I want to share this article. It's causing some ripples within some of my communities/groups as white women are up in their feelings about this article. It's not a perfect article but definitely highlights a lot that is wrong with the abortion movement and how white feminism has and continues to exclude Black and Brown folx.
“A lot of the language I heard was about protecting Roe v. Wade,” Ms. Baker, 26, said. “It felt grounded in the ’70s feminist movement. And it felt like, I can’t focus on abortion access if my people are dying. The narrative around abortion access wasn’t made for people from the hood.”
"Other young women said they felt less drawn to reproductive rights messaging that is focused strictly on legal abortion access, and more drawn to messaging about racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to abortion, widely referred to as reproductive justice."
@rbraceysherman has a good thread about the article and is a good person to follow on twitter as well.
Thanks for sharing. I think it is so important to remember that reproductive justice is about way more than access to abortions and looking at the racial inequalities in access to care across the board is vital.
I was also interested in the concept that some women feel like we have achieved access to abortion so it is completed. That scares me as it shows how easily hard fought gains can be lost in the current system.
Post by Jalapeñomel on Jun 30, 2020 15:33:11 GMT -5
It never occurred to me that the younger folx do not see abortion as a political fight since they’ve lived during a time when it always was. And as the woman from the Bronx (woot!) mentioned, it’s hard for them to think of going backward.
Thank you for sharing this. I've been dragging my granddaughter to stand with me at Planned Parenthood, and I've drilled into her the right to access and bodily autonomy, so it never occurred to me that it's not something that her generation really thinks about in the same way that mine does.