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We Supported YOU, Now It's Time You Supported US by Childe-Of-Fyre We Supported YOU, Now It's Time You Supported US by Childe-Of-Fyre
Rosie the Riveter is in the public domain.
This is my contribution to a project going on over at #NGB-ProChoice. Feel free to redistribute, print, etc. You can find information about the project here : [link]

During World War II, when the U.S. had entered massive war production and was experiencing shortages at home, women left their traditional roles at home raising the children to go to work in the factories, textiles, munitions, etc. To support the war effort, and to support their fathers, brothers, sons, husbands, and boyfriends that were overseas fighting.

Those same women paved the way for many of the equal rights issues in regards to getting paid appropriately for doing their jobs, and for having the oppurtunity to get into those job fields.

Many, many men have died and gotten seriously hurt for the "women and children first" ideology. By the same token, many women were hurt and/or killed because they went to work during the war to support their male counterparts and the war effort.

Now we're taking a step backwards with all of this anti-abortion, anti-contraception, anti-women's rights stuff. We're called prudes if we won't put out, we're called sluts if we use contraception, and we're compared to Satan and all manner of evils if we have an abortion for the child you didn't want us to be able to prevent.

It has to STOP.

Whether I personally agree or not with abortion is not the issue here. What I *DO* agree with is that it should be EVERY woman's RIGHT to CHOOSE what she is going to do.

NO man, NO woman, NO ONE has the right to tell ANY woman what she will or will not do with her body! Contraception is for a lot more than just preventing babies, and abortions can often mean the difference between mom living, or mom dying. And in the case of very poor couples, it can also mean the difference between a child growing up starviing or lacking their basic needs!

Aside from consenting couples, where the man should have at least some say - though in the end it is still HER body and HER choice - aside from that, NO one has any right to decide FOR me, or FORCE me to carry a child to term that might have medical issues it's whole life, spend it's life on machines, spend it's life bouncing from one miserable foster home to another.

For those of you who are anti-abortion, I have one question to ask you : How many children have YOU adopted?

Keep your laws OFF of MY body!

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WARNING : No flaming, NO personal attacks on another poster. If you feel you must debate the issue, then KEEP IT CIVIL! Failure to keep the discussion civil WILL lead to me CLOSING the ability to leave comments!
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TheBaptistMage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stop supporting the exploitation of women in the womb!
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If it can't maintain basic life functions or higher brain function independent of another person's body, then it is not a person.
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ChristineIsDEAD Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Thank you for the brilliant poster and the wonderful description!
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shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
just...wonderful. i love it.
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Childe-Of-Fyre Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you!
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shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sure :)
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How about this, next time there is a big war, us women go on strike and say, "Well you guys only wanted us in the kitchen. Try getting your bullets, beans and badages without us."
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Childe-Of-Fyre Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad idea lol. And while we're at it, all of us that are in a uniform might just discharge now, too. See where they're at without the nurses, support staff, and all those women that are "attached" to combat units (which is just a fancy way for the military to avoid actually having to give them their well deserved combat experience on their records...)
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would cause us to lose in a heartbeat. It's all about the supplies and logistics in battle. That's where they need us :P
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Childe-Of-Fyre Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, but I thought we were only supposed to be in the kitchens and and bedrooms to put out whenever we were told to? /sarcasm/

Supplies and logistics are a big thing. In battle, and out of battle. The fact is that if all the women that are currently in the workforce, left the workforce right NOW, regardless of their job IN the workforce - and resorted back to the kitchens, high heeled shoes that damage our feet, and making babies... well, I'd be willing to bet that this country would wind up in another Great Depression and FAST, if the GOP actually got what they wanted on that front!
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