more "progressive" anti-choice rhetoric


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Biology is destiny?

So I suppose boys and young men who rape women and girls are just "keeping the species going....just doing their job"?

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 14 August 2005 - 6:15pm
Any time you hear the phrase

"evolutionary biology," brace yourself for the load of bullshit soon to follow.

Human behavior is primarily learned. Yes, we have the urge to mate, but that urge is expressed so differently in different cultures that there is very little else you can attribute to biology. I don't even agree with the idea that sex is for the purpose of reproduction. Reproduction is the result of sex, but we are capable of having sex at any time and it only occasionally results in a pregnancy. To say that the only reason for sex is procreation ignores the reality of biology - particularly that of the human female.

Always write a letter to the editor when you see some bullshit like that and let them know that you can live without the anti-choice propaganda. It only promotes the enslavement of women.

Support the Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements

Morgaine Swann's picture
Posted by Morgaine Swann on 14 August 2005 - 10:40pm
Why do men have nipples?

Because women need nipples to nurse their children.

The logic of evolutionary biology is a bit mysterious to ascribe intention.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 14 August 2005 - 11:54pm

To address the first issue that a woman's job is procreation, he may have just knocked himself off the planet. We can reproduce without a huge male population and could just save the sperm and save the planet from being largely overpopulated by killing off all the guys. Think about it: just over half of us are women and males produce fully *matured* sperm at 13, so we could reduce the population almost in half (3 billion over six). Then again, offing the men is also effective with war, as violence over turf is attributed to the violent nature of the males species.

Ok, I'm kidding....sort of. Just pointing out how ridiculous his argument is, tho I suspect he promotes female sexuality and promiscuity in an effort to get laid himself.

Nipples. Ok, this is for real. Male and female embryos are EXACTLY the same until the addition of the x or y chromosome. The x chromosome is dominent (XX or XY). As the fetus develops, all the organs grow to the sex that has been assigned and nearly all of our parts are anagalous, it's just the female gets extra (re: the uterus/vaginal canal. The clitoris is made up of the same tissue as the penis, the labia become testicles, the prostate in males become the urethral sponge which functions the same, it creates seminal fluid (without sperm). (I promise from personal experience which is becoming backed slowly by science that female ejaculation exists. No, I haven't been abducted by aliens, at least recently). The sperm is added from the testicles, eggs are created in the fallopian tubes. So nipples exist in males because they existed from the start just like noses and assholes. Besides creating milk, they do function as a sexual arousal organ.

And for everyone who is going to freak out and deny female ejaculation exists, I offer the following: FE has been recorded and promoted as early as 500 B.C.E in Chinese and Indian sex advice books, including the Karma Sutra, which has lost some *knowledge* in translation. (re: the guy who translated it left parts out he didn't agree with) And remember, the *idea* of a woman's ability to have an orgasm was absolutely denied until Kinsey wrote about it in 1950. And his work was considered absolute heresy.

gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 15 August 2005 - 6:07am
That was creepy.

From the article: "There is nothing wrong with pelvic display, push-up bras, Gosford miniskirts, spray-on jeans, low-cut tops, bare legs, bare arms, bare ankles, G-strings or even buttock cleavage, providing the displayer is young enough to get away with it."

Um. That's like the creepiness of Aretha Franklin's line "you make me feel like a natural woman" writ large. Even larger, I should say. In one sentence he combines:

1. Looking like a sex object is good.

2. Acting like a sex object is good.

3. Being a sex object is good.

4. Being a trendy consumer is good.

5. Youth is good (if you're female).

6. Age is bad (if you're female).

7. Thinking is bad (if you're female).

And prolly much more. Brr.

StealthBadger's picture
Posted by StealthBadger on 16 August 2005 - 3:19pm