In Washington DC, and around the globe, protesters took to the streets to announce their distaste for some of the rhetoric, and plans which may come to light of the new US President Donald Trump. Barely in office for 24 hours, we aren’t totally sure what his term will hold, but embracing their right of free speech, women and supporters, are standing up to protect their futures.
People are marching for many reasons, amongst the loudest are the right for women to control their own bodies. Also, to reprimand the things said by Trump about what he could do to women because he’s famous. Whether Trump’s comments on a decades old video were grandstanding or not, if we are appalled by the idea that a person could touch someone intimately without consent, rape someone, or otherwise harm them in some way, it’s encouraging that someone will stand up and say “This is wrong.”
However, 99% of the people in with the protest, are marching for only human females, failing to recognize that those things they’re against, they’re causing to others, and for the same reasons injustice takes place against other humans.
Cows are often restrained to make them pregnant. They have instruments, and whole arms, pushed inside their bodies, to create babies who will then be taken from them – so we can have dairy.
There are thousands of mother dogs who will be restrained too, to produce puppies over, and over, so they can be sold for profit.
There are mares who are kept in a continual cycle of pregnancy, and confined so their urine can be collected for menopause medications which have alternatives. Their babies are a waste product.
There are ewes whose lambs will be taken and killed for Easter, to celebrate Jesus, and “life”.
There are hens who lay eggs over, and over, in darkness and squalor, until they’re spent, and slaughtered when they’re no use.
And each of them will go ignored. No march for those females in Washington. Quite the opposite, how many people will go home from the gathering to eat the flesh of some soul who had no right to their own bodies?
If we decide that “all have rights”, we cannot draw the line at only those who look like us. For if we do, how are we any different from the ideology we’re supposed to be rejecting?
If we’re marching, or supporting the Women’s March, we need to be in it for ALL females, because anything else, considering what we do to non human ones, makes us hypocrites.