I am an aspiring writer and am also getting my master's degree in media design and marketing. Needless to say, I am living a pretty busy lifestyle.
I will state, that there will be spoilers in this article. So read at your own risk. I was born in the 80s. Stranger Things holds many nostalgia-producing memories that allow us older Millennials to connect with a show. I am also a massive fan of Stephen King and anything supernatural or paranormal. So Stranger Things was something that piqued my interest. With that emotional connection and the homage that the Duffer Brothers have created to all things the 80s, I became a fan of the show and was obsessed.
The Rights of My Daughter
I live in Missouri where they signed a law making abortions illegal within moments of the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade. At first, I was thanking the heavens that I had a tubal ligation 13 years ago and that this isn't going to affect me fully. In thinking that, I wasn't seeing the bigger picture. I began watching videos of countless women angry that our right to choose was taken away. Again, I thought, "Well I don't have to choose anymore, I don't need to voice my opinion." As the day moved forward, I began to think more and more about the effects this is going to have on women. Women are going to seek illegal, backdoor abortions and potentially not survive someone who may or may not be a doctor. They might die on the table or later when they get home from a hemorrhage. What if they have a miscarriage? Some states are going to make it punishable by law to have a miscarriage. I had one, it was not in my control at all. I can't imagine looking at jail time over something that had already destroyed me. Women can't even purchase the Plan B pill to keep from getting pregnant or seek medical assistance to get an abortion pill if needed. What does this mean for women who have an ectopic pregnancy? Oh well, you're going to die but at least we gave the child a shot at life? I'm pissed. I am overwhelmed at the possible future my daughter and my step-daughter are going to have to face. What about the women who were raped and now are forced to have the child of a predator? I can't imagine. I don't want to imagine.