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Women Lose AGAIN!!! — Filosofa’s Word

Some people treat their furry companions (cats, dogs, hamsters, etc.) as ‘pets’ … animals to be played with at will, to put cutesy little outfits on them (never mind that they are already far more beautiful than we humans, because they have fur!), and shoo them away when they aren’t in the mood to play […]

Women Lose AGAIN!!! — Filosofa’s Word

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We Don’t Got NO Rights!

We Don’t Got NO Rights

No Rights Over Our Bodies

No Rights Over What We’re Supposed to Think

We Don’t Got NO Rights

We are All, Slaves to the Misogynistic World that We’d Been, Born into

despite how hard those who came before us, fought too hard!

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We Don’t Got NO Rights

No Rights to Speak UP & Out

‘Bout What We’d Been Through

‘Cuz They’ll All Just, Try &, Silence Us

We Don’t Got NO Rights

Because We’re Women

Because We’re, the

Lesser Sex

Because MEN Want Control

We Don’t Got NO Rights!

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The Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Our (women’s) bodies, are, no longer, OURS, it’s, the government’s!

The political news website, Politico disclosed that the supreme court justice in an unpublished draft of the primary opinions, that the Supreme Court is going to overturn the 1973 landmark case on abortion, “Roe vs. Wade”.  If this gets through, then, in twenty-two states, abortions would become, illegal, and this was the very first time that the opinions of the Supreme Court had “leaked out” before the ruling had become, publicized.

Out of the expectations of the general public, the Supreme Court took the case of Mississippi’s banning a fifteen-week pregnant woman’s right to terminate her own pregnancy, in this case, the state demanded that the Supreme Court overturn the decision of Roe vs. Wade.

The website Politico since February started rumoring about the decisions of the Supreme Court, the head justice, Alito wrote: “Roe vs. Wade was wrong from the start, the theory was weak, this decision had led to serious consequences, not only did it not resolve the controversies of abortion nationally, it’d even, caused the debates to split the people up.”

The person who’d disclosed this stated, that the other four Republican Supreme Court Justices appointed by Republican presidents, after hearing the debates last December, supported Alito in overturning Roe vs. Wade, and, the opinions of all five Supreme Court Justices stayed unchanged to this week.

women in the U.S., protesting this! Photo from online

The other three justices appointed by Republican presidents, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, voted not to overturn Roe vs. Wade, of these, the liberal, Roberts will hold the deciding vote, it’s still unsure, which side he will rule for.

And so, by declaring Roe vs. Wade unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court is saying that we women don’t have the right over our bodies, that our bodies belonged to the government, that if we get pregnant, we need to give birth, and that’s, a total violation of our, personal freedom and rights, and, as this ruling finalized, there would be a ton of those, abortion clinics that operate in the darkness, because that, is how this happens, because there will always be those of us who don’t want our pregnancies, and, because the U.S. is now, illegalizing abortion, we will all, find alternative ways, to get that done, and, putting our lives in danger in return.

Taking AWAY we women’s right of choice, and, pro life is still, pro choice, we are the ones, with the rights of our bodies here, not you, men, God, Supreme Court justices of the United States of America!

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What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Christine E. Ray — Brave & Reckless

we liked you better when you were a girl with your mouth muzzled shut by strong adult hands seen but not heard on your scabbed bony knees easily rendered docile compliant we liked you better when you were young held the shared secrets close carried the blame our blame as if it were your own […]

What We’re Told Not To Talk About – Christine E. Ray — Brave & Reckless

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Lee Has All the Better Qualities, But She’s Still Voiceless, & Sacrificed in Her Marriage

We women are still, SCREWED over, by these, traditional, stereotypical, gender roles!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Experts: Women’s Giving to Their Families Seen & Interpreted as Matter-of-Fact

The ex-wife of the singer, Wang rebutted on a post two days ago, described how she was being treated as unequal to him in the family, that if women are housewife who don’t make an extra paycheck, women would’ve worked even harder, for less gains, it’d gained the agreements of all women around.  The C.E.O. of Women’s New Knowledge Foundation, Chuang told, that the society still believes, that women as the roles of caretakers of the family, the primary person who do the household chores.  And once there’s a divorce on the way, the men and women would not stand on equal basis to one another; the manager of the counseling center of Soochow University, Yao told, that Lee has a higher education degree, good backgrounds, but she’s still the voiceless, the sacrificed party in her marriage.

Chuang told, that no matter if it’s a full-time housewife, a working woman, the stereotypical belief of the society is still that women are in charge of household chores, caretaking, that the workhours of women are a lot longer than the males’, but, nobody viewed household chores as a pay job, and women’s working in the home had been taken for granted, and this underestimated the stress of the party doing all the work at home.

Chuang told, that there are many ways to transfer the assets away from the individual legally in Taiwan, or through the company, and the laws for alimony and child support don’t work in favor of women, and so, the foundation is pushing forth for an amendment on the civil front, this was what Lee mentioned as the cost of her opportunities of work away from the home, because the full-time housewives not only put in the physical labor, and they’d lost the competitive edges of the workforces, and, as both men and women entered into marriage for many years, the men keep on advancing in the promotions, the wives, due to taking care of the families, the children, couldn’t establish her self in society, as they split up, the starting line is never, equal for men and women.

Some believes, due to the higher education that Lee received, her socioeconomic status being higher up, it’d allowed her to voice out the inequality, Chuang said, that even as the better-educated women couldn’t change the structures of patriarchal society, compared to women in the past, women now are better able to, describe the unequal treatments they were receiving, but from her post, it’s clear to see, that Lee is still, having, a very hard time deciding on what she is to do.

Yao believed, that Lee put up with the bad behaviors of Wang in the marriage for EIGHT years, with her background, her higher education degrees, she still got tied down by the society’s expectations of her role as a wife, a mother, a woman, that she should settle down, and be the great woman who’s backing her husband up, giving him support, and, no matter how able-bodied, how strong the backgrounds of women are, we’re still, voiceless, and sacrificed, in our, marriages.

And so, this still showed, how the traditional gender roles had, SCREWED us ALL, and, because of these, traditional gender roles that’s been, etched into our, socialization, our ways of life, we’d, internalized these messed up values that tried putting us women, into, OUR, “places”, and we get trapped, and, can’t get out.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Found the Heartbeat Laws of Texas Constitutional

Whatever happened to our bodies, our, rights again?  Oh yeah, it must’ve, DIED, with those, IRON-JAWED Angels then, right???  This will mark for many landmark case to the FEDERAL supreme court of the U.S. that’s for sure!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

And the Decisions of the Federal Supreme Court Also Allowed the Abortion Clinics to Report to the Authorities, the Head Supreme Court Justice Warned, that if All the Other States Followed Texas’s Lead, the Legislation will Become a Laughing Stock

The effective “heartbeat laws” started back in September stated that other than emergency medical conditions, the prohibitions of fetuses over six weeks old will be prohibited, even in cases of rape, and incest too.  normally, the zygote started having a heartbeat at week six, and, the law banned the surgeons to manually abort as the heartbeats are detected for the pregnancies.

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the protests, before the TX law had been signed into effect…photo from online

And the law also allows for ordinary citizens to blow the whistle on those who are involved in the abortions, including the medical surgeons, nurses, medical professional workers, the owners of the hospitals or clinics, even the cabdriver who gave the woman a lift to her abortion, and, the reward of $10,000U.S. is to be paid for by the defendants of the cases.

The Supreme Court of the U.S. also tossed back the justices department’s halting of the enforcing of the Heartbeat Law, the justice department claimed, that this law obstructs women’s rights to terminate their pregnancies constitutionally, that it was, unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court in 1973 in “Roe vs. Wade”, found that women’s rights to abort is protected by the U.S. Constitution, while legalized abortion all across the U.S.  The American president, Biden through his statement through the White House claimed, that he supported the decisions of Roe vs. Wade that’s been in existence for close to half a century, the women’s right to abort.

Since the Heartbeat Law started, there were already, dozens of cases, at this time, the Supreme Court’s decision that the abortion clinics is allowed to blow the whistles is only, partial victory, the allowing for the carrying through of the law, is still in conflict with the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade.

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The chief justice of the U.S. Federal Supreme Court, Roberts sent out a harsh warning to his fellow supreme court justices on the Heartbeat Law, that if by allowing every other state to follow the Texas state senate, bypassing the courts, to set up the unconstitutional laws, “the law itself, as well as the explanation thereof, by the Supreme Courts will all become, a total, laughingstock!”

It is, already, a @#$%ING (maxed out!) laughingstock already, or, hadn’t you noticed?  What the @#$%?  This is, totally, against human right, and we women, just as same as you, sons-of-bitches (not name-calling here!) on two legs, are humans too, and, Texas passing this law, is against women’s rights, and so, yeah, the U.S. went back, hundreds of years, in this law, to PREVENT we women, to have the RIGHTS, over our, bodies, and it IS our bodies that would be, carrying, all of your young, you do realize that, don’t you, losers, or, can you guys, “shapeshift” into, seahorse daddies, or those, leaf dragon daddies here, huh???

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The New Law that’s Being Drafted States that if a Married Woman Wants an Abortion, She No Longer Needed that Consent from Her Husband

This is, brand new, so totally different, from the TEXAS heartbeat laws, a step forward for women’s rights here, I’ll say!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Focusing on Gender Equality, Getting Rid of the Discriminations, the Eugenics Health Laws Amending the Names, the Abortions of Teenage Girls, NO Longer on the Parents’ Saying So

The eugenics health law is about to have a big change, the Department of Health & Sanitations last week asked along the experts from the various realms to discuss an amendment, other than changing the names of “Eugenic Healthcare Laws” to “Birthing Law Protection Act”, and for the sake of protecting the rights of married woman to have births, they’d canceled the rules of how married woman, in getting an abortion, needed the consents of their, husbands, meaning, that if the wife wants an abortion, she didn’t need her husband to sign off on it, and this may be a huge impact to the beliefs of traditional marriages.

The drafts of this new amendment will be set into motion earliest at the start of January, the Gynecology Medical Society Chairman, Huang stated, that it would cause great debate for married women to not get consent of their husbands on their abortions, that after the drafts of the amendment come into place, there’s a need for the society’s agreeing on this view.

what this signs said!

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Another key point of this amendment focuses on the abortions of unwed teenage girls, if there were the disagreements on the matter with the legal guardians, it’s no longer the parents’ decisions solely.  The head of National Health Department, Wu pointed out, whether or not the minors wanted to have an abortion, will be up to them to decide, the parents (legal guardians) should not go against the persons’ wishes.

As for the abortions of the married women, no longer needed consents from their husbands, and this amendment caused great debates, there’s no consensus agreed on the matters.  Toward this, Wu told, that gender equality, equal rights for women, is now, a global, trend, and the country’s already passed the “patients’ right to choose”, any medical procedures, will respect the individuals’ wishes.

Wu told, that this amendment is major, and, the name had changed, because the former name, “Eugenics” is discriminatory, and it’d not fitted to the rights of the handicapped individuals anymore; and, in the discussions of this amendment, they will come together with the experts, to amend the laws on a more open, more progressive means, and, the formal posting of the law will be announced to the public at the earliest in January of next year, and, the department is currently collecting the advices from all around, to use the data as the basis of the amendments of the laws.

Huang told, that from a medical standpoint, the medical foundations are standing on the basis of respect for women, getting rid of gender inequality, and supportive of married women’s needing consents from their husbands in abortions, based off of the statistics of insurance, it showed, that there are, more than twenty women per year who’d died due to childbirth, or complications from childbirth, if the pregnant woman can’t choose whether or not to have an abortion based off of her physical conditions, it may not good for the mother, or the pregnancy.

And, unlike the heartbeat law in TX, this is, a step forward in women’s rights, because we now are the ones, deciding whether or NOT we want an abortion, without your consents, and just because you fucking (so???) sons-of-bitches (not namecalling here, not the literal either!) are married to us, that still does NOT mean that you have the rights to decide, WHAT we do with OUR bodies, because, it’s our rights to our own bodies, and if you want to, why don’t YOU FUCKERS (and???) try and carry YOUR children full-term instead???  Oh wait, none of you are seahorse daddies or leaf dragons, nor do you have “pouches” like those, marsupials, do you?  Nope! So, it’s OUR bodies, OUR, choice here, and you don’t got NO (oopsy, mark down another “double negative” here, why don’t ya!!!) say in this!

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Being a “Mom” is Work Too

A-M-E-N, to that, on how the “job” of a mom is, taken for granted, too often in the world today, translated…

What full-time mothers hated hearing is, “You don’t work, do you?”, everybody knows it too, that the job description of “mom” is, multifaceted, numerous tasks, long work hours; and on Mother’s Day, everybody wanted to say, “Mom, you’d, worked, too hard!”, but mostly, people believed, that “mom” is, nothing, more than a role, not a job.

My neighbor’s seven-year-old daughter came over to play, asked me, “Aunty, what’s your job?”, I’d replied, “my job is mom”.  She’d stated, “That’s not a job!”, then I’d, asked her, “Why isn’t it?  I’d done some many things during a day!”, she’d, insisted, “but you don’t make any money, my mom works, and made so much money!  She’s working overtime today!”

Yeah, if I worked as a nanny, in the schools, or the afternoon programs to teach the students, cooked the foods at restaurants, driving a cab to take clients to and from, to the employers’ homes to clean their houses, I would, totally, earn a wage, even, the bonuses, the raises around the holidays, the breaks the days off, and the worker’s insurances too.  But, in my own home, I’d done, just that, no money to be earned, no days off, and I’d often needed, the overtime hours too.  As my child fell ill, I’d needed to stay by his side watch over him day and night; if I caught what my child had, or maybe, I fell ill, or felt tired, I can’t have a day off, nobody’s there, to look after me.  Once I’d stayed with my child at the hospitals, and in a few days, my child recovered, but I’d, started having a fever.  As the doctors came to make the rounds, I’d begged, “I feel achy all over, I can’t take one step, can’t leave my child here and got get treated, can you give me a tab that’ll, help reduce my fever please!”

the job of a housewife…

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and these women aren’t, getting paid, for EACH and EVERY task that they’re, performing around the house either…illustration from online

If I don’t get paid, then, I’m not, working?  What is the definition of, “work”?  I’d looked it up in the dictionary, “Work”: occupation, synonym: labor.  And the definition of “occupation” is: the post or work that an individual has.  Here, it’d not mentioned anything about wages.  In Wikipedia, the definition of “Work” is: occupation; while the definition of “Occupation” is: a day-to-day routine of labor, with the goals of getting paid for your labor.  “Getting paid for labor” meant, a wage, so, Wikipedia believed, that the purpose of work, is, getting that pay, this is also, the majority’s explanation of what “work” entailed.  Then, in the ancient times, before the individuals became masters, what would the work of the apprenticeships be?  And, there’s, the same character in the world, volunteer, and volunteers normally, don’t get, paid either, but it clearly, constitutes as a form of work too, based off of the meanings of the characters taken apart, so, why is it, that staying at home, taking care the children, NOT considered, “work”?  Based off of what I’d already, described, everything I do at home, are all the work deemed as work by societal definition, and, every single task combined, makes into, a whole “job”!  “Homemaking is NOT a job”, “Full-time mothers aren’t working!”, this sort of deeply rooted belief, when will it get, amend3ed?  It’s a wonder, that a lot of moms want to, find alternative work posts, so they don’t get misinterpreted as, “leeches”!

Before my neighbor’s young daughter left my home, I’d told her, “Aunty’s job is being a mom, I’m also, a temporary nanny.  Next time if your mom can’t watch over it, send you over to my house, do tell her, aunty will be charge a hundred dollars an hour.”, that young girl, she’d made a sound with her tongue, then, walked out the door, she’s still fazed at how aunty doesn’t go out to work to make a pay, to play with children at home, and her too.  The next time, if I ask for pay from her “mom with work”, hopefully, she can gain a little more understanding of how, “aunty also works!”

And that is, precisely, how and why these homemakers get taken for granted, because we’re NOT working out of our homes, dressed up in those suits, making a pay check with the dollar amounts, but homemakers ARE working, they’re working 24/7, 365 or 366 days PER year, and, we’re NOT allowed to have any sick days, vacation times, and we’re not making enough for the families in these, dollars and cents?  You’ve got to be, shitting me here, and this is the LACK of respect, that we women get, for staying at home, and working as a HOUSEWIFE, raising up our young, cleaning up the houses, keeping the living environment, clean and tidy, not to mention, getting the groceries, sometimes, we also act as, the makeshift plumber, electrician too!  So show some RESPECT already, huh???

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Helping the Mothers Return Back to the Workforce, a Company was Set up to Match Their Skills

This is a program, that helps women, get OUT of the, traditional gender roles, to help them find work outside the homes, off of the Newspapers, translated…

The Der-Jen Human Resources Agency’s goal is to “help moms find work”; the founder of the program, Tsai saw a lot of women her age, because they had children, and after they took their maternity leaves, it’d become, harder for them, to return back to the workforce.  As she’d set up an independent agency, helping the women to have a friendly work environment, that they can take care of their families, as well as work at the same time, and her company received the “Enterprise Friendly Work Environment Contributions” award.

“What we’re doing may not bring in the big bucks, but, it’s, more than, meaningful!”, Tsai stated, that their workspace is put together with the desks, and the employees don’t need to follow the strict work schedules of nine to five, the flexibility of workhours allowed the employees to have more freedom, “the company is an example of allowing women to not get limited by the time of work in the offices, nor working in a specific space, and they can, all shine still”.

Tsai originally worked in the high-tech industries, in 2016, she’d given up on her high pay job, and set up a company on her own.  With only eight employees, and the objective of her company was to help match the female workers with the fitted workplaces fitted to their needs, the members of the families had the need of caretaking, and needed to go to and from work and home quite a lot, needed the flexible workhours, also, the balances of home and work too; and there were those women who’d left the workforces for way too long, lacked the self-confidences, and aren’t professional enough in their skillsets, they’d all needed the help.

Tsai told, that “combining the work and the families’ needs” was her original thought when she set up her company, “Der-Jen” is also the first human resources company that promoted the flexible work schedule in all of Taiwan, and called itself a social enterprise; from the very beginning of her company being set up, the hardships that they endured, most of the enterprises were all doubtful toward the “homemakers” returning back to the workforce, from the communications, the education, currently, the foundation offers about 3,000 women who are looking to return to work after they had their children.

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so women can work, and take care of their children at the same time! Photo from UDN.com

The Der-Jen Human Resources recently combined workforces with the academic units, and started up the forum of setting up a friendlier environment for working mothers, and complied with the government’s program of “Women Returning to the Workforce”, designed many courses, to help reconnect the women with their going back to work, and it’d, set up the human resources classes for the private enterprises too; Tsai hoped to design a more flexible work schedule for women all around.

Making the Work Environment Friendlier, Tsai: What I’m Doing is Meaningful

Tsai worked in the technology industries for more than a decade’s time, she had already been promoted to a managerial position, and her career is on the rise, but as she’d found, that other women around her, due to getting married, starting their families, giving up on their dreams, and the achievements they get from work, leaving their stable workforces, and their wages, she’d pushed forth a friendly environment for mothers.

“People’s choices are related to their personality traits!”, she’d said, in the technology field she’d worked in the “innovations, and the most advanced” job, including before the government’s expansion southbound, she’d led the workers in her company to expand her company to Southeast Asia, to going into the 3-Dimension printing, the resources shopping sites.  But being creative in her thoughts, and with that strong sense of justice, she’d slowly wondered, “are the technologies working in helping people live better, or are they, controlling, our behaviors?”, and she’d started, having a different belief system.

In 2012 in a chance encounter, Tsai came into contact with “social enterprise”, she was in the midst of contemplating wanting to do something meaningful, and, she’d, matched to the programs perfectly, in the end, she’d left the technology industries, and set up a similar social enterprise, the Der-Jen Human Resources Agency.

Tsai told, that as she got deeper in, she’d found, that the matter of gender in the workforces is quite, complicated, in the process of helping, she saw the stories of others unravel before her eyes, and it’d, helped her accumulated the experiences, and felt, that she’d become, a source of power that can, help the society move forward.  She said, “the various people in their various positions, playing their roles well, finding how each can contribute to the society, I’m really glad, to have found the work I really enjoy doing, that’s also, meaningful too.”

And so, this, is a good program, that this woman set up, to help mothers who left the workforce to have children, who wanted to, return back to work again, as the work environment usually isn’t that friendly toward women who’d had children, and most of the enterprises would think twice before they hire mothers, because of how the mothers needed to consider the welfare of their own children, and this woman’s agency, is set up, to help the women find the jobs that can help them do both: work to bring in the pays, and to take care of their young.

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On an Unknown Early Morning

On an unknown early morning, she woke up, not knowing, what’s up ahead in her day, she got dressed for school, as she’d done from before…

She got out at six thirty, walked on that small road between the fields, like she’d, always done in the mornings, getting to school, then, she can’t remember, what happened afterwards.

She woke, in a room, full of, bright light, with voices, so sharp, so loud it’d, made her ears ache.  She’d, blinked her eyes, tried to get things into focus, but it’s like, something’s, obstructing her view, she’d, rubbed her eyes, to try to clear it, it didn’t work.  It took her, a very long time, to realize, that the white room she was in, wasn’t her class, where she was, supposed to be.

Then, a woman’s voice started speaking, she tried to follow where the sound came from, but, she couldn’t see!!!  The woman’s voices told her, “Ms. You’d been, attacked, we just did a rape kit on you!”  A rape what???   That wasn’t supposed to happen, I was on my way to school, then, for some unknown reasons, I ended up, here…

The woman’s voice continued, “is there someone you’d like us to call for you, an adult, maybe?  Your parents, perhaps?  Do you have their numbers???”

On an unknown early morning, nothing was supposed to happen, it was, just like any other day, she got up, got into the shower, to wake herself up, brushed her teeth, put on her clothes, dressed herself for school, and, sat at the breakfast table, as her mother worked in and out of the kitchen, her father, sitting in his chair, with his paper, reading…

Nothing was supposed to happen, on an, ordinary, unknown, early morning, but something did, something that made her wish she was, dead, but she wasn’t, she’d, survived through the physical and sexual assault, and now, she’s, broken!!!

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