yeah i saw that. fascinating.
for the record, i am fully in agreement with the original poster in saying that abortion needs to be talked about (and organized around, and dealt with generally) as something that doesn’t just affect cis women, but also trans men/gq folks/non-binary people who have uteruses. yet I also think there must be a place to recognize and respond to the misogyny and sexist oppression that drives so much of the anti-choice movement, because that movement has in many ways set the terms of the discussion, keeping those of us who are pro-choice, pro-reproductive rights, pro-bodily autonomy on the defensive.
obviously that’s fucked up, on a variety of levels. pro-choice advocates need to be able to take back the discussion and, in doing so, i hope that they/we are better at serving everyone with a uterus, not just cis women. however, in the meantime, when cis women are repeatedly under attack as women (not just as uterus-havers, but as women specifically), i find it entirely justifiable for us to want to centre ourselves in at least some pro-choice discourse some of the time.
i am aware that sexism is not the only oppression, but in the case of the rhetoric surrounding abortion, it is a primary source of oppression. (i am not aware of any anti-abortion campaigns targeting anyone other than cis women; if anyone is, do drop a line in my ask box.) & it seems to me that forgetting that fact (or purposely erasing it) is a pretty intense perpetuation of sexism in itself.
It’s nice to find someone who shares my thoughts and can do so with such considerable eloquence.