pro-lifers as feminists?

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Kind of like "peaceniks for war"

It seems kind of like a way of undercutting the feminist label by bleeding it of any meaning. Are these women really for breeding laws? Do they really want the government patrolling the womb?

What would these women feel about a law to sterilize men until a point where they've gained the consent from a woman to bear their children, when they can appear in court and request government release of control over his body, so he can get the vasectomy reversed and run off and sire a child?

What would these women feel about a law to sterilize women whom the State feels are undesirable breeders for society?

State-run breeding programs are the end result of banning abortion. Is that really what these people want?

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 28 July 2005 - 10:39pm
I can see it

I can see how this seeming incongruity works. Basically, the pro-life feminist's attitude is a weighing test; in the case of abortion, the pro-life feminst weighs whether the fetus's right to life is more valuable than the woman's reproductive rights ... but reaches a different conclusion than the pro-choice feminist.

--|PW|--

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Posted by pennywit on 29 July 2005 - 12:27pm
I wonder

If I said that all men must be sterilized to prevent unwanted pregnancies (and hence a majority of abortions), and that men who want to sire children must get approval from the government to do so, could I call myself a masculinist without being totally full of shit?

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 29 July 2005 - 3:36pm
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Posted by media girl on 29 July 2005 - 4:07pm