Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Jayne Flores, the Bureau of Women’s Affairs Director, issued a statement on the election of Kamala Harris as the first female vice president of the United States of America, wherein Flores states:

If you could read the minds of the women witnessing Harris’ speech, they would present a kaleidoscope of specters: slavery, beatings, sexual assault, and harassment; unfair and unequal treatment over what she wore, how she acted, what she said, what she was paid or not paid; opportunities lost because of gender, pregnancy, motherhood; and of how women have had to steel themselves to survive to this point.

Aside from the fact that Ms. Flores appears to have never known a single woman who was loved, honored, respected and celebrated (which is a serious oddity given the primacy of matriarchs on Guam), Flores curiously casts pregnancy and motherhood in the same shadow as "slavery, beatings, and sexual assault."

To provide a counterpoint to Flores'  it is tempting to wax eloquent about the beauties of pregnancy and motherhood, given that this is exactly nature's design for the female body, 

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