When I read the original RHrealitycheck article, I became overwrought with rage, and posted a mostly inarticulate rant.
Besides being a horrible threat to my continued existence, the article reminded me of why I essentially reconnected with and subsequently QUIT feminism about a year ago. A few ventures into “feminist” spaces around the same time as Santorum was espousing his opposition to prenatal testing, I got treated to a roomful of supposed feminists shrieking terms like “forced birther” to me when I mentioned that disabled lives have value.
The bottom line is, mainstream and radical feminists are arguing the right to abortion on the terms of those who call themselves “pro-life”; who could certainly be more accurately described as “forced birthers”.
The argument I’m talking about is the far right saying: “Disabled (children-because adults don’t exist, ha ha!) are special precious angels whose suffering brings them closer to god.”
And those on the left, including “Feminists” and other atrocious failures, are rebutting with, “all disability is suffering, and we have a moral imperative to prevent suffering via eugenic abortions.”
NEITHER SIDE HAS ASKED DISABLED PEOPLE TO ENTER THIS DISCUSSION
BOTH ARE DEVALUING DISABLED PEOPLE’S LIVES IN A WORLD THAT MURDERS THEM WITH IMPUNITY
It makes me, sick, sick, sick.
It feels like a scene from The Handmaid’s Tale.
Abortion is every uterus’d person’s informed, individual right and choice.
Stop using my right to exist as a fucking strawman.
AND SHAME ON FEMINISTS AND OTHER ATROCIOUS FAILURES FOR USING MY LIFE AS A POLITICAL TOOL.
AND STOP REDUCING ME TO MY POTENTIAL EXISTENCE AS ONLY IMPORTANT IN REGARDS TO ME “BURDENING” A “REAL WOMAN”.