Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Here's how the original Declaration of Independence begins:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. . .

I think it's about time for an updated version:

We hold these truths to be self evident; that women are the equal of men, 

that they deserve the same rights as men, that their merit as human beings should 

be judged by the intelligence of their ideas and the integrity of their decisions, 

not the gender they were born, that they deserve the right to the same amount 

and same quality of education as men, the right to be awarded as many scholarships 

as men, the right to earn as much income as men, and the right to receive an 

equal amount of respect for their work as men. 

          Women, like men, are endowed with certain unalienable rights, 

that among these are the right to control their lives and bodies as they choose, 

to enjoy the freedom to make their own choices, to be free from judgments 

about their choices, to work in an atmosphere without male harassment 

and degradation, to decide whom and when they will marry, to decide how 

many children they will have, to make financial decisions for themselves, 

to embrace a career of their own choosing, and to enjoy a life of liberty in the pursuit 

of their own happiness. 

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