Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Announcing the “Ask Them What They Mean By ‘Choice’ Blog Day,” January 21!

This is a social media campaignh to dispel the ambiguity around the word "choice". It will take place on Friday, January 21st.

It's organized by Jill Stanek and there are already a couple of dozen blogs on board. I encourage you to lend your support and email her to say that you will participate.

I think we should be a little more in your face about it...

I can predict that some feminists will say that it's not about abortion but "choice".

Except the blog campaign coincides with the date of the legalization of abortion in the US. And, among reproductive choices, that is the one that happens to be the most difficult-- the most difficult to justify, the most difficult to keep legal, the most difficult to provide access to.

Feminists would have you believe that their use of the word "choice" for the philosophy that motivates in their almost total focus on abortion on the "reprodutive rights" front is strictly coincidental. Abortion takes up all their time because that's the choice most people oppose.  They can't help it if birth and adoption are unopposed and easily accessible. It's not being "pro-abortion" to fight for all these abortion-related issues, it's "pro-choice". In spite of the fact that all their efforts go towards promoting abortion as a choice. But it's not pro-abortion!

What a self-serving use of the language. I would say it's a kind of amphiboly.