Another film with some top acting, camera work and direction. Ha!
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Marx said history was the record of the struggle between classes, but it’s also the record of the War on Women, for women are always on the losing side; a gun is a weapon with some woman’s child at both ends. There’s never been a time when there wasn’t a War on Women.
Greece, the cradle of so-called democracy, didn’t allow women to vote; Rome’s power was built on violence and was ruled by a succession of Emperors. It evolved to become the Roman Catholic Church ruled by a succession of Popes, while the Anglican Church was founded on the murder of women. Christianity is one of a triumvirate of misogynist religions that claim God’s male and whose books sanction violence to women.
Feudalism was based on the Great Chain of Being with God at the top, man next and women below with the animals. With industrialisation women were forced into factories, mines and prostitution. Britain and Germany grew rich and spent the money on arms, causing two world wars. Men claimed women couldn’t be trusted to vote and resisted equality everywhere.
Women have been held back in employment and education, are still paid less, are abused and ignored while at the same time caring for more people, never starting wars and rarely using violence. The latest instalment of the War on Women is rightly receiving attention as US females protest attacks on their reproductive rights – but let’s not get confused – this is just another skirmish in an ancient conflict.
They say there’s no war against women
And claim that they value our work
They say we deserve equal wages
And if we wait long enough it will come
They say that we need lots of soldiers
and more and more weapons and gear
And more and more friendly policemen
to keep us all safe and secure
They say that they care about children
And have their best interests at heart
Their schooling, their future, the world that they live in
They won’t let it all fall apart
They say they don’t need all our children
For factories and retail and wars
There’s only one thing that can stop them
When women unite in one cause