Men who want to control women lending a hand to men who want to control women.
Well, of course - it's simple logic. The misogyny evident in forcing women to give birth is very much present in western cultures, but Americans seem to think that it's only in Asia and Africa where women have no rights. Now it's not only abortion that's becoming illegal, but so is traveling - women driving, flying or taking a bus alone to a state where abortion is still available can be, at least in theory for now, given pregnancy tests or internal exams. Depending on which political party wins in 2024, things could get much worse.
Every day, I am more and more astonished by the increasing evidence that so many western men are so damn fearful - of women, of LGBTQ people, of people who aren't white and Christian. I'd say without any qualms that it's the men who have serious mental health issues in America, and yes, they've even armed themselves.
What an incredible article. Thank you for writing about the impact this has on abused women. Thank you for bringing to light what so many are trying to hide
Yes! So much of what the right is pushing -- abortion bans, ending no-fault divorce, perpetuating child marriage, and more -- work together to foster control and abuse.
I wrote a bit about this a few days ago: https://annelutzfernandez.substack.com/p/making-marriage-miserable-again