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Elaborate Euphemisms? Really?

July 12th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Dear Andrew Coyne and Maclean’s Magazine,

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, “a woman’s right to choose” is not, as you refer to it, an “elaborate euphemism.” Choice actually means that you can think abortion is wrong, you just don’t get to decide that for anyone else. It is the fundamental belief that all women have the right to choose what they do with their own bodies, including but not limited to pregnancy and abortion. It’s the idea that that choice is not yours.

Also, I’m with this guy. Do you actually think it’s bland to have fair and balanced coverage of women’s issues? Oh no, you think it’s a better idea to have a man write a thinly veiled pro-life piece that makes pro-choicers out to be oppressive monsters that are marginalizing anti-choicers.

Actually, last time I checked, the people who were screaming the loudest were in the minority and desperately trying to take my rights away from me. I know because they stopped by recently and used words like “murderer” and “whore.” Please don’t pretend that this qualifies as democracy. Thanks.

(Please go tell Maclean’s that this shit-stirring cover story is unacceptable.)

Tags: body politics, media savvy

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