All Female Panels On Boner Pills

10 Apr

I can’t in all honesty say I’m surprised that the panel at the ‘contraception debate’ looked like this:

because in body politics last year I read this:

Seeking an abortion does not make the uterus’ owner less feminine, or capable of being a fit parent than she was before.

It’s old white, non-uterus-having men who can’t manage to see the irony of an all male panel on women’s rights that perhaps should be classified as unfit.

And it is for this reason that I support protests that look like this:

Because it’s not unfair that women should make decisions for men if they make decisions for women.

“True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.”

– Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege.

And it’s not like our reasoning wouldn’t be just as good (aka ridiculous) as theirs.

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