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New Wave Feminists: Not Feminist?
March 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

What are your thoughts on New Wave Feminist? Basically, they are pro-life feminists.

Can it be possible for someone to be actively be/vote against abortion (a woman's right), and be a feminist as well?

I don't mean someone who is personally against abortion, but doesn't care what others do. I am talking about women who are against abortion being legal, which takes away a womans right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, but say they are for womens rights, a feminist.


Is it possible to want/vote for abortion to be illegal, and be a feminist as well?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 50% - Yes
  2. 45% - No
  3. 4% - Other, explain

Replies

  • maciymommieof3
    March 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    sarcasm I don't know

  • ashellbell
    March 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM
    Sure. All feminists aren't the same.
  • pansyprincess
    March 19, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Nope, not in my mind.  Feminism is about empowering woman.  This is going against empowering woman.  It is enslaving them to be an incubator when they don't want to be.  You are not a supporter of woman when you try to take their rights away.

  • ashellbell
    March 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM
    If a feminist believes in life at conception she probably thinks innocent life trumps that. That's the only conclusion I can come to.


    Quoting pansyprincess:

    Nope, not in my mind.  Feminism is about empowering woman.  This is going against empowering woman.  It is enslaving them to be an incubator when they don't want to be.  You are not a supporter of woman when you try to take their rights away.


  • autodidact
    March 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    they are "rightous"? feminism was "corrupted"?

    how exactly are they feminists? 

  • autodidact
    March 19, 2013 at 3:26 PM


    did you look at their site? I'm just trying to figure out where the feminism is. 


    Quoting ashellbell:

    Sure. All feminists aren't the same.



  • ashellbell
    March 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    No. Will it piss me off?



    Quoting autodidact:


    did you look at their site? I'm just trying to figure out where the feminism is. 




    Quoting ashellbell:

    Sure. All feminists aren't the same.







  • rgba
    by rgba
    March 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    I believe so, yes.
    The abortion debate is typically centered on whether you think a fetus is a "baby" with its own set of rights.

    One can believe that a child's rights supercede those of a woman and still be a feminist.

    Prochoicers typically don't consider a fetus to be a child.

  • pansyprincess
    March 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    People may have a different definition of feminism than me ... but I think being anti-choice goes against everything that feminism is.  Forcing a woman to do something just because her body is capable of doing it, but she doesn't want to do it is just wrong to me regardless.  I get that people think innocent life trumps all else.  And they are welcome to make that decision in their life and with their body.  But they can't make it with mine.  And a true feminist IMO wouldn't try to make it in someone else's body.


    Quoting ashellbell:

    If a feminist believes in life at conception she probably thinks innocent life trumps that. That's the only conclusion I can come to.


    Quoting pansyprincess:

    Nope, not in my mind.  Feminism is about empowering woman.  This is going against empowering woman.  It is enslaving them to be an incubator when they don't want to be.  You are not a supporter of woman when you try to take their rights away.



     

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    March 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM
    A fetus under 24 weeks is not viable and certainly not a child. I would not have an abortion and wouldn't tell anyone elsewhat to.do so I guess I wouldbe a pro choice feminist. I can't imagine any feminist being pro life.

    Quoting rgba:

    I believe so, yes.

    The abortion debate is typically centered on whether you think a fetus is a "baby" with its own set of rights.



    One can believe that a child's rights supercede those of a woman and still be a feminist.



    Prochoicers typically don't consider a fetus to be a child.