Sunday, February 5, 2012

Susan G. Komen: Sleeping With The Enemy (song)

The Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation has been in the spotlight of the news for the last couple of weeks. Initially pulling funds from Planned Parenthood, and then after a viral attack and pressure from thousands on the web, reversing that decision immediately. It was surprising to a lot of people. A shock, really. It also put Planned Parenthood in the limelight during these critical decision making moments of the GOP presidential race. The GOP has been attacking Planned Parenthood for years over the abortion-rights issue. Their campaign to take this decision and choice away from women is no secret. The Susan G. Komen foundation must have cracked under pressure from anti-abortion groups and caved in to their demands. Only to reverse that decision later:

“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” the Komen foundation announced in a statement Friday morning.

Now, usually when something like this happens on this scale, the GOP remains firm in their decisions. They don't allow emotions to alter their decision making in business and especially politics. Because the GOP is dominated by the men who don't really react to anything emotionally. Because they are focused on money, only.

And that is why this case is so unique to me. Because the one thing the GOP didn't anticipate was the fact that, yes, women do react emotionally. And in this particular case it WAS a business decision effected by an emotional reaction. Because this business decision effects the lives of women in the United States Of America. Which should warrant an emotional reaction to every man who has a female relative. Why shouldn't it?

And for the first time in a long time, I see before me the one crucial element in balancing out the power struggle in America. Because there have been millions of women who've caved into the rhetoric of men and given up their personal freedom and choices. There are too many women who do not feel safe because they fear this rhetoric. This rhetoric of fear which has been lavishly garnered by men in search of power and wealth. And backed by brutal physical and unwarranted abuse sold as punishment. But now, in this new age of technology, women can read and feel the support of millions via the internet in regards to their issues. Our issues. Women are speaking out with more confidence than we have ever seen. And getting results.

Because it simply makes sense. As if your own grandmother was telling you. And more and more, women like this are breaking free from the greedy, selfish, power thirsty businessmen who have been oppressing women longer than any other group of people in the history of mankind...

To all the fathers, brothers, sons, uncles...
This message has to be shared and spread in anyway possible. Any format. Any version.
This song is my version of this message...

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