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The Questions

Why do you censer comments on your site.
What is Feminism
What do you mean when you refer to Reproductive Justice or Reproductive Freedom?
What is Privilege?
Who do you Speak For?
Have any Questions?

The Answers

Why do you censer comments on your site.

I don’t allow any comments containing hate of any kind including sexism, homophobia, transphobia, objectification, rape apology, ableism, fat hate, and anything else I deem hateful.

Since the blog has an abortion heavy theme, many of the non-approved comments may be from anti-choicers. I don’t allow the majority of these comments because I want this blog to be a safe place for those who have questions about or need support in seeking an abortion and the majority of anti-choice comments are not productive in these goals.

What is Feminism

Feminism is the advocating of equal rights for women. That’s really all there is to it. Feminists are different and have differing religious and political beliefs and different issues that we focus on. As a feminist I seek to end inequality based on gender and sex.

I think that the Happy Feminist says it brilliantly.

For me being a feminist means starting with the basic axiom of feminism — that ensuring women’s freedom and equality of opportunity in all spheres of life is a crucial priority– and then coming to my own conclusions on each feminist issue.

What do you mean when you refer to Reproductive Justice or Reproductive Freedom?

These mean that women should have the freedom to make their own reproductive choices including but not limited to easy and affordable access to contraception, abortion, adoption, home birth, vbac, etc.

To quote SisterSong’s reproductive justice page, which I highly recommend you read if you’re interested in the reproductive justice movement,

Reproductive justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, economic, and social well-being of women and girls, and will be achieved when women and girls have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality and reproduction for ourselves, our families and our communities in all areas of our lives.

What is Privilege?

You may see me talk from time to time on different types of privilege (male privilege, white privilege, abled privilege, class privilege, etc and not really understand what exactly privilege is.

The quotes below are from A primer on privilege: what it is and what it isn’t, a great in depth article on privilege.

Privilege is: About how society accommodates you. It’s about advantages you have that you think are normal. It’s about you being normal, and others being the deviation from normal. It’s about fate dealing from the bottom of the deck on your behalf.

Privilege is not: About you. Privilege is not your fault. Privilege is not anything you’ve done, or thought, or said. It may have allowed you to do, or think, or say things, but it’s not those things, and it’s not because of those things. Privilege is not about taking advantage, or cheating, although privilege may make this easier. Privilege is not negated. I can’t balance my white privilege against my female disadvantage and come out neutral. Privilege is not something you can be exempt from by having had a difficult life. Privilege is not inherently bad. It really isn’t.

The most important thing is to realize when you are coming from a position of privilege and thus not discount the experiences of marginalized groups.

Who do you Speak For?

I speak for no one other than myself.

Have any Questions?

Questions will be added as they are necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to reply here.

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