If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s probably a duck. If a person talks a feminist then they probably are a feminist even if they claim to be anti-feminist. Whether its thinking that feminism has saved them from men dumping their wives en masse when they hit middle age and marrying a younger woman, describing marriage in feminist terms, worrying that sluts are being denied their humanity, or just general paranoia about men, it is not difficult to find example after example of socon (social conservative) and tradcon (traditionalist conservatives) AFINOs (anti-feminist in name only) saying things that are dripping in misandry and/or indistinguishable from things that feminists say. Knowing that there’s little difference between feminists and the socon and tradcon AFINOs.
And when we do decide to look, it will finally be time to realize that ABORTION IS A MEN’S ISSUE. That’s right, for too long we have assumed abortion is a women’s issue. It’s not. Men make women pregnant. Women don’t make women pregnant. Can we open our eyes and see that reality, too?
It is the sexual incontinence of men that drives the vast majority of abortions in our nation. Men want to have sexual relations with no responsibility concerning what happens to their female lover–even if what happens is pregnancy. It’s time for pastors and bishops and rabbis and imams to starting telling it like it is over the pulpit: “Men, if you made a woman pregnant, you are morally responsible for the abortion. God will hold you accountable that you sired a child in a context where you had no intention of taking care of the child and its mother.” Isn’t it time that we engaged the moral choices men are making that create the abortion problem in the first place? But most of these pastors and bishops and rabbis and imams are men, and so abortion wrongly remains a “women’s issue.”
If we are going to open our eyes to the reality of fetal life, then it’s also time to open our eyes to the reality that it is men that are causing abortions.
This is the same misandrist argument we have seen from socons and tradcons many times before. To them only men are guilty of fornication. Women who fornicate are “victims” of men because penises magically appear inside women. Socons and tradcons extend this blame of men and absolution of women to abortion. If something bad happens, it’s automatically a man’s fault according to them.
In all Western countries no man can force a woman to have an abortion or prevent a woman from having an abortion. The law has made it so that men (except perhaps male abortion doctors) have no say in abortion. (And attempts by men to stop a woman from having an abortion using illegal methods are a one way ticket to jail, and the woman will still have the abortion regardless.) Yet socons and tradcons want to blame men for abortion because men “force” women to have abortions. This is nothing more than socons and tradcons transferring the sins of women on to men in a pathetic attempt to claim that women aren’t violating their professed morality.
This position is misandrist and feminist. It deviates slightly from the feminist position in that feminists are pro-abortion and socons and tradcons are anti-abortion but each position can be summed up thus:
Feminist: Men are forcing women to have babies that women don’t want.
Socon/Tradcon: Men are forcing women to have abortions that women don’t want.
Even in the case of abortion there’s no real difference between the feminist and socon/tradcon positions. If it sounds like a feminist, then it’s a feminist and the socons and tradcons sound feminist almost all the time.