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Thu May 16, 2019, 11:33 AM

Call them what they are: woman killers.

Subject line is my takeaway from this excellent article.


The article words it a little differently, but it comes down to that, and I agree:

If anti-abortionists are going to keep calling pro-choice people baby killers, then it’s time to start referring to them for what they are: people who would kill women.

At the very least, they are people who will stand by cheerfully, smugly, while they enact a system that leads to 14-year-old girls drinking rat poison.

That is unconscionable.

I wonder, if every time we see an unhinged comment on social media that blares about "baby killers", we responded with a blare back about "woman killers", would that at least start to get some attention to the side effects of these policies?

I've noted elsewhere that I think the people driving the chattelization of women, are in it for the increased control they get from creating increased dependency. Nothing will get through to THEM. But THEY aren't the majority, they are just the instigators. Convince the majority that the "cure" (banning abortions) is actually worse than the "disease" (some women having abortions). Then maybe we turn this tide.

The article has much more and is well worth the read. I've chosen a couple paragraphs below, but you really should go to the link and read the whole article.

But then, don’t we have it so much better than so many other countries? Well, in terms of women’s reproductive health, not especially.

The Federalist makes an argument that women should not be dressing up to protest restrictions on abortion in Ohio because, “To compare restrictions on abortion… to the abuses many women still suffer around the world today is both intellectually insulting and downright dishonest… In Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive, wear makeup, or clothes that 'show off their beauty.'”

Pretending that women should remain quiet on the topic of their rights because women have it worse in other countries is absurd. We do not live in other countries. This argument should carry all the weight of a C student, who, when told to do better by their parents, replies by shouting, “I could be getting Fs! I could be shooting heroin into my eyeballs!” Which is to say, it should carry no weight at all.

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Thu May 16, 2019, 12:14 PM

1. Majority of American women are pro choice

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. Perhaps, but what about the majority of women (and men) who show up to vote?

And for how many is it the deciding issue?

That's the majority we need.

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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:14 PM

3. K&R

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:25 PM

4. Thanks. nt

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