Women’s Equality and Reproductive Rights


You're Unhappy About the Lack of Adequate Progress on Women's Equality and Reproductive Rights Around the World

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Of vital importance right now in the United States is the radical rolling back of reproductive time rights in a number of States, including Georgia and Ohio.  

Below we provide you:

 

  • Thoughts on the abortion law problem we currently face from writer and SweetScore StyleMaker Patrica Palleschi;
  • A reading recommendation; and
  • A Reproductive Rights Shopping Guide to help you buy from States that support reproductive rights and are #RealProLife.

Article

Thoughts on the Assault on Our Reproductive Rights

by Patricia Palleschi

When I was in college I roomed with a young ballerina who went out with an  older man who said he had “endured” a vasectomy.

He hadn’t.

After a few months of dating this man,  my beautiful friend came to me crying that he had left her and she was pregnant.  Did she keep the child and give up her career or have an abortion?

What would YOU do?

Read the full article.

Reading Recommendations

Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice by Rebecca Todd Peters

Wondering if abortion really is inconsistent with Christianity, given all the noise made on the issue by the leaders of a number of prominent Christian sects?

In this thoughtful book, Presbyterian minister Rebecca Todd Peters articulates why letting women make their own decisions on abortion is consistent with the teachings of Christ - which promote love and empathy.

Jung, a Biography, by Gerhard Wehr

If abortion really isn't inconsistent with Christianity, what drove the leaders of a number pop prominent Christian sects to say that it does and to make it such a big part of their focus?

Jung is a controversial figure, but we include this fine biography here because in it the author explains a view Jung formed that provides an answer to this question.

Jung concluded that, just as our minds are programed to want other things, like love, the approval of others and sex, our minds are pre-programmed to want and need religion.  But not just any religion, a religion that has "dramatic" elements -- rules and mysticism, veils, sins, virgins, saints, and fire and damnation, of one sort or another.

That being the case, only a religion that offers these things could expect to prosper.  It would be like offering Game of Thrones without the drama, sex and violence.  People just won't tune in, or, if they do, they'll drop off early into season one.

Jung concluded that 20th century mainstream Protestantism, which exalted the humanist teachings of Christ of love and compassion as the core of the faith, and which embraced science as consistent with those teachings and something to be respected as coming from God, would inevitably fail as a religion for lack of adherents.  Marginalized, first off of broadcast and then to cable and then, eventually, cancelled entirely for lack of viewers.

On the other hand, religions and cults presenting themselves as religions (there is a fine line between the two, no?) that incorporate mysticism and/ or play upon the hate and fear and other emotions of our unconscious will proper.

Pour on the elements that play on our hates and fears and you will fill the place of worship.

Pour on the elements that play on our hates and fears a bit more, and reject science and logic as a threat to the religion, and the adherents will spill out of the place or worship to assert their will on the lives of others, in a way that main stream Protestants would point out is fundamentally inconsistent with the teachings of Christ.

Shopping Guide

The #RealProLife Shopping Guide

In this guide, we work off of the current list from CNN of States that are enacting reactionary abortion restrictions and provide you a list of top consumer products companies headquartered in those states and alternatives to those companies' products.

Companies located in States enacting regressive laws include:

  • Coca-Cola, Georgia (maker of Fair Life Milk, Vitamin Water, Odwalla and other brands); and
  • Procter and Gamble, Ohio (maker of Pampers, Bounty paper towels, Charmin TP and other brands)

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