International Women's Day (& Month!) Playlist
There is much work to do to defeat the misogynists, the haters and their patriarchy. Their abuse, dominance and control of women must and will come to an end. The vast majority of Americans would toss this rogue Trumpian Supreme Court if they had any democratic say in it. The Forced Birth movement must be (nonviolently) crushed so the rest of us may enjoy our right to life and equality. The overseers and protectors of child rapists, homophobes and women haters (aka, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops) must be shut down and, where necessary, prosecuted.
I need to share some music for the days ahead. Voices from the “second class“ citizens who currently do not hold the same rights I have. I refuse to live in a country where this is the law — and I’m not leaving. So we’ve got a problem, Governors Abbott, DeSantis, DeWine and “Judges” Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barrett and Gorsuch. How do you want to resolve this? Because you do know, you have to step down. The People are coming. Every single one of us votes.
Wait, Mike — what happened to the music?
Sorry. Here’s just a sampling playing on my shuffle today.
00:00:00 Paper Planes — M.I.A.
00:03:23 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough — Diana Ross & The Supremes
00:06:58 My Life — Iris DeMent
00:10:26 Doll Parts — Hole
00:13:56 Anything You Can Do — Ethel Merman
00:17:05 Cheap Thrills — Sia ft. Sean Paul
00:20:40 That I Would Be Good — Alanis Morissette
00:24:52 Fast Car — Tracy Chapman
00:29:48 Zombie — The Cranberries
00:34:55 That’s Not My Name — The Ting Tings
00:38:39 Rain — Patty Griffin
00:42:44 All Of The Women — Allison Russell feat. Sa-Roc
00:47:21 Back on the Chain Gang — Pretenders
00:51:12 500 Miles — Peter, Paul & Mary
00:53:58 Goodbye Earl — The Chicks
00:58:14 Because I Could Not Stop For Death — Natalie Merchant
01:02:02 We Shall Overcome — Joan Baez
01:06:17 America The Beautiful — Alicia Keys and Ray Charles
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Just feastd my ears on your Women's Day/Month playlist. You are the best feminist ever. I want to clone you, move you to my neighborhood and be your real life pal. Right, girls? Clone Michael as a BFF.
Mike, your amazing, I learn so much. I spend over 30 yrs advocating for women in Ontario. It nice to know daycare workers are now being paid the same as the garbage collectors appox $34 per hour in a Unionized environment. American Women have some catching up to do. The white men need to get out of the way. We all need to remove them from power.