This won’t be a deep dive into politics because frankly, I’m in no mood to argue. I’m getting over one of the worst colds I’ve had in years (actually my first cold in years) and it’s all I can do to keep my heavy head upright on my neck- ugh.
But I do like to ponder over certain things in life..and this is a timely issue I’m very interested in:
Are Progressives truly pro-choice?
One of the arguments you will hear pro-choice advocates make is that “if you have a strong, moral objection to abortion don’t have one..but don’t take away another woman’s right to make personal decisions about what to do with her own body.”
I get that argument, I really do.. but here’s where it falls apart: right at the front door of the various department stores these same advocates are pressuring to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.
Unless you’ve been under the covers with a head cold for the past week, you have no doubt heard of the effort to crush the President’s daughter’s business by threatening to boycott stores that choose to carry her fashions. And while I’m tempted to get into a lengthy dissertation about segregationist feminism and other hypocrisies..I’m still way too exhausted for that. What I will simply point out to my pro-choice, progressive friends (using their own words and logic) is this:
“If you have a strong, moral objection to Ivanka’s clothing, don’t buy it..but don’t take away another woman’s right to make personal decisions about what to put on her own body.”
(Cool picture above..and I bet each woman in it chose her own clothes.)
photocredit:The Odyssey Online