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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
This blog is my space for an interdisciplinary examination of race, gender, class, sexuality - all things intersectional & multi-dimensional.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
To say that a man makes the choice when he deposits the sperm doesnt really make sense, you could just as easily say a woman makes the choice when she consents to sex. Now i'm not saying a man should have an equal say on weather his child is aborted, the woman is the one who is physically affected afterall, but his opinion should be heard and taken into consideration.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

yeah, i suppose i could apply the same logic to the woman, but its already understood that the woman is the one who will ultimately deal with the consequences anyway. Thus, if the person who impregnated her is the type of person that has a strong opinion about what to do with someone elses body in the case of an accidental pregnancy - then they should have that established before putting their sperm in people. This is my reasoning in response to guys who get really agitated at the idea that they cant control the abortion process more - people haven’t even been in the situation before but display resentment at the idea that a woman can make that choice on her own. Which is why I keep impressing upon the fact that if someone is going to make those arguments, I hope they also make a point to get their desires established before they shoot their sperm into people who they dont trust to make their own decisions.

this is my blanket opinion, do i think couples are likely have conversations about this anyway? probably. But do I think we need to act as thought all women are obligated to get permission to choose or not choose to do something to their own body? NOPE. that’s just not how I feel. I also feel like we should start educating people everywhere to do the same.

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