Sunday, August 19, 2012

With Ryan Selection, GOP Doubles Down on War on Women

Food for thought:  
Is history simply repeating itself, but in reverse?  

You got to be kidding me, after working in the Navy for nearly 20 years with nothing but chauvinistic, self-serving men, why should women in America  (or around the world) want to submit themselves to such "reform".  Wasn't that the sole purpose of the Women's Suffrage Movement?

Instead of watching reality TV shows and getting so caught up in wanting to live someone's else life, Mothers need to become the positive role models for their own daughters.  Or else they will end of like...

My mom always taught me, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all".

Having overcome adversity of both racism and sexism, I'm approached by so many young women asking me, "How do I get to where you've been?"

First leaving home at 18 years old, now as a 41 year old woman, I have to ask myself - before responding, "Just where do you want me to begin?"

Syneeda, August 11, 2012, after attending my young cousin's memorial service.  Three years prior, I was discharged from the military, watch my mom suffer a massive stroke, through God's grace she survived, and watched my father succumb to a long bout of COPD.  I forgot to mention, I also have to take chemotherapy medication everyday for the rest of my life because of the abuse I went through after speaking out about ongoing military corruption.  The unlawful treatment against me goes far and beyond cruel and excessive punishment.  But when you allow GOD to carry you through somethings, he'll show you your own truth strength. After your triumph and his victory,  he'll continue to guide your path to the spotlight of  his Glory.
With all the knowledge I've gained, since being wrongfully discharged from the military, I've gone back and researched nearly every aspect of our history and I strongly encourage ALL women to do the same.

Remember, without us, there will be no framework to protect mother earth from the ongoing destruction of our mother planet.  That's being destroyed, "all around us",  from the evil devices and chemical weapons invented by man. 

As a Righteous woman of God, why would I want to stand-back and watch men ruin our planet, rape our women and children, enslave our men, rob and pilfer our land and money and sign back into law, taking away our "Equality?"

After reading this article, I find it's suggestions not only disturbing but alarming!!  Is this where American women are headed? recently reports:

With the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate, the Republican Party has clearly signaled that it wants to go full steam ahead and double down on their War on Women. Mr. Ryan's views fall so far outside the mainstream of American thought, practice and tradition, that what he proposes is no less than a radical reshaping of the social compact that has made our country the envy of the world. His proposed policies would march us backward and would impact millions of American women at every stage of life. Their futures would be endangered, their opportunities diminished, their choices constrained and the implicit guarantee that women and men in their senior years may look forward to a modicum of dignity and security, would be torn to pieces.

Ryan's highly regressive tax plan for instance, would immediately impact the lives of middle class families by shifting more of the total tax burden onto the shoulders of those who can least afford it, while reducing the tax rate of wealthy individuals like Mr. Romney to virtually zero. 

His spending plan would slash vital elements of the social safety net, particularly those that benefit women and children. Military spending would be protected, but Ryan's budget would cut education, training, employment, and social services spending by 33 percent. 100,000 children could lose access to the Head Start program, 80,000 children could lose child care subsidies and cuts to Pell Grants could leave a million more students unable to afford a college education. More than three-fifths of the cuts would come from programs for low-income Americans.

Mr. Ryan claims that he can keep his budget revenue neutral by closing loopholes, but economists tell us he'd have to eliminate tax provisions that help the middle class and poor like tax credits for kids and tuition costs.

Mr. Ryan wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would immediately impact the lives of millions of women and children who now have access to affordable health insurance plans and free preventive health care. Women could once again be denied affordable coverage due to pre-existing conditions, including pregnancy. 

Mr. Ryan would do all this even though a Harvard study has clearly shown that tens of thousands of deaths each year are associated with a lack of health insurance coverage.

Mr. Ryan boasts of being "pro-life" but he voted for a law that critics understandably labeled the"Let Women Die Act." The bill would have given hospitals the right to refuse to perform an abortion even if it was necessary to save a woman's life. The law would also have allowed the hospital to refuse to transfer a dying woman to a hospital that would save her life.

Mr. Ryan says he wants to get government out of people's lives yet he supported the passage of a federal law that would forbid terminating any pregnancies, even those that came as the result of rape and incest. He believes it is appropriate to use federal law to compel a woman to bear the child of her attacker, or compel a minor to bear her own siblings.

Mr. Ryan has supported "Personhood" legislation that would criminalize widely used forms of birth control. He has voted to deny birth-control coverage to federal employees, called for the defunding of Title 10 family planning programs and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Syneeda, this is a very interesting article as well as interesting comparison to ongoing women suffrage. You are a true survivor and your story provides testament to strength and perservance. And your photo is absolutely beautiful.