So... I'm tired of getting shit for being inclusive of PoC and trans* people.
When I called out a person for her transphobia, this person snapped back and my followers went to her blog out of anger. Now I’m being accused of leading a giant Tumblr mob when I never promoted online harassment and I don’t have mind control powers.
My followers were pissed off and responded to a public post. And all I can do is apologize for having a web presence.
I will never ignore the voices of PoC and trans* people. This discussion on reproductive/sexual healthcare and rights is not just about white cis women.
Wow. You know one of those posts that someone happens to “like” and you’re all, “What? This is from forever ago!” Well, this is that post. I forgot this existed until someone “liked” it just now on Facebook. This is a really old photo of me. I think I was 19. Also, check out my Digimon poster. >:D
There are SO MANY KIDS waiting for homes, and you’re getting someone else’s embryo implanted in you so it can have “a chance at life”?
“Pro-life” my ass. Pro-fetus? Yes. Pro-embryo? Yes. Pro-life? Not a chance.
And what about the people who created these embryos, biologically speaking? What if they don’t want their genetics implanted inside some bullshit-spouting pro-lifer? I certainly wouldn’t want my flesh and blood being raised by an anti-choice person.
re: Well, I have a lot of feelings about it. Right now rage is the freshest./ Totally understandable! I haven't watched it in a while. I remember rage being the first thing I felt. Sometimes not being ignorant is such an insane burden on ourselves. Like what Oscar Wilde said about people who see the dawn before others, it's like a punishment.
They’re just such hypocrites! Like when they had the training for volunteers at the CPC, the leader person kept saying that they don’t use deceit, but she told them not to tell people on the phone that they don’t perform abortions! Because, you know, not giving people an answer to a direct question isn’t deceitful at all… Not to mention intentionally tricking people into going there instead of to the abortion clinic.
Ugh, and when the leader told that one poor woman that her abusive boyfriend might change if she had a baby I wanted to just hug her and tell her it would all be okay. Women who are pregnant are way more likely to be abused! It sucks, but it’s true. I just couldn’t believe how much they were outright lying. And not just about things that they were misinformed about, they were outright lying about some things, and they knew it.
And their self-righteous attitudes. Of course the one guy who was stalking the owner has a picture of whitewashed Jesus.
For those of you interested in seeing the response, as promised, here it is.
“So we agree to disagree. I see abortion as murder and that appalls me. I know I am not the only one that feels this way. My thoughts on welfare? Too many undeserving people are sucking the lifeblood out of the working class by sitting home drawing welfare. If you are mentally or physically disabled, that is a different story. I know of too many cases where perfectly healthy people have kids so they can draw welfare. They usually have different fathers for each child and have a man living with them while drawing money from the government. I am old school Amanda, and conservative. Just because a child may be in inconvenience, you do not get rid of it.”
I have tried to stay neutral but it’s very hard when she’s conforming to what I would love to believe are stereotypes about anti-choicers – not only does she think a) abortion is horrible and appalling, and b) that women who die from abortion are no huge loss, she also believes that they don’t deserve welfare assistance. Here’s my response:
There’s no “agreeing to disagree” on this subject unfortunately, especially when you seek to rip away my rights as an autonomous human being. That’s the part that’s important to remember here. You are certainly entitled to an opinion: but you are not entitled to oppression, persecution, and discrimination because of your personal religious, moral, or ethical beliefs.
It’s also sort of ironic that you want all these women to have their unwanted children, but you’re going to yell about them drawing on welfare. Even your statement, “I know of too many cases where perfectly healthy people have kids so that they can draw on welfare.” I wonder how many of those people were shamed into thinking abortion was wrong? I wonder how many people couldn’t afford an abortion, or were made to feel guilty in wanting an abortion, so they didn’t? I wonder how many people have guilt tripped a family member into NOT getting an abortion, only to hear that same family member say that they were just “lazy breeders,” as you’ve suggested, just so “they could get welfare.”
So my question remains; who’s going to take care of all these unwanted children when they’re born, if no one wants to give them welfare?