Heretic’s entry on pro-abortion…

Heretic, of Your Social Constructs Are Showing, has been consistently writing about antinatalist topics, which makes her a rare blogger indeed. This is the entry where she talked about her pro-abortion position.

Patriarchal culture itself is natalist. It is pro-birth, and such an ideology is centered around reproduction as a lifestyle and an ethical issue (the right thing to do). Women being better prepared to reproduce or delaying reproduction until the right time in such a culture just means being better baby-makers, not that opting out of reproduction altogether is taken seriously. They’re seen as vessels for men’s sperm, see. I know plenty of anti-abortion/pro-birth people who aren’t that concerned with being prepared, but believe that “well always find a way to feed our children” or “God will provide.” Regarding abortion, some are “pro-choice” only because while they are anti-abortion for themselves, they can’t stop other women from having abortions, or they might see an occasional justification (the “good” kind of abortion), like with rape or saving the mother’s life. So, surprise! They’re not really pro-abortion.

In terms of employment under capitalism, I’ve heard it argued that reproduction helps employers so they should be more family-friendly, because reproduction means more workers. Of all the issues like minimum wage or needing more jobs, or the desire to overthrow capitalism itself, why pander to it instead? Then there’s the contradiction of making the choice to have children while arguing oppression of mothers at the same time, even though choice implies responsibility. In the U.S., mothers are given priority in Medicare, homeless shelters, and time off work. Fathers, too, will get priority over childfree women when it comes to getting work assignments or time off work – because they have another mouth to feed. If you’re a woman and you don’t have a child, you don’t matter as much. Not only have you not fulfilled your duty, but you’re not allowed to have a life outside of work, either.

4 thoughts on “Heretic’s entry on pro-abortion…

  1. Heretic November 10, 2015 at 14:46 Reply

    Thanks, buddy! I appreciate the mention.

    • Francois Tremblay November 10, 2015 at 16:35 Reply

      I merely recognize your greatness. (^____^)

      • Heretic November 10, 2015 at 23:52 Reply

        So…when are you on Skype or Yahoo these days? Haha ^_^

        • Francois Tremblay November 10, 2015 at 23:54 Reply

          I’m never on Skype… I do have a Yahoo account. It’s francois_tremblay70
          I am on right now!

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