Sex and Gender

A Modern Woman’s Case Against Abortion

So an old friend of mine and I were having a lively discussion about abortion.  And this friend of mine is PRO LIFE, I capitalize this because this person gives no leeway for rape, incest or the life of the mother:  God‘s will is God’s will.  I hope that abortion ends, not because I want Rowe v Wade overturned but because I hope the need for abortion ends.  I have always seen that taking that choice away from women would relegate us back to second class citizens who’s only role in society would be that of child bearer.  Then I began listening to his argument about how a lot of these procedures really do endanger women, and that the pill makes women more of a sexual object because we can be more sexual without fear of consequences to the man.

I then found this article, here’s the link and it has a very candid discussion about both sides of this feminist argument.  Taking out the moral implications of the fetus, whether it is alive or not, it seems to be that abortion, and the pill, and all that really does seem to serve a patriarchal society.  For a woman to compete in the workforce she cannot have children.  Companies put up this glass ceiling for women with children.  That’s why the pill seems so liberating, because a woman can wait to have children, and have a career.  But here’s the thing, when she is at the high place there is no room for her to take sick days for her child.  The man’s expectations about work still applies.  And with sex, children are seen as inconveniences to the man, that they aren’t ready for them, so women take these pills to not inconvenience the man.  It seems to me that the society we live in today takes away the one thing that makes women special and relegates it to “an accident” or a “mistake,” and that’s childbirth.  Women should be fighting together to help our situation in the workforce, open up doors for mother’s and wives and fighting through that glass ceiling as opposed to our great gift to this earth being labeled an accident.

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