Most people whom I associate with are well aware of my addiction to reality tv or what I refer to as my daily junk food for the brain. When I ran across an article about Judge Judy at The Guardian, I just had to read it.
It started off like all mini biopics giving a brief over haul of her life and some small background as to what her positions are on various issues. Then I hit the part that made me see such a vision of red that the word colluder flashed brilliantly through my brain.
Her idea of solving juvenile delinquency by having every woman implanted at birth with a contraceptive chip, to be taken out only on request, might cause some controversy. But one can see her point. At least every child born would be a wanted child, and not - as she sees it as being in the US - the result of an accident and a bottle of vodka.
I am so sick of women being blamed for the problems of the world. We all know that it takes a man and a woman to make a baby, so why is the answer to implant a device in women? Where is the male responsibility in her line of thinking? Why is it that it is always the woman's body that society feels should be available for the worst sorts of violations?
Let me see if I have this all figured out. We don't support single mothers, provide decent education, to say nothing of early childhood education. We regularly introduce children to images of violence, and encourage them from birth to believe that their worth is based in their ability to consume, but somehow none of these things have anything to do with childhood delinquency. OOOh no, the problem is all these sluts who don't have the good sense to keep their legs closed. Yeah for the good of all society we are just going to have to implant devices in women from birth so that we can control who can and cannot breed.
It is one thing to witness patriarchy working to keep women second class citizens, but quite another when women actively participate in maintaining the gender hierarchy. Patriarchy maintains its stronghold in part because some women continue to support it in spite of the very obvious fact that it is not in our best interest to do so. This week the colluder that I am calling out is Judge Judy. Shame on you for suggesting that the state should have the right to implant anything in a woman's body.