take it out! throw it away!
steal it if you have to…
don’t you know this is what she wants?
(because i can read her mind)
that girl in america
ashley was her name
doesn’t our little katie deserve the same?
cause she’ll never be a woman
she’ll never need a period
isn’t that’s all women are anyways,
sweet motherly baby-making machines?
we do this to her because we love her
we want to keep her close
what happens when she gets older
tell me, where will she go?
you raise a good point, mother
that is a true concern
but is that all she is– an appliance that doesn’t work any more?
the issue is with society who would rather institutionalize katie
or force people to provide free care until she winds up mutilated, abused, murdered…
with adequate supports, katie could be free
instead you condemn disabled people
making us the burden, the enemy,
i think you folks do this to take your mind off of things like ableism, sexism, racism, classism,
the fact that this wouldn’t be an issue if she was a boy,
and the reality that women still don’t have ownership over their body
katie is not the problem.
i’m not the problem.
could it be you?
it’s so frusterating to read “big” FEMINIST blogs and see them casually complating whether disabled women should have rights to their body…. isn’t this a basic element of feminism?? how can you discuss the value of our life so passively? why isn’t the Katie case making your blood boil? it’s been a really long process for me to identify as a Feminist and it’s because of shit like this.