The necessity and value of defending social security

I rarely if ever share videos on my blog since I’m mainly about writing but today i just have to share this. It is a video of Bette Reed explaining in the most clear and articulate way, what social security is for and how it is essential for women.

We are in an age when ‘feminists’ like to debate the political activism of pole dancing, and admire pop stars (a few months ago I heard  Radio 4 broadcast a debate on the feminism of Beyonce, 4 women and a man were on, and sad to say, only the man made a peck of sense!!)

Today’s self-described feminists like to claim that “feminism is about doing what ever you want” [note: no, it f***ing ISN’T]  and this is bloody sad.

Here is Bette Reed, the true voice of feminism, a  voice we should listen to, the voice of women’s experience. Feminism is Bette Reed explaining how women’s economic position is structurally restricted from the start, and – if we actually want to have some semblance of civil society – why we need to defend social security. Though the video is from Seattle Washington, what she says resonates to every community across the globe. Female disadvantage is structured into the economic system. And we can fight it.

In these disgusting ‘austerity’ times when the rich and their mainstream media mouthpieces rape us daily by trying to convince us that we don’t need, or are not entitled to, basic sustenance, it is so good to hear the voice of clarity.

(I got this video from Bette Reed’s daughter, a friend of mine from way back. Thanks Katherine!)

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