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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Blogging For Choice

According to my friend Nelle from Crossing the Great Divide, today is Blogging for Choice Day. What stood out for me was her comment that this is freedom OF choice. It does not mean that any of us believe that it is the ONLY choice.

Since the Bible thumpers currently seem to have a stranglehold on the culture, I consider it my left wing duty to at least make mention of this day.

And while we are on the subject, here is what really grinds my behind: Why do the right wing men seem to be leading the charge? I'll tell you why. They want the little woman barefoot and pregnant. They do not want their women (or any woman for that matter) to have freedom of choice let alone freedom of movement. It is their wish that a woman not have autonomy and self awareness.

It would seem to me that one can boil this whole christian family movement down to one or two simple ideas. Mans fear of castration. Mans fear of the power of the vagina and of the womb. Personally, I think there's a little racism thrown in to boot. While the christian right supposedly embraces all christians, I'm thinking that at heart, they're afraid we aren't making enough of them white babies to hang onto the power.

It irks me that these folks just do not get the Constitution. They certainly don't understand that I have no need to undermine their personal world view as long as they leave me alone. They don't even understand that two opposing points of view can coexist peacefully here on the blue planet.

Hey. Have all of the babies you want folks. I support your right to bear children, to bear arms, and to bear me ill will. Just remember that old adage. Your freedom ends where my face begins.

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Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Well said, Pam. I've been once again engaged in debating the issue, and I suppose this is a never ending story... people get this vision of cute babies in their heads, something the right plays up on by producing cute babies at their press conferences and not 10 week old aborted foetuses... small wonder!

Ending choice does not do a damn thing to advance their cause to eliminate abortion, it simply drives it underground and increases the risk for any woman intent on aborting. It does give legal control over a woman's body.

So shall we pass concurrent legislation entitling women to the sperm of men if so desired? If they can intrude upon us, why...

7:39 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

It is interesting to me that the generations that are the ages of those who would be my children and grandchildren have no memory of what forced pregnancy did to women. Nor do they remember the slaughter of illegal abortions.

7:17 AM PST  

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