Blogging For Choice: It’s Important To Vote For Justice

January 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm (feminism, politics, sexism) ()

Go check out other people’s Blogging For Choice posts.

Late in the day! Sorry about that. It was the first day of the new semester, and then when I got home I got distracted building a friend for a comrade of mine who is lonely at school.

Onto the topic at hand: why it is important to vote pro-choice.

This question is an answer.

It’s important to vote pro-choice because it’s important to vote for justice. It’s important to vote for liberty. It’s important to vote against sexism, and against the fear and hatred of sex and bodies. It’s important to vote pro-choice because anything else is goddamn hypocritical.

It is blatant, absurd hypocrisy to exercise one’s freedom in order to restrict someone else’s. It’s ridiculous and contradictory and wrong to use one’s suffrage as a weapon of disenfranchisement. It’s hypocritical to use democracy as a tool of fascism.

Those of us who can vote can vote because we live in a free society. The hypocrisy of using that freedom to destroy another deserved, necessary freedom is mind-boggling.

Opposing reproductive justice is one thing. Voting against it is quite another.

It’s deceitful. It’s ridiculous. It’s disingenuous and fraudulent.

Tikkun olam, people. It’s important to vote for justice.

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  1. Why Choice Informs My Vote « Fitness for the Occasion said,

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