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It’s not Mothers Day- It’s International Women’s Day!

This headline from Montreal caught our attention today 'Women Unite Against Austerity Measures'   Well.... Why Not? Nobody should advocate prosperity for the banks and austerity for those who actually do the work instead of merely owning capital (stored up work done by other people). Women should and CAN lead the way against austerity, repression, and constant war making.

US forces push women to front lines, canon fodder being traditional minority role

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat. I guess US prisons have consumed the traditional canon fodder labor pool. What's the upside to this news --a kinder gentler militarized empire? Fail. Our culture of violence doesn't breed matriarchs. American women on the front lines is good news for insurgents in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc, etc, now Mali, who must welcome the chance to even the score, US forces having targeted so many of their women. And this retaliatory killing comes with no karmic debt, unlike our civilian casualties, because US female soldiers, like gay don't-ask-don't-tell turnstile jumpers, are gung-ho eager-for-carnage volunteers. Have at it ladies. Insurgents must be really encouraged by recruiting trends in US schools which promise the prospect of the US soon deploying kids. We owe our colonial victims so many children's lives.

Women, is your job making you fat? Ugh!

I just love the plastic schlock one can find everywhere on the internet these days! Sometimes it's just too too funny for words! Is your job making you fat? Advertising babble-babble!   Oops! They seem to have missed the NUMBER ONE thing that is how the job may be making you fat, Unlucky Women. That would be shift work! See Why Shift Work and Sleeplessness Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes.

Sin las mujeres, no hay revolucin

Camila Vallejo, Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright, Cynthia McKinney, Kathy Kelly, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Bernardine Dorhn ...an exhaustive list of the dominance of women among activist leaders would go on and on, back to earlier waves of influential organizers, Mother Jones, Lucy Parsons, Hellen Keller, Emma Goldman, Harriet Tubman, Louise Michel.

The “War On Women” is a wedge issue

I'll say this with the sensitivity I know White Males of Privilege have in spades: I'm sorry, isn't the War On Women an obvious wedge issue? To me it's the usual progressive ideals versus religious brick wall, meant to divide voters during an election year. Submitting to the traditional patriarchal framing of this debate sets back the goalposts on women's rights. And where yesterday the public was questioning the undemocratic authoritarian fiscal system which perpetuates, among many ills, gender and social inequalities, now the American population's better half is being misdirected to the usual Neanderthal bogeyman. Who is against female reproductive choices? The same Scooby-Doo straw villains who keep Gay Marriage in a seesaw of legal battles. The moral struggle against archaic cultural traditions has already been won, but corporate feudal interests pretend that the public they poll would forbid it. It requires a continuous drive, especially if we keep falling for the Kabuki illusion that the end zone grows further off. To women now mobilizing their energies against the so-called W.O.W. I have to say, way to let the ass's tail wag you. Yes, Rush Limbaugh is doing today's henchman cameo, yesterday it was the church and the GOP,

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