Ectogenesis: The Miracle of Life Continues???

Dear readers,

I noticed that some of you on Facebook don’t like abortion. The big thing that would get me is how many of you say that “abortion is fucking murder” and “Abortion people are freaks.” I’ve got issues with people like me who believe in science and scientific reasoning for abortion as freaks. First, what happens when a baby is made?

you might be wondering what happens when a baby is made. I’ll not go into the whole egg and sperm saying how do you do, after all we’ve gone there in science class. However, think about the cost and financial figures the baby will demand. I’m not saying you have to buy them things because you want to, the baby will demand a lot of attention. First, how many diapers do you go through with your average baby? Secondly, when the baby grows a bit older, how many pieces of clothing or garments do you go through for baby? Child will need lots of extra things, including clothes, food, diapers, and if the kid is a girl, you’ll need to show her how to use feminine hygiene products. That’s nothing really compared to the whole changing your baby on a changing table though. And for some women, it’s not just the financial figures a baby costs that brings them to abort a baby.

Imagine for a moment that you had been raped by a not so nice older relative as a minor. If the baby was born male, that older relative would find a way to get custody of the baby while in some way being in jail for raping you. Imagine you’re a woman who doesn’t want to look into the face of her rapist, and is psychologically traumatized by the sight of the baby. You’d need extra therapy for keeping the child so you don’t abuse him. However, abortion would save not only the cost of care for the baby, but the cost of a trial, custody dispute, and oh so many other things.

You might be wondering why the hell I’m writing this. Colorado has repeatedly tried abortion bans on the ballot, and thankfully, none have prevailed. Abortion bans don’t work, and the twenty weeks abortion bans don’t scientifically work because certain things a fetus could have disease wise don’t show up until twenty weeks or more have passed. Sometimes a baby gets so sick it can’t live, period. So what do yu do? you have to abort. That’s the simple fix and it doesn’t threaten the life of the woman. If a mother’s life and health are at stake, also her psychological health, a baby should never be forcibly or arbitrarily carried to term. Governments should never decide a woman or baby’s fate, only a woman, her husband, and then her doctor, all in accordance with the woman’s faith. I would never abort my own kids, that is unless they aren’t the kids of my husband. Trenton and i want to be able to have a child, but the cost is overtly prohibitive. We use contraception to make sure pregnancy doesn’t happen for now. We need safer and better housing that will allow kids, period. If someone were to have raped me while I was trying to conceive with Trenton, I’d have to take an emergency contraception pill, and do all the contraceptive precautions like not having sex for a while just to make sure the rapist’s baby doesn’t plant itself in and scare the crap out of me when it comes out, if it even does. There are plenty of loving couples, same sex and different sex, that would love to adopt kids, but think on it first before you bring a child into the world. Costs could range from $10,000 over eighteen years to $2,000,000 over eighteen years depending on socioeconomic circumstances, child’s special needs, and income requirements for housing. There you have it. If Republicans don’t want women to be equal to men, they’re asking for trouble. This includes the cruel cycle of not letting them have contraception, especially if they’re single. If i were single at all, contraception would still be an option because I don’t want to be pregnant with a stranger’s kid anyway. Disabled females stand a 95% chance of being raped and some to the point of pregnancy. Rape is a really dumb idea for men, so if you’re male and reading this, don’t touch girls you’re not supposed to in a way they don’t want you to, even your wife. As a woman who is blind, my body is seen as less valued and more prone for nonconsensual sex. This happens a lot to my girlfriends, and that’s something we need to address. We need to teach boys not to rape, period. We need to have stricter punishments in place for rapists especially if they do disabled females under eighteen. At the same time, sex ed should include consent which I mention in a prior post.

One thing is for certain in this day and age. We don’t need abortion bans, and churches and politicians should not be getting into the decisions of women and their doctors. Thank you for reading.

Beth

Make them hear you: Voting and the Importance of Electing the Proper Person

Dear readers,

If you can find an accessible voting machine in your precinct, vote. If you can find your mail in ballot on your piles of paper, vote. If you have an accessible voting method, please vote. If you vote, think about a few things: if you are female, do you want to continue having the right to vote? What about the right to read, write, and own property? Or do you want your daughters to go to special schools where they just sit there and do petty point and coloring books? And do you want your daughter to be limited in what activities she can do? If the answer is no to those questions, then please vote for the candidate who will safeguard your rights. As a colored female, if you are a colored female, do you want to be whipped around at the polling places? Do you want your daughters and granddaughters to be told that the only jobs open to them are cleaning and cooking? This also applies to other types of females, but if you want to answer no to those questions, then vote for a candidate who will safeguard your rights. Think about the things you might see if the Proud Boys and Boogaloo Boys take control of this country, cancel any rights we have, and put women in a place they can’t be in. Think about whata might happen if religious fanatics came in and took over the country. Do you want a president who doesn’t care if fanatical evangelicals tell women they can’t read? That they can’t minister to men? That they will have to go to those special schools to learn embroidery, petty point, and coloring? Think about it. If you are a male ally and you’re reading this, congratulations on being a sister’s brother, a wife’s husband, or any other sort of male ally. You need to be further educated if you’re someone who doesn’t believe women should have rights. If you’re someone who believes women are the property of their fathers first, then their husbands, stop reading this blog immediately and go somewhere else and think about what drives you to think this way. Is it your entitlement? Are you a power hungry and entitled male? If you answered yes, then you shouldn’t be thinking that way. Women are counting on you to vote for them, vote for us to be able to type the ideas in this blog, vote for us to be able to read good books, not have to sit there and do embroidery and petty point all day. We want to be able to do things that are beyond what men believe we can do: we want to do something other than cook and clean for the males in our lives. This is half the reason I don’t do dishes, don’t cook, and don’t clean house all the time. The big reason is this: I was emotionally abused and forced to live with a patriarchal family, one that has not been invited to the wedding which, by the way, will have to take place no matter what happens. We’re looking forward to it, Trenton and I, but we can’t stay together if people tell us to separate. What if your presidential candidate makes it illegal for blacks and whites to marry? Parents should never allow this, and even more, Congress and the President should be fighting on human rights grounds, not debating on this. Interracial marriage is not up for debate, it’s a human right. Disabled women’s rights to their bodies and minds is not up for debate, it’s a human right. There are lots of things not up for debate, and they are human rights. Think about it, and vote accordingly.

Thank you all for reading this blog. I hope to write good news next.

Beth

The Bad Boys Have Been Here For a While, But They’ve Got to Go!

Dear readers,

Unfortunately, there are bad boys messing with the Denver Women’s Chorus efforts to raise money for itself and keep going. There was an incident involving a security guy from 9 news who was taken into custody by Denver Police, and worse off, I got an email from the president of the chorus stating that our fellow chorus member’s event could not be used to sell shirts, so she changed the location twice on Facebook. I want to say that this whole Proud Boys, Boogaloo Boys, whatever thing is so dangerous that it is now hurting DWC’s efforts to encourage the human rights of LGBTQI+ individuals in the vote. Voting is so important, and let’s explain the logic here.

If we don’t vote, imagine yourself unable to purchase your own goods and services because you’re female and can’t own property. Why do you wonder? Because a government official in the Boogaloo Boys might have been elected over your choice of candidate. This man might be sexist enough to say that women are property, and can therefore hold no property.

Imagine a world in which you were good for nothing but cooking, cleaning, sex, and having babies. Imagine the Proud or Boogaloo groups taking over the country’s economic infrastructure, taking away a woman’s right to work outside of home and shopping jobs. Imagine that you’re the maid in a rich white man’s house, or you could picture yourself as a handmaid. Even if you have a no dick policy, that doesn’t matter to the creepy old man who insists you have sex with him every week during a sacred brutal ceremony. For more, read the Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood’s predictions are scary, and they seem to be coming true in some areas, but not others. But here’s what I want as far as the voter stuff.

I want to own property, not be the property.

I want to type this blog and not be the one for whom everything is typed. I want to be the one expressing her thoughts, whether content or discontent, of the government. I don’t think violence is the answer, but what I want to see is a peaceful resolution, but moreover, arrest of all the Proud Boys and Boogaloo Boys involved in messing up my friends’ rally. DWC wants to raise money for itself, and it’s a community chorus. Women should have the right to sing nonsacred works, but in a Gileadean or Gilead like society, women will only be aunts, supplicant aunts singing praises to a patriarchal God. The Lord God Almighty this or that will be the only thing passing a lady’s lips.

Also, I am wondering why so many guys would ruin a rally for my friend in the DWC in the first place. These guys made it unsafe to sell t-shirts at the event downtown, so … and I heard gunshots in the distance. Who’s shooting who??? Here’s more about my rights though.

I want the right to marry the man of my choosing, not some stupid commander dude.

I want the right to be with Trenton, regardless of race or ability.

I want the right to access any social media or streamed media I want. This means Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video, etc. No more of this thinking that females should never have access to that plus money and food stuffs.

I want safety in my own home and community, a safe place where the police don’t brutalize my friends and partners, where I can walk around and greet the warm and friendly people about me. Please, if you go vote, think about the world you want for yourself and your daughters and granddaughters and especially what you want to tell your sons. He or they will need the best information on being good to women, consent, and so on. Black men are the best type of men in my experience, and my current is the best because he looks at me, regardless of my color, like a queen. I’d rather be treated like a queen rather than a handmaid. Think about this for a few moments. If you’re a lesbian, you should think first about the rights of your friends, your fellow butches and fems, whatever you identify as. Think of what kind of world you want your daughters and sons and grandkids to live in. I doin’t want my daughter stolen from me, made into a wife, and not allowed to read or write books and blogs. So, this is all of why voting is so important, and why the rallies and all that are so important. I want to encourage the DWC girls to look carefully at the writings here in this entry, and if you want to steal it, just give credit where credit is due.

Thank you all for your support in this blog, and please for goodness sakes, go out and vote.

Beth

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