The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It Takes Guts To Stand Up to the Patriarchy of the Church, Especially if You Are a Nun Stepping on Stupak
I am sure I won't agree with every word the good Sister utters. Nonetheless, I'll chime in with a "Go Sister!" As a former Catholic who spent a lot of years being educated by nuns, and even more working for them, I can vouch for the fact that Sister *is* probably correct about how her own patients will be impacted by the current bill.
It is her business to know. And, if Sr. Carol is anything like the nuns I've worked for in Ohio... she is a walking actuary. Just sayin'.
From the linked article:
"Keehan's stand puts her in direct conflict with the Catholic Bishops and so far there has been no reaction from them.
The fact that the bishops are all men and that Keehan is a woman will also not be lost on people on both sides of the debate and will probably spell defeat for the bishops and Stupak politically in the rejection of their amendment."
I tend to agree. I just hope the good Sister does not get the boot from the vatican. Life as a Daughter of Charity would not have allowed her to have her own 401K or anything. Retirement through excommunication would be brutal. Not to mention unfair.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.