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Monday, September 25th, 2006
2:52 pm
[itsours]
Hello!
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
4:44 pm
[amethyst_asp]
What timing
Hey there! Oh don't worry, you didn't step on a corpse. This is just a place silly. I just forgot it was here for awhile I think. Other places are awesome! Do they still have sister groups or whatever it's called at livejournal?

Oh, I actually have an issue to talk about too!




"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."


That sounds like something in the constitution but it's not. The only thing it says about women is that we have the right to vote.
The ERA was written in the 20s, finally got past Congress in the 70s, but has yet to get 38 states to ratify it



The red states are the ones who haven't ratified the ERA. This is a simple amendment is it not? The oppositions arguements are outrageous slippery slope scenarios, or they are confusing us with the people who want special treatment for women (lowered standards in the military and the like) and going off on some unrelated tangent... heh I did a research paper on this ;)



WWW.EQUALRIGHTSAMENDMENT.ORG

Current Mood: awake
Friday, September 1st, 2006
12:49 pm
[debbilafleur]
I LOVE the idesa of a"loving,compassionate feminist community"!
(and about NOT being a g a i n s t things) That's great.

But it's so quiet in here!
I think I just stepped on a cobweb-covered corpse!! (shriek)


CAN WE GET THIS IDEA GOING AGAIN, PANDAPAJAMAS??? -Anybody?

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Oh and for feminsim, actively and NOW(September 2006!) go over to username; itsours .

It's just starting, but it seems to be based on the same idea(not having to be against things, we can just HAVE our power -because,after all IT'S OURS!
*(I saw this also at chrisbrandon222).
*(see there as well) -kisses! Debs o
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
3:44 pm
[anarielraet]
Hey everyone! I just noticed some new people joined and I couldn't be happier! Don't expect the community to blow up your friend's page yet though (lol) Seriously, right now I'm hoping for a gathering of like minded individuals more than a booming community. But I do have a request for all of you...help me to make this place better! :) If you have any suggestions for anything don't hesitate to speak up! Anything to help make the message more clear would be so great...did I leave anything out on the info page? Is there something I should add/take away/whatever? Obviously I don't have to tell you guys if you have icons or layouts or anything to feel free to share them (cause I'll use them!) Don't feel obligated to suggest stuff, just feel free to :D..and welcome!
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
4:04 pm
[anarielraet]
There's a new "vanity tax" in some states
Ok, I just found this article on womensenews.org. Apparently there's a new "vanity tax" added to plastic surgery procedures in a few states. Now, The plastic surgeons are complaining that the tax discriminates against women, the gender that makes up most of their customers. Why? Because only women feel the pressure to look like a 20 year old at 60!!!!! Or to look like Barbie!!!! Geez, it's so painfully obvious that the plastic surgeons are trying to use feminism to get the tax taken off, because they lose business because of it. (ie: they're money hungry bastards)Problem is I'm afraid some women might fall for it.
I've been pissed about this "plastic surgery revolution" for some time as it is. It's bad enough the media still only portrays one type of look as attractive...but to act as if a woman needs to have plastic surgery for natural things like aging? Or a certain shape of body? Oh, man, I can't even be calm about it. How dare they treat us as if we need to have surgery to be beautiful. And then the nerve of them acting like this vanity tax is some sort of feminist issue because most of their customers are women! I could strangle a plastic surgeon right now...lol.. off topic a little but does anybody actually have any respect for plastic surgeons? I get a mental picture of a weasel personally :)


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3:59 pm
[anarielraet]
WTF?
TAKEN FROM FEMINIST.ORG:

Bureau of Labor Stops Collecting Women's Payroll Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has gone ahead with its highly contested plan to discontinue the collection and publication of data on women workers as of August 5, 2005. BLS discontinued its Women Workers Series as part of what it calls “planned improvements” to its Current Employment Statistics survey, citing a so-called “reporting burden” on employer survey respondents as one of its reasons for ending the series.

Women’s rights organizations, labor unions, and several members of Congress, including Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (D-NY), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues Shelly Moore Capitol (R-WV) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), among others, voiced strong opposition, arguing that the BLS data provides crucial information about women’s employment patterns and job loss in the US. Following its announced intention to discontinue the series last November, women’s and labor rights activists deluged the bureau with letters and phone calls. Of over 5,000 comments received, over 90 percent urged the bureau to keep the series, reports Daily Labor.

The Women Worker Series provided detailed data, by gender, on employment, hours, and wages of over 300,000 non-farm workers on a monthly basis. While the BLS has agreed to continue its household survey, experts say that information collected through this smaller survey is less accurate and can actually underestimate women’s participation in the workforce, according to Women’s E-news.
3:30 pm
[anarielraet]
Does it ever make you sad??
Until very recently, women never really had the chance to live their life. They have always been seen as tools/objects, and used as such. I've been thinking about this lately ever since a discussion in a bookworm community about "the good earth". It's a book about Oriental culture centuries ago. I think it's actually set in China but it's been too long since I actually read the book. Anyhow, there's the main guy of the story, a farmer, and then there's his wife. The only thing the wife ever has time for is work, as we all know women worked all day most of the time. At first the husband only has time for work too. As the story progresses, the family becomes financially secure and finally wealthy. The husband then has freedom, but the wife still pretty much works all day. The farmer has so much free time he starts screwing whores, and ends up bringing one home as his second wife. So the wife in this story never has any happiness and never even has a friend at all. The author doesn't even talk about her much, I'm not sure she's ever mentioned except through the eyes of her husband. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon scenario. That's how it was all over the world until so very recently, and even now parts of the world are still like this. Sometimes I cry for all the women who never got to have any life to speak of. It makes me so sad. They lived and died and were never alive at all. We are so lucky to have been born in this time in the free parts of the world! We should never ever take it for granted. And we should never forget how our sisters were treated. :(

Current Mood: so sad :(
3:16 pm
[anarielraet]
Little diddy about domestic abuse
At school today I got to miss a whole hour of algebra (ie: elementary math) to go to a hubbard house assembly (woohoo...but seriously) Whether or not you realize it, there are a few different kinds of abuse. Obviously there's physical. Then there's emotional, and both of those are pretty straight forward. Apparently there's also sexual (I wasn't aware they actually recognized marital rape) and financial (or economic) abuse. That includes things such as not allowing your spouse to work, and not allowing them access to the family bank account.

Anyhow, they can't take a person to jail for anything but physical abuse. So basically tons of women live out their lives miserably because "he never hit me"...or even "she never hit me". They also talked about abused men. Men get victimized three different times whereas women only get victimized once (ideally) Men get victimized by their spouse obviously, whether physically or one of the other ways, then they also get victimized by law enforcement, and then by society. How horrifying to think that so many men and women are being abused and don't ever get to know happiness! All because they don't actually get beaten! And for men, because of the sexism that still runs rampant through our world! Any thoughts?
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
2:22 pm
[anarielraet]
HELLO EVERYBODY! =)
I wanted there to be a more approachable feminist community on livejournal. Anybody who feels that women and men are equal is welcome here! This community is about trying to change the world through love instead of anger. You definitely catch more flies with honey :) So, grab a seat and start talking with your new feminist friends!

PS Any assistance would be fabulous! I can use all the help I can get. lol
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