It's a crime when strangers watch other women shower...
but the Obama Department of Labor is forcing me to let them in!
Under proposed rules by the US Department of Labor, people with disabilities - like me - will be forced to give strangers the keys to our homes, bring them into our bathrooms and let them see us naked.
How many people do you want watching you in the shower?
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I doubt you would want strangers coming into your home and watching you shower. Perhaps you think that - because I have a disability - I don't care who sees me naked or I am used to it, and it doesn't matter. Well frankly, it does!
Like everyone else, I want privacy. I don't want just anyone to see me naked, but the Obama administration thinks that the government, specifically the Department of Labor, should have control over that decision. Not me!
I have just a few trusted attendants who work with me. They aren't actually family members - but we are just like family. But the Department of Labor is establishing rules which will force me to cut their hours and bring strangers into my home to help me with my most personal care.
It's women's history month and we are celebrating the accomplishments of the women's rights movement. When I was a young girl, feminists were fighting for the right to control their own bodies. As a woman with a disability – I am still fighting the same fight, demanding that I should make these decisions - and not the government.
It seems ironic that I'm fighting against progressives! I'm sure they never even considered what these rules would mean to me, as a woman with a disability. It probably never even occurred to them that they would be taking away my privacy. That these rules would undercut my right to make decisions about who touches my body. And who sees me naked.
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I was asked to participate in this project to help people really understand what implementation of these proposed changes means. We realized that in trying to maintain some level of discretion, we weren't getting the point across. This website is intended to help educate people about how changes to the companionship exemption will affect people with disabilities. We will drive the point home - in pictures - so people can truly understand this issue.
Other women – rightfully – become upset when they realize that a stranger is watching them in the shower. They feel vulnerable. They feel violated. They call the police because it's a crime. I think what the Obama administration is proposing to do to me is a crime. And because the police have no jurisdiction on this issue, I am pleading with you to help.
Learn more about this issue on this website and take action to support my right to control my body and decide who touches me, and sees me naked.