By Brian E Fisher
After forty years of protest and debate, we know something for yes approximately abortion: it is a women's factor. correct? flawed, says Brian Fisher in his ground-breaking reexamination of guys and abortion. He finds long-forgotten or never-known evidence to teach that abortion is particularly a lot a man's trouble. And it truly is a part of an extended and tragic development of male oppression of girls. that's why the unique writer of the equivalent Rights modification, feminist Alice Paul, known as abortion the 'ultimate exploitation of women.' Fisher exhibits choose crew of compassionate males led the best way within the nineteenth century to cross legislation strengthening the criminalization of abortion and labored with feminists of that period to take action. however it was once males, no longer girls, who drove the crusade that resulted in the 1973 ideal courtroom ruling giving girls an unqualified correct to finish the lives in their pre-born childrens. So what is in it for males? As feminist criminal student Catharine MacKinnon observes, abortion 'does no longer release ladies; it frees male sexual aggression.' Abortion is the final word get out of detention center loose card for males with non-committal intercourse lives. one other schedule is at paintings to boot. males use abortion to strengthen their racist, eugenic, and inhabitants keep an eye on desires and schemes, as Fisher exhibits, bringing up their very own phrases. If males gave us abortion, males can finish it besides. Fisher outlines why and the way, and urges males to take in the duty with brave ladies. He lays out a five-point plan for males to 'with humility, faithfulness, and constant perseverance, dedicate our time, assets, power, middle, and testimony to finishing abortion in the United States for the sake of ladies, males, and the family.'
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Seven of the nine men on the Supreme Court voted for the legalization of abortion. Should their votes not have counted because they didn舗t have uteruses? What about the numerous men who work for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other pro-abortion organizations? Should their voices be counted? In fact, they are heard. The only voices not allowed to speak are those of men who are not in favor of abortion. 舡26 Prostate cancer kills thousands of men each year. Men care very much about prostate cancer, and they should have access to resources in order to be properly educated, so they can avoid getting it.
53 World history and modern culture suggest that we are far, far away from true gender equality. Every major historical incident of one gender being persecuted by another is a case of women being persecuted by men. S. There were an estimated 83,425 forcible rapes reported to law enforcement in 2011,54 but that number grossly understates the reality. 55 According to the results provided by this national telephone survey: 舦ŠŠŠNearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime. 舦ŠŠŠ1 in 6 women have been stalked during their lifetime.
And while America has arguably been the most progressive country in moving towards equal rights for women, many parts of the world are still in the dark ages of gender inequality. MODERN MEN BEHAVING BADLY I recently had lunch with a new friend who works in the medical field in the African country of Uganda. I asked him about the culture, the medical facilities, and the presence of abortion. My friend, Emma (a man舗s name in his country), told me abortion is illegal in Uganda, though widely practiced.