Deep Thoughts: From Other Bloggers

“Why is the world not asking feminists why they never campaign for the right of Chinese women to choose?  They demand this right for women in the West but do not demand the right for women to choose how many children they want to have.”

–from blogger, “Dawkinswatch

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7 comments

  1. NotAScientist

    “Why is the world not asking feminists why they never campaign for the right of Chinese women to choose?”

    Isn’t it?

    Why do you assume they aren’t?

    Forced abortions aren’t a good thing. And I’m pro-choice. Emphasis on the word CHOICE.

    • synapticcohesion

      “Why do you assume they aren’t?”

      I agree with these important questions posed by Dawkinswatch because in terms of protests and activism, I haven’t heard much on this issue other than occasional news reports of forced abortions–without any visible public outcry. Have you?

      It seems to me that many “women’s rights” activists are more concerned with what women wear on their heads than governments that brutally dictate a woman’s reproductive rights.

      • NotAScientist

        I think women’s rights groups in a given country limit themselves to what they can conceivably impact. Though I know of several who have protested against what China is doing…the Chinese government doesn’t seem to care about what American’s protest about.

        However, the American government can be impacted by protests by American groups.

        I don’t think this should imply that anyone is supporting what the Chinese government is doing. I’m certainly not.

      • synapticcohesion

        “the Chinese government doesn’t seem to care about what American’s protest about.”

        Yeah, but it didn’t stop the “Free Tibeters,” did it? A brutal regime “not caring” is no excuse. Most brutal regimes “don’t care”–they have to be forced or pressured into caring.

  2. synapticcohesion

    My response to this question would be that “women’s rights” had been perverted into meaning that women should be free to choose whatever they want to do with their bodies only if it involves taking a life, not creating life.

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