Roe v Wade proves once again that women don't have the luxury of complacency

By Mehreen Faruqi
Updated June 29 2022 - 3:56am, first published June 28 2022 - 7:30pm
Protests erupt across America following Roe v Wade decision.

It's 2022, but women still cannot take our hard-fought rights for granted. It used to frustrate me that in feminist forums and women's networks someone would always pipe up to remind us that our struggle was never-ending and ongoing. It always seemed somewhat pessimistic and even defeatist. But the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States is a harsh reminder of why we can never let our guard down. We don't have the luxury of complacency because the threat to our rights going backwards is omnipresent.