Response to a blog post written on Glosswatch.com Good blog! But it too has its own share of ‘distortions’. Here’s seven of them: 1.‘Anti-choice’. Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Pas Cher Use that phrase and you kill all debate stone dead. After all, what feminist – what reasonable person – could possibly be anti-choice? It’s the written equivalent of a hand over our silly, pro-life mouths. But it’s a very simplistic response to a complex issue. Yeezy Boost 350 Femme Pas Cher No? Ok – take a (fictional) pregnant woman who, if she goes ahead with her pregnancy will have to take such a cut in her income (maternity pay is still rubbish) that she won’t be able to pay her mortgage. Tendencias de la moda So she takes the only possible route she can and aborts. Another (fictional) woman is also faced with an unplanned pregnancy but the cut in her income won’t have dire consequences so she goes to term with her pregnancy. Don’t’ talk about choice as if we all have equal amounts of it because we don’t. 2. The assumption that feminism and being pro-life are mutually exclusive. There are a lot of feminists out there who would disagree with you. Germaine Greer is one of many who have argued that abortion is a consequence of women’s oppression – she does it far better than me so here you go http://www.life.org.nz/abortion/aboutabortion/aboutabortion34/ And I’m sure you know the old chestnut about the early pioneering feminists not being pro-abortion at all and it not being until the 1960s/70s that abortion became the holy grail. T Shirt Versace Pas Cher Furthermore, hasn’t the feminist movement always prided itself on its diversity? 3. Prejudice. T Shirt Alexander Mcqueen Comes in degrees, from that which invokes serious consequences to the merely annoying kind. Moda Nowhere do we, or would we, claim that prolifers are ‘victims’ of anything! But come on – you’re a feminist! You know exactly the kind of prejudice we mean. How many times have you been called a ‘man-hater’? Annoying isn’t it. Try being a prolife feminist. That can really suck. 4. The assumption that most, if not all, abortions are free choices. Alexander Mcqueen Pas Cher If you take away the women who felt they had no other option than to abort because of loss of income, loss of a home, loss of a significant relationship (parents/partners), reduction in status/life style, and a myriad other reasons, you might be left with a small minority of women for whom abortion was genuinely a free choice. This isn’t about women ‘being easily led’ or “weak-minded”. (“Oh if it wasn’t for that boyfriend of mine, twisting my arm, I’d have had that baby!”) It’s about being told that something’s good for us because the powers-that-be have a vested interest in keeping it that way. After all, abortion on a mass-scale is far cheaper and easier than women having their needs met properly; cheaper than say, paying women a living wage during their maternity leave, putting in place safeguards to protect women’s career progression if they take time off to raise children, and, most importantly, making sure that men really do contribute their 50% towards the care of their children. Tendances de la mode Far, far easier to maintain the status quo. And the icing on the cake? We think all this is our idea and we should fight for it; that this sad ‘duty’ that thousands of women endure each year is, in fact, some kind of privilege we’ve won. How often do women tell each other that the best way to get men to do something is to make them think they thought of it themselves? Think men got there first with that one. 5. Forced birth. Who’s talking about ‘forced birth’? We’re not. See point 4 above. We are not about removing choices, but about giving women more and more and more choice. Características de la moda We’re about aiming high for women, being ambitious for women. T Shirt Balmain Boxer Calvin Klein Al Mayor No woman, we don’t think, takes abortion lightly. You can’t do something like that and it not have some kind of consequence – it’s a life-changing decision no matter what. Calvin Klein Bragas And we’ve got so used to bearing all the pain in a crisis pregnancy situation, that we haven’t stopped and thought that it could actually be different. We shouldn’t always be the ones that suck it up. Why should so many women have to face such dire consequences if they carry an unplanned pregnancy to term. Comprar Ropa Interior Calvin Klein It’s evidence that we are not really having our needs met at all. Slip Calvin Klein 6. Sorry – but the fetus is a person and you’re doing women a disservice if you claim anything else. You’re also dismissing the feelings of many women who suffer emotionally after their abortion, and there are many, whether it messes up your argument or not. That is, at least in part, why this is such a contentious issue, is it not? After all, we don’t get such heated debate about the mass removal of tonsils. There is a moral element to the debate and saying ‘the fetus can be as much of a human as it wants to’ is rather like saying ‘whatevs’ whenever an argument gets a bit tricky. However, another prolife misconception cleared up – of course, we completely agree with you that ‘no human has the right to occupy the body of another, putting the latter’s life at risk’. 7. Polo Ralph Lauren Paris Yeh, the wristbands.