Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I am so sick of this!

I read this today and I listened to an interview about this and of course heard the news about Plan B being (theoretically someday) approved for over-the-counter sale (which is good news for a change) and I have to say I'm really getting sick of the slut-shaming.

I suppose that's not a revolutionary thing to say, but come on, people! The article I linked to is about a 13-year-old girl who was raped and decided not to get an abortion when she found herself pregnant because she doesn't believe in abortion. As a result, people are writing "slut" and "whore" on her house. There are seriously people in this world who have nothing better to do with their time than spew hate at a pregnant little girl, as if she doesn't have enough to worry about with the whole bearing-her-rapist's-child thing going on. These people evidently think it's their job to control the sex life of someone else's kid--a kid who didn't make the choice to have sex and for whatever reason, couldn't be protected from rape by her parents.

Why is that your business? And why do you think writing graffiti on her house will change anything? Or are you just trying to scare your own daughters into having abortions if they get raped?

Oh, wait. You don't think they should be allowed to have abortions if they get raped. Or have the morning-after pill. And you don't think boys should be taught not to rape in the first place. Or have access to contraception.

I'm so sick of people blaming women for sex. Sex is a good thing. Rape is a bad thing.

And if you want women to have fewer abortions, try supporting cheap and available contraception, comprehensive sex education, and not shaming girls who choose to carry their pregnancies to term.

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