Without reproductive rights, women are factory farmed
Woman can use herbs and Menstrual Extraction to control their own fertility safely at home (up to 7 weeks into pregnancy) without having to ask for permission or having to face a bunch of fundamentalist crazies when going to a clinic.
Without reproductive rights, women are factory farmed
By Utopia Bold
"A free race cannot be born from slave mothers. No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body."
—Nurse-midwife Margaret Sanger (1920).
"The defenders of authority dread a woman's right to choose! Who would fight the wars? Who would create wealth? Who would make the policemen, the jailers, if women were to refuse the indiscriminate breeding of children?" —Emma Goldman (1917).
"Doorways are sacred to women for we are the doorways of life and we must choose what comes in and what goes out."
— Contemporary poet and writer Marge Piercy
For more than twenty thousand years, women and men worshipped the Goddess. Women were revered, had reproductive rights and controlled the Doorway of Life. However, the uterus was appropriated beginning 5,000 years B.C during the rise of patriarchy, a male-supremacist social system.
For millennia patriarchal invaders murdered Goddess worshippers and installed violent male gods (The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler).
After the rise of patriarchy, midwives continued to administer birth control and abortion herbs. However, women's' reproductive knowledge was once nearly lost forever. Male-supremacist rulers and clergy deliberately planned and executed The Women's Holocaust during The Burning Times ("holocaust" means "sacrifice by fire").
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII unleashed an inquisition against the pagans who still worshipped the Goddess. The torture and carnage would last until the 18th century. Of the nine million "witches" burned, 80% were women (The Spiral Dance by Starhawk). Many were midwives who were tortured and burned alive. The churches (Protestant and Catholic) appropriated the slaughtered women's property.
Patriarchy now spans the globe and the legacy of the Women's Holocaust is mandated overpopulation. The agenda of male-supremacist governments and religions is the industrialized mass-production of consumer/worker/breeder units to keep the global economy growing - like cancer. Hence, anti-choice legislation-and scripture.
Without reproductive rights, the Doorway of Life is used to manufacture soldiers to feed the Jaws of Death - war. As with all wars, today's oil wars enrich wealthy male supremacists (and patriarchal women who ally with money and power). George W. Bush slashed funds for international family planning in desperately poor countries where clinics perform or even discuss abortion.
However, the issue isn't protecting "unborn children" It's about the State appropriating them for profit at a later date - like the young of farmed animals. This is proved by the fact that contraception which prevents zygotes and fetuses is also opposed.
Nurse Margaret Sanger was jailed in 1920 for giving diaphragms to poor immigrant women. The Comstock Law of 1870 forbade birth control in the U.S. until 1936. Sanger said, "Man has not only refused responsibility (for birth control) but has individually and collectively sought to prevent women from obtaining knowledge by which she could assume this responsibility for herself."
In the Dictionary, "husband" means "to use and employ to good purpose and best advantage," such as "animal husbandry." Male-supremacist religion mandates women's husbandry using spiritual blackmail; fear of punishment and torture (hell) inflicted by various sadistic, male-supremacist gods that were created by dysfunctional men in their own image.
Consider these "words of god" (written by men): "God formed her body to belong to a man, to have and to rear children. Let them bear children till they die of it."- Martin Luther. "In pain shall you bear children, your urge will be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."- Genesis 3:16. "Your women are fields to cultivate, so go to your fields as you will!"- The Koran 2:223.
Fortunately, women are reclaiming their reproductive rights by regulating their reproduction at home to avoid the expense and risk of going to clinics. When women learn and teach private birth control, they can thumb our noses at anti-choice crazies and their laws!
As Marge Piercy said, "I am not your cornfield, not your uranium mine, not your calf for fattening, not your cow for milking. You may NOT use me as your factory. Priests and legislators do not hold shares in my womb or my mind. This is my body. If I give it to you, I want it back. My life is a non-negotiable demand!"
The Goddess made Women, but male-supremacists made "ladies!" Ladies are domesticated while women joyfully roar out of control! Once, we were all "wild women." We lived our lives as we saw fit- not as obedient, second-class servants and unwilling breeders who sacrifice their entire lives for others.
To make this true again, we must reconnect as women by apologizing for hurts given and forgiving hurts received, including racism, economic exploitation and other artificial divisions created by the global social system of patriarchy to keep women divided.
Women must embrace globally as sisters, end our separation and help each other achieve human and reproductive rights. Otherwise, all will be lost as the human race breeds itself and the Natural World into oblivion by mandated overpopulation.
How to reclaim your body with Menstrual Extraction
Mandated pregnancy is violence against women. Menstrual extraction (ME) removes menstrual blood (in cases of honeymoons and athletic events).It can also be used for low-risk early abortions (up to 7 weeks) without anesthetics and a decreased risk of infection.
ME is often an outpatient procedure performed at home by a trained medical professional. Most women said it's less painful than standard abortions. The Del-Em, invented by Lorraine Rothman, is used. It can be assembled at home from common items. Other materials are easily obtainable through medical supply catalogues.
The cannula is inserted into the uterus through the undilated cervix. A syringe, with a one-way valve prevents air from entering the uterus—which can be fatal. It creates the suction necessary to remove the menses. In a very few cases, a second extraction must be performed.
It should be performed by a medical professional. However, with proper training, most women can be taught to safely perform ME in Self-Help Groups.
www.geocities.com/sister_zeus/ A HUGE resource for reproductive rights. To find a Self-Help Group to safely perform ME, Sister Zeus suggests checking with midwives, feminist health centers, fertility counselors and local feminists. Finding a Self-Help Group is difficult since ME is barely legal. Groups may be found by word of mouth.
Sister Zeus will help you find or start a Self-Help Group in your area to learn safe ME. www.sisterzeus.com/StateList.html
Email: email@example.com All information confidential. www.sisterzeus.com/self-helplist.html
A woman's Book of Choices, Abortion, Menstrual Extraction RU-486 by Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer. Herb information, (Misuse of herbs can be dangerous so ALWAYS consult a sympathetic midwife-herbalist), how to safely perform ME and how to make a Del-Em.
A New View of a Woman's Body —Federation of Feminist Women's health Centers. Difficult to find but full of high-quality information.
A Difficult Decision-A compassionate Book About Abortion by Joy Gardener. How to heal after abortion (grief, guilt and spiritual matters).
Planned Parenthood Ph: 1-800-230-PLAN www.plannedparenthood.org
Feminist Women's Health Centers Ph: 509-575-6473 Ext.112 Fax: 509-575-0477 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did You Know?
• Earth's ability to feed humanity decreased since 1994 due to overpopulation (WorldWatch Institute).
• Ninety million babies are born each year. The UN Population Fund found 80 million births are ill-timed or unintended.
• Most of the world's women (and all female farmed animals) bear young against their will. •Abuse of animals and women are interconnected forms of oppression.
•Animal abuse legitimizes abuse of women.
Herbs and ME may be used in cases of rape, incest or failed birth control. However, there's no substitute for responsible safe sex. Birth control that prevents conception can be used to avoid the need for abortion if neither partner is ready for child rearing. Men must share responsibility
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