A Neo-Con Proposal

Mississippi, don’t make me come down there. I mean it. And I’m not really happy with Kansas either right now.

Perhaps no where have I seen more righteous anger about what’s being done to women than in Tamora Pierce’s journal.

Jim Hines elaborates on Topeka in two posts.


Well, then. I guess there’s no need to worry about the inequality of women in the US anymore, is there? Got that one sewn up, do we?

And I guess the life of a woman is not as important as that of an unborn child. That doesn’t make women second class citizens or anything. We’re tough, women. Rape, incest, dire medical conditions. Hey, it’s okay. We can suck it up.

And I imagine that supporters of these two movements have plans to provide for impoverished children of the poor, or unwanted children, or children that grow up in homes like mine, where maybe parents who shouldn’t have children had them? Excellent. Glad to know you’ve got our backs! No wonder we could repeal domestic violence as a criminal act. I also feel comforted that all American children won’t be growing up in poverty any longer.

What? You say you don’t have a plan? Happily, I do. Actually, in all fairness, it’s not my plan. But it is a plan to help the women who will be forced to have children get a little money for them, or get rid of them if the child is unwanted or an unfortunate reminder. Domestic violence might be reduced too, because wives and babies are a valuable commodity.

It’s all good, Neo-cons. Me and Jonathan Swift, we got your back. At no cost to you, and at some profit for the families. Reduced domestic violence, and fake virtue for the women having children. It’s all good.

Since this is a bottom up approach, it will ultimately also solve your Occupy Wall Street problem.

Well, that was a good morning’s work. I’d best get to work on world peace…

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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