Saturday, January 14, 2006

randomness ninety...

what does it say to girls and women everywhere when people choose to abort female fetuses by the hundreds of thousands? and men too, for that matter. it's not a problem with abortion, it's a problem with not valuing women. they can't afford dowrys to pay families to marry their worthless daughters, they can't afford the lavish weddings, blah, blah, blah.

it's a bunch of bullshit, and rather than stop the ridiculous customs of dowrys and lavish weddings and all the other crap that goes along with marriage and families, they give birth to male children and kill the females before they have a chance to ruin anyone's life. because it's not the customs that suck, it's the female sex that sucks. keep the bullshit and get rid of the women.

not to get all metaphysical or anything, but i really do feel that there's a collective shame and sorrow that women are born with and carry around forever just by virtue of our sex. that generations of women have sent this emotional burden out to the universe and every female is born with the knowledge that she is worthless and unwanted; a mistake. and we fight and struggle against that knowledge to believe in and love ourselves despite the "horror" of our gender. no wonder we're so fucked up.

it really does hurt my feelings when i read articles like this even though they're not specific to me. it hurts to know that my gender is at risk just by existing. and that there is so little willingness to change it. that so much of humankind is willing to accept violence against and the murder of women as the "cost of living".

fuck the partriarchy.


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