People seem to care more about life than anything else, which is funny when you think of all the wonderful things there are in this world.
—Romain Gary, La vie devant soi
For some reason earlier at dinner we started discussing about abortion.
One of the flatmates said that you can be ok with it but at the end on a moral level it’s still an homicide and you’re killing you son.
The other one (a biologist) said he didn’t agree, cause at the end in the first months it’s just a bunch of cells together, like any other piece of you body, and you’re just taking it off, it’s not life yet.
I didn’t want to join the discussion, because this kind of arguments makes me really angry, soon you’ll understand why, so I tried not to say anything.
But then they asked, so I had to say what I think about abortion. And I think men are not entitled to speak or judge about abortion, simply because they don’t know and can’t know, so they better shut up and show some fucking respect to women and let the women free to choose. Men can only argue about abortion the day a man can carry on a pregnancy and actually give birth to a baby human.
The first flatmate argued that “you don’t make a baby alone”, to which I answered “try to explain it to a single mother, or try to put a pregnant woman all alone and see if the baby will born or not, while a men left alone will produce only stupid self-centered opinions”.
He then accused my argument to be bullshit and said “your vision of the problem is typically feminist”. LIKE IT’S A BAD THING. LIKE I’M NOT FUCKING PROUD OF IT. That’s why I don’t want to touch the argument, because you have to deal with this kind of ideas and mindsets and it makes me rage and almost cry of anger.
I didn’t want to talk about that, they made me do it and now I’m accused to be a feminist. Well, I’m proud of being a feminist. Everyone should be a feminist. And have the decency to shut up about abortion.
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”-Patrick Stewart
Yet again, another reason to love Sir Patrick Stewart.