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Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:02 AM

 

Why are anti-choice voters perceived as male?

Most pro-choice rhetoric that hints at the sex of anti-choice people paints them as male. According to Gallup, abortion opinion is split 50-50 in each sex. Sarah Palin believes that abortion should be illegal at conception with only a few exceptions. However, the anger about anti-choice voters imposing their will on women either paints them as male or does not mention their sex at all.


If we want pro-choice men to feel safe in the Democratic party, is projecting hate at males in general a good strategy?

If pro-choice men feel that feminists hate them, they might feel afraid to vote Democrat, even though they don't like the Republican's hatred of women. Those men might just stay home on election day. Is that what we want?


The "admitting privileges" situation in Texas likely would have brought many pro-choice men to vote Democrat in November. Now that a court has overturned those laws, it makes the abortion issue look a bit less urgent to independent voters. Hopefully they still show up to the polls and vote Democrat.

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SaveTheMackerel Feb 2016 OP
retrowire Feb 2016 #1
angstlessk Feb 2016 #2
monicaangela Feb 2016 #3
TreasonousBastard Feb 2016 #4
Name removed Feb 2016 #7
Gormy Cuss Feb 2016 #5
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Kath1 Feb 2016 #6
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qwlauren35 Feb 2016 #10

Response to SaveTheMackerel (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:04 AM

1. Why would pro choice men feel that feminists hate them?

Pro choice is about women's rights. Isn't that a goal of feminism?

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Response to SaveTheMackerel (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:12 AM

2. Oh, please..you are saying pro choice women project hate at men?

I say anti choice men project hate for women...

Pro choice men are mostly not out in front...they believe it is a woman's choice, but would fight the good fight if they thought they could make a difference.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:18 AM

3. I agree with your assessment.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 03:42 AM

4. A lot of anti-choice men certainly do hate, but...

there is still that core group of men and women who actually believe unborn life is sacred.

I haven't taken a poll of my acquaintances, but I believe the fundamental drive to procreate is pretty close to equally strong in men and women, with women probably having some edge. How this works out in practice with women having the final say hasn't been fully dealt with yet. But it's getting there.



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Response to SaveTheMackerel (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 04:44 PM

5. Please back up your assertion with links to data

as opposed to "hints" from God only knows where.

And BTW, this is a sad little fantasy scenario that belongs elsewhere:
If we want pro-choice men to feel safe in the Democratic party, is projecting hate at males in general a good strategy?

If pro-choice men feel that feminists hate them, they might feel afraid to vote Democrat, even though they don't like the Republican's hatred of women. Those men might just stay home on election day. Is that what we want?


and it is against the SOP. Please refrain from feminist bashing posts in this group.

Gormy, a host of Feminists group.

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Response to SaveTheMackerel (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 05:03 PM

6. Most men are pro-choice.

Just like most women. I don't think they'll be afraid to vote Democratic.

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Thu Feb 25, 2016, 02:06 AM

10. NARAL and Men for Choice

Last year, NARAL did a BIG Gala event featuring 11 Celebrity Men who were Pro-Choice. They were interviewed and feted for a few weeks, and I have to admit, it gave me pause to think. We have support. We need to make the most of it.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/naral/11-menforchoice-celebrities-we-love-enks

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