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Three things I learned as a pro-life feminist at the Women’s March
Live Action News ^ | January 23, 2020 | Sofía Carolina Pérez-Wernick

Posted on 01/24/2020 12:02:40 AM PST by Morgana

Note: The opinions expressed in this guest submission are solely the opinions of the author and are not necessarily reflective of the views of Live Action or of Live Action News.

I’m only 19 years old so I’m sometimes still a bit naïve; for example, since I am a woman, I thought I would be welcome at the Women’s March in D.C. this past Saturday. I was wrong. I am also now less naïve.

At the Women’s 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 Women’s 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?! Don’t 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 don’t know who I am or where I come from. Let go of me! I’m 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 wouldn’t, 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 Women’s March coordinator’s 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 Women’s March organization and the current state of progressive feminism in a few ways.

1. If you’re pro-life, your ‘bodily autonomy’ isn’t 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 you’re pro-life, you don’t 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 you’re 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 Women’s 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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; endwhiteshaming; feminazism; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare; prodeathmarch; prolife; racistmarch; womensmarch

1 posted on 01/24/2020 12:02:40 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

She missed the obvious racism directed at her as well.


2 posted on 01/24/2020 12:49:35 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

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.

JoMa


3 posted on 01/24/2020 2:01:03 AM PST by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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To: joma89

She’s 19.


4 posted on 01/24/2020 3:16:23 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Morgana
It is said that 'inside every liberal is a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet'.

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.

5 posted on 01/24/2020 3:24:54 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Morgana

Feminists are fascists. Always have been.


6 posted on 01/24/2020 3:39:21 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: neverevergiveup

“She’s 19.”

So, she’s as mentally developed as she’s ever going to be. For men, it’s 27.


7 posted on 01/24/2020 3:40:42 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: joma89

Many old rules became rules for very good reasons.

We are re-learning, the hard way.


8 posted on 01/24/2020 3:43:04 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: joma89

Joma
Spare me
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


9 posted on 01/24/2020 3:45:44 AM PST by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: yldstrk

“Secondly, many marchers toted signs saying, “No Uterus, No Opinion”.”

No suckers, so use for the uterus.

MGTOW!


10 posted on 01/24/2020 4:04:21 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: polymuser

Sour faced saggy teated crepey throated old commie lesbians.


11 posted on 01/24/2020 4:06:05 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: yldstrk

Spare me
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.


12 posted on 01/24/2020 4:06:49 AM PST by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitc)
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To: polymuser

“So, she’s as mentally developed as she’s ever going to be. For men, it’s 27.”

You’re referring to brain development, not learning. We can all learn throughout our lives.


13 posted on 01/24/2020 4:07:19 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

Yes, I mean critical thinking (logic, reason, abstraction), not memorization & recall.


14 posted on 01/24/2020 4:15:55 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: polymuser
So, she’s as mentally developed as she’s ever going to be. For men, it’s 27.

Nope. Both male and female brains continue to develop until about age 25. Or 30, according to one researcher whose seminar I attended.

15 posted on 01/24/2020 4:19:18 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org)
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To: exDemMom

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.


16 posted on 01/24/2020 4:34:30 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: polymuser
We don't have to learn, we already know.

The left seeks to make knowledge of, or sharing of, the rules, a thought / hate crime.

17 posted on 01/24/2020 5:03:50 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: yldstrk

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2020 5:06:19 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

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.


19 posted on 01/24/2020 5:17:03 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: neverevergiveup

“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.

JoMa


20 posted on 01/26/2020 2:28:37 AM PST by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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