reply to post by igor_ats
Originally posted by igor_ats
Funnily enough you don't see anyone picket outside IVF clinics, perhaps since there isn't a woman there they can shout at and condemn.
You hit it on the head, igor.
This whole movement gained support when women started taking their place in society instead of being the "women behind the man"... When we began to
see that we had been hoodwinked into thinking that we were second-class citizens who were supposed to obey and honor the man, we started to buck
against that idea, wanting to take our place alongside man
, and he became threatened, and has since then, been doing all he can to put us back
"in our place".
Men (and I'm talking about the men who make these laws against abortion and try to limit women's health care choices
) HATE feminism. They've
done all they can to oppress the women's movement to take our rightful place. They intend to keep us from rising up, by any means necessary,
including calling us such names as "feminazis", selfish and whores and making laws against our autonomy.
The underlying message of making abortion illegal is that as long as a woman has sex because she wants to procreate, we can allow that, but if she has
sex for her own pleasure, she's a worthless whore. The political right's war against abortion, contraception AND sex education (abstinence-only
education), puts women in a situation where they are:
1. uneducated about getting pregnant
2. unable to prevent pregnancy if they do deign to have "dirty, selfish" sex
3. unable to decide what to do about it when they DO get pregnant
It puts women in a corner, with very little option to act as a human being, with a normal sex drive. To have sex for her own pleasure will result in
punishment. YES PUNISHMENT. If a woman deigns to have sex for any other reason than to serve the family (procreate) she should be punished for being
selfish and promiscuous. (Notice I have been called "selfish" several times in this thread, even though I am personally against abortion. Simply
because I support the woman making choices about her body.)
I hear these men say that if a woman doesn't want to get pregnant, she shouldn't have sex. My question is if men are so concerned about the
possibility of a unwanted pregnancy, why don't THEY quit having sex?
If they're so concerned about creating an unwanted child, and having
a "say" in abortion, why don't THEY guarantee that the woman doesn't get pregnant by refusing to have sex with her? That's what they expect of
us. Why don't they ask the same of themselves? Simple. Because they are chicken poop. They are not the ones who get "punished" with an unwanted
pregnancy and they are not the ones who have to take the responsibility of the resulting child. That is chicken poop! They're not seen as promiscuous
for spreading their seed. They're seen as "real men"... Macho and uncontrolled, as God meant them to be.
And then they get all sensitive and try to appeal to the compassionate side of people by extolling the virtues of the "innocent unborn"... making it
sound like the woman is guilty and simply a selfish and unfortunate vehicle for the innocent unborn to get into the world. Spare me your hypocrisy!
I can understand a personal
opinion about abortion. I have my own. But for men to make laws that restrict women in this way is nothing more
than a neanderthal and sexist form of control and sexual slavery.