Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why My Daughter Should Reject Feminism; The Devaluation Of Human Life

This is one of the many reasons I hope my daughter rejects feminism when she grows up. A woman, celebrated by feminists, is live tweeting about her abortion.
"Angie Jackson is live-tweeting her abortion this week, and it seems to have brought a lot of woman-haters out of the woodwork. She has, predictably, been accused of everything from trivializing the procedure to baby-killing. But it seems to me that what she’s doing is brave, and a pretty generous service to other women. One in three American women will have an abortion in her lifetime, but it’s not something that we usually talk about in public — or at least, that we talk about beyond political debates and platitudes. A lot of women who go in for abortions don’t actually know the details of what happens, and have been properly terrified by anti-choice propaganda.

Angie also seems like a pretty good spokeswoman for the cause. She is, in a lot of ways, a woman who a lot of people in the middle would say should be “allowed” to have an abortion (she’s a mom, she has health complications, she was on birth control and it failed, she’s in a monogamous relationship), but she doesn’t use those qualifiers to argue that somehow she’s special, or that other women aren’t just as deserving of medical care as she is..."