Category Archives: reproductive rights
Why Don’t Laws Punish Men For Abortion?
Laws punishing women and doctors when an abortion is performed are proliferating. But it takes two to tango. Why are guys left off the hook?
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Some folks have suggestions about how men, too, might be punished for abortion:Read the rest of this entry
Her Body My Choice
We live in looney times. First, a bunch of right-wingers shout, “No masks, no vaccines. My body my choice!” Then these same folks crow over a new Texas law that forbids a woman from having a choice over her own body after she is six weeks pregnant.
My body, my choice! Your body, my choice!Read the rest of this entry
She Wants An Abortion. He Doesn’t
If a couple are in a safe, sane, and committed relationship I think that the women should not have all the say in whether or not to have an abortion.
It would be a shame for a guy to have his baby taken away from him because the woman didn’t want to grow the baby inside of her.
I think that entitles him to at least a conversation. Read the rest of this entry
How to Find Love After Divorce [9 Tips]
By Christian Denmon
Ending a marriage is the most difficult period in an individual’s life. Finding love again for the second time can be more complex than the first time. Just like death, divorce requires grieving the loss of a loved one, before we begin dating again. Skipping this crucial process may bring complications when a divorced couple tries to get back into the dating scene again.
It’s important to find some quiet time in solitude to comprehend the breakup regardless of who initiated it. Perfect activities to keep the mind off the loss cycle include: Read the rest of this entry
Is the Handmaid’s Tale A Prediction?
In The Handmaid’s Tale Americans — and women especially — were gradually stripped of their rights, with little protest.
A small march here or there.
Is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a prediction?
Author Margaret Atwood is commonly asked that question. Read the rest of this entry
No Abortion — But No Birth Control, Either
In the Handmaid’s Tale the post-apocalyptic, post-US Republic of Gilead strips women of rights over their bodies.
Republicans today seem hellbent on turning that fiction into fact. Read the rest of this entry
Women Aren’t People, They’re “Hosts”
Fertile women of Gilead’s Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu, airing today) were not seen as people. They were mere vessels carrying the babies of men.
Too many theocratic Republican legislators see women the same way today.
Like Oklahoma Rep. Justin Henry who asserted:
I understand that they (women) feel like that is their body (but) what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.
Women don’t have bodies. They are incubators for other people’s bodies.
Do baby girls have bodies until they become fertile and then lose them? Read the rest of this entry
American Theocracy Devalues, Controls Women
The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu April 26) hinges on misogyny and controlling women and their bodies.
The main events of the tale have actually happened at some point in history, as I have written about before.
Unfortunately, the story also reflects our current political moment. Read the rest of this entry
Haunting Handmaid’s Tale Actually Happened
The Handmaid’s Tale seems too hauntingly creepy to have ever occurred in real life, yet all of the main events (and more) actually happened at some point in history. Some are alive and well even now. Read the rest of this entry
Handmaid’s Tale Reflects US In Dark Mirror
The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (April 26 on Hulu) holds a dark mirror up to America and other societies in the world today.
I’ll write more later on the parallels I see. What do you see? Read the rest of this entry