I don’t know…
Women are in trouble.
Topeka, KS is enmeshed in a budget fight about the cost of prosecuting domestic violence. The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow hospitals to turn away women with life-threatening pregnancy complications if the hospital did not feel comfortable performing a termination.
One in five women do not have health insurance. 14% of women live in poverty. Women make 23% less money than men. The unemployment rate for women has risen between 2009 and 2011, even as the economy makes some small gains for men.
American women are suffering and the powers that be are willing to let them suffer. I don’t know what to say.
Yes. I do. Help a sister out. Please. This weekend, go to the grocery store and buy tampons or baby food or any kind of non-perishable food and take them to your local food bank. Take clothing or toiletries to a shelter. Donate money to programs that help women seeking work. Tutor women seeking education. Do something real for women.
If we don’t help each other, right now, who will?
Some DC Area Resources for Women and Families:
- Manna Food Center
- Capital Area Food Bank
- My Sister’s Place
- House of Ruth
- Bright Beginnings
- Jubilee Housing
- The Women’s Center