What follows is a must read for every woman who spends any amount of time on the internet, be it Facebook, Twitter, Blogging or any other social networking or personal expression site. I think we must reckon with the fact that we live in a cruel, venal, vicious society where a person with a gun can kill a person with a cell phone and be defended for their trouble. We live in a society where you can get the death penalty for being in elementary school and attending the institution where the shooter’s mother once worked. The same holds true for institutions of higher learning and movie theaters.
The sad truth is that big gun money is playing chess with the welfare of the American people. The people are losing because our politicians and a vocal minority are being used as pawns and are to self absorbed to know it.
In this loutish, hateful culture is it any wonder that the civil rights of women are no safer on the internet then they are in Washington D.C. and in state capitals across the nation.