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Feminist Blogging: My new fave

September 11th, 2008     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

What to Expect When You’re Aborting is definitely my new favourite feminist blog. Created by a 23 year old American woman, this blog chronicles her experiences with being pregnant, getting pregnant, deciding to have an abortion, waiting for the abortion, and dealing with her life’s new changes.

What I love most about What to Expect When You’re Aborting is the sheer strength of the writer. Most often images of women who encounter abortion as an option show them emotionally weak and weepy, or “too good” to do “something like that” to their bodies, or incapable of taking care of themselves so an abortion must be the only answer to the regrettable pregnancy and thus they live with this horrible regret for the rest of their lives. But at this time when the discussion of choice is so rampant and the media pressure not to choose is bearing down on you, the author of this blog is standing by her choice.

I am so proud of a young person standing up in that environment and continuing to exercise their right to choice. To take that one step further and to document it in a somewhat brash, down-to-earth, and self-supportive way makes me sing from the rooftops!

Tags: body politics, in my opinion...

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