February 22, 2009
what do you think?
should folks who cannot carry and bear children be able to vote on the abortion issue? why or why not?–or to resist binarism, just feel free to not pick a side and say something in general. (personal note: i like to say no, they shouldn’t. not that it would ever happen, but to be essentialist for a tiny minute, i think that men are worried about women having the power to decide to have the baby or not. do people who are not able to grow embryos and feti in their bodies not trust those who are able to do so?)
NOTE: ultimately, to me, this isn’t a men/women issue; it’s a who can bear and who can’t issue. gender is socially defined, not biologically. sex is defined biologically. and sex is as fluid as gender (i love you, trannies!). some men can bear children, and some cannot–same for women. some men would want to, and some wouldn’t–same for women. and yes, it does take an egg and a sperm to make an embryo. however, only one person’s body actually carries the embryo and fetus and bears the infant.
i’m not trying to rile y’all up. just wondering. secondary question: if only people who can carry children decided whether or not abortion was legal/illegal/etc., how would the issue and laws be affected? try not to be heteronormative and also try to re-think gender and sex. have fun!