Atwood for the Defense
Margaret Atwood is an award winning author. Recently her interview in The New Yorker shows that she is still speaking out against misogyny and fascism.
It is no co incidence that her book The Handmaid’s Tale is back on the best sellers list, along with George Orwell’s 1984.
Women thought that they had won some inalienable rights with the right to vote, right to their own property, right to decide their own health issues and rights over reproductive health, but now in this brave new world of powerful men actively trying to destroy these rights we have to re think all this so called progress.
Some who should know better are still questioning the right of women not to bear children. They think the right to bear arms is more important than the right to privacy and the right to contraceptives.
When the new president cut funds for health care in the international arena, women suffer.
When powerful men in charge of the media, like Fox News think that it is alright to harass women in the workplace many women suffered for many years.
The retribution we see in the removal of these men, Ailes and O’Rielly give hope for our daughters and granddaughters. Perhaps if we keep the economic boycotts going we can insure a safer life for them. There will be pushback, and poor uneducated females in every country of the world are not safe from sexual predators or trafficking.
There are so many problems facing these women that we do not need any more burdens that the U.S. administration is hell bent on laying upon them.
After the economic clout that concerned citizens can wield on the media, maybe it is time to wield more power at the ballot box and remove the cancer growing in Congress, and start the impeachment of the Orange- Topped One.