sing it, share it, revel in it… this is a voice that can change the game.
Stunning. This needs to be front-paged. Recommended.
rec’d, and thank you. This is really good.
Thank you. Recommended.
wow. tweeted and recommended with thanks
Amazing. Recommended and sent to everyone I know.
I’m with greenwarrior. Front page this. Incredible. Most powerful thing I’ve seen in years.
This could change the whole War on Women if enough of us see it and pass it along.
Say it Sister, these heartless murder monsters prancing around like “they’re the blessed ones” know no bounds and no limit to their depravity.
i completely agree… i feel myself having hope for the first time in a long time because something is happening. i see it in the populist posters generated from the #OWS movement and this… very well could become a defining moment. it has that kind of power.
Powerful video but sadly it won’t make a difference. Anti choice lawmakers will make her carry her baby but they won’t do anything to help her raise it. Ironic, isn’t it that women aren’t capable of making the decision to terminate a pregnancy on their own but when it comes to supporting the child, they should “stand on their own two feet”. The meaning will be lost on them because like all ideologues, they are irrational when it comes to their ideology.
HIGHLY recommended BTW!
Rec’d; powerful; how can this become ‘viral’?
watch it on youtube… share it on facebook… tweet it! send it to all your friends via e-mail. i hope it just keeps on going!
well… we never know where exactly the tipping point is. but i’m pretty sure, with Komen, Limbaugh, and now something like this giving voice… creating an anthem… it could be a perfect storm.
one can always hope. i’ve been so cynical for so much of this decade that i’m just enjoying the smallest chance this could change the game for the better.
Thank you and I will pass it on and all I can say is WOW with tears.
but i’m pretty sure, with Komen, Limbaugh, and now something like this giving voice… creating an anthem… it could be a perfect storm.
DEFINITELY! The backlash is growing stronger and who knows where it will end and what it will bring us? I was referring more to the Oklahoma lawmakers she was addressing though, not the general public. Her video might make it so there are fewer ideologues in Congress but it won’t change their minds or opinions, even if it costs them their seats. Sorry I was unclear.
Just one question. How do we get that poor woman out of that Oklahoma hellhole?!
Done except for the tweeting and facebook; don’t do either.
This is the perfect “vehicle” for advocating for women’s reproductive rights. I’d like to see more of this, and fewer ad hominen attacks.
Yep, she’s a natural born preacher.
So, I thought schools had stuff like Sex Ed and free birth control, yes?
Powerful. Highly recommended.
I’ve been e-mailing a photo to my friends. The photo shows a 40-something woman holding a hand lettered sign at a rally which reads “I cannot believe I still have to protest this shit.” This video will replace the e-mailed photo.
Be sure to include shooter’s comment.
It will double the impact.
Recommended, liked, tweeted. Thanks.
Won’t make a dent with these folks. They hate women, they hate that they are sexual beings and they blame them for every action of both sexes. They are patriarchal and simply intend to oppress.
Wow. I shared it on Facebook and am sure others will as well. I am way more than 40 and find it truly unbelievabe that these clowns are trying to take us back to the dark ages and getting away with a lot of it by such dirty tricks. Keep fighting for women’s rights.
We don’t need to make a dent with them. We need only to show over half the voting population that they hate women, no?
She speaks for me.
Powerful rant. Shared this one on FB. Thanks.
Wondering if she read this recent Margaret Atwood killer story (which few readers seemed to like).
It won’t matter if this goes viral, the representatives and senators in Oklahoma will never understand what the hub-bub is about. After all, she let him, didn’t she? So, she has to take the consequences now.
Funny how there are never any consequences for the boys.
If you say “no” you’re a bitch, if you take the pill you’re a slut, if you get pregnant you’re stupid, and if you get an abortion you’re a murderer. Those are women’s “choices” now.
Someone, please remind me what we fought for 40 yrs ago?
Something that is never mentioned: men cause 100% of all pregnancies.
Amen, sister. Amen.
I wouldn’t have been that nice, but dayum, she sure punched the hole in the gasbags telling women what to do, be, and have in their lives.
N as others are wont to say, won’t matter but still, even us proggies need to hear these things to buoy our spirits in the worst of times . . .
The gasbags she refers to will only understand one thing.
Their utter and complete dismissal from our lives.
Till then, they own us. All of us, and WE the people, need to change that.
Amen and rcc’d, heartily.
Well written and delivered….Tweeted.
Superb! Powerful! TRUTH!!!
Thank you, pfiore8.
Recommended to the conscience of everyone …
We only need a tipping point portion of the electorate to understand. There are thousands of stories out there just like this young woman’s. Woman who were forced to face the consequences of a pregnancy afraid and made the best decision they thought possible. It’s absolutely unconscionable that other people feel that they can and should play God and judge her. Not only that, but if you truly believe in the Bible then standing judgement on her for her “sins” means that you will have to stand tall for your own and can expect the same “leniency” you gave to other souls.
There are times like this comment of yours, in regards to a worthy diary or comment indeed, but you just rise ONE more level above the fray.
I have always liked that in you and about you.
N well done on the other threads recently, ma’am.
Way to hold the forts of our needs and dreams against imposeurs.
Many of us have been despondent for decades upon decades.
Way to invigorate me, and others like me. ;-)
Us older farts from the 60′s. ;-)
She’s really railing against Christianity. Won’t wash in this country, unfortunately.
It’s not Christianity, she’s railing against. The tenets of Christianity are tolerance, compassion, and forgiveness. She’s not railing against those things, she’s railing FOR THEM. What she is railing against are the hypocrisy of judging and convicting a person when you don’t understand their motivations or aren’t going to have to live with the consequences of their decision. In short, she’s she’s railing against a certain segment of the population that are arrogant enough to consider themselves the arbitrators of what God wants and are speaking for Him as if they are Him.
“…the night when his hand pressed so hard against my shoulder blade I felt more intimacy with asphalt…”
We have not heard the last from Lauren Zuniga. Thanks, pfiore8, and recc’d.
amazing. the words, her delivery. glad to see it get some notice here. she is a poet laureate for our time…
Yes, pfiore8, I hope we shall see more of this magnificent being, for she is someone who speaks right to the heart and conscience of humanity.
Lauren Zungia is, indeed, a poet laureate, a most amazing voice of profound understanding.
I thank you for introducing her to my awareness and she confirms my hopes for a better, more sane, more sustainable and humane world …
Thanks pfiore8. rec’d and appreciated.
Wow! Thank you, pfiore8, for posting this. This would be great front paged.
Have you been comatose since 2001???
Yes, sex ed totally prevents rape.
This is a good rant but pointless, unfortunately. All conservatives will hear is “blah blah blah morality blah blah blah pregnant blah blah blah abortion.”
They’re like the cat in a Far Side cartoon that only hears its own name when its owner is talking at it.
Actually I guess I should correct myself. Replace ‘conservatives’ with ‘politicians’.
(I actually know some conservatives in the sense of real conservativism, who are simply cautious about changing things until they know it’s going to improve a situation or solve a problem — I’m like that myself)
DNC probably could use this. Theme it with her poetry, background and music.. Would be useful by SuperPAC campaign in some pivotal congressional districts. I wonder if Rachel has seen this?
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