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Response to Gov101 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:18 AM

18. I read your profile and journal, and I wanted to say I am sorry

For our defensiveness. We get a lot of trolls around here, right wingers who want to disrupt our conversations, and so we tend to be suspicious of any with a low post count, especially if there is any indication that person might not be a true blue liberal. I believe you are who you say you are.

Everyone has given excellent answers here. The only thing I would like to add is that I personally think it comes down to how one views women.

Are women brood cows, an asset to be used by society for reproduction, relegated to slave status, with no choices of when to bear children, no choices of how to spend our lives outside of raising children and running a household?

Or are women people with the same rights as men, to determine if and when to bear children, to pursue whatever lives they wish to pursue? Even if those choices lead to a rising or declining birth rate?

What I see happening in right wing world is a great deal of race based fear. A fear the white race is rapidly diminishing compared to other races, because women have reproductive choices now, and some feel it is mostly white women choosing to have fewer babies. There is a consensus among right wingers that if we take birth control and abortion away from white women, we will no longer lose the demographic race. Inherent in this world view is the idea that white people are superior to brown people, and women are nothing but objects to be owned by men and serve men.

We liberals do not have that race based fear. We believe no race is superior to any other race, so the shrinking percentage of white people is not threatening to us.

We also feel there are lots of people on earth right now and we see no reason women can't be allowed to make their own reproductive choices.

That is the way I see it, anyway. I could be wrong. I often am. I do my best. I have some cognitive impairment due to MS, please forgive any mistakes I made in this post.

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