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Monday, April 24, 2006

Why do all pro-choice women look like men?

This is a pretty vapid post but I was looking through planned parenthood and naral and I just realized that none of these women are very feminine. It seems to back up my theory that choicers don't want women to be women at all...






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    By Blogger A View From the Sidewalks, at 7:21 AM  

  • I'll be snarky for a moment.

    I've noticed that abortion is an act of misogyny. A direct violent assault on a core factor of our feminity-the ability to create and nurture life. To despise your reproductive capacity is to despise women and maybe that's why all these rabid prochoicers try to be as androgenous as possible. When you think about it, these women beleive that we have to have surgery (abortion) to be equal to men. To say that is implying that something is inherantly wrong with womanhood. Yeah, they can bite me. :)

    It reminds me of two t-shirts my college roommate and I intend to make. One is "Pro-life women are prettier than pro-choice women" and the other is "Real women like their boobies."

    Being a snark was fun! I should do this again sometime.

    -Jacqueline

    By Blogger A View From the Sidewalks, at 7:23 AM  

  • I never really noticed that. It's almost disturbing...

    By Blogger Akshamala, at 12:57 PM  

  • That is perhaps the most hilarious post I've seen! Great blog - beautiful baby.

    S.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 AM  

  • That's nice, Lauren. Brag about you being a feminist everywhere else, but I can hardly take you seriously when you degrade other feminists for not being feminine enough for you.

    More than half of those women didn't look masculine anyway.

    No more lies. You are NOT a feminist, and to claim you are is insulting to feminists everywhere.

    By Blogger Toga, at 5:48 PM  

  • You don't see anything ironic that the head of almost every feminist organization belittles every feminine quality in themselves?

    Feminism is about taking women as we are, not changing ourselves in order to become carbon copies of men. Though we may have entered the man's world in the wrong way, there's no reason we need to perpetuate the cycle by denying the fact that we are women. Boobs, babies and all.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 3:05 PM  

  • So cutting your hair is belittling every feminine quality within yourself? Or is it not painting your face every morning to look like the modern day barbie? I forget.

    Feminism is about choice and rights. It is not about forcing women to be carbon copies of Victorian women. You don't HAVE to be feminine if you don't want to. You don't have to be barefoot and pregnant nor do you have to be more masculine than a wrestler.

    Fact is, not every woman wants to be as feminine as you do. It doesn't mean they should be belittled or degraded for it, and it certainly doesn't mean tehy should be forced to be feminine by a woman claiming to be a feminist. For all you know, these women are being as they are. There are more differences within teh sexes than between them.

    Not reproducing isn't denying that you are a woman. Contrary to what you believe, you are more than your uterus.

    By Blogger Toga, at 7:32 PM  

  • Dear, you are missing the point completely.

    No, being a feminist doesn't mean you have to look any certain way, but when you claim to represent all women yet you obviously deny your own femininty, who are you really representing?

    Look this isn't about 'oh no she didn't have babies!' so I don't know why in the world you're throwing that out. Some of the most feminine women I know aren't mothers.

    This is about the fact that it is quite ironic that women in the women's movement appear to be doing all they can to seperate themselves from what is decidedly feminine.

    Oh and one more thing, I left the more feminine women in the pictures for honesty, but they're not the leaders of any group(that I know of). The only women in this picture who are leaders are the ones who are least feminine.

    Again ironic.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 7:28 AM  

  • Perfect example-

    Say the world has only two eye colors, green and blue.

    The green eyes have long been in control.

    A group stands to protect and help the blue eyes come into power.

    The leader of said group wears green contacts.

    Irony.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 7:47 AM  

  • "Some of the most feminine women I know aren't mothers."

    Haha...the most absolutely feminine women I know don't have ANY kids at all actually. xD It makes it so they have more time to dote on themselves I think and they have more time in the morning to get themselves prettied up and don't have to worry about getting their kids dressed and fed and off to school.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 AM  

  • First off. They don't look feminine? How so? The vast majority of the pictures you posted look plenty feminine to me. I'd recommend getting your eyes checked, really.

    That said, why wouldn't a choicer want a woman to be a woman? I actually thought that choicers, as per their name, wanted women to CHOOSE. So if they choose to be stay-at-home mothers with five children and a working husband that could pass as men, it would be just as much their choice as if they choose to be muscled bound wrestlers.

    =/

    By Anonymous Reinna, at 11:57 AM  

  • If they're trying to establish the fact that women and men aren't polar opposites, it isn't ironic in the slightest. In fact, I'd find it ironic if these women were as feminine as you want them to be. However, I'd never belittle them for it.

    To these women, it isn't about women being carbon copies of men. It's about being themselves (accepting women as they are. sound familiar?) and about being on a equal level with men in the process. By belittling them for not being feminine enough is seting up the same stumbling block that anti-feminists use.

    I'm going to ask again what's so masculine about these photos, because the most masculine thing I see is short hair and a few wrinkles. How is that "all they can do" to be masculine? You are belittling women for not being feminine and saying choicers don't want women to be women at all. How is that not saying feminists shouldn't look a certain way?

    By Blogger Toga, at 4:19 PM  

  • I've moved all discussion to the main page, feel free to discuss there.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 10:01 AM  

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