This is possibly one of the scariest things a woman could hear:
” We’re telling abusers that if you can get her pregnant you can keep her married to you.”
Read the appalling story here.
Battered Pregnant Woman Denied Divorce
Now I can understand how a woman in a non-abusive situation could just as easily twist this to her own advantage, which is why the law exists as it does, but jesus christ- some situations require a closer look. The situation for this woman is further complicated by her reliance on public funds to live. (Yeah I see in the article that this particular woman seems to need to pick her men a little better too, but that’s not entirely relevent.) As a person with a family member on assistance from the government and unable to provide for her four children without help from this system as well as family and friends, I can see with clear perspective how the US Government welfare scheme is flawed on tiers innumerable. When a perfectly able father cancels the health insurance on his children but then turns and buys a new truck for himself… and the government does nothing to prevent it… well- I’ve got no faith in the “family first” attitude and “no child left behind” smoke screens that the US political machine manufactures to distract from the mounting poverty disaster leeching across the nation.
Spouting about that draws my attention to the tightening of my jaw muscles in anger over my countries inability to provide for it’s own people. I understand we have a duty to the earth’s other peoples to assist where we can humanely and sensibly, but what about our own children? Our own welfare? Our own intra-border travesties?
Is anyone listening?
What I’m listening to right now:
(Can`t You) Trip Like I Do Filter & Crystal Method