I got a story. A couple of weeks ago I was tabling for my university’s VOX (Planned Parenthood) chapter. I’m mostly there to recruit, telling people about our campaigns, and what we do—nothing special. Some dude walking by saw my table and yelled really loudly “ABSTINENCE! Just sayin’.” and then walked off. I just stare at him like “WTF ARE YOU? What is your problem?”. Seriously, from him you would’ve thought I was representing the Orgy Enthusiasts Club or something.
Mod addition: Ahahaha. Oh man, that reminds me of the time a guy in an elevator called me a whore because I offered a condom, and then told me “I don’t need those, I’m married” like being married means you can’t be subject to unwanted pregnancies or STIs. Oh people.
You’ve probably heard the “show the woman the ultrasound before they have an abortion” arguments, but I just read a good piece on it that re frames it as something of a slut-shaming tactic. I thought you might want to read/share it.
In response to the tone argument.
“If you tread on someone’s toes, and they tell you to get off, then get off their toes. Don’t tell them to ‘ask nicely’”
File that under “Reasons why I don’t give a shit if you’re offended that I called you a victim blamer/rape apologist/misogynist while also explaining to you in great detail why you are these things”.
Things I’m tired of: People comparing abortion to not paying child support.
One involves a body part, the other involves a bank account.
But you know, a cis man having to open his wallet is totally the same thing as forcing a uterus-bearer to carry a pregnancy. Money for cis men is just as or more important as the health and bodily integrity of anyone with a uterus. There is nothing sexist or demeaning about that statement at all.
That awkward moment when a dude writes the same article that’s been written about feminism over and over again - but he STILL thinks he’s clever.
So, it was brought to my attention that a dude had constructed a blog post that was so clever and original, it consisted of every argument that feminists have decidedly defeated Xena motherfucking Warrior Princess Style.
TRIGGER WARNING ON THE LINK: Heterosexism, trans-hatred, misogyny, rape apology, and trivialization of domestic abuse
Careful now, this guy is filled to the brim with witty one-liners.
So anyway, when I’m alerted to stuff like this, honestly, taking it down is just plain fun. So, if you’d like to read a pretty point-by-point obliteration, I’m going to put it after the jump. Also, I can’t seem to get tumblr’s blockquote function to work, so I’m just going to italicize all of sexist douchebag’s post that I’m responding to.
I’m also putting a **trigger warning for rape apology** on the post, since I have to deal pretty heavily with some bullshit denial.
What a dick.
He didn’t even show the damn poll results. It must have been a landslide.
Ron Paul on The Diane Rehm Show, talking about the need for civility in society and demonstrating an alarming lack of empathy.
Enough with the tired and sexist stereotypes of women who find themselves in need of an abortion.
Oh no Ron Paul, it’s much more “civilized” to force women (and all uterus-bearers) to carry any and every pregnancy, even those resulting from rape or sexual abuse. It’s so much more “civilized” to strip women (and all uterus bearers) of the right to their own bodies, the right to make their own medical decisions. “Civilization” is totally defined by white dudes without uteri making decisions about the lives, choices, and bodies of everyone with uteri. You’re right, Ron Paul, you get to define civilization, and if you define it as a society that promotes forced gestation, that supports and condones using the same government force that your son complains about when he can’t shit in the toilet he wants to shit in to force women to maintain another person’s body by using their own organs, their own blood, and their own their own existence then by golly I guess we have to listen.
Or we could not. Shut the fuck up you misogynistic shitstain. If you really believe that stereotyping and generalizing what is a vast array of experience by a group of people that you obviously have no semblance of knowledge of is the proper way to define “civilization”, you are living in a world of absurdity (and massive privilege), and you are not worth listening to.
Ron Paul is the biggest fucking hypocrite. I just can’t even with that douchenozzle.