Re: Pro-Life Writers
I used to think it was shocking, and I debated whether or not to say this, but the more I've looked at this, the less surprised I am by it. The whole abortion support mindset treats female biology as inherently unequal and pregnancy as something that demeans, reduces, and subjugates women. It doesn't treat the CULTURES that do these things as wrong and seek to fix those. Instead, it joins those cultures and seeks to fix WOMEN, as if women need to be fixed. That is flat-out misogyny, no matter how much "pro-woman" language is used to try and cover it up. And since this stuff comes from a misogynist base, it isn't a shock that it is expressed in misogynist ways. The shocking part is that we let people get away with it for so long.
Which is the other thing I love about Kristen Walker. She doesn't take guff from the fauxminists running around pretending to be pro-woman whilst they act like women's biology has to be made to work more like men's, otherwise women really will be the weaker sex. Instead, she calls it out. Because that kind of behavior just validates all the misogyny women have ever faced throughout history, all to push abortion. Women deserve much better than false feminism that makes our bodies out to be against us, and we deserve a culture that recognizes that. We deserve a culture of life.
(Yes, pro-life feminism is my wonk issue. Could you tell? : )
Amen, sister! Vivan las feministas pro-vida! :-)
The novel that I am planning is not explicitly pro-life (the main characters are explicitly Catholic and strive to live by Catholic values, but that's a different thread), but I just had to agree with your post. It is sooo true. I am a liberal in most of my political beliefs and am consistently pro-life as well. Neither of the major US presidential candidates speak for me -- and, it seems, nor do the minor presidential candidates. (It seems that I agree 86% with the Green Party candidate, but among the 14% where I disagree with her is life issues.) I am resigned to voting a blank ballot when it comes to electoral positions, while voting on ballot initiatives.
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