Monday, March 12, 2012

Women in Texas Seeing Red!

"Seeing Red Luna Chick" Created March 10
Where do I start on this issue? Let's just start with the fact that March is Women's History Month. How apropos is it that? The 2012 National Women's History Month Theme is "Women's Education and Women's Empowerment!" Then why in the hell are we still experiencing gender discrimination? Why are the women in my home state of Texas having to fight for women's health care? Why is it that 80% of students in art school women and only 42% of the art in galleries by women?

I know I scare people when I get on my soap box but didn't we fight this fight in the 60's?  No woman should be treated as a second-class citizen, anywhere, under any circumstances and I am sorry this may sound a little sensitive but all of this makes me mad enough to cry!

Last week was the first of three "Seeing Red" protests with a great turn out of over 200. Rachel Maddow saluted Marcia Ball and all women in red states rallying for women's rights on her show. I created an Etsy Treasury to bring awareness to the cause. Tomorrow Tuesday, March 13, the second rally will take place at the Capitol. Hope to see all you there at noon. Wear your red shirt, make a sign, bring some noise makers, your voice and conviction, something to drink and your enthusiasm.  We hope to double if not triple that number tomorrow. 

It is more than the question of "If Viagra is covered shouldn't birth control be covered?" That is a no-brainer, of course it should be. It is more about women losing ground that we had already fought for and won! We must denounces the words and lobbying of anyone or any group, including public figures like Rush Limbaugh, using national media to promote disgusting and disrespectful terms and policies directed at woman. 

See you at the Capitol tomorrow at noon! Wear RED!

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way! Thanks for being out there for ALL of us!