frankieztein reblogged your photo and added:
are you swedish, or just a swedophile?
Oh no Im an American that was privileged to do my post-doc at Uppsala Uni. I’ve seriously considered returning permanently because I loved it, does that make me a swedophile? ;)
Anonymous asked: So I am new to the radical side of feminism and I just had to unfollow a lot of pro choice blogs because a lot of them mention how "abortion is a man's issue too" & "men can get pregnant too" :/ No....abortion is not a man's issue....right?
Absolutely not! “Men” denotes adult human males, and they can’t get pregnant. You cannot identify into being a different sex. In radical feminism, we believe that it is much more logical to refer to “men” and “women” as classes; human males are privileged because we live in a male-supremacist society, while human females are disadvantaged because we have been oppressed on the basis of our female sex since birth. Abortion is a sex-related issue, as in only females can become pregnant. It is vital to refer to “women becoming pregnant” because pregnancy is to do with our sex, which is an oppressed class. Saying that (trans) men can have abortions implies that being a man does not require male physiology, which is not only wrong but decontextualises abortion as an issue based on the oppression of females and the control of women’s bodies.
Trans men can become pregnant, but they are not men. A man is an adult human male. A trans man is female - born female, raised female, oppressed female - and if they become pregnant, they are treated as female. Abortion is in no way a man’s issue. Pregnancy happens to women and girls, and saying things like “uterus-bearers” to define pregnant females reduces us to our reproductive capacity, while saying “men can get pregnant” ignores the fact that we are oppressed on the basis of our sex.
Its really disappointing (and infuriating) that so many tumblr ‘activists’ have decided that woman erasure is acceptable and appropriate in a time when our basic human rights are threatened solely because we are female. Legislatures in every state are succumbing to special interest groups and religious terrorists and limiting or eliminating womens access to healthcare, and countries outside the US are changing and we NEED to keep up on that shit. Often times tumblr provides better reporting that mainstream media (remember Wendy Davis in Texas?) so its imperative we have a news source here that acknowledges sex based oppression because it does affect our daily lives.
Anyway, at present I’m only following one such blog Pro-Woman, Pro-Choice and the ladies running it are top notch. I’m always open to recommendations! but this is the only feminist pro-choice blog I’m aware of.