Yep- Aug 26- the anniversay of Women's Right to Vote. Of course I vote- are you kidding, even in the minor elections that we had a couple weeks ago. It is the least I can do really, and I also feel justified in my opinions, or at least spouting my opinion since I check the box when I can.
So you probably have been hearing alot about my home state lately thanks to some issue in that election a couple weeks ago and also the words used by a man running for senate in our state. It went a bit viral as it justly should have. In my heart I do not believe he misspoke, I think he really do feel that way and that is some scary words coming from someone who wants to run for public office for my state. You can have your opinion but not my vote. I guess that is where I sit tonight thinking about how wacky my state is, and think of moving myself and my family to someplace like my birth state in the mountains. But then my ram horns come out and realize I am not going to be run out like that. Missouri needs progressive independent women and families more than ever.
Just so you know, Missouri is not just about ridiculous notions of feeling like they need to amend the MO constitution to create what has been dubbed the "right to pray" Amendment-(religious freedom was already protected folks) I prefer a nice separation of church and state. That is why I choose public school.
Though Mr. Akin will say that the voters of Missouri put their faith in him, I just shudder and want to say that here yes he did misspeak. You see it was a primary so no, I as a Missouri woman did not vote for you and hopefully my other progressive Missouri friends will also show him that there is more to Missouri than Winter's Bone, religion, and conservative politics.
We are a fierce group that re-legalized midwives, love our families, community and freedom. Missouri may have some problems, well some big problems, but I am sticking around and I vote.
By the way, we also had the Pink Bus tour come through my town this week and there was to be a Right to Be Topless Rally today as well to voice opinions on Gender Equality.
I guess I will step down off my soap box and remind myself why I am here- still rooted in the soil that I was raised in, rich Missouri soil that can let progress grow.
Your regulary scheduled program will return this week with give-aways, chalkboard projects and toy updates in the shop!