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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:30 AM

Hillary speaks for me

It's been a long wait. My 1st political hero was Shirley Chisholm and that's the era that shaped me. I remember not being able to buy birth control pills without a husband to approve, couldn't get a promotion at work because a man needed that job, raised a child alone and told to learn to type when I had to apply for welfare. I fought some battles and watched other women win some. I know Hillary and she knows me. I know what it took for her to push and push and never give up. So. I am glad it's Hillary and damn it,she does deserve it.

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Response to gwheezie (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:49 AM

1. Geez. Need a husband to "approve" to buy birth control pills ?!

 

What state was that in? And when?

Just curious because it is so appalling.

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Response to John Poet (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:23 AM

2. Take a look at the griswold sc decision 1965

It had to go to the sc to allow bc pills to be legal throughout the US for married couples. It wasn't until 1972 that the court made bc pills legal for unmarried women. I was not married, had a child and could not get bc pills anywhere but planned parenthood. Planned parenthood and many of us fought that fight. In the late 60's I belonged to a woman's co-op and set up a babysitting co-op so poor female students had daycare. We taught menstrual extraction before roe. I lived in a commune at the time, there were no beds for detox for women in the county, so we bought women home with us to detox them. We ran a storefront center 24/7 for any woman who needed refuge because there was no such thing as domestic violence. When I went to nursing school I was the 1st in that school to not live at the school and I was a single parent who worked, they didn't know what to do with me. This was in my lifetime, I won't give an inch on women's rights, not an inch. So when I look at Hillary and women in my age group, I know what they were up against. Ask your mother's and grandmothers what is was like. I don't want my country back.

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:36 AM

3. THANKS for all that detail! I was not fully aware

 

of how difficult things had been, simply for birth control pills, that late in the 20th century... and for married couples, even!

We certainly do NOT want to go back there...

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