Opinion: Marti Oakley
I was contacted before the massive march by more than a million women, asking me to take part. Show my support! I owed it to them…what with me being so “out there” on so many things. And I thought about that for about ten seconds. Just long enough for me to give a resounding “NO!” And what I saw in these protests were signs that were just as vulgar, just as denigrating to women as anything that might have been said by some man trying to prove his masculinity.
So what did you accomplish? You took to the streets with your vulgar signs and thought this would elicit respect? Really?
I have no idea what is supposed to have been accomplished by these so-called protests. While I too found the comments by our then, soon to be president, disgusting and crass, the truth is, there are few men out there who have not spoken to or about women in this way. And they always have and always will. That doesn’t make it right, acceptable or otherwise okay. Its just a fact. Put your big girl panties on and get over it.
What seemed to have been skipped over by the protestors, was the following statement to the effect that “and they’ll let you do it too!” Now that I found truly disgusting mostly because we all know it to be true. There are always women who use their bodies to get or achieve something they want. How these women came to see themselves as having no worth other than this, is something worth investigating. Who told them, what convinced them, they were worth so little or that their body was all that they had of value?
While all you million or so vagina protestors were parading around with your vulgar signs and your idiotic protests, many of the rest of us were fighting the corruption in family courts. The kidnapping of children by CPS, forced adoptions, parental alienation caused by the courts, the targeting of the elderly in probate so their estates can be looted by professional predators.
So where are all you vagina activists when we need support for families? For alienated parents, for isolated elders, for families so distressed that suicides have occurred? Where was all your self righteous, self absorbed indignation then?
And there you were holding a sign saying “My P@#$# isn’t for grabbing”. I was SO not impressed. And from what I saw, there were not too many of you that would really need to be concerned about this anyway.
You have emailed me telling me what a dismal excuse I am for a woman because I wouldn’t take to the streets screaming about who may or may not want to grab my vagina? If even half of you fools that paraded across the country would stand up to help in this fight to preserve our families, to protect them from being destroyed by government agencies and kangaroo courts, I would have been on the front lines.
As it is……I wouldn’t worry about who might want to grab your junk. They are most likely now more intrigued by what a bunch of asses you made of yourselves.
And that’s MY opinion.