Posts Tagged ‘Pro-choice’

Sarah Palin and the feminist movement?

The feminist movement must be rejoicing.  After four decades of advocating equality for women, we are witnessing the real possibility of a female Vice-President of the United States.  The National Organization for Women (NOW) should be congratulated for the doors they opened for women, the doors opened to equality.  Their advocacy for women’s rights started in 1966 with a statement of purpose to “take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof, in truly equal partnership with men.”  Wasn’t that a reasonable expectation?  Women had been too often second-class citizens in far too many ways.  NOW continued to admire the stay-at-home moms; they just wanted it to be by choice rather than by expectation and convention.  They simply wanted women to have equal opportunities and treatment.  If women chose to work, they asked they be treated equally.  They wanted simple civil rights and simple fairness.

How dare ‘Juno’ make a choice

My wife and I recently saw a movie that was delightful and comforting, with a surprisingly politically incorrect choice.  Juno, a high school girl, gets pregnant and immediately wants a “quickie abortion.”  Approaching the abortion clinic, she interacts with a girl picketing the clinic.  She then goes into the clinic but changes her mind and leaves, determined to have the baby and put him/her up for adoption; “It has fingernails?”  She continues to reject abortion even after her stepmother advocates that she “take care of the pregnancy” so she can have a “real” baby when the time is right.  Juno remains adamant, unwavering.