I agree that the concept of a pro-life feminist is weird.
But I definitely disagree that you can’t have a feminist against women’s suffrage. The history of women’s suffrage (at least in the US, I’m admitting ignorance to it in other countries) is pretty whack. It was prohibition happy women who wanted suffrage. Emma Goldman, the anarchist, was against women’s suffrage for excellent reasons.
Women’s suffrage, is to me, similar to gay marriage. In that, it is most excellent for oppressed groups/peoples to fight their oppression. But in these cases, oppressed people are struggling to become equal to the oppressors. Struggling for women’s suffrage and for gay marriage, in my opinion, is just struggling for your piece of the oppressive pie, and is different than a liberation struggle.
Haven’t had coffee yet, so I’m sure I could be saying this a lot better. Was actually talking to my best friend about this yesterday though. Voting rights and gay marriage do not equal liberation. Consider who you are stepping on to climb the ladder to get more “rights” for your specific demographic/group.
I don’t deserve to feel like less of a feminist when I say that I am pro-life. This post isn’t meant to argue about when human life begins, but is about respecting other feminists. Just like how other women shouldn’t assume that girls who wear…