Angie Young of the Coat Hanger Project
from Abortion, Ideology, and the Murder of George Tiller in Feminist Studies volume 35, number 2
If you identify as a feminist (assumed since you’re reading this), you no doubt feel quite frustrated about the state of reproductive rights in America. Perhaps most frustrating is the way that the debate is framed. And, if you’re like me, you’ve probably also spent an ungodly amount of time trying to make some of those self-righteous so-called “pro-lifers” understand the importance of reproductive rights. To celebrate the very first “Masculinity Monday,” and this is from the “masculine perspective,” and there are few things more masculine than arguing, I am going to lay out my personal go-to points for when I engage anti-choicers. Undoubtedly, my viewpoints will echo yours, but I enjoy the self-indulgence of writing down my thoughts for others, and you – like most people — enjoy reading accounts from like-minded individuals, so presumably (and hopefully) you will enjoy reading my thoughts as much as I have enjoyed writing them for you.