When I first had the idea for this post, it would have fallen on Mother’s Day. Even though that might have gotten more views for being controversial and potentially inappropriate, I waited. Recently, I’ve had several signs that suggest it’s time for this piece. I started reading I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. I’ve read several articles about the Isla Vista shooting and the U.S. culture objectifying women. Lastly, I read the following tweet in “THE POWER OF #YESALLWOMEN” (The New Yorker).
Because in about 30 states, rapists whose victims choose to keep the baby can get parental rights, like weekend visitation. WTF #YesAllWomen
The Picture it & Write this week is fiction. It does not represent the views of Ermilia. Rather, I hope it garners awareness of U.S. laws and discussion of how women are viewed in many societies. Maybe it adds a few more voices in the cry for change. Sources for the stats are provided at the end of the post.
Sensitive material follows.