Women's Rights Advocacy group makes video called “This is My Body” in an effort to fight against legislation that violates women’s basic human rights
In collaboration with Jason Stefaniak, a women's rights advocacy group fights back against the recent and near future legislation concerning women’s health care with a moving and powerful video in relationship to their campaign. The women to speak out against measures, which violate and strip women of their basic human rights, particularly concerning women’s health issues, which include abortion, contraception, and breast cancer exams. The women in the video vehemently and loudly declare, “This is my body. Not yours” and that they are intelligent enough to make their own health care choices about their body without anyone interfering or telling them what they can or cannot do.
In the video, various women of different backgrounds speak up and declare their bodies are theirs, not the government or the Religious Right’s, and they are capable of making their own choices without anyone else involved. What they do with their bodies is their business, even if they choose to terminate a pregnancy.
The campaign also created a Facebook page with more information concerning the campaign called “This is My Body”.
Description"This Is My Body" is a women's rights advocacy video created in response to the attacks on women's health and reproductive rights that have occurred throughout 2012. The video addresses those issues along with abortion, body image, cancer, fair pay, and a number of other important issues affecting women today.
The women also speak directly concerning the Komen Foundation’s removal of funding from Planned Parenthood, which affected breast cancer screenings for low-income women. The Komen Foundation is still suffering from the consequences of their action to strip away their funding of Planned Parenthood as they attempt to repair their reputation with women, their families, and employees of Komen. The damage was done and continues despite reversing their decision.
The women in the video also mention harassment they receive as they try to hold on to control over their own bodies, especially with new laws that attempt to remove that right.
“I am done being excluded from decisions about my sexual and reproductive health,” says one woman.
“I will not be quiet, I will not wait my turn, I will not heed you,” says another. “I know my physical and mental strength, and I do not fear you.”
The video ends with the declaration that we now live in a world where women know their power and their voice.
Full script of video is on Facebook.
“If I choose to have sex, I have the right to birth control and to be spared the demeaning insults that you’d never want leveled against your daughter or mother. My pursuit of orgasm is neither unnatural nor dangerous nor scary nor an infringement of your religious liberty. My sexual activity exists for my benefit, not your pleasure. And it’s never my fault if you rape me. I am done being excluded from decisions about my sexual and reproductive health. This is my body. Not yours.”