If, by interesting, one means OMFG WTF???
On the other hand, this shouldn’t be terribly surprising.
See, the abortion issue isn’t about “abortion”, per se, any more than the availability of birth control is about, you know, “birth control”. These things are about one thing only, and that is controlling the sexual lives of women.
Part of the reason patriarchal males like this sorry excuse for a man have for controlling female sexuality ties to crazy bizarre biblical stories about sin, and how WOMAN is responsible for infecting the human species with it. WOMAN brought death, disease (because disease is also your fault, don’t you know), and SIN into the world, and so she must be punished. Which ties into the idea, a fairly modern one in the history of our species, incidentally, that childbirth is a kind of punishment.
On the other hand, these same fucks want to pretend childbirth is free of all risk, as long as you did everything right, of course, because any misstep should be punishable with death, and that it’s SUCH A BLESSING, even when you can’t feed the kid, you can’t support yourself, you’ll never finish school, and in some cases, oh goody, you get to be tied to your assailant/complete stranger/loser boyfriend/some guy you just thought was cute FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. They also want to pretend that the man has as much to do with the process as the woman, and that they care so much for children, when a cursory glance at our education system alone disproves that.
But what fascinates me about this dialogue, that a woman’s life literally means nothing, ever, under any circumstance, is that this directly contradicts both logic, and religious traditions from all over the world. Judiaism, for example, considers the life of the mother of primary importance, for numerous reasons. There’s a presumption she might have a family and other children, for one thing, but even if she does not, she’s the original. She’s the mold. If you break that mold, she’s gone, and that’s a legitimate spiritual issue. And we’re talking JUDIAISM here, not the myraid of other, equally valid and legitimate religious beliefs across the spectrum that folks of Walsh’s character would like to outlaw and ban. Judiaism is actually the root of Christianity, and Jesus was a Jew, and a believer in Jewish law. And so you might ask yourself, based on what crazytown notion would anyone ever think it’s acceptable to stand up in public and say the life of a woman means absolutely nothing?
It’s very simply, really. Men have been taught to not relate to women as human beings, at all, to such a degree, that they relate more to an unformed cluster of cells that may or may not become a baby. That’s how meaningless women are to men of this ilk. We literally are not human to them.
When people think we exaggerate, comparing Christian fundamentalists like Todd Aiken and this clown here in the link to the Taliban, I don’t think they quite understand how the Taliban got rooted into the Islamic world. I don’t think they understand that the same religion and the same hatred of the female that gave birth to Christianity also gave birth to Islam. I don’t think they understand that patriarchy, as a construct, will never value the lives of women and girls, not in any form, ever, and here’s the perfect example of a man who hates women so much he’d be willing to sacrifice his own wife and daughters and sisters (presumably, I mean, maybe these are just rules for everyone else, he wouldn’t be the first if that was true) for a fetus, a baby, a dead fetus, a dead baby, a cluster of cells, a tumor, or even nothing.
Oh, I’m sorry, does this seem harsh? You know what sounds really hateful and harsh? A man saying Suck it, bitch, you got yourself pregnant, now drop dead if you need an abortion to prevent your own demise from, say, an ecoptic pregnancy, a condition which happens with tremendous frequency all over the world. In America, until recently, women rarely die from this, because they have access to abortion. If they don’t, they and the fetus both will die, and this bastard running for public office? He won’t care.
There is some evil, evil shit circulating in this country right now, and I have a feeling, people are totally asleep at the wheel. We’re going to have to get terminal before anyone feels the need to do something, and by then, it will be too late.
I totally get why Hunter S. Thompson just fucking checked out. I really do.
wow. some of your human male persons really hate you females, don’t they?
we stare and stare at stories like this, without comprehension.