Letter from a Prisoner:

“Speaking about humanity, women have the rights to their bodies. If they choose to have an abortion that’s her choice”

April 30, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


I am personally responding to your request for correspondence on the topic of International Women’s Day.

As it is my observation that today’s society is not in favor of women’s rights or women’s independence. Nor is society in favor of women being anything or becoming anything more than baby makers, sex machines who accomplish nothing more than waiting hand and foot on their husbands to come home and serve them, like slaves who will be beaten and abused.

All too often men in today’s society take grave advantage of women. The husbands, the one who is supposed to love them and care for them and protect them is often the attacker. Women are not punching bags or slaves. They are mothers, wives, students, teachers, lawyers, doctors, politicians. They have rights as well as anybody if not more rights to not be abused, degraded, demeaned, deceived, brutalized.

We must stop the abuse of today’s women now. If not us then who will? How long must our women suffer this pain from our men? How long must we as men continue this cycle of violence? We need to take a real look at what led us to this. Why? Well I speak for myself. I have never laid a hand on a woman and have stood up for many women who have been abused and I’ve explained to them that it’s not part of being loved to be abused and that they can have so much more. Let’s step up today. Fight now and change the cycle. Let us stand in solidarity with our women instead of against them.

Women are the future of tomorrow. Let’s give women the rights to humanity that they deserve. Speaking about humanity, women have the rights to their bodies. If they choose to have an abortion that’s her choice. Oh yeah they have choices too. Imagine that in today’s world. In a society where men dominate everything all chains must be broken. Bob Avakian speaks truth in BAsics 3:22: “You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men....”


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