We live in a rather cozy and safe country. Yes, we have our bouts of heinous tragedies, and countless acts of violence can occur on any given day. But overall, we are far safer and enjoy far more rights and freedoms than many other areas in the world.
So when we hear things like "Human Rights Day," which is today, it can seem a bit foreign to us. Most of us reading this live comfortable enough lives - heck, you obviously have Internet, and that's more than can be said by 2/3 of the world's population, which has no Internet access at all.
But human rights is a topic that should concern us all. Especially as women. Especially as pregnant women. And, for me, especially as a gay woman.
Women have historically been without rights and protections. In fact, it's only been since the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action in 1993 - 20 years ago - that "women's rights are now acknowledged asRead More »from Human Rights Day 2013: What it Means for Women, Pregnant Mothers, and Me