A friend of mine was sexually assaulted out to dinner with a professor. When she told her story to her adviser, a dear friend of ours, she told him she wore a turtleneck and long pants and described her outfit. He cut her off and told her, “I don’t care if you were wearing a fucking bikini—nobody has the right to touch you.”
I think that was the first time in the whole process of talking to cops and administrators about what happened where someone actually told her it wasn’t her fault.
They make it about the clothes, the situation—“Why did you agree to dinner? Why didn’t you take your own car? Did you lead him on? For once, someone made it about her and her rights. I think this helped her most of all in the process. Everyone needs to respond like this to survivors, in my opinion.
“Within these scenes I explore our paradoxical relationship with the wild and how our conflicting impulses continue to evolve and alter the behavior of both humans and animals. We at once seek connection with the mystery and freedom of the natural world, yet we continually strive to tame the wild around us and compulsively control the wild within our own nature. Within my work I examine the primal issues of comfort and fear, dependence and determination, submission and dominance that play out in the physical and psychological encounters between man and the natural world. Increasingly, these encounters take place within the artificial ecotones we have constructed that act as both passage and barrier between domestic space and the wild.”
Do you really not understand the differences in circumstances here?
Sadly, I fully recognize the difference in circumstances. Cecile and her cohorts, in the name of ‘choice’ are able to legally terminate thousands of humans. Same result in both situations - babies that will not be born.
Still praying for an end to abortion.
Ok when you say “end to abortion” I am 99% sure you mean you want laws created to make abortions illegal and to close down abortion clinics across the US/world?
So then that raises a new problem. This would not actually stop women from getting abortions, they just would not be able to legally obtain one in a safe, sterile environment and instead they would have to resort to some hack-job abortion where it could cause seriously harm to the woman and even be fatal, or the woman may try to do a home abortion of some sort and end with the same result. How is that “pro-life” exactly? By your logic now we have lost two humans, not just one. So making abortions illegal is actually useless, and if someone really wants get one they’re going to. (This can be seen in other instances. e.g prohibition and the outlawing of firearms)
Bottom line here: abortions are always going to happen one way or another. I am glad that women who do need them can get them in an environment where they can be sure that they are getting proper care and medical treatment and won’t be punished for a crime. :)