I just can’t have another fight about whether it’s feminist to be a stay-at-home mom, shave your legs, or wear makeup. Let’s stop choosing our choices and start choosing our battles.
The current buzz within the abortion rights movement seems to be that we need to take a lesson from the gay rights movement – that people need to start “coming out” with their abortion stories. But we should remember with all of the culture change that the LGBTQ community has seen, stigma and violence are still perpetrated every day.
Anyone, of any gender or any age, may not feel like it is best for them to choose to be sexual in a given situation, even when presented with an opportunity for sex, even when that opportunity is with someone they have a strong desire to have sex with.
The FBI finally changed its defintion of rape, and while that may seem small, it has the capacity to change things for the better by quite a lot for a majority of rape victims and survivors.
Is it better to be a man or a woman when it comes to sexual pleasure?
Last week the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles launched an antiabortion billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California, that assails Latinas who decide abortion is the best decision for themselves and their families. Some billboards have come down but the struggle for self-determination continues.
“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.
Art and advertising that play on concepts of sexual violence both feed and depend on a culture that normalizes sexual violence against women.