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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 07:19 PM

9. Well, I'm female

but I think that if a man wants to defend a woman's right to choose, he's welcome to do so.

For a man to say a woman has a right to decide what happens to her body is very different from a man saying a woman does not have a right to decide and can be used as an incubator regardless of her wishes. Especially when a man says the latter, it is important for another man to respond with the former. After all, a man who believes women's bodies should be under the control of the government will not listen to anything a woman might say.

Just as it is white people who will end racism (as per Ben Jealous), it is men who will end sexism. If women could end sexism by ourselves, we would have done so long ago. This is why I think it's counterproductive for women to reject men who want to be partners in our endeavor to make the world a more egalitarian place for everybody.

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