11/2/12

I voted!

And I voted for Obama, in part because I have daughters. My vote is a vote against the idiotic and repulsive statements recently issued by a handful of Republican men about a woman's right to choose what she does with her body.

This sums it up:

The idea that coerced reproduction is God's will is of a piece with the belief that the subjection of women is God's will. The two ideas are inextricably intertwined historically, and the former is stubbornly resilient relic of the latter. To unpack this a bit more: According to Mourdock's thinking, a man who forces a woman to have sex with him against her will is a criminal, but a man who forces a woman to bear his child through forced sex should be permitted to do so, because abortion is murder and every conceived child is a gift from God.

Do we want to live in a country where any man at any time can decide he wants to bear children with any woman and she has no right to stop that from happening if he can overpower her by force? If we do -- and that's the society Mourdock is advocating -- then we have immediately left the society the feminists constructed and re-entered one where coerced mating is rewarded reproductively. (Full article here.)

 I wish it were Tuesday night already. All this drama is wearing me down.

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