Means you want to impose your view on everyone else. I understand if you wouldn’t want an abortion but don’t try to make it so no one can get one ever. And that’s what “pro-life” means.
No one really wants an abortion.
I do not judge why someone would choose to get an abortion. But I also think of those who don’t even have a choice. If the mother’s death is likely - or even severe injury - or the fetus will not make it to term, it’s not even much of a choice. These happen more than we like to think and anti-choicers avoid it at all costs. Abortions are medical procedures. Whether your birth control failed or your life is at risk (or any other reason), it’s not up to me. That’s the whole “choice” thing.
The anti-choicers like to glaze over the mother’s potential risks to make their case. It’s just not right. Not that it matters what the reason is. It’s none of my business.
If it’s not my body, it’s not my business.
Don’t like abortions? Understandable. Then don’t get one. It’s that simple.
being able to take time off from work/school (especially for long periods like w/ occupy wall street), being able to get arrested without getting deported (which is what happens to non-citizens when they get arrested), not having disabilities that prevent you from being there, not having children to take care of
you get the idea
sometimes i get annoyed with activists who assume that everyone can go to these things
In addition to one or many of these hindrances, not everyone lives near New York. I’d have to take a plane to get to the East or North East coast (≈3000 miles). It’s expensive, it’s also far. Plus the having to work issue. (I’m worried I won’t even being able to make it to my friend’s wedding in a month.) And never feeling well doesn’t help.
Have a look at this, it’s a post of a forum called “officers.com” they are discussing the treatment of the occupy wall street protesters. It seems that this site is a discussion forum for police officers.
1. Feminism really oversimplifies power relations. People are not divided into men/women with all men dominating all women. And once you start really getting into intersectionality a lot of feminist theory falls apart, because: feminism tends to …
I recently started to use the term “equity feminist”. I’m really an equalist, I suppose. It covers everything.