Today’s coffee – Commenting on Other’s Comments

My sister has encouraged me to continue the cup of tea blogs.  You know, the ones I write randomly first thing in the morning as I enjoy my caffeine fix.  I hesitated and told her that not all my just-waking-up thoughts are about women’s rights and right now I feel it’s important to continue spreading that particular message.   I am easily distracted and do not want to deviate onto other topics on my activist radar just yet.  Unfortunately what happens is I’ll start a new project and then my original one does not receive my full attention and it takes longer to accomplish the end-goal.  I don’t want that to happen with my fight for women’s rights.

With the cons well in mind, I thought about the pros to writing no matter what my thoughts.  First, it would keep me in the writing spirit.  Second, it would give the readers a chance to know I have other interests and feel passionately about many social and economic issues.  Third, maybe I’ll think of something funny to say and get a laugh out of you 🙂

Lucky for me (and our fight for women’s rights), this morning’s coffee has found me posting comments on a Huffington Post’s Crime page article about Todd Akin’s remarks.  Since I’ve already written my thoughts for the day in various posts, I’ll copy and paste them for you to enjoy in one place.  This keeps me discussing women’s rights (my current project) and keeps me blogging, so you all have a chance to get to know me better.

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A Call to Action: Women can and will change the election results

I’ve been thinking long and hard this last week as to what action I can take that will preserve the rights our ancestors fought for us to have.  How can I inspire other women to take action that will show the world we will not remain silent any longer as our rights are jeopardized?

My call to action started when I read remarks made by Congressman Todd Akin.  Sure, they say Todd Akin won’t win his race.  But is that enough?  Does that send any message?  I don’t think it does.  Now if he were to lose to his race by the largest margin ever recorded in election history – that might make headlines.

I propose that each person who reads this post take action to ensure uneducated, close-minded, backwards-thinking politicians do not win their races this November (I assure you, Todd Akin is not the only one).  To quote my twin sister, Teresa Hill, “Let there be no confusion or mistake: if the Republican Party wins the election, women will be second class citizens without the right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness.”

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