she too jumps up and as we stand there with our hands over our hearts listening — as we always have — we notice something is not quite the same.

 

Something just does not feel quite right and as the anthem our voices trail off asn we find our selves repeating weakly “in the land of the free and the home of the brave”  we look into each other’s teary eyes and we hug each other and we know the land of the free and the home of the brave does not protect its women!

 

They protect criminals, untrustworthy politicians, each other for the right price but of all the human rights they claim to protect – they do not protect women nor do they even attempt to pretend to. Animals have more rights in this country and get better media coverage when mistreated then do the millions of slaughtered women. Where is the outrage from our women, from our mothers, from our sisters, from our daughters?

 

If the government and the media don’t care surely we do? Surely we care ? We are the majority of this population -we are the reproducers- surely we care-it is not normal for us not to care – it does not even make sense – it does not fit with survival- surely we care! Even wild animals care and try to defend and protect their own – what are we less than wild animals ? Please tell me we care? Are we lambs being quietly led to slaughter without so much as a whimper

 

So- for the first time in my life I am not so proud to be an American.  Hell- I am not sure I am very proud to be called woman if I am going to be one of a few ad61lone voices crying out for justice while the rest of womankind sits and lets them do this to us and our daughters. Is this how we want our daughters depicted?  If we do nothing then we have been part of sexualizing and/or slaughtering and killing every daughter who has ever been slaughtered because we have not risen en mass and said no more.

 

 

Please – Now is the time- I can not say this any more clearly- I did not think my daughter would lay dying from a gunshot to the head tonight – next it could be you or yours. Please stand with me now!

Free US Now. Boycott every damned product that uses sex to sell. Do it now!

 

 

Step 1– We need to list ever product that uses sex to sell women’s items and we need to boycott them NOW

 

 

 

I can not believe over a year later I am still begging women to listen and NOW is still pitching the same old crap and we have not moved one inch! Michelle is now proud to be an American  I have one less daughter and none of our daughters have any more dignity than when I last pitched that we stand up and demand our rights!

 

I started pitching this idea when NOW first started pitching liberation- you are now free! How’s that working out for ya?

Women are disposable assets

Another Rant by:  BettyJean Kling

Have they so brainwashed us from birth that girls are inferior that even we believe that collectively we ARE  less valuable and therefore disposable? Below I want to share what can happen to your daughters because we do not stand up for our daughters- because we do not have laws that demand respect for females from birth to death. Because we do not forbid degradation of females in every way shape and form. It should and must be illegal. First hear my rage – then see what you are allowing – then promise me you will immediately begin to boycott the products and help me pass laws to stop this- Will you join me or will you help them murder more women?

I am enraged! After the above video – I know you must be too- Let’s roll!

Today the doctors told me my baby will not make it – her brains have been blown out and what is left are closing down. The bastard who blew her brains out is strutting around the jailhouse watching TV and pumping iron and feeling like a macho man while I am crying my heart our watching my beautiful baby girl die slowly day by day! He did this out of rage – what do I do with my rage?

l2Do you want to see rage? Come see my daughter’s face now! I want to rip his eyes out of his ugly head but that won’t stop my rage! I want to stop my unbearable pain and agony but there is no stopping this pain- nothing will end this not now not ever. Nothing will keep the sight of my daughter’s once beautiful face now mangled with half of her head gone from my horror filled dreams. Nothing will remove from my nightmares the look of her one remaining eye that stares at me blankly when before they both danced like fireworks on the Fourth of July whether she was happy or angry – it did not matter Louisa had eyes that spoke loud and clear — now one was blow to kingdom come and the other will never see again.

I beg for hours every day -Louisa please see me – but she sees nothing.  Louisa please hear mommy but she hears nothing. Louisa can you squeeze mommy’s hand and then she squeezes it and I jump for joy but she can’t do it again – it was just a reflex they say and my heart dies again and I wail and can not be consoled. And every day they tell me she is slipping farther and farther away and my heart is breaking farther and farther apart. Her sister Denise grows weaker and weaker. Between filing lawsuits against every woman in the family my son Tommy and son-in-law Frank grow meaner and meaner and the blame game gets greater and greater as they both try find a women to lay this all on- and use the unconscious woman in the bed as the all to convenient tool of choice since she can’t refuse to be used against the rest of us.

And the animal who is really to blame for all this violence and carnage thinks it sucks that he can’t call his wife from jail. He sent a letter wishing us a Merry Christmas and asked us to please inform him when his wife dies of cancer, He also let us know he is praying for Louisa and is so sorry he mistook her for me!I can now sleep much better knowing my daughter took the bullets meant for me and the two sons have yet more fodder for their hate arsenal- thanks George and thanks to the Bergen Co. NJ  jail for allowing George to contact the family after the judge restricted him from doing so!  Great damage control- George is still firing across the bow and allowed to inflict damage on this family.

 Tell me – what do I do with this rage while I wait for these two beautiful girl to breath their last breath? In 2009 – I may be burying two daughters —  both the victims of men’s disrespect for women. Both are victims of our failure to teach men that women are valuable human beings and both victims of a law that stopped short of keeping a repeat offended from killing my daughter. When will we learn that the problem really starts from the time a child is born females are belittled and males are elevated—females are taught to receed and self loath and males are taught to succeed and loath the weaker. Women are taught to be sexualized and men are taught to use them as sex objects then dispose of them like so much garbage.  When will we as women learn not to buy it anymore? Look at the ads and explain to me why you would support a product that degrades you? Why are you supporting anything or anyone that degrades womankind? STOP – stop it NOW!

Thank you for listening and I hope you really heard me and yes there is much we can do – we can get moving- really really moving. The only thing we can change is the way we accept ourselves. We must change us. Free US Now means that we need to stop the way we treat females in this country NOW from the very minute we are born we are treated less than and even we believe that we are less than – so much so that we do not fight for ourselves as a whole – we may fight for ourselves as individuals and our friends and families but not for womankind- we have been brainwashed that we are not worth it.

Please join me in our effort to change this NOW. We need a campaign and I need all 52% of the women in this country and as many of the men – real men to stand with us – we need at least a full generation to make this change and must start now.

Pass this video around to everyone you know: Get others to look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMVi4xwCuUo and then meet me on Monday night on my radio show –

FreeUsNow For Women’s Right’s Radio Monday 8pm est

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/FreeMeNow

Call-in Number: (347) 838-8011

Let’s set up a meet-up in every state and get going. Birth to Death – we have a right to respect- and we damned well are going to demand it! Minorities get it – animals get it – but we – the silent majority – won’t even lift a finger and ask for it- we are like lambs brought to slaughter. No more – Let’s fight back Pass Louisa’s Law.

In the land of the free and the home of the brave

Another rant by BettyJean Kling

For the first time in my life I am not so sure I am proud to be an American today.

  

I was sitting here at my computer having just come home from the hospital after hearing news that my daughter may never come out of her coma. I have been crying all the day long and I have no place to put these tears or this fury and as I sit here trying to make sense of it all. I read blog after blog and life is going on for others and it is politics as usual and my heart screams “what about Louisa?” Two weeks ago the blogs were full of her story and everyone was all about what could we do to stop this violence against women. Not just for Louisa and not just for Denise but for all women. Last night I posted 4 stories from one small county about violence against women.  I got one friggen comment, granted it’s a holiday- but it is no holiday for the abused and dying – trust me – we do not have a day to waste not a minute.

 

As I searched the blogs to see who else is writing about violence against women instead of the damned birth certificate that will never yield a damned change in Obama’s presidency, and searched the blogs to see who else is writing more about how to stop violence in the media and/or advertising instead of more about why we should not have funded the already funded bailout. I did manage to find one blog http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/ And the Number One Sexist Ad of 2008 Is. . .

 

 

This ad shows the following graphic of a gang rape intended to sell shoes to women. Are women actually buying these friggen Dolce and Gabbana shoes? Please tell me women are not actually supporting manufacturers who depict violence against women! What kind of a message are we sending men- that we like to be gang raped and pay big money to dress for it?

 ad22

 

 

The blog piece also referred to two other graphics worth showing.

 

 Channel’s ad has a wife beating scene 

 

ad12 

 

Cavalli has Pirates holding Machete’s to women’s throats.

ad31

 

 

Are we going to tolerate this? How long are we going to tolerate this? Would anyone else tolerate this? Would blacks tolerate their people in ads in nooses or a white women chaining up a black one as in the Remy martin ad shown below?

 

 Why do our women tolerate this or better yet why do we buy these products; Do we need this perfume Channel, do we need these Dolce and Gabbana shoes, or Cavalli products?

 

Let me point out a few more as found in a piece Huffington covered, Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-leo/five-trends-the-advertisi_b_149354.html

 

 

 

Alex Leo a female writer starts it off with this gem of an opening- I am not even going to touch that one it is so ridiculous first female top chef and all- hahahaha- wow that sure was a big year for us gals but she really does nail it on the five graphics – she is right on target – I suggest you read every word and then join our army and let’s get moving!!! These ads also include Remy Martin, BMW, Nikon and Mitchum.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A A few weeks ago I wrote about a Remy Martin on the subway they have plastered the ad74walls with posters depicting a white woman with a chain wound around her neck and a black woman “playfully” holding the chain in her mouth, as if about to yank it.  I got few if any comments on that post- why? where is the outrage- how many of you bought and gave Remy as gifts?  “these women are obviously putting on a show for an outsider, not having a passionate lesbian love affair for themselves. These types of ads gain traction in cultural periods of female advancement–capturing the fantasy of “putting us back where we belong.” 

 

 

 

 

  

ad52Not to be outdone Nikon is selling cameras by bringing us girl on girl action- or as Leo writes  regarding the camera giant “a staple of the photography world … should be held to a higher standard than Tila Tequila. There are many meanings to the term corporate responsibility and one of them is not to fetishize female sexuality.”

 

What message are we sending our youngsters about females?

 

 

 

 

Suddenly, in the background I hear the National Anthem — and as the Rose Bowl starts I quickly and automatically jumped up as always and there behind me my daughter rouses from her half sleep and she too jumps up and as we stand there with our hands over our hearts listening — as we always have — we notice something is not quite the same.

 

Something just does not feel quite right and as the anthem our voices trail off asn we find our selves repeating weakly “in the land of the free and the home of the brave”  we look into each other’s teary eyes and we hug each other and we know the land of the free and the home of the brave does not protect its women!

 

They protect criminals, untrustworthy politicians, each other for the right price but of all the human rights they claim to protect – they do not protect women nor do they even attempt to pretend to. Animals have more rights in this country and get better media coverage when mistreated then do the millions of slaughtered women. Where is the outrage from our women, from our mothers, from our sisters, from our daughters?

 

If the government and the media don’t care surely we do? Surely we care ? We are the majority of this population -we are the reproducers- surely we care-it is not normal for us not to care – it does not even make sense – it does not fit with survival- surely we care! Even wild animals care and try to defend and protect their own – what are we less than wild animals ? Please tell me we care? Are we lambs being quietly led to slaughter without so much as a whimper

 

So- for the first time in my life I am not so proud to be an American.  Hell- I am not sure I am very proud to be called woman if I am going to be one of a few ad61lone voices crying out for justice while the rest of womankind sits and lets them do this to us and our daughters. Is this how we want our daughters depicted?  If we do nothing then we have been part of sexualizing and/or slaughtering and killing every daughter who has ever been slaughtered because we have not risen en mass and said no more.

 

Please – Now is the time- I can not say this any more clearly- I did not think my daughter would lay dying from a gunshot to the head tonight – next it could be you or yours. Please stand with me now!

Free US Now. Boycott every damned product that uses sex to sell. Do it now!

 

 

Step 1– We need to list ever product that uses sex to sell women’s items and we need to boycott them NOW!