With Clitoris and With Rights

At times with good intentions – other times with not so good – someone tries to silence my complaints about the machismo in my country, telling me, “Cuban women don’t have it so badly… those in some African nations, where they are subjected to ablation, are worse off.” As an argument it’s a low blow, it hurts me in the groin, connects me to the cry of a defenseless teenager, mutilated, subjected to that ordeal by her own family.  But the rights of women should not be reduced only to the power to maintain their physical integrity and to defend their biological capacity to experience pleasure. The clitoris is not the only thing we can lose, there is a long list of social, economic and political possibilities, which are also snatched from us.

As I live in a country where the paths of civic protest have been severed and demonized, I dare to offer in this blog a list of the violations that still persist against women.

  • They do not allow us to establish our own women’s organizations, where we can unite and represent ourselves. Groups that are not channels of transmission from the government to the citizens, as sadly happens with the Federation of Cuban Women.
  • When they speak of women in the political class, it’s clear that they don’t have any real power but are there to fulfill quotas or assignments by gender.
  • The icon of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) – the only organization of this kind permitted by law – shows a figure with a rifle on her shoulder in clear allusion to the mother as soldier, to the female as a piece of the warring conflict cooked up from above.
  • The absence in the national press of reporting about domestic violence does not eliminate its real presence. Silence does not stop the aggressor from hitting. In the pages of our newspapers there should also be these stories of abuse, because otherwise we are not going to understand that we have a serious problem of assaults, silenced within the walls of so many homes.
  • Where can a wife go when she is beaten by her husband? Why are there no shelters or why doesn’t the media publicize the locations of these refuges for battered women?
  • Buying disposable diapers is almost a luxury in this society. Most new mothers still have to spend a good part of their time washing baby clothes by hand. Every emancipation needs a material infrastructure of freedom, otherwise it will remain so only in slogans and mottoes.
  • The high prices of all the products needed for motherhood and pregnancy are also a factor that influences the low birth rate. A crib with mattress costs the equivalent of $90 U.S. in a country where the average monthly salary doesn’t exceed $20.
  • The child support that a father must provide for his children after a divorce – as stipulated by law – doesn’t exceed, in many cases, the equivalent of $3 monthly, which leaves a woman economically powerless to raise her children.
  • The extremely high prices of food relative to wages keep Cuban women chained to the stove while performing economic pirouettes to put a plate of food on the table. It is the women and not the political-economic system that performs a daily miracle so that Cuban families eat, more or less well or more or less badly.
  • After so many slogans about emancipation and equality, we Cuban women are left with a double workday and dozens of cumbersome bureaucratic tasks. It’s enough to go outside to see the effects of this excess load: most women over forty have bitter faces, make no plans for the future, do not go out with their women friends to a bar, and have no escape from their family and the tedium.
  • When a woman decides to criticize the government, she is immediately reminded who wears the skirt; they accuse her of immorality, infidelity to her husband, being manipulated by some male mind, and call her “prostitute,” “cocky,” “hooker,” as many discriminating cutting insults as they can imagine.
  • You can’t try to liberate a specific social group in a society gripped by the lack of rights. To be a woman in the Cuba of today is to suffer these lacks twice.

In short, we want to have a clitoris and rights, to feel pleasure and to speak our opinions, to be known for our skirts, but especially for our ideas.


168 thoughts on “With Clitoris and With Rights

  1. Damir has now taken over this site.

    No longer is the lies and propaganda made in cia and nazist gulag usa the main subject here.

    Damir is.

    Damir has won.

    And I haven’t even warmed up yet!!!

  2. Well, fall apart already then. j.o.h.n.

    j erk
    o nan
    h omofobe
    n uts

    Some losers are just NEVER happy… Who doesn’t like what I think, shouldn’t read what I write.

    Simple as that.

    I like what the team “yoani” write. They themselves are destroying their own, by now already non-existent credibility.

  3. The team “yoani”, and their pioneers!

    Why on earth do you read & write at this site(this is NOT a “blog”, ignorants!!!)? You hate everything in Cuba and what people who like Cuba write. You hate the comments other people post. You get worked up into tantrums and tirades over and over again. Yet you keep coming back! Why do you insist on doing this to yourself? What kind of persons spend so much of their time doing things they hate so much? Wouldn’t you feel better if you spent your time reading & posting at some site you actually like? Or is it that you enjoy the opportunity to express your rage and tell people how much you hate them?

    Do you live to hate?

    But then, I guess that this site answers some of these questions already, doesn’t it?

  4. More noise, more nothings, more ideological delusions.

    Still no answers from the team “yoani”.

    Still hiding from the truth.

  5. Look D.A.M.I.R., I am not the CIA, I am not American, I do not live in America. OK??

    And another thing, the world will NEVER be the way you want it to be, a f…ed up communist hell hole. It’s been tried, it doesn’t work. It’s been a disaster. Get over it.

  6. No content, just bullshift.

    Is that the best the team “yoani” and their delusional little servants can do?

    No. They cannot even do that. The nazist cia and their apparatchiks write the stuff these blind and deranged slaves then pretend to author here.

    And given the poor quality of that material, these cia elements must be almost as deranged…

  7. D.A.M.I.R. is off his meds again. What has the previous ranting and raving got to do with Cuba?

  8. And let us examine the situation these days: First usanian nazists “accidenatlly” burn Koran in the centre of Afghanistan, then a lone and “troubled” usanian loser massacres 16 persons, 9 of them CHILDREN, because he has “marital problems”…

    Yeah, right. He volunteered T H R E E times to go to Iraq, and this was his first visit to Afghanistan. Suddenly, he snaps and kills innocents because wife wants a divorce, because he keeps volunteering to go to to war!?!?!?!

    Rings Italy all over again. For those who think that sun sets in Melbourne (call them id&&&s, for easier reference) an usanian pilot killed 20 tourists when flying too low with his jet airplane in Northern Italy.

    Naturally, the creeps (usanian nazist, imperialist occupation forces, for those id&&&s above) refused requests from Italian Court to hand the criminal over to stand the trial. Took him home and exonerated him from ANY wrongdoing!!!!

    Now, the same thing. The creeps (usanian nazist, imperialist occupation forces, for those id&&&s above) took the murderer and freighted him home on the first plane available.

    Another farce trial in another farce “military court” will be held, the murderer will be threaten with death penalty for international audience, will receive 20+ years and be released in a couple of years after the trial.

    Not to be underestimated, the white “gods”, orders-issuing lot that handles the team “yoani”, invented this Kony video, gave it to some obscure fundamental christian society and created another “internet hit” overnight.

    However, these nazist creeps had forgotten that there are billions of people in the world that do not give a shift what the nazist dictatorship usa say or do any more. The good and intelligent people did not fall for the trick and have discovered that, just like 999% of the team “yoani” and their blindfolded, brainwashed and delusional support brigade, these are fundamental religious creeps hiding under the “Invisible children” smokescreen.

    Interestingly, unlike the team “yoani” and their blindfolded, delusional and brainwashed pioneers, these “Invisible children” pretenders are heavilly ANTI-gay.

    In fact, they are seriously religiously poisoned against gays. And why Kone? Since when this, equally religiously fanatical and delusional individual is NOT the worst human rights violator. There are still free many just like him, only now licking white “gods'” backsides – sounds familiar the team “yoani”? – to protect themselves from prosecution. This creep simply refused to do that and, like every single person before him, fell into dislike with the biggest murdering machine that has ever tortured the Earth.

    Bunch of crazy maniacs those nazist dictators. And their servants like the team “yoani”.

  9. Help – are you serious D.A.M.I.R. is a doctor?? That’s beyond scarey. Where has he stated this??

  10. Or this pearl of the “north” from equally delusional i&&t, post 90:

    “Leroy, before you call someone dumb, take a little more care.I said when it’s 5 AM in London, it’s 4 pm in Melbourne. That’s 11 eleven hours ahead. Dumbo Damir thinks there’s no time difference. What are you all on??”

    Damir never said that. This cr** in said that. And s/he also said that the 11 hours of difference can be only in


    And the self-appointed fool still doesn’t understand the size of his/her st***d**y and that of his/her remarks.

    Not even team “yoani” are THAT mo**n*c…!!!

    This from the “genius”, post 78:

    “no I’m not in bed – I’m reading and working the night through. Buy why aren’t you bed – I’m beginning to suspect you’re in the southern hemisphere.”

    and post 80:

    “It depends on where in the southern hemisphere!!!! The time zones are completely different.”

    AND post 83:

    “When it’s 5am in London it’s 4pm in Melbourne. That’s in Australia if you don’t know any geography. And that’s in the southern hemisphere which is the opposite to the northern hemisphere. What an unbelievable m..on you are.”

    A few people tried to reason with the cre**n, but to no avail… The delusional fool still doesn’t understand the fact that the time difference is NOT tied to a hemisphere!!!

    Laughable, brainwashed mo&&n.

  11. Cre ***s and st ***d pioneers of the team “yoani’s” support brigade keep excelling in talking absolute bullshift and rubbish.

    A quick look at the posts like the post 121 and “Damir claims that he is a doctor”!!!!

    No lesss!!!

    Id *** s!!!

    So, now I am a doctor from Melbourne…

    Mo^^ns!!! Go find where I wrote such a rubbish, you cre ***s!!!

    No wonder Castro needed 25 friends to beat the sheet out of similar re^^^^s from the wrong, conservative, wing…

  12. In 1958 women accounted for 46 percent of Cuba’s professionals and semiprofessionals, 45% of the university students and 22 percent of professors. They constituted 82 percent of the teachers, 81 percent of social workers, 68 percent of pharmacists, 25 percent of domestic servants, 20 percent of white-collar workers, 17 percent of lawyers, 15 of doctors, and 10 percent among blue-collar workers. Fewer than 3 percent of Cuban women, however, worked in agricultural, fishing, construction, and transport industries.


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