YOU have been sleeping, yes, snoring away as women's bodies have been commodified and contained by the dominant culture. I'm speaking to younger women who say, "I'm not a feminist!" and celebrate fashion over substance. It is difficult to know what to say to you as in South Dakota, in Congress, in some nearby Catholic Church the frenzy grows to control women's bodies.
Do you really believe that your Mommies and your Grandmas will make it all better for you? Are you so busy with your jobs that there is NO TIME to preserve what so many fought so hard to obtain?
Fran, my far less militant friend, surprised me, "The fight will never end for us." Hearing her say what I have not allowed myself to think was a shock. My anger has been replaced by sadness at the futility of our efforts.
It's time for young women to prepare for the return of Jane, the underground railroad for women seeking abortions. I could support that.