Friday, April 1, 2011

Cut out your uterus, ladies.

You won't need them anyway in our de facto theocracy, here in the US of A. Alongside Republicans' top priority of of compacting the government to 'git of our prawperty', we see this.

On December 23, 2010, Shuai, a 34-year-old pregnant woman who was suffering from a major depressive disorder, attempted to take her own life. Friends found her in time and persuaded her to get help. Six days later, Shuai underwent cesarean surgery and delivered a premature newborn girl who, tragically, died four days later. 
On March 14, 2011, Shuai was arrested, jailed, and charged with murder and attempted feticide.
Take a minute of your life to read that story. Understand what is really happening on a social level. Think about all the variables in god's precious equation that were manipulated to get this result. This lady needs treatment, and help. Not prosecution. Holy Desu. Why don't we just pass a law that sweeps all the feminists, brownies, niggers, and poor folk into into a vacuum. What's that? We don't need a law to do this because our society is already stratified, and pathetic? Yeah, you're right.

We blame poor people for their poverty; 'boot straps ain't lift they selves'.What happens when you aren't even provided the luxury of a boot? We blame and stigmatize women for having sex, then deny them access to any type of reproductive education or medical care. They deserve to be faced with murder charges, right? Because a woman with depression hasn't suffered enough and now needs to be faced with this, right?. How about we make it legal to kill a doctor who performs a medical procedure on a consenting woman. Republican legislation has been staunchly anti- women, anti- minorities. Their laws cannot be justified from a secular stand point.

I recently attended a monologue with my Monetarily Significant Other, Vegetarian Friend and his Trophy Wife (well, soon to be). I heard women speaking about their vaginas. Some were comical renditions of what their vagina would say or wear. Most, however, were the tales- explicit and raw- about the reality of what women are faced with. Something that few of us men are faced with daily, if ever.

I wonder what the depressed woman's monologue would sound like?

I cannot speak for this woman, but I can speak out against the system that produces such horrific circumstances. As a society we cannot play blame the victim anymore. This is savage. I guarantee, unless you have suffered from depression yourself or are a competent Psychologist, that you haven't a complete understanding of a depressed mind. Blaming someone for taking (or attempting to take) their own lives is as repulsive and ignorant as it can get. Furthermore it lends credence to the victim-blaming mentality that permeates our culture.

Be aware that there is active legislation that targets women . Couple that with our society's stigmatization of mental illness and you quickly realize the volatility of our frayed safety net.

/end rant


  1. umm, that monologue thing you went to sounds horrifying, these things weren't meant to ever be known by men.

  2. That's just insane that they charged her.

  3. wow, that is indeed a rant. :)

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  5. People tend to think it is easier to just blame someone than help them. its quite sad really.

  6. good stuff, keep up the good work!

  7. I can't believe some of the injustices that are done in this world.

  8. While I'm not sure our views on politics entirely align (although I am from the UK, so perhaps I lack the necessary context), this is quite a shocking story... Is this sort of thing common in Indiana?

  9. hadn't heard of this, one of many many outrages in our "justice" system here in the land of the "free"

  10. @Bodrhan:

    I am not from Indiana, and while I can't say these things are every day happenings; they do occur more than they should. The fact that they do happen, and the fact that we are passing legislation marginalizing women, poor, minorities, et al., says a lot.

    I wanted to point out that here in the US there are people actively trying to undermine women's rights.

  11. I believe that life has to have a threshold and I don't think that a fetus should be considered a human being. I find the murder charge erroneous.