Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pro-Earth Angels

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. —Adrienne Rich (captured from a very incredible new friend)

Imagine Earth’s fury when the Patriarchy snowballed, and all those human footprints dancing on her soul claimed divine origin from an invisible, omniscient hand, freed onto her by a fatherly god, granted eternal safety by the sacrifice of *his* sons. In the final chapter of their holy books, she is up in flames.

Can’t imagine it?

Roots blossom from her core into flowers you cannot exact and her spin creates a wind to play with your hair. The birds take flight when you ask for direction. She is not furious—she gives you liquid, leaves, and livestock. The fruits of her womb. She dances just shy of too much sun for you.

Until now.

Earth is suffocating with plastic wrapped around everything, basted with toxic chemicals and waste (our bright ideas), paved with poison. Her coalmines are exploding. Her poles are melting. And when her volcanoes begin seething, we focus on whether or not we get to fly exhaustive vehicles across our sky. We dump oil in water then set it on fire. Our babies are being born with chemical soup in their bellies. WE are making our home uninhabitable, and she will go on with or without us.

I don’t want an invisible hand from an all-powerful father to save me. I want this LIFE.

Abortion is the least of our problems. In fact, it's not a problem at all.


  1. SO true. It makes me so mad that we have to waste our energy defending abortion rights because some crazy controlling assholes keep trying to keep women down. BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS WRONG that EVERYONE should be worrying about instead of forcing women to have babies. i hope that made sense.

  2. Abortion is not a problem. In fact, safe, accessible and affordable abortion is a critical component of women’s reproductive health care. So, if you want to be honest and rational, the far greater problems of this world are the increasing pressure threatening public health and development. Water shortages, soil exhaustion, loss of forests, air and water pollution, and degradation of coastlines afflict many areas. As the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported, over 12 million people die globally from unclean water. Air pollution kills nearly 3 million per year. Population pressures have degraded some 2 billion hectares of arable land — an area the size of Canada and the U.S. As a result of global warming, rice-growing river floodplains in Asia, including those in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China risk being destroyed by rising sea levels. These are but a few of the problems that we all face and that we all must contribute to make LIFE better for all of us.


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