Skip to comments.Three things I learned as a pro-life feminist at the Women’s March
Posted on 01/24/2020 12:02:40 AM PST by Morgana
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Im only 19 years old so Im sometimes still a bit naïve; for example, since I am a woman, I thought I would be welcome at the Womens March in D.C. this past Saturday. I was wrong. I am also now less naïve.
At the Womens March, surrounded by people chanting My Body My Choice, and This is Democracy! a college friend and I stood, holding up our feminist pro-life signs behind the opening banner, believing that in our free democracy all women have the choice to come to their own conclusions and state their minds freely. I was there in solidarity with the other women, while exercising my freedom to state my difference of opinion civilly.
We marched peacefully with the other women, cheerfully holding our Pro-Woman, Pro-Earth, Pro LGBT Rights, and Pro-Baby (aka Pro-Life) signs. Not ten minutes passed before a coordinator from the Womens March planted herself in my path and grabbed my shoulders, shouting Move! Move! I heard chanting and drums behind me a group of indigenous women was moving through the crowd to where I stood in the grip of the coordinator. She followed with more shouting in my face, Move! Move! Do you see what you are doing?! Dont you see what you are doing?! You are putting your white body and your sign in front of these indigenous women! Move your white body away from these indigenous women! All the while, she was forcefully pushing me backwards, attempting to remove me from the front of the March.
I planted my feet, trying to resist her, and stated, You dont know who I am or where I come from. Let go of me! Im not blocking the indigenous women, I am marching with them. This March is for all women.
I tried to get her to take her hands off of me but she wouldnt, until we were swept away from the front by the wave of indigenous women. Once she had succeeded in her aim to forcibly remove me from the March she let go of me and stormed away.
As I reflect on my encounter, what stands out to me most is the outrageous irony of the Womens March coordinators words and actions, in juxtaposition with the claims and demands of the March. I was prepared to encounter verbal pushback about my sign it happened last year and did again this year. But I was not prepared to be woman-handled by someone claiming women have a right to bodily autonomy.
Her attitude and actions reveal the hypocrisy of the Womens March organization and the current state of progressive feminism in a few ways.
1. If youre pro-life, your bodily autonomy isnt respected.
All around me, marchers were screaming, Keep your hands off my body! Each of them making it clear that no one can tell women what to do with their bodies, even when that means taking the life of another body. And yet, here was this progressive feminist March organizer putting her hands on my body and trying to force me, against my will, to do what she wanted. Apparently bodily autonomy is only for people who share her opinions. My bodily autonomy did not matter.
2. If youre pro-life, you dont get a say even with a uterus.
Secondly, many marchers toted signs saying, No Uterus, No Opinion. As a biological woman with a uterus, following this premise, my opinion should count. Right? Wrong.
3. If youre a pro-life woman, standing in solidarity may be difficult.
Finally, I was marching because I sought to stand in solidarity with my fellow women, regardless of their background. The same was not true of the March coordinator who physically accosted me. When she screamed at me to move my white body, assuming incorrectly that I was intentionally blocking the indigenous women, she made assumptions about me because of my skin color, and tried by force to shut me down.
I could play the identity card here and I would win against my aggressor, but I refuse to play that game.
In the end, I am glad for the experience, though at first, I felt angry at the March coordinator and let down by the bitter, crass and self-righteous expressions of my fellow feminists. Now I just wonder why my presence triggered her hatred. How many abortions might she have had? What pain and regret might she be suppressing? I wish I would have had the presence of mind to ask her.
Whatever the answer, I know what my plan is. The Womens March has been dwindling since 2017; maybe it has to do with its lack of diversity, equality and inclusivity for all women. I have some encouraging news for the coordinators next year I will be back, and in numbers marching for ALL women, those still in the womb.
She missed the obvious racism directed at her as well.
Why is it that so many women are so naive? This is why throughout history, they were not given a say in how society or government isnrun. If someone is that lacking in knowledge about the world around them, that person should have zero say in what kind of government we have since that government affects me.
This child got her mugging; only time will tell if she wises up about the rest of her Pro-Woman, Pro-Earth, Pro LGBT Rights nonsense.
Feminists are fascists. Always have been.
So, shes as mentally developed as shes ever going to be. For men, its 27.
Many old rules became rules for very good reasons.
We are re-learning, the hard way.
There were and are plenty of matriarchal societies
but this baby killing and women supporting it is a new evil
and men that don’t want to be “put on child support” is another issue
the least men could do is be good fathers
especially if the mother is a kook
“Secondly, many marchers toted signs saying, No Uterus, No Opinion”.
No suckers, so use for the uterus.
Sour faced saggy teated crepey throated old commie lesbians.
There were and are plenty of matriarchal societies
None that have been the benifit to mankind that the greatest culture ever to stand astride history has. Matriarchal societies can’t defend themselves as we will find out in a few short years.
“So, shes as mentally developed as shes ever going to be. For men, its 27.”
You’re referring to brain development, not learning. We can all learn throughout our lives.
Yes, I mean critical thinking (logic, reason, abstraction), not memorization & recall.
Nope. Both male and female brains continue to develop until about age 25. Or 30, according to one researcher whose seminar I attended.
Newcastle University disagrees. Pick your study, pick your results.
I consider old, core genetic programming and apply logic.
Go back 10,000 years what skills did each sex have to master to survive and build their part of community, and by what age was that complete? Which sex had more technical needs? Which had more emotional needs? Natural selection weeded out the less successful lines.
The left seeks to make knowledge of, or sharing of, the rules, a thought / hate crime.
Women should keep their legs closed until marriage.
Men haven’t changed, they’ve always pushed for sex.
But its only since the 1960s women were taught that being a slut is good, and fun, and empowering.
“Where have all the good men gone?” they cry.
Stop following your tingles to sleep with the bad boys “because he just needs a good woman’s love” and you’ll find more good men.
But no, because boring and less bragging rights to the other sluts.
And instagram/faecesbook glam.
Well, marriage/monogamy has been an on and off thing through history, with various results.
Concubinage was very often common along with marriage (to produce male children, for his sexual needs, for her financial needs) and accepted. But, the man was expected to support both women; i.e. Hebrew law required that.
“She is 19” is not a relevant excuse. Since she can vote, she effects society and had better have knowledge of the society around her.
The phrase “no drop of water thinks it is responsible for the flood” comes to mind. She must be knowledgeable of the enemies around her else take her voting right away from her. Any society, based on democracy, requires a knowledgeable electorate to survive.
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