"I strongly object to the primeval notion that women should consider their college years as an opportunity to find a husband. Women, regardless of age, should have an intellectual curiosity that goes beyond wondering if their shoes match their purse."
-- HBI Member, Laura
Monday, May 10, 2010
Pacific Women's Voices
I'm fighting the urge to say something stupid. The Marianas Variety ran a story today about how women need to make their voices heard regarding the impending military buildup on Guam. If they're implying that women need to stand up and rally against the influx of military men, then I'm offended by the shallow implication. Why is this a women's issue? Isn't this an economic, cultural and government issue? Or, is this an issue because thousands of women might find themselves somehow entangled with young, burly men and by process of fornication dilute the Chamorro bloodline? There...I said something stupid. I understand that there have been crimes against women on these bases and that there will be long range effects of the sex scandals for years to come, devastating effects that are not easily erased by an apology. There is just something that makes me feel uneasy about the article.