I recently answered a cry by numerous young women on Tiktok calling for abstention from sex with men until a reversal of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Roe Vs. Wade cometh. Here is my response.
The logic behind pitting women against all men over this decision is both unintelligent and destructive. The Supreme Court’s reversal doesn’t make men the bad guys so why are we punishing them? Doing so won’t change that decision in the least.
What it will do is create yet another tragic, unnecessary divide which will only make matters worse for the entire nation, including women. In strong-arming the court and men, the only thing women will be demonstrating is that the court was correct in its decision because “children shouldn’t be deciding the fate of other children.”
I’m truly sick and tired of how our society continues to lump all men together and cast them in an extremely poor light when it’s convenient to do so. That is truly unfair, especially when today’s men had nothing to do with what yesterday’s men did, said, or how they conducted themselves. The sins of the father shouldn’t be bleeding onto their sons as men have evolved in ways we should all be proud of. But in that, women need to recognize this as opposed to overlooking it. Because, frankly, if we don’t, we will eliminate all reason and commitment to further growth from them. To that same point, the tangent so many women are on to change men into beings who they were never meant to be is wrong, egotistical, and a poor reflection on those women and, ultimately, the rest of us women, too. I resent it.
Neither gender has the right to define what the other gender “should be.” The sliding scale of ‘masculinity to femininity’ shouldn’t be actively coerced but a reflection of personal choice. And as advocates of “pro-choice,” you, above any other woman, should understand the importance of this.
Be angry if you so choose, but don’t be the justification for the decision you don’t agree with. And stop imploding on men. Because you are shooting yourself in the foot while making yourself look backward in the face of men moving forward.