Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pro-Life = Anti-Woman: A Rant

[TW for forced pregnancy, misogyny, slut-shaming, pro-life bullshit]

I am getting SO SICK AND TIRED of people emotionally blackmailing women into carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. The physical and emotional toll is bad enough when the pregnancy IS wanted, but fuck it, women are just breeding machines anyway, what's the difference if the woman didn't want to continue the pregnancy and have a life of her own? All women are good for is popping out babies. And let's face it, if you're gonna be a slut and open your legs, you deserve to be punished with nine months of pregnancy, the agony of childbirth, and the emotional toll of raising a child or putting it up for adoption. It's not like it takes any REAL effort to raise a child, nor does it have ANY effect on you whatsoever when you give that child up for adoption and sit there for the rest of your life wondering how they are.


How about this: if you don't want an abortion, DON'T FUCKING GET ONE. And for all the people who are gonna come out of the woodwork and be like OH YOUR MOTHER CHOSE LIFE, OTHERWISE YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE HURR DURR, the point is she CHOSE. SHE HAD A CHOICE. And if she had decided to end her pregnancy, I wouldn't be conscious to know that she did it, ergo I wouldn't care. And not for nothing, this whole pro-life thing has nothing to do with saving babies and preventing abortions. If that were true, the pro-lifers would be all over birth control, which is proven to prevent unwanted pregnancies, and therefore prevent abortions. But, you know, that would involve giving women choices and rights.

And we just can't have that, can we?


  1. You know, I had a conversation with a friend of mine about this very thing a few days ago. One of the things that really bugs me about framing pregnancy as a consequence of having sex is that it frames kids as a punishment. And I really don't think we should be encouraged to start thinking of our kids as punishments. That's got to have a serious effect on the mother and the kid, y'know? Every child a wanted child and all that. Fuck "pro-life" and their bullshit framing devices. It's anti-choice and it's fucking...fuck. (Yeah, I'm out of good English)

  2. I was pretty much out of good English when I wrote this post, so there's absolutely no judgment coming from me! haha But yes, every child deserves to be a wanted child. Women shouldn't be forced to carry pregnancies to term if they don't want to do so. It all boils down to who you value more; a non-viable, unfeeling, dependent clump of cells, or a viable, feeling, autonomous woman who has an already-established life. It speaks volumes to me that these anti-choice assholes would rather save the cells than the woman. Until that clump of cells grows up to be a woman, of course.