Sunday, August 26, 2012

Could we stop talking about Women in terms of their Body Parts?

And no, I'm not talking about those crazy people on the right who think rape victims can "shut down" conception. 

I'm talking about the Left.  Yes I understand that it feels like Republicans are obsessed with women's reproductive parts.  But now  it seems like my Facebook feed is full of words like "Vagina" and "Uterus" and pictures of said body parts.  I guess somebody thought that it was clever to use the word Vagina and Republican in the same sentence - especially when it apparently gave Michigan House of Representatives the vapors when Lisa Brown used the word.

Now I feel like people are doing exactly what feminists have tried to undo and fought against for years--equating women with their body parts.  It's not just about our vaginas and our uteri - that's the point.  We are more than that.  And I think all this body part language is taking away from that.  And it makes us look like a bunch of middle school boys.

1 comment:

  1. This is great. I so appreciate having similar sentiments. Now I can refer people to your post and rant about something else on my blog!