I won’t bemoan the state of gender relations. I won’t, because others do it for me. You have more traditional/conservative/religious female bloggers complaining about men. You have traditional/conservative/religious men complaining about women. You have liberal feminist atheists doing the same. My personal relationships with the men in my life are great. Societally speaking, however, I’m aware that things are not on the up and up.
Anyway, here’s one of the many blog posts on this theme. And what it highlights is that men and women are different, which is simultaneously one of the most ridiculously self obvious things to say and one of the most controversial.
Here’s where I’ll tie this in to abortion. If we fail to acknowledge that men and women are different, we’ll never get over this idea that “abortion is a woman’s right.” Because this notion stems in part from the idea that when women have sex, the outcome should be exactly the same as it is for men. Men can’t get pregnant, ergo, neither should women. The “unpregnancy” of abortion is a mainstay of this flawed worldview.
(Please note: I’m not sure that I’ve used the word “ergo” properly, but gosh, doesn’t it just seem to fit in with the flow of that sentence?)by