Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale

I hear the birds
When they're singing
I hear the sirens
When they're ringing
But I can't take my mind off of you
A thousand words, pouring out
The distance of over there
Is moving on and out
You said it'd be alright

How 'bout these notions
Hmm, they're deep as ocean
Calling out my name
Screaming out in vain
Singing hallelujah

Tell your mother, she don't understand
Tell your mother, she's not listening
Why don't you tear my heart
The chain is made of string
I roll the dice
You seal the deal
That don't matter
Cause pain will heal
I will follow you
Into the dark

How 'bout these notions
Hmm, they're deep as ocean
Calling out my name
Screaming out in vain
Singing hallelujah

These notions
Hmm, they're deep as ocean
Calling out my name
Screaming out in vain
Singing hallelujah

Singing hallelujah to you
Calling out my name
I'm in the deep end, ocean
Calling out my name
Singing hallelujah to you

lyrics and music: Tash Sultana

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The "handmaids" have had enough of continual violence against women and girls, enough of others controlling our bodies, and enough of a system that fails to punish offenders!
We will not allow the dystopian scenario of "The Handmaid's Tale" (authored by Margaret Atwood) to happen in Croatia. We will not allow for women to be reduced to mere servants deprived of their rights and whose voices are silenced.
Violence against women occurs in the home, in the workplace, in the streets, and in the family. More than a million women and girls across the world are victims of sexual violence, forced marriages, violence by current or former partners, sexual harassment in the workplace, mobbing, and murder, all because they are - women.
The Istanbul Convention is a tool which can make the protection of women and girls in Croatia a reality. This is why we demand that the Government and Parliament of Croatia ratify the Convention, and will not settle for anything less.
As long as women are seen only as "handmaids", we will take to the streets until the Convention is ratified.











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