14 9 / 2014
To the pro choicers who believe in abortion in cases of financial instability or that pregnancy would interupt life plans and goals i.e getting and education and career etc, how do you feel about alternatives?
For example, if there were programs that offer free or low cost day care on college campuses, or even dorms that cater to students with children, or that offer career placement, welfare that actually covers food, rent etc, do you find those legitimate alternatives to abortions for those scenarios? I’m interested in your opinions.
Of course those are legitimate alternatives to abortion for the people who want to use them. Saying someone can’t have an abortion because these things exist would be silly.
It always has to be up to the pregnant person.
Pro-choicers believe that society should have low-cost quality day care in the community, the workplace, and educational institutions — including middle and high schools — without forcing people capable of becoming pregnant from revoking their human right to bodily autonomy. None of those things are alternatives to abortion. They’re necessary to making sure that children develop socially and are taken care of, while allowing parents to maintain their earning potential to provide for their families.
14 9 / 2014
"The “both sides” logic has no presence in conversations about oppression. When one side focuses on degradation and the other side focuses on survival, how can you conflate the two???"
13 9 / 2014
fightford0rne said: So there's a show about extreme parenting and there's a feminist who has a daughter who's about 3 who already knows what a uterus is. The mom thinks it's okay because she grew up in a conservative home and her mom flipped when she got her period, the girl is also a porn star (which is fine) but i don't think a 3 year old should know what a vagina is and grow up with that. It's great that she's telling her about gender roles and stuff but it's insane to show them porn. Do you have any thoughts?
Anatomy and porn are not the same and I feel sorry for you for thinking they are.
Imagine how horrified they’d be if they found out this 3-year-old already has a uterus.
13 9 / 2014
hopelesslyskinny said: Just wanted to interject, notice how the punishment options for a dress code violation are 2 days without education, public humiliation, or no more education for the day. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say there are more rules targeting and therefore more 'offenses' for the girls. It is impossible for this treatment to better anyone but specifically it's doing all it can to hurt those girls.
Dress codes that target revealing clothing are a sexist double standard because clothes advertised and sold to women are inherently more revealing. Women’s shorts are made shorter. Tops are made lower-cut. It’s blatantly sexist to apply the same rules to all students when those rules are obviously targeting a specific group.
Not only that, but even more modest clothes are considered more revealing on women with longer legs or larger butts or boobs.