Just when I relax a bit as a mother of a gorgeous baby girl, something comes along that whacks me up side of my head.
Could it be the reports of a woman raped in an airport with no bystanders coming to her aid?
Might it have been the report of a mere SEVEN year old girl getting plastic surgery because of bullying?
Both those cases send shivers up my spine as a mom who just wants to protect her beautiful daughter.
However, most likely, it was this:
Yes, this is actually being sold in 21st century America. It breaks my heart.
My friends, we justifiably gasp at the horrors done to women in the Middle East, but please don't let down your guard here. I am guilty of it because I live in an educated, wonderful, enlightened community in the Seattle area. We just don't seem to have that kind of evil here. I didn't see it much in California, but my short stint for the Army in the south? Sadly, I saw many a confederate flag. However, these stickers just seem so much worse.
Yes, here America, we still have work to do. I want my daughter to be able to marry whomever she loves--any race and any gender--when she grows up and not worry where she should live to be safe from other's judgments and hate.
Don't you wish the same for every girl?