To the Editor:

Why a Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21?

The organizers released the following statement.

“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too big to ignore.

The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.

We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

Do women need to just get over it? The election is over, but the War on Women continues.

Women cannot get over elected officials battling against access to contraception, against the constitutional right to choice, against the Violence Against Women Act, against equal pay laws, and against single mothers.

The Women’s March on Washington is intent on sending a clear message that women, from all walks of life, expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families, and their communities.

Is this a call to action? In the immortal words of Helen Reddy, “I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore.”

In addition to sending a message, the march is also aimed at building relationships and mending the divides between our communities.

You may opt to participate in the Washington march or the Austin march or one of the many marches taking place around the country, or you may choose to opt out.

Regardless, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington believe it “is just the first step, what comes after is up to us all.”

Marianne Miller

Nolanville

(5) comments

don76550

What garbage. Those little liberal snowflakes marching on Washington are the epitome of the moral degeneration that has occurred in this country. They are a cancer on this nation. The only joy they seem to have in this life is murdering babies. Miller, you claim a reason for your march is violence? How do you square that with your despicable zeal to kill a baby?

KilleenLady1968

I normally don't comment on these but I felt I had to this time.
I am a woman and these women do not speak on my behalf. I do not believe that taxpayers should have to pay for the decisions I make in my bedroom or anywhere else. Nobody is trying to take away contraceptives we just don't want to pay for it. Your decisions, Your responsibility. I do not believe in the right to kill babies in their mothers wombs, its not the babies fault the mother was irresponsible or even for the sins of its father. I do not believe there is a pay inequality for women. What I have seen is men getting discriminated against simply because he is a man. I have seen it with my own husband in San Marcos at Texas State University in San Marcos. The woman hiring manger made sure she hired a less qualified ding bat of woman all for the cause of women's rights. My husband was more qualified but got looked over because he was not a woman. While working at two animal shelters I made more money per hour than my male coworkers. We did the same type work I was there longer and had more experience. but did they gripe ? No, they did their jobs and we all got along. So don't give me bs about women making men earning more than women. They want equal pay for less work or no work except sitting on their butts complaining about how men have it so much better than women. Now they think they need time off for that time of the month but yet they are so independent, but want this and want that, to me that is not independence at all. To me that is admitting that you are weak and can't handle life without special privileges. Do men get paid vacations one week per month for whatever reason ? No, they don't they are expected to come to work every day and work and listen to a bunch of snowflake women who can't pull their weight but want pay and extra privileges and rights. Get over yourselves and be the strong independent women you claim to be. Sorry for the rant but these feminazi's give good, strong, and independent women bad names. I love being a woman but I don't feel like I am better than a man, or should be treated better than a man, we were made different for a reason.

Dr Strangelove

How dare you talk about Human Rights then talk about the right to kill a baby—hypocrite! What about the baby’s right to life?

Roody2
Roody2

Women used to fight for their independence. Now they fight for their right to be dependent on government ... and they call it progress.

Bubba1
Bubba1

Females have, for a very long time, worked their way to the head of the line for everything in our republic. For example, in today's world, lesser qualified females are hired over males due to laws put in place for this purpose.

Further, females have reached equality on our land in all things, even to the detriment of the establishments to which they have been assigned.

I know of no Constitutional right to "choice", whatever that means to you; the Constitution is silent on this topic. Female rights are protected by the 14th Amendment.

Equal pay was settled in 1963. The Equal Pay Act was passed then.

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