“I Am Not A Disgrace to Women Because I Don’t Support the Women’s March,” by Vanny Byington

I simply cannot think of a better way to put this. This was sent through Facebook (before the post gets scrubbed, which I may have to add, should politics once again trump true freedom of speech and true diversity of thought).

Original source credit:

‎By: Vanny Byington‎

to

KIFI Local News 

I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am ” not respected or undermined” because I am a woman.
I AM a woman.
I can make my own choices.
I can speak and be heard.
I can VOTE.
I can work if I want.
I control my body.
I can defend myself.
I can defend my family.
There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF.
I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don’t always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself.
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice.
Quit blaming.
Take responsibility.
If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men.
If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways.
If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard.
Saudi Arabia, women can’t drive, no rights and must always be covered.
China and India, infantcide (sic) of baby girls.
Afghanistan, unequal education rights.
Democratic Republic of Congo, where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone.
Mali, where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation.
Pakistan, in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men’s crime.
Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.
And that’s just a few examples.
So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don’t have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it’s like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there…
This WOMAN does not support it.

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A Plea to Anarchists and Protesters Planning Violence On Inauguration, 2017

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

The plea: step aside for a few moments and carefully think it over. There may be a lot more at stake for you than you think…

I have said it many times during this U.S. election season: in all of the years I have been eligible to vote (45), I have never seen such a level of raw rage. Continue reading

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“Fake News” and “News Bubbles”–On Selling the Need to Eliminate Freedom of Speech

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

“They were interchangeable tools, and the catchy phrases continued without abatement.” ― Robert A. Caro (who writes about power and power brokers).

Of late, headlines seem peppered with two new expressions–“fake news” and “news bubbles”.

Say, what?

What’s happened to the news? Continue reading

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On Self-Help Lists, GOD-Help Lists, and How I Succeeded Despite Math

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

For those who are reading this for the “How I Succeeded Despite Math” part, skip to “Real Life Math Story,” below. 

ON SELF-HELP LISTS

Recently, I viewed a number of  good “self-help” videos on strategies to overcome self-defeating thinking, one of my perennial New Year’s resolutions. It was easy to get caught up in presentation after presentation on the myriad ways and means to get a (mental) grip and get going. Continue reading

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On Personal Spiritual Revival: How, Here, Now!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

INTRODUCTION

The hue and cry of many believers today is for revival so that Christians wake up from the many Gospels-du-jour that seem to have reduced the Word of God in many places to one or more of the following: positive thinking, New Age “speak your own reality,” pomp-and-circumstance exhibitions, and/or Sunday morning rock concerts (a stupor of a different kind).

More importantly, however, is the need for revival to overcome the Christian-phobic and anti-Christian times in which we live. Continue reading

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Was It Russia Hacking or Is This A Classic “Bait and Switch” from REAL News?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

As I write this, hearings have begun in Washington D.C. regarding who hacked into whose (ruling class) computers in the U.S. and then, just before our elections, published hard-copy e-mail evidence of crimes and misdemeanors found in the documents.*

Not to say that illegal hacking is okay and should not be addressed. Cyber “fire walls” are as critical to the safety and well-being of a nation as are any other kind of protective walls.

But an aspect of these particular hearings–and the news of them generated by most of the news media–prompts me to write today. Continue reading

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On A Worldwide “One-By-One Revival” Before Jesus’ Return–Two Prophetic Dreams

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

DREAM ONE

My sister’s hairdresser shared this dream with her a few days ago.

There was an earthquake, she said, and she came upon many dead bodies laying in a field. As she got closer, however, she realized they were not dead, only sleeping.

One by one, as she touched them, they awoke.

The last one to awaken was a bride…

The hairdresser’s dream reminded me of a somewhat similar one I had about a year ago. Continue reading

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