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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today Is Men for Choice Day!

Posted by on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

NARAL Pro-Choice America has declared that today we shall celebrate men who celebrate choice. Dudes who believe in women's sexual autonomy have been tweeting their #menforchoice support on Twitter today:



As explains:

While reproductive rights have typically been framed as a women’s issue—and male politicians’ efforts to police them have been widely derided—NARAL isn’t shying away from the notion that working toward bodily autonomy involves leveraging support from people with all different types of bodies.

“Reproductive freedom is a core value that we all share. The recent attacks on our freedoms affect women first and foremost, but are an affront to all people who hold human rights as a value,” Ilyse Hogue, NARAL’s president, explained to ThinkProgress. “We want men on our team, not only at the elected level but at the grassroots level too. This is how we show solidarity and how we win.”

Pro-choice men aren't a novelty—and no, I cannot get behind the term "Bro Choice" because it makes me want to stab everything in the testicles. They've been around as long as the women have. But as the article notes, we've seen a more thoughtful approach from reproductive rights groups in recognizing supportive men and including them in the conversation, which is overall a good thing.

That said, all the women I know already celebrate men who celebrate choice all the time by having sex with them. But if progressive men want a little wooing, what the hell. It's for a good cause. Celebrate today by buying the bro-choicer (STAB STAB STAB) in your life an orchid filled with birth control or something.


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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 1
It's like when women do the dishes it's nothing. Because dishes are their problem, right? But when a man does the dishes you have to throw him a party.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on September 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM · Report this
Is there a Men For Stop Having Them Babies Day?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 3
@2: Here's a thought if you want women to stop having babies: STOP HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN. Though that ship may have already sailed
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on September 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Progressive men need to vote in every election in order to stop oppressive men from denying women their needed medical care.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 5
Finally we get to hear what men think.
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM · Report this
Why should I give you a pat on the back for acknowledging that I'm a human being?
Posted by treehugger on September 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM · Report this
#2, #3

You understand the difference between women and woman right?

So, to uncompress an argument that the faster readers may have gotten by now...I can only have two stands when it comes to Women (plural) as a group.

1) Pro-Life (Have the baby)
2) Pro-Choice (Have the baby or not)

However, there is not an option for Men, globally that is:

3) Stop Having Them Babies (do not have the baby)

As in, you, all you women, stop having babies.

I am simply asking that we have a new category for Men in the opinions of Women.

1) Pro-Life
2) Pro-Choice
3) Stop Having Them Babies

(Next, I'll create a Speak 'n Spell version for the truly dense.)

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM · Report this

A WomAn speaks out for Stop Having Them Babies:…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM · Report this
venomlash 9
@7: I believe we do use the plural form when referring to the number zero. As in you have slept with zero women, not one woman.
Posted by venomlash on September 19, 2013 at 10:14 AM · Report this
venomlash 10
Also, we men do already have a choice for Stop Having Them Babies:
Don't stick your dick in any vaginas unless you are willing to take the risk that a child of yours might emerge from said vagina nine months later.
Posted by venomlash on September 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM · Report this

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