is february “i usually hate women but right now i REALLY hate them” month??

09.02.2011 § 1 Comment

these bills are popping up like fucking weeds:

Ohio “Heartbeat” bill could ban abortion just 18 days after conception

There is a huge attack on women’s reproductive “rights”.  My mother has a theory that goes something like: the more “power” women amass (and of course this is not much comparatively) the more patriarchal capitalism must remind her who, ultimately, controls her body.
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We have noticed this, not only as it applies to reproductive organs, but as it applies to bodies in general.
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I know some people look at reproductive rights as (well I’m not sure exactly what the “line” is here, but I always get the feeling people find it a liberal concern) not essential to our “radical” gender thinking. But I really think we ought to pay attention to how this attack is playing out.
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§ One Response to is february “i usually hate women but right now i REALLY hate them” month??

  • thesumofnothingandnothing says:

    I don’t doubt your hypothesis, but also I think it has to do with the
    huge republican wins in the national and state legislatures. They have
    a lot of numbers now and can push their agenda really hard, which
    right now seems to be fucking women (especially poor women) over as
    much as possible.

    Oh and I definitely don’t see this as a liberal issue. Yeah it has to
    do with rights and recognition from the state, but to say that doesn’t
    matter is to be a classist/racist dumbass. Without legality and state
    financial assistance, the only women who could get abortions safely
    are rich (which means mostly white) women who can afford to pay out of
    pocket and to travel abroad if necessary. For everyone else, I guess
    there’s always a coathanger.

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