Do American women feel secure entrusting their entire legal protection to Justice Anthony Kennedy? Since Republicans took over state houses and the House of Representatives, they have waged an open war against women.
Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions (Afghanistan and Iraq), still not protect the rights of women in its own?
Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.
The First Amendment is often misused and abused. That is the case with this Facebook page (bad grammar and all): "You know shes playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway." To date, it has generated almost 172,000 "likes."
Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?
Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions, still not protect the rights of women in its own?
The harsh reality is that men like Antonin Scalia, John Boehner and other right-wing ideologues are determined to use their power to keep women down. That is why we need an explicit guarantee of equality for women in the Constitution.
Without pro-choice elected leaders voting for reform, we would not have anything to celebrate; however, the health care bill is an example of legislation that allows women to be the object of discriminatory practices.