I’ve come to believe that people see childbirth as a God-given punishment for having sex. And they want women to be punished.
That’s basically what it is. And they see abortion not as a last resort for those who need it [because nobody actually WANTS to need one in the first place], but as a get-out-of-jail-free-card. And they dont want that.
They want women to suffer and bleed and be nailed to the cross for having sex. That is why they don’t want birth control to be free. That is why safer sex education is fought against. The agenda that’s being pushed is “DON’T HAVE SEX IF YOU’RE A WOMAN OTHERWISE YOU DESERVE TO BE FORCED TO GIVE BIRTH BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING A WHOOOOORE”
In the eyes of conservatives- sex is a crime and childbirth is the punishment.
If this were about anything, anything at all, other than punishing women- contraceptives and safe sex education would be widely available and easily accessible.
Its about control. Its about taking away options. Its about trying to scare and constrict half of the population into being a certain way by backing them into a corner. Its about “I don’t want women to think they can have as much consequence-free sex as they want, just like men can, because I don’t want women to be that way.” And this isn’t even touching on the subject of rape victims, but I will say- women are blamed if they’re raped too.
We are actively forging a society where women are tasked to be these robotic vagina-guardians who MUSTN’T ALLOW SEX OR RAPE TO HAPPEN PERIOD AT ALL COSTS otherwise they deserve leers, hellfire, and 9 months of suffering because its THEIR FAULT THEY SHOULDNT HAVE DONE THING
Let me close this by saying I’m a man. I don’t pretend to fully grasp the subtle nuances of how sexism and misogyny and rape culture all intersect to create this hellish bastion of scooby doo villain politicians who’re trying [and winning] to turn this into reality.
I just realized why. And its very very simple. People, all people, just want to see women punished and are simply hiding behind vague excuses to mask the fact that they’re all saying the same thing.
"If women can have sex without the punishment of childbirth, I will be extremely upset."