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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 01:02 PM

21. One of the many factors involved

in this war over our right to control our own bodies is language. Many of us will not allow the RR to frame the language, and this means that connotations must change.

These terrorists of women's rights can NOT say "pro-life" and get aw with it, because they are NOT pro-life--they are "anti-choice." When the language is phrased thusly, it shows more truth about them and their motives, and takes them to the bottom rung of the ladder, not exalted to a higher one.

If ALL women took this framing message to the rest of the country, things would likely change, showing these batshit crazies are really anti-women, anti-choice, anti-everything that helps us be more progressive.

In fact, the effect that different language might have on all debate in general could be an excellent one--consider: anti-peace, anti-immigration, anti-human rights, anti-99%, anti-humanitarian, anti-evolution, anti-ecological, anti-American dream, anti-tolerant, etc. I think it's essential that we understand the rules of engagement, and turn the harsh lighting back on them instead, and show them for the Nazis they really are.

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