ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

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misogyny

I'm having a really hard time with the current flood of misogynistic legislation coming from all over the US. I mean, it's not really a surprise that a lot of the philosophical underpinnings of the abortion conversation is sub rosa punishment of women for having sex; I've known that for a long time. But some of these bills don't even bother to hide the contempt for women that drives them.

The thing that has me sitting here feeling nauseated in a very literal way is the HB 954 in the Georgia state house, which would make it illegal for a woman past 20 weeks in her pregnancy to get an abortion, even if she is carrying a stillborn fetus.

This makes me so sick and furious and disgusted and fucking depressed.

I don't have anything to say about this that hasn't been said elsewhere, really. I just feel unspeakably demoralized, and dehumanized, by this flood of shit flowing down the sewer of our legislative system. I mean, I know that the patriarchy hates women, but it's another thing to see that reified so literally into laws and attempts at laws. I can't even deal with it.
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